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  1. Hello I would like to place an advert on the Rhandirmwyn site but I can't seem to find the contact details section.

    (Posted on 2017-08-08 09:18:00 by Gillian Bowler)
  2. Message recieved from Hylton

    Dear Nerys,

    Thank you for the gift of New Zealand wine which was so kindly delivered to me today. Will you please pass on my sincere thanks to the committee at your next meeting.
    I am very grateful indeed.

    Hylton Adcroft

    (Posted on 2017-06-28 12:21:00 by Sam Jones)
  3. Message recieved from Angela Yardley

    Hi Nerys

    Just to say a big thank you for the kind of thought of my card and also to everyone who signed it for their good wishes. I understand that the Saturday was a great success - so pleased to hear it. I had the first plaster replaced today with a lighter one which will stay on for a month. I am well and truly grounded for the foreseeable furture but thank goodness it's the tennis season on TV!!


    (Posted on 2017-06-28 12:20:00 by Sam Jones)
  4. Rhandirmwyn Recipe Book - Just finished second helpings of Sheila's 'Buttered Chicken' recipe - Ab Fab and enough left for another session!!!!! So quick, so tasty and happy to wait on the Rayburn until you get back from the pub!

    (Posted on 2017-05-18 20:29:00 by Jane Crane)
  5. General Meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017 in the Royal Oak Inn.
    Sorry I can't there...Hope it goes well.

    (Posted on 2017-03-13 17:51:00 by Hylton Adcroft)
  6. Busy in Rhandir today! Two Hunt Meets and a good turnout at Penny's Coffee Morning (depite the advertising stating 2016!!!).

    (Posted on 2017-01-28 13:45:00 by Nerys)
  7. Now that the Defibrillator is installed in the village, residents might like to visit the page on this site (see menu) and familiarise themselves with a course of action...I would lkike to thank Howard for steering this whole project through to its conclusion. I am sure the community is very proud that this piece of equipment is now available for use. Let's hope it never needs to be used...

    (Posted on 2015-03-22 10:49:00 by Hylton Adcroft)
  8. if you missed them - check them out on the link


    (Posted on 2014-07-20 12:11:00 by Nerys)
  9. .....as suspected another outstandig concerts in RHANDIRMWYN church with The Rough Diamonds.
    And if the official church event wasn't enough.....what they sang in the pub afterwards was exceptional.
    Thank you.

    (Posted on 2014-07-19 23:08:00 by Nerys)
  10. Thanks to all that came for Pancakes at Ty Te Twm today, we raised £150 for the Defib fund. Patrick won the Pancake Tossing Competition with 31 Tosses in 30 seconds...Hope you all enjoyed.... Sian..

    (Posted on 2014-03-04 18:23:00 by Sian)
  11. A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to support us when we did our 24 hour SCRABBLE MARATHON on the 2nd December... The total raised was £1000 which was split between Cancer Research Uk and Help for Heroes... We had a great time playing the games and was amazed at the support throughout the event, with people even turning up in the middle of the night in their pyjamas.

    Once again, Thank You

    Sian & Jane

    (Posted on 2014-01-08 13:07:00 by Sian)
  12. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to one and all.

    (Posted on 2013-12-16 19:43:00 by Chris & Nerys)
  13. Another cracking Progressive Supper. Thank you Kate for organising.
    Chris & I had a wonderful starter with wonderful people at Sian's. We didn't want to leave to go to the Main. Then we had a wonderful time at Barry & Julie's and didn't want to leave to go to the party. But we did - and had more fun catching up with more new and old friends. Great night.

    (Posted on 2013-11-24 19:20:00 by Nerys)
  14. Many Thanks to all who came for Coffee at Ty Te Twm last Friday and help raise £400.50 for the Macmillan Nurses.... Well done everybody.... Sian

    (Posted on 2013-10-02 11:35:00 by Sian)
  15. Firstly a huge thank you to all who gave so generously of their time to help on Saturday. You all made it a successful event which we believe was enjoyed by all.

    Listed here are the winners of the events which we were not able to communicate on Saturday due to the "inclement weather" !

    DUCK RACE - Number 139, John Ravenscroft , £25.00

    RAFFLE - Ticket 151 - 155 Seran - 2 nights at Nant yr Onen Cabin
    " 251 - 255 Samantha Jones - 6 bottles of wine
    " 141 - 145 Thelma - bottle of whisky
    " 136 - 140 Williams - Bottle of Frexinet
    " 246 - 250 Anghrad Jones - Picture
    " 291 - 295 Holly Jones - Photo Frame
    " 116 - 120 Wendy Rees - DVD
    " 016 - 020 Karen - candle

    All of the lucky winners have been contacted. Thank you for taking part and congratulations to all the winners on the day.

