These history pages reflect the published works of Arwyn Thomas who was brought up on Pantglas farm between the villages of Bronwydd and Llanpumsaint and knows the area well.
After attending Llanpumsaint school and Carmarthen Grammar he graduated from Swansea University with an honours degree in History. Whilst pursuing a teaching career at Ysgol Gruffydd Jones Saint Clears, he ran a series of local history evening classes. Following his retirement after 25 years as Headmaster of Maesyryrfa Bilingual School in Cefneithin, Arwyn returned to his subject to publish books and articles on local history.
His other interests are varied. At Caernarfon National Eisteddfod in 1979 he won the best actor award for his performance in “Waiting for Godot”. A founder member of Bronwydd cricket club he ahs served the game widely as player, coach, umpire trainer and groundsman. A member of Carmarthen Golf Club for 35 years he also enjoyed walking and has travelled widely abroad.