Llangammarch Wells History Society
Llangammarch Wells History Society has been in operation for many years - at their monthly meetings they have welcomed many interesting speakers from far and wide, and whilst numbers fluctuate over time, enthusiasm for local history has remained popular with local people as well as those who have come into the community from "off".
Audio description and oral histories can be made available to download and the website will be accessible at local schools, in the village hall and with local accommodation providers. We hope that the website will be of interest to local people, have educational value and support projects being planned and undertaken by other historical groups.
Members of the History Society have already collected, restored and repaired much of the existing material but there is still work to be done.
Several members of the society are experienced in researching the archives in Aberystwyth and Llandrindod and others in using 'ancestry.co.uk' to delve into family history.
The society meets every third Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Alexandra Hall, Llangammarch. Meetings look at local history and topics of interest.
Visit Langammarch HS website
Llanwrtyd and District Heritage and Arts Centre
The Llanwrtyd History Resource Group was established in September 2011 with funding from Glasu and the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve this spa town's fascinating cultural history, going back to the time when its local wells were first discovered.
In late 2008/early 2009, with the closure of the Llanwrtyd Congregational Chapel imminent, a suggestion was made that the building would more than lend itself to becoming a museum or heritage centre.
The chapel building is in a prime spot in this little town, making it essential that it didn't fall into disrepair. With this thought in mind, a small group of local residents got together to discuss how this most excellent suggestion could become a reality.
There is a small group of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who are passionate about preserving the history and heritage of this beautiful area, beginning in the 1700's when Reverend Theophilus Evans discovered the healing properties of the spa water, through the pony trekking era up to the present when Llanwrtyd Wells has become famous for Man versus Horse marathon and other fun events including the World Alternative Games.
We feel certain that the Llanwrtyd & District Heritage & Arts Centre will be a valuable asset to our town for educational and recreational purposes.
The Centre officially opened in May 2016
Visit LDHAC website