    (Posted on 2013-08-01 11:12:00 by Towy Bridge Inn)
  16. Well, thanks to Sian & her glamorous assistant Emma, fantastic fun was had at The Valentine Mr & Mrs competition last night.
    Many thanks also to all the couples who took part in excellent spirit and the enthusiatic audience who cheered them on.
    And most of all congratulations to the winners Tom & Sarah - Mr & Mrs Rhandirmwyn ! ( Your secrets are safe with us! )

    (Posted on 2013-02-15 14:50:00 by Penny & Tony)
  17. A Big THANK YOU to all the couples who took part in the Mr & Mrs contest at the Towy Bridge last night.....Congratulations to Tom & Sarah who were the winners...

    (Posted on 2013-02-15 10:27:00 by Sian)
  18. Dear Residents of Rhandirmwyn,

    We are planning on getting married in St Barnabas church, Rhandirmywn this summer. My mother, Margaret James (nee Thomas) comes from Rhandirmwyn and originally lived in Dolfallt farm.

    In terms of having our wedding reception, we hope to have a small relaxed affair with a BBQ and a vintage / 1950's style tea party type of theme. We hope to do this either in an old stone brick village hall or in a hired wedding teepee. Ideally in Rhandirmwyn itself, if not, then within half an hour's drive of the church.

    Can anyone recommend a suitable village hall or old school building / land on which we could pitch a teepee on?

    All suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

    Best wishes,

    Amanda and Andy


    (Posted on 2013-01-08 16:52:00 by Amanda and Andy)
  19. Dear Residents of Rhandirmwyn,

    We are planning on getting married in St Barnabas church, Rhandirmywn this summer. My mother, Margaret James (nee Thomas) comes from Rhandirmwyn and originally lived in Dolfallt farm.

    In terms of having our wedding reception, we hope to have a small relaxed affair with a BBQ and a vintage / 1950's style tea party type of theme. We hope to do this either in an old stone brick village hall or in a hired wedding teepee. Ideally in Rhandirmwyn itself, if not, then within half an hour's drive of the church.

    Can anyone recommend a suitable village hall or old school building / land on which we could pitch a teepee on?

    All suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

    Best wishes,

    Amanda and Andy


    (Posted on 2013-01-08 16:52:00 by Amanda and Andy)
  20. Hello everybody!
    Now without wishing to be the Scrooges of Rhandirmwyn, Chris & I have decided that this year we will not be sending out Xmas Cards.
    Two main reasons:
    • Eco friendly aspect. We want to save the planet by not cutting down trees......
    • I haven’t written them, and we’re gonna’ miss the posting deadline.
    Now the big thing here is, that our heartfelt warm wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful season of festive fun and frolics in none the less sincere than what it would have been on a card.
    We hope you have the best Xmas ever, and that we all have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
    Instead of Christmas Cards we shall donate £20 to the Welsh Air Ambulance. (which we will give to Sian to add onto her collection from the Carol Singing....coming to a house near you this Wednesday or Thurday eveing).
    Merry Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
    Chris & Nerys

    (Posted on 2012-12-17 19:24:00 by Nerys & Chris Pwllpriddog)
  21. Wonderful news from Dai and Diane. Keep us posted.

    (Posted on 2012-11-18 09:59:00 by Nerys)
  22. The Progressive Supper last night was a HUGE success. Well done to Kate & helpers for organising. Already looking forward to next years'.

    (Posted on 2012-11-18 09:58:00 by Nerys)
  23. Lovely evening at the Towy last night.... The Fire Works went off with a BANG..... Well done Penny and Tony......

    (Posted on 2012-11-04 11:16:00 by Sian)
  24. Well done Sian on that magnificent sum raised for the charity which we also support. Sorry we couldn't be there to participate as we're expecting a happy arrival very soon. Dai

    (Posted on 2012-10-15 16:45:00 by Dai and Diane)
  25. Many Thanks to all who came or donated to the Macmillan coffee morning I held on Friday 28th Sept.... Thanks to the generosity of all those involved a total of £371.00 was raised.....Once again, Thankyou...

    (Posted on 2012-10-08 09:35:00 by Sian)
  26. Well Done to all involved in Cilycwm Show.... Despite the Terrible weather a Great Show was put on.....

    (Posted on 2012-08-28 08:36:00 by Sian)
  27. Well, I have to say to those who missed the wonderful mixture of song and organ playing, you most certainly missed a tea-time delight of the most scrumptious kind. Organised by Barbie and Nigel Davies, who are both members of the St Oswald Singers from Bristol, the performance was a fund-raising event in aid of Church Funds. The singers, of which there were nine, executed their various vocal talents in a way that the style of each chosen piece was different from each other. From a medley from "Les Miserables" to Barbershop to The Teddy Bear's Picnic... it's not everyday one hears "... 'ave a banana" trilled out in St Barnabas. Oh and the solo performance of "Have Some Maderira, m'dear" provoked much chuckling from the pews!!! There was even an opportunity for us all to join in at the end and I'm suprised if we were not heard throughout the valley!!
    A delicious post-performance buffet was provided, which gave everyone a chance to discuss the very entertaining hour we had just experience. A huge WELL DONE to Barbie, Nigel and the St Oswalds Singers as well as those responsible for the refreshments.

