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

18 October 2017: CYMDEITHAS Y PENRHYN

18 October 2017: CYMDEITHAS Y PENRHYN

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