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

Founded in 1905, the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society promotes and publishes research into the county's history and archaeology. We also encourage the preservation of local records, antiquities and objects of archaeological interest. Members receive the Society's long-respected journal The Carmarthenshire Antiquary and a monthly online newsletter plus a wide-ranging programme of informative talks, lectures, a themed annual conference and visits to historic places across the county and beyond.


Newssheet for May 2022


on Charlotte Price White (1873-1932)
by Neil Evans and Annie Williams


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

A reminder to Members

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Looking for a perfect gift - for a friend or for yourself?

Why not give a year's subscription to the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society?

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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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

Sunday 21st August at 2pm

Women's Heritage Walk - see poster on the left.


Saturday 17 September at 1.30pm

Pontargothi and Allterferin field trip:

Members to meet at Holy Trinity Church, Pontargothi (SA32 7PA) at 1.30 p.m. in order to share cars before progressing to Alltyferin where we will view and hear of the promontory earthwork and motte and Alltyferin House before returning to view Holy Trinity church. 

Speakers: Heather James and Tom Lloyd

Leader: Heather James -



See Meetings page for further details.


Heather James' Zoom Lecture on Carmartheshire Shipwrecks

Copyright © 2021 Heather James. All rights reserved: any unauthorised broadcasting, performance, copying or re-recording of this material will constitute an infringement of copyright and will be prosecuted.




A Short Obituary


Latest edition of the The Carmarthenshire Antiquary Just published: This volume includes articles on the links between Carmarthen and Bristol in the later Middle Ages, aspects of the history of Laugharne, the legend of Twm Sion Cati, Sir Thomas Picton, early film shows in Llanelli, the Central Wales and Carmarthen Junction Railway, and throws light on the relationships between tenants and landowners in nineteenth century Carmarthenshire. The publication's cover shows the arms of the Vaughan family, owners of the Derwydd estate. 

Read more on the Publications page.


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

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Report of the 2019 AGM