    (Posted on 2012-08-08 18:40:00 by Alison Wakeman)
  28. Just to say this site works,I have had two clients call me from the ad I have placed with you.
    Im impressed, thanks.

    (Posted on 2012-07-16 19:33:00 by Dave)
  29. The Towy Bridge Inn gets more and more interesting and more and more inviting! Food and service is FAB - especially when the shorter rounded chap was behind the bar and the welsh speaking lady was cooking. They gave us a lovely welcome, and fantastic service. Your very lucky people to have such a gem of a pub on your doorstep.

    (Posted on 2012-07-12 14:57:00 by Ruth)
  30. We visited the RSPB reserve last week which was fantastic and then we stopped at the TY TE Twm tearoom for lunch. The food was brilliant and the Victoria sponge was the best I've ever had. We will certainly revisit when we are in the area.

    (Posted on 2012-05-15 15:32:00 by Alwyn and Rita Evans)
  31. Final Total for the Treasure Hunt is £180.00.... Many Thanks to all who donated.....

    (Posted on 2012-05-11 15:18:00 by Sian)
  32. Treasure Hunt...
    Thank you to all those who entered the Treaure Hunt. A Total of £155.00 was raised for St Barnabas Church. A Big Thank You to Tim and Fiona who did a fantastic job setting the clues.... Also Thank you to Tony and Penny for the donations from the lovely meals that people ordered on arrival....Finally, Congratulations to the winning team, "In The Pink".... Well done Everybody....

    (Posted on 2012-05-07 08:45:00 by Sian)
  33. With a couple of late donations, the total raised for the car wash was £192.10......Thankyou....

    (Posted on 2012-04-03 10:14:00 by Sian)
  34. Many Thanks to all that came to have their cars washed at Pannau Stores today... Total raised was £165.10 which is going to Seion Chapel.....And Many Many Thanks to all the volunteers who came to help wash the cars, namely Nerys, Sam DD, Emma, Mike and Laura who did the cooking all day so I could wash too.....Sian......

    (Posted on 2012-04-01 16:50:00 by Sian)
  35. I agree!!!
    Towy Bridge Inn - great find.
    Great food, fantastic atmosphere, v. interesting locals.....
    Friendly local banter, (not that I understood half of it.....?)
    Visted there a few weeks back, just found this website, will keep in touch, eager to learn more about this great find.
    Wish I lived closer.

    (Posted on 2012-03-19 11:20:00 by Ruth)
  36. Well done to The Llyn Brianne Quiz Team from the Towy Bridge Inn in winning the Red Kite Quiz League for the second year in a row.....

    (Posted on 2012-03-15 09:15:00 by Sian)
  37. Well Julian - you won't recognise it whe you come back. Massive improvements. Ready for the summer rush I'd say. Towy Bridge Inn - the place to be!

    (Posted on 2012-03-13 12:56:00 by Nerys)
  38. How refreshing to visit a pub, as small and intimate as The Towy Bridge inn is, to find a warm welcome, good beer and genuine home cooked food...wish I lived more locally to vist it more often. A real gem. Hope to return in 2012. Julian

    (Posted on 2011-12-26 13:58:00 by Julian Jones)
  39. I saw the 'Root Doctors' performing once and, when I heard they were playing at the Rhandirmwyn Show, I couldn't resist attending. I wasn't disappointed. How a small village like yours can put on such a great show amazes me. I'm glad you took my details at the door. Please do let me know if you have another evening like that. Well done Rhandirmwyn.

    (Posted on 2011-09-01 09:16:00 by Julian Jones)
  40. Rhandirmwyn Show is coming.....

    I hope everyone is getting as excited as I am about "Rhandi's" show.....Let all hope for the weather!! Anyone wanting to get details in my facebook page please send me an email - see the link about and make friends with me...

    (Posted on 2011-07-26 08:32:00 by Susie Abson)
  41. Rough Diamonds and Summer Singers Concert - It can now be announced that, through the generosity of all those who attended the concert and other well-wishers, the concert on Saturday 7th May in St. Barnabas raised a total sum of £564.55p. The Wales Air Ambulance and St. Barnabas Church Funds will get £282.27p each. Thank you to everyone who contributed and especially the Choirs, Organisers and Sponsors - Royal Oak Inn and Ty Te Twm. An excellent effort.

    (Posted on 2011-05-09 16:23:00 by Hylton Adcroft)
  42. What a great night at St Barnabas last night, all the singing was wonderful.....Thank You Penny for organising the event.....Sian

    (Posted on 2011-05-08 09:24:00 by Sian)
  43. ...another three Wednesday's of great entertainment at the Towy Bridge - culminating last night in the crowning of Tracy as the Rhandirmwyn Mastermind Champion 2011. Well done Tracy, very impressive performance in both your specialist subjects and the general knowledge rounds.
    Well done also to all the other contestants, in particular last night's three other finalists. All 16 contestants choose really enertaining specialist questions which made it such a great spectator event (in particular us none quiz people!)
    Of course none of this would have been possible were it not for Sian and her team (Penny & Tony) in organising it, but more imprtantly .....setting the questions. A big thank you and very well done.

