Field Trip to Kymer's Canal (14-8-10) led by Byron Huws and David Priest. Picture taken at Pont Pwll y Llygod.



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You can view the talk which Tom Lloyd gave us on 17th April by clicking here.

I atgoffa Aelodau …

os nad ydych wedi cadarnhau y gallwn ddefnyddio'ch ebost i gysylltu â chi am faterion y Gymdeithas, tybed a fedrech ystyried gwneud hynny, drwy ebostio

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Carmarthenshire's only Society dedicated to the study of the County's history, archaeology and folklore and one of Wales' leading local history associations.

A year's individual subscription will cost £20 and will ensure a copy of The Carmarthenshire Antiquary.

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CAS Newsheet May 2021



The Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society was founded in 1905 as a 'field club' and remains so to this day with its active programme of monthly meetings comprising field days in the summer and a winter programme of lectures, plus an annual whole day programme of keynote talks, each year on a different theme. Collections made by members led to the formation of a museum which then became the core of the County Museum at Abergwili. Its prestigious annual publication - Transactions (to 1939) and the Carmarthenshire Antiquary (1941 to present) - comes free to members and its more than 100 issues provide an invaluable resource for anyone researching history in the County. The Society also funds occasional publications; research projects; an annual prize for schools; and is an active supporter of all aspects of history and archaeology in the County.

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Forthcoming Events

Saturday 16 October at 2.00 p.m.

Please note that the venue for this event is now the William Williams Memorial Chapel, High St, Llandovery SA20 0PU.

We look forward to an illustrated lecture on the ‘Seven Mile Circuit' and the prolific hymn writers of the Llandovery area in the eighteenth century, to be delivered by Professor Emeritus E. Wyn James.

See Meetings page for further details.


Coronavirus measures - Indoor meetings of the Society


In complying with the Welsh Government's regulations at Alert Level 0, all indoor meetings of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society will be subject to a Risk Assessment which will include the following measures to minimise the spread of Covid-19:

•  face coverings to be worn at all times

•  all attendees will need to have been doubly vaccinated and free of Covid-19 symptoms; anyone displaying symptoms is requested not to attend

•  members are requested to take reasonable measures to protect themselves and others by e.g. not crowding or queing at exit/entry points, in aisles, corridors, near toilets etc.

•  airflow and circulation will be enhanced by opening windows and propping doors (apart from fire doors) open

•  touching or handling objects should be minimised and hand sanitizers provided

•  social distancing will be required which will mean a reduction in the capacity of all venues.

•  members will need to register their intention to be present with the event leader and track and trace details will be recorded.



Heather James' Zoom Lecture on Carmartheshire Shipwrecks

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A Short Obituary


Latest edition of the The Carmarthenshire 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 Carmarthenshire Antiquary. 1941.

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Report of the 2019 AGM