Games Evening

On March 2nd there was a Games Evening at The Anchor Inn. This was an event sponsored by the Pathways Organisation, and was attended by a number of visitors from Turkey, Romania, Poland and Italy. Games old (Bagatelle, shove halfpenny etc) and not so old ( pool, sorry!, shut – the – box,) were played with great gusto!There will be table games, darts, draughts, chess and many others. Small prizes were awarded, and  £40 was contributed to the Air Ambulance Organisation  by the particiants.

Many thanks to all who were there.

Music Hall 2012

Last year’s successful music Hall Evening at Bettws y Crwyn Parish Hall prompted a clamour for another similar event. (well, at least three people thought we should do it again)

We therefore bring it to your attention that there will be another Music Hall at Bettws on Saturday March 3rd 2012.

The Cast  – brought to you at ENORMOUS expense will contain many of last year’s stars, and the event will be presided over by the polysyllabic gentleman with the  gavel – Mr Roger Tydeman.

We should love to see more performers, so those wishing to contribute to the event by taking part please contact Valerie Whately – 01547 510681

 Click here to look at photographs of last year’s event


Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Community Centre, Newcastle at 7.30pm .There is usually a plant stall, a raffle and always refreshments.New members and visitors always welcome,  membership is £15 per year. Visitors £3.00 per meeting.


Lucie Pickard 640737, Gill Binks 640216

Stan Wild 640241 Carol Gurney 640163, Angela Busfield 640822

(For enquiries about the programme please phone Carol or Angela)

Black Mountain Chapel

Please note that there is a new page on this website. Some of you may have noticed the work that has been done to the chapel. For updates click on the new page or click here

The New History Project 

The launch of the Landscape and Local History Project took place on 24th Nov at the Bettws Parish Hall. The guest speaker Andy Wigley, Countryside Advisor in Shropshire Council’s Historic Environment Team gave an illustrated introduction to ‘The history of Bettws y Crwyn and its buildings’

A new page has been created under the history page. you can reach it by clicking here or on the Bettws History Group page on the sidebar

WI Calendar 2012

The  WI calendar for 2012 is now available. Click here or on WI Events on the sidebar

Calling all Goughs, Gwilts and Marstons

Especially in Bettws and Mainstone

Please look at the blog on the History page, where an Australian family is looking for ancestors who lived here in the 18th and 19th centuries


(Automated External Defibrillator)

bettws now has two  defibrillators. One is sited at the Anchor, the other at Bettws Parish Hall. We  also soon hope to have a peripatetic one to cover the area near the Church.

We are still anxious to train more people – especially in the area nera the church and near the Beguildy/Felindre side of the parish. Please contact Valerie Whately or Eddie Jones if you are prepared to undergo training.

Click here to see a demonstration of the defibrillator

AED Training Events

If you were unable to make earlier sessions, but would like to be included for future training- please contact Eddie Jones . Eddie’s email address is:, and his is 01588 640856

Parish Magazine Notes

Even the ferocity of the ice and snow could not close down the coffee morning at Maes-y-Garn, whch was a great success, strongly supported as it always is. Perhaps this is the moment to thank John and Thelma Davies for everything they do for the church, John keeping the churchyard in immaculate order and Thelma acting in many ways as a second churchwarden, though, with characteristic modesty, she eschews the title.

The 100 Club winners were: 1st Bridget Thrivalis, 2nd Mary Cousins, 3rd David Wilkinson, 4th Gwyneth Richards.

There is no Coffee Morning in March but we will all have a chance to meet for the Lenten Lunch on the 9th

 Saturday 9th  March 12noon – 2.00p.m.

Bettws-y-Crwyn Parish Hall

Soup and Puddings,

and tea, coffee or squash

Come and enjoy an un-frugal Lenten Lunch     

   Minimum Donation £2.50 for


 Hopefully, a FAIR TRADE stall.

All ages welcome.


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