    (Posted on 2011-05-05 08:47:00 by Nerys)
  44. Does anybody know where the MILESTONE marker has gone???....I have only just noticed it is missing!!

    (Posted on 2011-03-24 15:29:00 by Sian)
  45. Congratulations to the two Towy Bridge Teams in finishing first and second in the Red Kite Quiz League....
    Well done all involved.....A good night was had by everybody attending the presentation evening last night.....

    (Posted on 2011-03-17 16:29:00 by Sian)
  46. hey everybody!
    The Rhandirmwyn Singers have a gig in Cil-y-cwm on Sunday eveing at 7pm.
    It's the 9 carols/9 lessons at the church, and the Rhandirmwyn Singers will be performing two songs. Come see us perform.

    (Posted on 2010-12-10 11:45:00 by Nerys)
  47. Thank you everybody for the flowers and wine. The flowers still in full bloom and are beautifull. Wine - long gone!
    And thank you for your kind notes of thanks etc. Your all very kind.
    The real thanks, is to EVERYBODY for joining in, entering into the spirit of the evening, for hosting, and of course a big thanks to Howard and Gorica for opening their house to us all for pudding and party!
    And already there a people putting their names down for next year! Offering to host etc., Fantastic.
    Love you all.

    (Posted on 2010-12-10 11:41:00 by Nerys)
  48. Penny has beaten me too it.....so ditto all she has said......also thanks to Howard and Gorica for hosting the end party....great time had by all......Sian.....

    (Posted on 2010-11-22 14:22:00 by Sian)
  49. Well what a wonderful time was had at the Progressive Supper - once again.
    Many,many thanks to Nerys for her fantastic organisation, the evening gets bigger and bigger each year but always holds much anticipation for all involved. Already looking forward to next year.

    (Posted on 2010-11-22 11:12:00 by Penny)
  50. Hi Dave Collier.....
    Just wondering if you have our village of Rhandirmwyn confused with another village, maybe Cilycwm 3 miles away from us. They currently have no Broadband and are still on dial up....We are very lucky in Rhandirmwyn in that we have fibre optics and quite a good speed. We wish you luck with your dealings with BT......

    (Posted on 2010-09-22 10:00:00 by RDCA)
  51. Hi

    I'm sending this email on behalf of Sedbergh Chamber of Trade and as a result of hearing from the BT broadband 'help' number that you are one of the communities affected by known broadband problems (Friday 17 September).

    We are one of the others, and we have had enormous difficulty in communicating with BT. Finally yesterday (Friday) we did manage to get our problems partly resolved but it should not have required as much abrasive ranting as we seemed to need to do.

    I'm contacting you to see whether you have an effective conduit to BT, and if so what it is, and if not whether our communities should collaborate in trying to get one in place for the future.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Hope all is well in Rhandirmwyn.

    Dave Collier
    Sedbergh and District Chamber of Trade

    (Posted on 2010-09-18 12:26:00 by Dave Collier)
  52. Friends of David and Tove Bevan, late of Dinas Bach, might want to watch out for them in the area as they are over from USA on holiday.

    (Posted on 2010-06-08 12:19:00 by Hylton Adcroft)
  53. The VE Street Party was an undoubted success.
    Echo stuff that's been said already.
    To have missed it would have been a real shame.
    The venue with its authentic decor, bunting, etc, was just wonderful.
    The 1945 food was fantastic. No rationing in the Towy Valley!
    And I just love the way people appear from all directions to help set, then - slightly worst for wear - to clear up.
    At lunchtime Saturday there was no evidence that anything out of the ordinary was about to take place.
    By 11am Sunday morning, everything was back to normal.
    Great community to live in.
    I feel privilaged to be a part of it.

    (Posted on 2010-05-10 11:14:00 by Nerys)
  54. Reflections on a lovely community event!

    The VE day party celebrations at the Towy Bridge

    It had the feel of a wonderful community event with girls of all ages across the valley contributing cakes and puddings reminiscent of the era. & then taking time and effort to dress somewhere between their mother and an American film star!
    Apart from glamorous women and a barely adequate supply of apparently seamed stockings, many the result of Lily’s skills with an eyeliner pencil. The men included various service men of dubious rank, many of whom looked as though they should have been polishing the silver cutlery in the ballroom of the Dorchester Hotel
    Some of the things that stand out for me include Sian dressed as an evacuee, John Thorpe marching in Home Guard style and Mr Davies joining in the singing of “Heno Heno hen blant bach” along with the children.
    The band were excellent and I confess I enjoyed the Glen Miller numbers best, though I have to say the jiving lessons were wasted as all the ladies sought to lead!
    As ever there are many people to thank and I do not propose to list them all here, but I think that a special mention is deserved by Tim & Fiona who contributed the use of the marquee for the evening, having previously won its use, at some expense, in a charity auction. But chiefly of course Emma Bedw for making the whole thing take place.
    So whether we were celebrating the end of a huge and terrible conflict or the style and fashion of the forties thank you to everybody who helped and everybody who came

    (Posted on 2010-05-09 09:02:00 by Chris)
  55. Dai & Diana have gone very queit on us!

