Seion Chapel, Llandysul would be one of the most unlikely first topics of discussion when the Caernarfonshire FUW Senior County Executive Officer, Gwynedd Watkin, met Mabon ap Gwynfor, Dwyfor Meirionnydd Member of the Senedd recently on a farm. But that's exactly what happened.
During his conversation with Mabon, Gwynedd explained that his father, the late Reverend John Watkin, was the minister of Seion chapel between 1964 and 1972, where Mabon's father is now the current minister, the Reverend Guto Prys ap Gwynfor.
This is not the only coincidence in terms of both their backgrounds. When Gwynedd's family left Llandysul, they moved to Morriston in the Swansea Valley where his father became the minister of Tabernacle chapel. Years later Mabon's father became minister of Hebron chapel in Clydach, also in the Swansea Valley, before they moved to Llandysul.
Gwynedd said: “I was so pleased to meet Mabon and to have the opportunity to reminisce on so many fond memories of my time in Llandysul and the Swansea Valley. We have both been influenced by fond memories of our time in Llandysul and the Swansea Valley before our careers led us to other parts of Wales.