Category Archives: Activities

November Meeting – Operation Julie – Lyn Ebenezer

Operation Julie – by Lyn Ebenezer.

 The history of one of the world’s biggest drugs networks that was active in mid-Wales in the mid-1970s. In a rural laboratory near Tregaron pure LSD valued at millions of pounds was produced and seized; this lead to an interesting and notorious criminal case.
Wednesday 13th November
Venue – The Long Room Penial Chapel 7.30pm

Meetings for 2019/20

Meetings at Long Room Penial Chapel 7.30pm


11 September   Memories of World War 2
09 October    Pont Llanio Creamery- Lloyd Jones
13 November   Operation Julie- Lyn Ebenezer
13 December    Christmas Social at Ty Newydd


12 February      Derry Ormond – Alan Leach
11 March         Members items
08 April            Awaiting confirmation
13 May               Daytime visit of  local interest

Membership £ 5 per person,  enquiries to

Andrew Findon, Y Felin Fach , 01974-251231

Website –

E-bost  email

November Meeting


Bywyd bugail ….. a shepherd’s life  Erwyd Howells

Cymdeithas Hanes Blaenpennal,

Cyfarfod 14eg Tachwedd, 7.30 yh

Ystafell Hir, Capel Penial ,Blaenpennal

Tâl mynediad £2 i bawb nad sy’n aelod.

Blaenpennal Local History Society

Meeting, 14th November, 7.30pm

The Long Room, Penial Chapel, Blaenpennal

Entry fee £2 for Non members of Society.

Programme of Events for 2018/19 Season

Cymdeithas Hanes Blaenpennal Local History Society

Meetings at Long Room Penial Chapel 7.30pm

12 September   St David’s Church and records – Rev Phillip Davies

10 October       The poets of Mynydd Bach – Rhiannon Evans and Jez Danks

14 November   A shepherd’s life – Erwyd Howells

12 December   Christmas Social – Venue to be decided

13 February     Members old items and heirlooms    Bring anything of interest

13 March         The mills of Ceredigion – Andrew Findo

10 April            Local field names –   Rob Ackroyd

8 May               Daytime visit to local venue of interest.

Membership £ 5 per person,

Enquiries Andrew Findon, Y Felin Fach , 01974-251231 or









September Meeting

Phillip Wyn Davies – St David’s Church Blaenpennal.

To start the new season of meetings we are starting with a talk by Phillip Wyn Davies
about St David’s Church Blaenpennal, and its records.
Long Room Penial Chapel  7.30pm
Subscription of £5 per person  will be due.

Strata Florida Visit

 Strata Florida Visit with Professor David Austin.

The visit is now confirmed for Monday 11th June, 2pm in the car park.
Unfortunately it was not possible to arrange a date which suited everyone, this was the best option.
If you are attending please let me know if you want a lift or are able to take others,
There  will be a CADW site  visit fee of £4.00 pre adult of £2.60 for seniors.

February Meeting

–   Blaenpennal History Society

The next    meeting is to be held  at 7.30pm on  Wednesday 14 February 2018,

at  Caffi Sali Mali, Pentre Bach, Blaenpennal

Help The National Library of Wales to ‘Unlock the Hidden History of The Great War’

If you would like further details, please contact Andrew Findon (Y Felin)
on 01974-251231, or email at

Dear Secretary of Cymdeithas Hanes Blaenpennal,
I write to invite you to become involved in an exciting project that will make part of the First World War’s secret heritage which is held at The National Library of Wales (NLW) accessible to the people of Wales and the world.
The National Library has received financial assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a project that will focus on the Cardiganshire Great War Tribunals Records. These were the tribunals that dealt with appeals against conscription to the armed forces on personal, economic, moral or religious grounds.
In 1921, the Government ordered that all tribunal records should be destroyed; nevertheless the Cardiganshire minutes survived. Now the archive is completely unique in Wales, and one of the few of its kind that exists in the United Kingdom.
Our project enables volunteers to use an online resource, recently developed by NLW, to transcribe and index the records so that they can be searched by name, address, date etc. 

 Staff and NLW volunteers will visit you to share the history of the records and to provide training on how to use the online resource. There will also be an opportunity during the information sessions to share and record local oral histories of the First World War.

 The final resource will be available on the NLW website to researchers, family historians and anyone interested in the heritage of the Great War.