OFFICIALS OF LLANFYLLIN CIVIC SOCIETY
Officers of The Llanfyllin Society
Chair: Wynne Morris
Vice-Chair: Richard Kretchmer
Treasurer: Jean Wood
Minutes Secretary: Pauline Page Jones
Membership Secretary: Decia Blacker firstname.lastname@example.org
Pauline Page Jones
According to its constitution, The Llanfyllin Society has lofty aims: promoting… providing… informing…educating…securing…protecting…developing…improving…encouraging…collecting… publishing…co-operating…co-ordinating – everything you’d expect in an organisation entirely devoted to the well-being of the town and the local area. Since our formation in the early 1980s, we’ve tried to do all of the above and also some things missing from this worthy list: to enable people to get more involved with where they live and simply to provide enjoyment.
Over the years there have been many imaginative annual programmes whose content has been mostly environmental or historical – generally concerned with Llanfyllin’s past, present and future. In addition there have been numerous visits, films and exhibitions – most notably the annual Llanfyllin Photography Competition with its unique condition that all photographs must be taken within Llanfyllin or its broad surrounding area. The local picture archive which this has created will doubtless be of considerable value to those attempting to produce books about the area: books to follow on from the Society’s Llanfyllin- A Pictorial History (1992) and Llanfyllin – Portrait of an Age (2002).
At various times, the Society has had very successful committees, especially those concerned with Exhibitions and with Footpaths – producers of a series of leaflets currently available in the Cain Valley Hotel. The Planning Committee has largely been superseded by the work of Llanfyllin Town Council with whom the Society often works closely, providing support where it can for initiatives which benefit the town – like the River Development and the Llanfyllin Website.
Anyone interested in Llanfyllin and its local area, who wants to talk or listen, to watch or walk or visit, should consider joining The Llanfyllin Society.
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