A Turbulent Time

STEPPING BACK TO A TURBULENT TIME   North-west of Tredegar, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, our local walking group came across the famous Chartist Cave. In the autumn of 1839 this remote cave was reputedly used by Chartist rebels to plan, make and stockpile weapons in advance of their famous protest march on Newport in November […]

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December Notes

    Three of us met in December on a cold morning and spent a short time clearing weeds. Planting of the window boxes at the Community Centre has been completed and also bulb planting. We will try for a meeting on the 15th January, weather permitting.    

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The Muse by Jessie Burton

The Muse by Jessie Burton The Muse is a follow up novel to Jessie Burton’s very successful first novel The Miniaturist, which has previously been reviewed by the Page Turners. The story is told in two timelines and centres on two creatively gifted young women, Olive Schloss an artist in Spain in the l930’s at the time of the Civil […]

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December Meeting Report

  At our December meeting members were delighted by the return of Betty and to see Maureen. A reminder was given of the carol service at St. Mary’s and of the Link carol service at Dinas Powys. Work on our banner is ongoing and we hope it will be completed by our 25th celebration on 1st March when we meet. […]

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Pre-Christmas Events

  On November 22nd we held a quiz with a Christmas theme ,followed on the 29th by retired actress Debra John, who dressed for the part of the lady of the manor in the 1800’s. All the traditions of making mince pies, which were made with different meats in those days and cakes puddings to serve with mulled wine to […]

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December Raffle Results

The Village Hall Management Committee would like to thank everyone who kindly donated prizes to this raffle and also to the people who support us by buying and selling of the tickets. All money raised through the raffle contributes to the on-going insurance, maintenance and daily running costs of the Hall which is primarily for the use of the villagers. […]

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Tracing your Heritage

Tracing your Heritage We were delighted to welcome Heulwen Davies to talk to us about tracing your heritage. Heulwen obviously has a real passion for not only tracing her own family but helping others to get started with looking at their ancestry. Every Tuesday morning Heulwen is available in the library where one can take advantage of her expertise. It […]

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Chartist Cave & Abercarn

  Chartist Cave We started at Trefil on a cold but sunny morning, much better than the weather forecast. Walking north we followed the Brinmore tramroad which opened in 1815. We soon arrived at a quarry and the footpath led us through it. It has been used as a set for Torchwood and Dr Who. Emerging from the quarry we […]

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