The change from Portreeve
to bailiffs was made by a charter of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Worcester in 1421.
On Monday - the first after Michaelmas - the town's new portreeve
was sworn in, signifying the town's loyalty to tradition.
Clifford Roberts, the Portreeve
of Laugharne where the poet lived.
It has a court made up of a portreeve
, the aldermen and a body of burgesses.
EATING OUT: The Portreeve
Tafarn, Market Square, Laugharne.
Geraint Price Portreeve
Close, Penygawsi, Llantrisant
Helen Price, 46, of Portreeve
Close, Llantrisant, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle above the 30mph speed limit on May 18.
DYLAN THOMAS called Laugharne a "timeless, mild, beguiling island of a town with its seven public houses, one chapel in action, one church, one factory, two billiard tables, one St Bernard (without brandy), one policeman, three rivers, a visiting sea, one Rolls-Royce selling fish and chips, one cannon (cast-iron), one chancellor (flesh and blood), one portreeve
, one Danny Raye, and a multitude of mixed birds, here we just are, and there is nowhere like it anywhere at all.
Self-employed builder Lee Noble, 40, of Portreeve
Close, Llantrisant, was given a 45-day sentence after skipping payments on a house in Llantrisant Road, Pontyclun, between January 2006 and August 2007.
Thomas Bilton, 19, of Portreeve
Close, Llantrisant, was fined pounds 200 with pounds 35 costs and banned from driving for 16 months after pleading guilty to driving with excess alcohol.
She also leaves twin sister Gillian Jenkins, of Park View, brother David Jenkins, of Portreeve
Close, and aunt Jen Nicholas, of Heol Gwynno, all residents of Llantrisant.
The festival takes place at a number of venues throughout Laugharne, including the Boathouse, Millennium Hall, the Congregational Church, the Portreeve
, the Fountain Inn and the Community Centre.