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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

17 July 2019: Gŵyl Tysilio

Hywel Wyn Owen gave a lecture at St Tysilio’s Church, Menai Bridge. Hywel delivered his lunchtime lecture by candle light but it was quite a brilliant lecture! He chose a number of local names and discussed them bilingually in a Continue reading

24 June 2019: Lottery Grant

WELSH PLACE-NAME SOCIETY SECURES NATIONAL LOTTERY SUPPORT

Today, the National Lottery announced the award of a grant of £38,000 to the Welsh Place-Name Society to develop the heritage project LLWYBRAU. The main aims of the project are to raise awareness 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

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