Llandyssil News

Makers By Candlelight

the village craft group

Our meeting in December will be Tuesday 13th when all attending are asked to bring foliage etc to make Christmas wreaths or table decorations etc.

The group will start 2023 on Tuesday 24th January.

Cost is just £2 each gathering plus £1 for unlimited tea / coffee and biscuits with all profits going to charity.

All are welcome as always.

Llandyssil Ladies Club

In October, Woody Lennard from Montgomery Wines gave us a great talk about the wines produced there. It was heartening to hear about this part of the world being so successful in such a competitive field.

November sees Val Littlehales visit. Her sense of humour and her performances are guaranteed to make people laugh.

And of course - Christmas wouldn’t be the same without our annual meal. This year we will be at Lakeside enjoying their Christmas fare.


In January, Lorraine Thomas will talk about the invaluable work of the Blood Bikes Wales.

In February we hold our yearly meeting where we catch up and decide on future plans. Angie Cooper will also talk to us about her NHS experiences over the past two years.

If you'd like to attend any informal talk and chat over refreshments (we charge visitors a nominal £2 to cover costs), just look out for the posters or ring Marilyn Pettit 01686 668523 or Lynn Davies 01686 668247 for more information. We meet the third Tuesday of the month in Llandyssil Old School Hall.

MEG Free Bicycle Scheme

The scheme has been flourishing over the past year with over 520 refurbished bikes passed on free to delighted new owners after necessary work and refurbishment. We also carry out servicing to anyone’s bike to get them back on the road free of any labour charge - we just charge the cost-price of any parts used.

So, if you’re looking for a bike give Brett a ring on 01686 669730 and we should be able to help.

Getting on a bike not only gets you fitter but also saves CO2 - recycling a bike saves about ½ tonne of CO2 compared to making a new one.

Village Walking Group

For the October walk, 15 people enjoyed the 6 mile circuit which passed Cwm Badarn, Camp, Cwmberllan, Little Mount and Cefnllan. At Cwmberllan Farm which is about 3 miles from the village on the Sarn side of Cefn y Coed, we were invited to view the farm's superb brick buildings. The farm has been the home of the Anthony family since 1954 but after almost 70 years it is now on the market. The farm buildings were built about 1860, when the farm had links with the Llandinham estate and part of the Naylor Leyland ownership.

On the day of our visit the Anthony brothers, who are now all in their seventies, gave us a guided tour of these superb brick-built victorian buildings. The bricks were made on site from clay dug from a nearby field. If you like mature red bricks, you will not find a better example. The walls are still perfectly straight and true and there is absolutely no dip in the roofs. I really hope the next owner values the buildings as much as the Anthony family has done.

The impressive red-brick barns at Cwmberllan Farm

If the history of local farms interests you, you may like to know that the Sarn Local History Group has a talk on the evening of Tuesday 29th November, when the history of Cwmberllan, Gwernygo and other local farms will be discussed.

There will not be a village walk in December. In addition to own monthly walks, we are regularly invited to join Montgomery and Berriew walking groups so watch out for news of these.

I wonder how many people have made use of the walk display on the end wall of the bus shelter?

Keep walking and enjoy our beautiful countryside.

Please remember the Country Code:

• be considerate of others living and working in the countryside

• leave gates as you find them

• keep to the way-marked paths

• take all your litter home - if possible, bring home a few extra pieces - there's plenty of it about!

• keep your dog under close control and pick up & properly dispose of any dog waste. Keep your dog on a short lead when around livestock - remember, a farmer is entitled to shoot any dog seen to be worrying or attacking their animals

Look out for details of up-coming walks and join us if you can to share the beautiful area in which we are very fortunate to live. If you would like more details please contact me.

Mike Membery mikemem@phonecoop.coop or tel: 668643

Llandyssil Village Lottery

1st Prize: £40, 2nd Prize: £25, 3rd Prize: £10

the size of the cash prizes is based on a membership of 100

The latest Llandyssil Lottery draw was at the coffee morning in the Old School Hall on Saturday 22nd of October. The winning numbers are as follows:

The next draw will take place in late January and as usual the results will be published on the School Hall notice board, Llandyssil website and in the next edition of the Llandyssil Newsletter.

To avoid disappointment and make sure you don’t miss out on the big draw prizes on offer throughout 2022 / 23 please return your renewal / entry form as per the instructions on the form. If you didn’t get one or you misplaced yours, then email: mickredford@googlemail.com or Tel: 01686 669978.

Lottery Renewal / Entry Form  and Rules, Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from these respective links.

Mick Redford - Lottery Co-ordinator

Abermule W. I. 100th Year 1922 – 2022

Annual Outing - TBC

100 Poppies For 100 Years

Thursday 8th December - Abermule Community Centre at 7:30pm – ‘Christmas Wreath-Making’

For more information, contact Eira Humphreys: 01686 630331

Email: info@greenlaneburialfield.co.uk

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