CARDIGAN’S Theatr Mwldan is to present a collection of four short films based on the Cardi Bach Railway, which ran from Whitland to Cardigan between 1886–1963.

The railway line was noted for its rural nature, attractive scenery and severe gradients. For many in the area, the line was the focus of the local community, gaining the nickname the Cardi Bach.

Earmarked for closure under the Beeching Axe, the line ceased operation on May 27, 1963. The closure marked a change in a whole way of life and the end of an era.

Included is a film by Dr George Penn documenting the last journey of the train in 1962, a film which shows views from onboard, another that details the journey of a passenger from Carmarthen to see her family in Eglwyswrw and another that shows the line in full operation in 1957.

The films will be screened on Saturday, May 18 at 2.30pm. Tickets to see Cardi Bach (U) are £7.70 per adult (£5.90 per child) and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621200, online at or via the Mwldan app.

The screenings will be narrated live by Emyr Phillips and the event will be bilingual.

This special screening celebrates the opening of The Cardi Bach Heritage Centre at Login and is a fundraiser for Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Cardi Bach Railway Society.