Carmarthen made the national news in 2018, when in October, Storm Callum created havoc in the town through extensive flooding. Areas of the town were no go areas, and many felt sympathy for those whose homes were ruined. Sadly, a young man died in a landslide in Cwmduad.
There was more interest in watery matters when Carmarthen Bay Ferries launched Britain's first amphibious ferry, travelling between Ferryside and Llansteffan. The River Festival drew fun loving crowds, and Richard Rees at Telesgop made an amazing film about the Secret Life Of The Towy, in Welsh with subtitles and shown on S4C.
Community well being and local prosperity thrived with Carmarthen Food Assembly becoming Carmarthen Food. com and offering us an amazing over 350 local suppliers of great food. And the Nurture Centre opened in John Street, with classes and services for all ages from mums-to-be and babies to Silver Swans ballet.
Through the long hot summer, street food in Carmarthen proved popular and some top notch buskers helped create a joyous atmosphere in the town. The independent shopkeepers of Carmarthen got together to create a fun and warm Christmas shopping evening. New businesses like Spiffy and Tea Traders added quality and creativity to Carmarthen's thriving indie shops.
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