    (Posted on 2010-04-19 14:39:00 by Nerys)
  56. I was passing through your delightful village today and thought how lucky the residents were to have such wonderful views in the sunshine.

    (Posted on 2010-04-12 19:36:00 by Douglas Hardcastle)
  57. Well done Mary and Hylton........£220 raised for Air ambulance is a great success.....(lovely soup too).....

    (Posted on 2010-03-26 17:43:00 by Sian)
  58. THANKS
    Thanks to all those who attended and / donated to the Lent Lunch at Mount Pleasant. There has been £220 raised thus far and there are promises of more. This money will be be audited by Mrs S. Harley and sent to the Wales Air Ambulance. Thanks indeed...

    (Posted on 2010-03-26 17:41:00 by Hylton and Mary Adcroft)
  59. An exciting evening to look forward to...the Twmpath is being organised on SATURDAY 6th MARCH at 7.30pm in the ROYAL OAK. Everyone is welcome...Tickets are £5.00 and should be booked at Pannau Stores but HURRY...this is a popular evening. Music and calling for the dancing are by 'FIDDLEBOX' See you there...

    (Posted on 2010-02-06 12:45:00 by The Community Association)
  60. Hope to see lots of people at 7.30pm in the Royal Oak Inn on Friday 21st January for the Bingo Evening. Everyone is welcome. £1.00 per game. Book of 6 for £6.00. Lots of Cash Prizes.

    (Posted on 2010-01-20 23:51:00 by Hylton Adcroft)
  61. Re: improvement works at bridleway
    The work on the bridleway will start on Monday 18th Jan, having been delayed for a month due to the bad weather. It will be going on from 9-5 Mon-Friday for approximately a 4-week period, so during these times, care will be needed you are on it. If possible it would be best avoided altogether. Please contact us if any problems. 0795 1186357, and we apologise for the inconvenience.

    (Posted on 2010-01-16 18:23:00 by Valerie/Simon, Rhyd y Groes)
  62. £415 is really ,really impressive!

    (Posted on 2010-01-13 11:04:00 by Chris)
  63. Canu Carolau ar y 23ain o Ragfyr - Cor Cyswllt Cilycwm - Carol Singing on 23rd December

    Diolch yn fawr i drigolion rhadlon Cilycwm a Rhandirmwyn am gyfrannu mor hael tuag at elusen Ambiwlans Awyr Cymru. Codwyd £415 ar y noson.

    Thank you very much to the good people of Rhandirmwyn and Cilycwm for their generosity in contributing generously to our efforts in raising £415 towards the Wales Air Ambulance

    (Posted on 2010-01-12 17:55:00 by Cor Cyswllt Cilycwm)
  64. What a lovely evening at the Towy last night...Just want to say a big thank you to all the singers....



    Tenor.....(Choir Master)



    Thanks to the generosity of all that came, passing the hat around raised over £120.00....

    (Posted on 2009-12-13 12:34:00 by Sian)
  65. Well done to the choir for a superb first performance at the Towy last night! Most enjoyable.

    (Posted on 2009-12-13 12:02:00 by Fiona McInnes-Craig (Nant yr Onnen))
  66. yeah, couldn't agree more with Sian about the Lowri Evans concert. Cracking.
    On the one hand a real shame that more people didn't turn out - they all missed an absolute treat, but on the other hand - all the more for us that were there! We should get her back next year.

    (Posted on 2009-12-10 17:44:00 by Nerys)
  67. Re: Improvement works at Allt Rhyd y Groes bridleway
    Dear members of Rhandirmwyn community, the bridleway at Allt Rhyd y Groes will be temporarily closed for a period of up to 4 weeks, starting approx 18th Dec., for improvement works. It had deteriorated a lot in recent years, with culverts failing and water damage, and we are aiming to make it more safe and usable again. It may be still passable by foot if absolutely necessary, but this would be with extreme care, and would like to ask if people don't mind avoiding it during this period. Updates will be posted regarding opening/closing dates if they change significantly.
    If there are any problems, please let us know on 0795 1186357, Best wishes,
    Valerie and Simon.

    (Posted on 2009-12-06 17:46:00 by Valerie/Simon, Rhyd y Groes)
  68. What a fantastic night at the Towy last night,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Lowri Evans was wonderful.......She has a lovely voice and gave a fantastic show........Her guitarist certainly knows how to play...
    The food half time was great..........so thanks John for a great evening.......

