The Fox and Hounds pub in Bancyfelin in 2008
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Bancyfelin is a small village in south west Wales located between St Clears and Carmarthen. The English translation of the name from the Welsh language is Hill of the Mill / "Millhill"(Banc-y-felin). There is no remnant of the mill today.
Up until the 1980s the village was plagued by traffic jams in the summer months due to holidaymakers journeying to Tenby and Pendine Sands, however, a new dual carriageway bypass means traffic passes the village.
The village is located mainly on the old A40 road, with the exception of the Council Estate built on a nearby hill. The village has gradually expanded through the 1990s and 2000s with the building of houses on the outskirts taking advantage of the countryside location.
Werndale Hospital, run by BMI Healthcare, is located at the western end of the village.
People from Bancyfelin
James 'Cubby' Davies - rugby player
- Charles Lynn Davies - rugby player
- James Ira Thomas Jones - pilot, buried in Sarnau Chapel
- Mike Phillips - rugby player
- Jonathan Davies - rugby player
- Byron Rogers – journalist and author
- Delme Thomas - rugby player
- Gerald Williams - tennis commentator and journalist
- "Tributes paid to Welsh tennis commentator Gerald Williams". Carmarthen Journal. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
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