No entry forms needed – just dress your house and let Roger know you want to be judged!!! Nadolig llawen ……a phob lwc!!
A BRIEF HISTORY OF LLANSTEFFAN HALL The Hall is one of three 1930’s buildings in the village. The imposing height, clean lines, and plain windows, set in stark limestone walls, are all characteristic of the times. The doors are oak with typical heavy fittings. The fine metal lettering above stands proud of the front wall, […]
Yes, yet another Mock Mayor’s Election has been and and gone, and …..surprise, surprise….Roger Pen-y-coed has been elected Mayor for a second term. He was confident throughout the evening that he was sure to lose, but we the voters had every confidence in his staying power. Never mind Roger! Watcyn Jones nearly had a heart […]
Although Dylan Thomas himself turned out to be a bit of a legend after his death, on his frequent visits to Llansteffan he would regularly call in Occy Owen’s Emporium to listen to the locals gossip, and perhaps even occasionally to get his hair cut by the legendary Octavius Owen. To the uninitiated Occy used […]
When you are walking around the pathways of Llansteffan, do you ever wonder about the people who walked there years and years ago? Are you curious about the people who built the houses you see in the streets? Would you like to know something about those who lived and worked in them? Are you interested […]
People visit Llansteffan nowadays for its tranquil beauty, but for centuries it was a hive of activity. It lies between the estuaries of the Tywi and the Tâf, facing the expanse of Carmarthen Bay. Over the years, its inhabitants would have watched a variety of ships waiting for the tide to take them up the […]
Llansteffan Castle is an impressive, dramatically sited stronghold crowning a hilltop overlooking the estuary of the River Tywi. Long before its construction an Iron Age hill fort of the 6th century B.C. occupied the site, its double ditch can still be seen on the west of the castle. The first Norman castle was created between the […]
Every year the Election of Llansteffan’s Mock Mayor is the first colourful event in what has now become known as Fiesta week. Held on the Friday night of that week of festivities, this huge and important event is an extension of a tradition which has it’s roots way back in the 19th Century and possibly […]