Our Book

Mynydd Bach ei Hanes


The “Mynydd Bach – Ei Hanes – Its History” book, which was published in the autumn of 2013, refers to the migration of vast numbers from the area to the United States in the nineteenth century, the story of the War of the Little Englishman, the influence of a number of poets from the area, the success stories of businesses old and new, from sock making in the nineteenth century to the modern-day international story of Tŷ Nant water, the location of Sali Mali’s home at Pentre Bach, as well as dealing with the traditions, culture and buildings of the area.

Accompanying the text are old photographs of the area collected by local people and professional photographs of this stunning landscape in mid Ceredigion from renowned photographer Marian Delyth. There were over a hundred contributors to the Book, so it was a truly community project. The area covered by the Book was the villages of Blaenpennal, Bontnewydd ( Blaenafon ), Lledrod, Bronant, Bethania, Penuwch, and Llangwyryfon.