There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people
- From the Barry Dock News 12th October 1900
LLANCARFAN. PLOUGHING MATCH.—A successful ploughing match was held at Llancarfan on Friday last, and was followed in the evening by a dinner at the Fox and Hounds Inn. A report will appear in our next issue.
- From the Barry Dock News 18th July 1890
LLANCARFAN. PARLIAMENTARY PETITION.—In the House of Commons on Tuesday night last, Mr Arthur Williams (G., South Glamorgan) presented a petition against the Rating of Machinery Bill from the churchwardens and overseers of Llancarfan.
- From the Barry Dock News 15th August 1890
LLANCARFAN. THE HARVEST.—On Friday, the 8th instant, Mr Robert Lougher, Carnllwyd, cut six acres of wheat, in splendid condition, and a very heavy crop. Although the weather has been so unfavourable to bring the corn to the sickle it is not so late this season as it has been seen of late years.
- From the Barry Dock News 5th August 1892
LLANCARFAN. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.—On Wednesday, the 28th ultimo, the members of the Sunday School in connection with the Baptist Chapel, Llancarfan, had their annual trip to the Leys. The weather was beautifully fine for the occasion, and, notwithstanding the busy season, especially among farmers, a good number of scholars and friends assembled at the rendezvous at 12.30, where waggons, &c., kindly lent by Messrs John, Lidmore; Edwards, Pennon and John, Ford Farm, were in waiting to convey the pleasure seekers. The Leys was reached about two o'clock, and after a short interval the company sat down to a substantial tea prepared at the ship Hotel. ....(part extract)......
- From the Barry Dock News 1st January 1897
LLANCARFAN. OPENING OF FREE LEADING LIBRARY. Friday week last will be a memorable day in the history of Llancarfan and Llanvitihyn, being the celebration, at Llancarfan Schoolroom, of the opening of the Free Lending Library, an event which has been looked forward to with pleasure, and some amount of longing by many a bookworm in this locality. There was a good number present, and Mr T. Price., Llanbethery, who has been most indefatigable in his dual offices as chairman and treasurer of the Library Committee, was voted to the chair. ....(part extract)......