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USEFUL WEBSITES


Llandinam Village Website
for information about Llandinam
Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society
Powys County Archives
Powysland Museum
CPAT
Clwyd-Powys Archaelogical Trust
Historic Environment Record, Archwilio
with more than 80,000 publicly accessible records of archaeological sites in Clwyd and Powys
Saint Fagan's Museum
The National History Museum of Wales
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
The Peoples Collection of Wales
Cadw
Heritage Lottery Fund

USEFUL BOOKS


Jeremy Pryce Books
Books about Llandinam
The Great Oak Bookshop
in Llanidloes also stock many books of local history, such as A Gift of Sunlight, Trevor Fishlock's book on the Davies sisters of Llandinam.



Newtown Area Library
has excellent local history materials and original documents in its Malwyn Treasures local studies room.


CONTACT


Philip Freeman
01686 688102
send an e-mail


LLANDINAM LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

Dr David Stephenson
Thursday 17th March 2016

Dr David Stephenson probes the mysterious and dramatic events that shook Llandinam over eight centuries ago. Join us to hear this story of intrigue, in which the leading figures of Llandinam were central Doors open at 7.00pm and the talk begins at 7.30pm.
Entry is £2 which includes light refreshments, and there will be a raffle.
GIRLS PARLOUR, LLANDINAM VILLAGE HALL 7.30pm

LLANDINAM MAGAZINE 1901

Now available on-line
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If you have visited the library in Newtown over the last few months you will have noticed a significant change. The local history section, always a treasure-trove of unexpected things, has now been massively enlarged.

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    There’s a new room fitted out with computer workstations and large tables to work at, ideal for the huge bound copies of the old Montgomeryshire Express . The time is right. Local history is growing in popularity, year by year. It was also able to provide support for Y Lle Hanes project at the 2015 Eisteddfod.

    One new initiative, encouraged by discussions at the 2013 event, is the provision of a large pavilion at the 2015 National Eisteddfod in Meifod, dedicated to the local history of Montgomeryshire. Under the umbrella of the Powisland Club, led by Carrie White, and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund to the tune of £60,000, the project aims to tell the story of Montgomeryshire, and we hope that Llandinam, with its major contributions to the county’s history, will be able to play its part.

    But back to the Library. Among its many treasurers are copies of the Llandinam Magazine from the very early 20th century. It appears to have been a short-lived publication, and you may already have seen extracts from it in one of the early copies of the Listener.

    Now, however, you can see the entire magazine from the comfort of your own home. I have been digitising number three, the earliest one they have. Click on the image above to view the magazine on-line.

    We intend to digitise all of the copies that the library has – 3,6 7 & 9 – but if anyone has any other copies, or can provide any further information about the magazine and its contributors we’d be delighted to hear from you.

LLANDINAM W.I.

Minutes from 1925
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These were scanned for the WI at the Llandinam Local History Fair of 2014. As well as minutes from several meetings in 1925 there is a record of a 1946 meeting.

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    Further information about Llandinam WI is to be found on the Llandinam Village website, and there is a panel in the Girls Parlour (Llandinam Village Hall) that details a historic needlework project they carried out in 1988.



CENTENARY RESTORATION OF VILLAGE HALL

The 2012 Project

A number of documents and a short history of the Centenary Restoration of the Village Hall will be placed on here and the Llandinam Village website.

The village hall was built for Llandinam by the Davies family in 1912, and by 2012 was in need of a major overhaul.

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    The trustees of the hall were first alerted to the problems by a set of photographs taken by Jon Sloan, a local building contractor, indicating serious damage and wear was occurring to the fabric of the building. Additional support for his concerns was provided by the Quantity Surveyor John Blackmore.

    The incoming chairman, Philip Freeman, secured the agreement of the committee to carry out a condition report on the state of the building, and a more wide-ranging community consultation on the needs of the community, and steps necessary to safeguard the heritage aspects of the building and activities that had taken place there.

    The building survet was carried out by Tim Ratcliff Associates, whose company specialises in the care and restoration of historic buildings, and the community consultation was carried by Chris Delaney Heritage, who has a advised local authorities, Welsh Government and small museums on preserving artefacts and interpreting heritage.


LLANDINAM Y.F.C. 1960s

Young Farmers Club Minutes, Llandinam 1966-8
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We have digitised the minutes of the Young Farmer's Club in Llandinam during the 1960s, and are eager for further information about the individuals and activities involved.

Do you have any photographs from this period? You can e-mail us if you do.



PLAS DINAM

Davies Family Museum
Private Museum at Plas Dinam

A small museum devoted to the Davies family of Llandinam can be seen at Plas Dinam (by appointment only). The work was part funded by the Sustainable Tourism Powys Fund.

Here's a photograph of Land Girls at Plas Dinam donated for the Centenary Exhibition in Llandinam Village Hall.