The Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society was founded in 1905 and is one of the foremost County antiquarian societies in Wales. From its inception the founding members saw a need to record, publish and collect all things relating to the history, antiquities and natural history of 'Carmarthenshire in particular, and West Wales in general'. This philosophy has been maintained throughout its history. It has pursued part of its aim through scholarly publication through the Transactions (to 1939) and the Carmarthenshire Antiquary (1941 to present). It started as  a 'field club' and remains so to this day with its active programme of Field Days, supplemented by a winter programme of lectures.


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Saturday 10 November, 2.00pm
Lecture; 'The word has indeed become man but not till the word become woman will our world be saved'. Carmarthenshire Women and the Suffrage Movement. Carmarthen Library
Speaker: Mary Thorley
Contact Mary Thorley 01267 235927 07980372483


Saturday 8 December, 12.30pm
President's lunch and lecture: A Llandybie Minister's Strange Encounter
Glynhir Golf Club, Glynhir Road, Llandybie. SA18 2TF
Speaker: Revd J. Towyn Jones
Contact: Menna Owen-Strong 01267 241922, Ruth Judge




Saturday 10th November 2018

St. Fagans National Museum of History, near Cardiff, CF5 6XB

The annual conference of the Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee bringing presentations on the latest exciting discoveries from the wetlands surrounding the Severn Estuary, including:

Dr Rhianydd Biebrach - Swansea Bay Community Archaeology project

Mick Rawlings - The M4 Corridor around Newport – an update on route alignment and archaeology

Dr Elizabeth Walker - From the National Museum Cardiff to the St Fagans National History Museum – new approaches to the display of the Welsh archaeological collection

Dr Jonathan Berry - World War II remains around the Severn Estuary

Dr Craig Lambert - Medieval trade and shipping in the Severn

Prof Martin Bell - The discovery of Mesolithic fish traps and footpaths at Goldcliff 

Guest speaker: Dr Tom Booth on the latest amazing research in Ancient DNA analysis that has revolutionised our knowledge of population change and migration in a talk entitled ‘The Genetic Prehistory of Britain: Mesolithic to Bronze Age'

Tea, coffee and Welsh cakes will be provided as part of the entry price.

There are several places where lunch can be purchase at St Fagans
– see for more details.

Tickets must be booked in advance : £12 available from Eventbrite at;

Note: if coming by car the parking at St Fagans costs £5 per day

The SELRC AGM will follow at the end of the conference 16.00-16.30

Organised by Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee and the National Museum of Wales.


Latest edition of the The Carmarthen Antiquary

Some excerpts of the pages of the latest Antiquary - the Contents page, Reports and Meetings have been posted on the Publications page of this website. Click here to view.


WANTED Volume 1 Part 1, The Carmarthen Antiquary. 1941.

Please contact Jill Davies on


Dominic Conway who was a member of our council and former Chairman has sadly passed away.
Click here to read a tribute to him from his colleagues at Friends of Court Farm.


New book available from the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society - Price £2



The Antiquarian Year under Review 2013
By Jeremy John


See some pictures of the Society's 2014 AGM