    (Posted on 2009-12-06 10:23:00 by Sian)
  69. Just got back from a our first visit to Rhandirmwyn and we would just like to say to everyone who lives there THANK YOU!

    Everyone was very friendly and we did not feel like outsiders in the slightest!! Coming back home has definatly made us all the more determined to move to a place like Rhandirmwyn!!! Chris & Rachel at the pub were brilliant hosts and the food was gorgeous... starting our diet on Monday!!!

    Thanks also to Huw who kept us entertained of an evening and gave us some valuable advice on the walk up to the standing stone!!!! Thanks Huw for making it slightly more easy!!!

    Also a big THANK YOU to Peter & Gwen Green for allowing us to stay in their gorgous well equiped bungalow Ger-y-llan, didn't want to leave at all! Loved having an open fire in the evening for Fred (the dog) to snuggle up by!

    The village was idyllic, views amazing and the people were friendly.... what more could you ask for.... oh I know... for it to stop raining!!! Seriously though, the rain did not matter, was a fabulous place and we throughly enjoyed ourselves.... Thank you all at Rhandirmwyn.


    (Posted on 2009-11-29 18:16:00 by Phil & Christy)
  70. Hello. I've just found this website. Just wrote a piece, lost it in my new computer, that is deliberately pushing my boundaries, and now writing it again. I hope it doesn't appear twice. First a HUGE THANK YOU to all the people who have given me lifts along the road to Llandovery this past year or so. Being without a car has been a great way to meet local people.
    Does anyone go into LLandovery on a Monday morning, 10-10.30 ish.? If so, and you could pick me and my grandson up, I'd be very glad.
    Also, on Monday evening 3oth, I shall be in Llandeilo for the AGM of the Transition Town groups there. This is open to anyone interested, and will have information about the sustainable initiatives already underway, and proposed for the next stage. This is just local people getting together to make changes. If you would like to go, and can give me a lift back, please let me know. 01550 760140. Also - I will be moving house shortly. I need somewhere to live , that's cheap and cheerful. Unfortunately, it may not be in Rhandirmwyn - because mainly of transport issues. I am looking to Llandeilo / Llangadog area. But who knows - it's a mystery to me at the moment. So again, please let me know if you have any suggestions / leads. I shall be very grateful. Diolch yn fawr, Esyllt

    (Posted on 2009-11-26 14:56:00 by Esyllt)
    The Annual General Meeting of the RHANDIR_MWYN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION will be held at the Towy Bridge Inn on Monday 23rd November at 7.30pm. All residents in the Rhandir-mwyn and Llanfair y bryn areas will be welcome. Agenda items should be sent to the Secretary ( secretary@rhandir-mwyn.org ) or lest at Pannau Stores by 19th Novemeber

    (Posted on 2009-10-29 11:30:00 by Hylton Adcroft)
  72. Great News re. Dai & Diane (she's certainly a fast worker!!). We all wish you the best of luck. Hope you consider the valley as a potential location for a wedding. You can choose between churches, chapels, an assortment of fields to place a marquee for the reception. We have photographers, horse and carriages, caters - you name it - weddings-r-us.
    PS let us know which eisteddfod we have to aim towards.

    (Posted on 2009-10-07 15:28:00 by Nerys)
  73. I'm sure that Nerys will want to know that Dai has moved up here to be with me. he works from home so it was easy to do. Who knows, he may soon ‘pop the question’ (hope he hasn’t read this) Nerys has taken such an interest in our welfare that, if we do tie the knot, Nerys will be the first to get an invitation. In the meantime we shall keep reading your wonderful website in the hope that it will help Dai to keep tabs on what’s going on in the area. He told me on the telephone last night that Rhandirmwyn are starting a ‘choir’? Good luck with that venture in your lovely village. Hope to see you up here at the next Eisteddfod.

    (Posted on 2009-10-02 17:36:00 by Diane)
  74. Please note that the GENERAL MEETING scheduled for Monday 28th September has had to be rescheduled to MONDAY 5th OCTOBER at 7.00pm in the ROYAL OAK DINING ROOM. We hope to see a large number of residents there...

    (Posted on 2009-09-26 09:33:00 by Association Secretary)
  75. Big thank you to all of you who continue to support our pork production and to let you know that we have just fully restocked and have freezer full of joints, chops & sausages whenever you need them, specially now the nights are drawing in and it will save a trip into town! No price change, £2 per pound for everything except flavoured sausages (leek, chilli, apricot) £2.50. Almost forgot, resident mums Big Pig & Lil Pig send their thanks for all the tasty veggie leftovers you have been bringing them. See you soon, Jane & Mick Pen y Gorof: 760235

    (Posted on 2009-09-25 20:45:00 by Jane Crane)
  76. Greetings All. Not been on site for a few weeks as been a very busy girl and away a lot with work. Trust that the Dai & Diane romance is blosoming. (Diane - not looking for romance on line myself; I have a gorgeous bloke already).
    Almost time to get myslef busy on this year's Pregressive Supper. Last year's supper indroduced us to a number of people living in the valley which have now become firm friends; Chris & I are looking forward to meeting and getting to know more lovely people this year. Perhaps Dai & Diane could become our new friends?

