Category: Village Halls

Maenclochog Pop-up Museum

The hall at Maenclochog has been hosting a ‘Picture the Past’ event where members of the community have contributed to a pictorial exhibition of times past from the local area. There were family photographs, farming images and pictures of buildings both old and new. As part of the DATRIS project, I was working with young…

By admin August 17, 2019 Off

The New Hall in Brynberian

Brynberian are renovating their community hall … which was, at one time, the village school. It’s looking very nice and should be a real asset to the community. This has been another opportunity for the PLANED drone to take to the skies. The short clip shown here shows the work well under way. We intend…

By admin May 9, 2019 Off

Diolch yn Fawr Brynberian

It was a damp morning in the Preselis but that didn’t stop the people of Brynberian coming out to talk about potential digital projects in and around the village. It was great to see such a good turnout with people of all ages attending. There was a lot of interest in film making and in…

By admin April 16, 2019 Off

Robot Showdown in Hill Mountain

The second outing of the DATRIS / Hill Mountain Lego robots, on Saturday 6th April, ended in aggressive confrontation! But only from the point of view of the robots (phew!) everyone else enjoyed the chance to work with Lego, use a computer and participate in creating a movie. Both adults and youngsters managed to keep…

By admin April 8, 2019 Off

Digital Discussions in Maenclochog

This Saturday I was at Maenclochog Community Hall to meet with local people and talk about IT projects. The aim of the day was to prompt a discussion so that members of the Maenclochog community could suggest ideas for digital projects that would be run in and around the Community Hall. The event was very successful,…

By admin March 23, 2019 Off

The Hill Mountain Robots and Coffee Club

This morning was the first of a series of “Robots and Coffee” mornings at the Hill Mountain Scout and Community Hall. Through the DATRIS project, the Big Lottery Fund provided a Lego Mindstorms kit to complement an identical kit which had been bought by the 1st Johnston Scouts. The aim of the morning is to…

By admin March 9, 2019 Off

Digital Discussions in Llangwm

Last Saturday (12th January) I held the second of the DATRIS Project’s Digital Discussions. As with the Penally event last year, the object of the event was to provide members of the local community a chance to suggest projects, involving new technologies, that could run in the village. There was a good discussion with a…

By admin January 16, 2019 Off

The Medieval Pottery Kiln

A very well-preserved medieval pottery kiln was discovered under Newport Memorial Hall. Only recently has it had the money and expertise to preserve and display it properly. I have been working with people at the hall to support them while they develop a website to showcase the kiln. The new site,, has gone live…

By admin December 7, 2018 Off

Sewing in Summerhill

I went to Amroth Parish Hall in Summerhill last week to meet the ladies of the sewing group. They had been working all day and were enjoying themselves. The group meets every week on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. There are many impressive sewing machines in use and some very fine quilting.

By admin November 29, 2018 Off