Protecting the Place Names of Wales

28 July 2020: Angharad honoured

The Gorsedd has announced the names of the people who were due to be honoured at the National Eisteddfod in Tregaron including, with green robes:

Angharad Fychan: Angharad Fychan, Pen-bont Rhydybeddau, Aberystwyth, has made a significant contribution to the field Continue reading

24 June 2020: Otters

Our Membership Secretary, Richard E Huws, has kindly allowed us to include a fascinating study of his (in Welsh) of Welsh place-names containing the element dwrgi / dyfrgi (otter). He would like to be informed of other similar names, if Continue reading

30 October 2019: Kerry Workshop

It’s always lovely to travel to Montgomeryshire and especially to the old commote and village of Kerry. The busy little village is about three miles south-east of Newtown.
It was great to be invited by one of our members, Carrie Continue reading

30 September 2018: A Walk on Pumlumon

On Sunday 30 September the Society held a place-name walk, capably led by Angharad Fychan, in the Nant-y-moch area and Pumlumon. More than 20 people took part and there was an opportunity to hear about the origins of several historic Continue reading



On Wednesday, October 18, Richard Huws discussed his book on the names of houses and farms in Bont-goch, Enwau tai a ffermydd Bont-goch (Elerch), Ceredigion, with the members of Cymdeithas y Penrhyn, Penrhyn-coch, Aberystwyth. We had an interesting evening Continue reading