    (Posted on 2009-09-21 09:10:00 by Nerys)
  77. I can only echo what Diane has said...I had a wonderful time last weekend when I visited her. On my return yesterday, I was happy to hear that the Rhandirmwyn show went well and that you had a fine sunny day. I'm also glad that the evening twmpath was a success. I shall be inviting Diane down here sometime soon and we'll celebrate in Ty Te Twm. Thanks to this website, I'm a very happy man...Dai

    (Posted on 2009-09-02 17:32:00 by Dai)
  78. Hello Nerys. How kind of you to care about Dai and I. As it happens, we seem to have ‘hit it off’ as he’s my age (but I will not say what that is in respect of his anonymity) For your information, he is visiting me that weekend so we will not be able to come to the ‘ball’ but, and here’s a promise, I will be paying a return visit to him sometime and we’ll visit the tea shop as that holds a special place in our hearts. Maybe, Nerys, you would also like to meet the man of your dreams online? I hope you are as lucky as I’ve been. Good luck. Diane.

    (Posted on 2009-08-18 09:12:00 by Diane)
  79. Delighted that Dai & Diane got it together. Sorry to have missed you at Ty Te Twm, but would not have wanted to be a gooseberry! Being a romantic myself, wish you a happy time together. Will you be spending lots of time in the valley together? Come to the assosication Bands Bar & BBQ on Show Night (29thAug), I'll buy you both a drink.

    (Posted on 2009-08-17 08:18:00 by Nerys)
  80. Thanks to all that came to Laura's party on Sat......What a great night......You all made the evening by dressing up, Laura was thrilled to bits with the effort that was made..........Hi to Adam, Laura and a special HIYA to caitlin it was lovely to meet you and you will always be welcome here.........Dai and Diane... Let me know who you are when you come to TY TE TWM next and I will give you a romantic scone to share....Sian

    (Posted on 2009-08-11 10:55:00 by Sian)
  81. Hi There all who knew us last week. Adam was in the winning team at the Towy Pub Quiz, whilst 'my team' -Strange Waffle came a gallant second!! Well ok- i had VERY little to do with the victory but i learnt so much!...Braxy,Cosmopolitan,Keratin!...and Caitlin...the 'quiet one'...as if!....she says "hiya" to all her fans!!
    Just thought we'd drop a line to say what a lovely place you live in...can see the attraction...got back to M53 and realised how much concrete there is around here! Miss the hills, the tranquility and the beauty...Ad loves the town life for the time being so not able to persuade him to move to the country for a good few years im afraid:(....could do with a lottery win! Have recommended Rhandi-mwyn to 2 people already!
    Went back to work today and feel like the holiday is a distant memory!!
    How did the party go? Love the pic!
    Sorry to Tim & Fiona (was it Fiona? sorry if ive got that wrong im useless with names) for not making it round... time caught up with us and we were trying to fit alot in.
    Thanks for the welcome Sean at Te Ty Tym lovely place!
    All the best to everyone...hope to see you again
    Laura, Ad & Caitlin.x

    (Posted on 2009-08-10 19:32:00 by Laura, Adam & Caitlin)
  82. Dear Dai, It was really lovely meeting you in Ty Te Twm. You were just as I had pictured you in my minds eye. I'm glad that we were able to arrange a meeting through this website. He / she seemed very nice and I feel confident that our secrets will be safe there... I look forward to the next time. Sorry to Nerys that she missed our initial meeting. X Diane

    (Posted on 2009-08-06 16:18:00 by Diane)
  83. RHANDIRMWYN RESIDENTS REVOLT - Have you seen the letter on the village notice board from the clerk to the community committee, stating that she wishes anyone who considers the bottle bins at the entrance to the village to be an eyesore, to please write to her and send the letter to the address on the notice? If you feel strongly about the appearance of the village, please put pen to paper and perhaps suggest a more unobtrusive site - or do we really need them? Perth-y-Duon Rhandirmwyn.

    (Posted on 2009-08-05 11:39:00 by Dave and Joy)
  84. AT LAST - someone has installed a step at the notice board in the village. Now all the short legged, crossed eyed inhabitants can read the notices...Thank you Rhandirmwyn Community Association. Dave and Joy

    (Posted on 2009-08-05 11:35:00 by Dave and Joy)
  85. Dear Diane, I've got a good idea so that we can meet...we could both email the web person of this site and ask if they could pass on our telephone numbers. What do you think? Alternatively I don't mind being seen at the tea shop. I'll wager that Nerys would be there to find out who we are...x Dai

    (Posted on 2009-07-28 22:28:00 by Dai)
  86. Come On Dai !! Respond to the Lady. Don't go all shy on us now !!!!!

