Dusting off ancient books
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Plaque at Talyllyn Tunnel
Talyllyn Station Refresh
This Plaque erected in 1951 by the Brecon Chamber of Trade in the year of the Festival of Britain.
This is a drawing of the inside of "The Refresh" at Talyllyn as remembered by a long term resident, and brought to life by renown artist Mike Noble, the illustrator of "Thunderbirds"
Formed in 2014 the Llyn Syfaddan History Group (LSHG) is a thriving local history group of over fifty members, based around Llangorse Lake.
Our main objectives are to:
1. Make history enjoyable and accessible to all.
2. Promote interest in local history.
To achieve this we run an annual programme of guest speakers, arrange field trips, open days, participation in the annual Brecknock History festival, work closely with other history groups and organisations and finally, building up an archive of local history resources.
We are members of the British Association of Local History Groups.
Annual membership is £5 for individuals and £7 for families.
What we do
1. Record the history of the Llyn Syfaddan area.
2. Site visits.
3. Site investigations.
4. Organised talks and social events.
5. Prepare publications for sale.
1. Myths and Legends of Llangors Lake
2. Talyllyn Tunnel 1816 - 2016, A Celebration
3. Map of Llangorse Lake Surrounded by History (also available as a Tea Towel)
4. Prints of a scene inside "The Refresh" on Talyllyn Station, limited numbers left.
In September 2017 Llangors Community Council arranged for the custodianship of the disused Telephone Box at Talyllyn to be handed to Llyn Syfaddan History Group for the betterment of the community. The famous "K6" Telephone Kiosk was errected in the village in 1966.
The box was repaired, and a band of volunteers started work immediatly to clear the surrounding area, strip off old paint and repaint with undercoat and Post Office Red paint, all provider by BT.
One of our members has drawn up professional plans to illustrate the work of the group, and to maximise the facilities available. We are now seeking grant aid to further these impressive plans. It is hoped that funds will allow for a seat and flower planter, to be situated next to the kiosk, which could be sponsered by local companies, and greatly improving the entry to the village from the south, whilst providing information for locals and tourists to the area.