Ffos Las Ladies Evening on Saturday 23rd May, was organised by the Events committee as part of the rolling programme of fund raising events in aid of the RMBI 2021 South Wales Festival.
Ffos Las, Welsh for blue ditch – cannot be found on any map. It was named after the farm that once occupied the site and lies between the old mining villages of Trimsaran and Carway. The 600 acre setting is magnificent. Surrounded by rolling hills and countryside it has views down the Gwendraeth Valley to Carmarthen Bay. It is almost impossible to believe that Ffos Las was the former site of the largest open cast coalmine in Europe.
The Event was attended by 104 Masons, their ladies and guests. Most of our ladies were dressed in colourful clothing and hats for the occasion. The Provincial Grand Master, R WBro. Gareth Jones, OBE and his lady Susan were in attendance together with many distinguished brethren and their guests.
It was a glorious day with brilliant sunshine in a beautiful setting. We could not have wished for a better day. We were seated in an exclusive location in the Paddock Marquee, located in the Owners and Trainers area, overlooking the parade ring and Winners Enclosure.
There was a three course meal with wine provide, which was enjoyable. The whole event was full of fun and fraternal fellowship at its best.
There were seven races in all and the evening finished off by the International pop group BLUE playing for the visitors.
By popular demand this event will be repeated next year, details to be publicised soon.
The Events Committee would like to thank all those who supported the event and particularly W.Bro. Neil Evans for his hard work and Bro. Paul Sullivan for the Photographs.