Today the Thomas & Elizabeth Mayhook Charity salutes Captain Tom Moore on his one hundredth birthday and wish him every happiness and many more years of good health and enjoyment .
It may be interesting to note that in St David’s Cemetery there are a number of centenarians buried here most notably ANN WILLIAMS who according to the burial register was aged 115 years when she died in 1841. Which would have made her the oldest person in the world at the time.
Also MARY WILLIAMS (no relation) was also a centenarian and passed away in 1889 aged 100. Longevity was not common amongst the inhabitants of Carmarthen but careful examination of the headstone inscriptions are sometimes very revealing. May they all rest in peace.
The inscription on the headstone reads as follows
To the memory of
Shoemaker, the son of
DAVID & MARY WILLIAMS
Mason, of Friar’s Park in this town
Who departed this life May 24th
1855 aged 26
Also the above
DAVID WILLIAMS, Mason
Died August 16th 1879
Aged 93 years.
Also the above MARY WILLIAMS
Died May 10th 1889
Aged 100 years
“Thy will be done”
The Thomas & Elizabeth Mayhook Charity continue to cut the grass and strim the areas inaccessible to the mowers and whilst it is very hard work for just two people at the moment we are hopeful that when the “lock down” restrictions are eased we will be able to call upon willing volunteers to assist us -free tea and coffee and cakes included. Stay safe and carry on. !