    (Posted on 2009-07-22 08:39:00 by Nerys)
  87. OK Dai...I've been to Rhandirmwyn this morning and checked out the tea shop. We could meet there as nobody will recognise us. I looked out for you but don't know what you look like yet! I eyeballed every good looking young farmer who passed but alas none looked back...Never mind, we'll know each other when we arrange a meeting. x Diane

    (Posted on 2009-07-18 12:07:00 by Diane)
  88. Many, many thanks to all those people who are deliberately NOT choosing to use the ill placed bottle bins, to avoid causing noise and disturbance to ourselves.
    Joy and Dave Wingar, Perth-y-Duon.

    (Posted on 2009-07-04 17:15:00 by Dave and Joy)
    Hi All, As you may be aware the village is hosting the "Twm Sion Cati" Festival at Ystradffin on 22 / 23rd Aug.
    Can you help towards making this a wonderful event by donating bottles and cans for our fundraising tombola / pic a straw.
    Please leave anything you feel able to give at Pannua Stores by 31st July.

    (Posted on 2009-07-04 17:14:00 by Penny)
  90. Dear Diane, Of course I forgive you...I was worried that you had disappeared but I'm so happy now that you've made contact again. I'm happy to meet. I can be smart in dress. I could be good looking and I would go and hire a Mercedes but wouldn't you rather I was me? If you agree, we'll meet in Rhandirmwyn. The new tea shop is good but not very private...x Dai

    (Posted on 2009-07-02 20:32:00 by Dai)
  91. Hi again Dai...I hope you will forgive me for not sending a message recently. Your idea that we should meet is necessary I suphose as we can't keep this frienship going without meeting each other. I don't think you should need to dress as a leek...I think I would rather want to look out for a fellow who was smartly dressed and good looking and preferably driving a Mercedes! If you can fulfill all these then I'll agree to meet you. I think the best thing would be for me to come to Rhandirmwyn sometime...x Diane

    (Posted on 2009-07-01 22:25:00 by Diane)
    We're enjoying a remarkable summer in the Upper Towy Valley but does anyone remember us ever having as many black midges in the evenings? They're almost as bad as I remember the west coast of Scotland to be. Swarms of these things attack as soon as I try to water the garden. If anyone knows how to avoid them or to treat their bites, please leave a message here. Thanks. Hylton

    (Posted on 2009-06-30 23:30:00 by Hylton)
  93. Hi All
    Do you mind if I thank every body for a great day on Saturday!
    Nerys finally let ne go to bed at 1am - I had been looking for a little lay down around 4.30!
    Sadly not all the cards held £50….

    (Posted on 2009-06-22 08:34:00 by Chris)
  94. hey everybody - what a great night up the Towy bridge on Saturday evening with the Live music!
    Great ambiance in Brianne Bar, great singer, great food: an all round good night.
    Hope John get her back and does more of the same.
    Quite cool to be seen at the old place! Cheating Hearts were in the audience!

    (Posted on 2009-06-22 08:18:00 by Nerys)
  95. dai = diane..... thought for the day

    (Posted on 2009-06-21 23:59:00 by amir bloomenfeld)
  96. I’m back Diane. Sorry I was away so long…However, I missed our little meetings here on the internet. Reading your replies give me quite a thrill. I’ve not had a close friend like you before so am dying to meet you. So much for a carnation or newspaper…not me, I’ll be dressed as a leak and be shouting from the hilltops when you agree to meet me. X Dai.

    (Posted on 2009-06-15 20:06:00 by Dai)
  97. Excellent site - we are all so spread out in Rhandirmwyn that its great to have a 'one stop shop' to find out everything thats happening.

    Is there anyone in the village who would be willing to teach local Welsh sometime during a weekday- just to conversational level?

    (Posted on 2009-06-12 17:42:00 by Jane)
  98. We visited Rhandirmwyn once and liked the place. My wife and I like it more now that this site can keep us in touch with photos and the like...the improvements to the shop look good...Edwyn

    (Posted on 2009-06-11 19:18:00 by Edwyn)
  99. Hi Dai.....Yes you are right how we get to meet may be difficult to arrange, what wilth other people seeing this. Could be exciting though......On the other hand I am not known in Rhandirmwyn so perhaps a meeting as in one of your love story films with the red carnation or a newspaper might do the trick. Anyway we will see in time. Have a nice time away......Diane....

    (Posted on 2009-06-08 17:20:00 by Diane)
  100. Hello again Diane. Sorry to rush back a reply so soon but I’m going away to North Wales today and will not be back until next Wednesday so thought I would reply straight away. The thought of sitting in the back row of a cinema thrills me. I’m not a treker but could put up with any sort of film if it meant meeting you cause I’m intrigued to know who you are? My favourite film’s a good love story…I don’t suppose you’re ready to give me your age and contact details yet but how do we do this and perhaps pursue a friendship without the whole world knowing?

    (Posted on 2009-06-06 10:21:00 by Dai)