DEVELOPMENT OF CARDIFF AIRPORT

  The history of the airport extends back to the1942 when the Air Ministry requisitioned land for training Spitfire pilots. After WW2 the airfield was abandoned. The man who decided Rhoose could be the site of a new airport was David Rees-Williams (later Lord Ogmore). In1945 Rees-Williams became an MP; then when Minister of Aviation he identified a great need […]

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Welcome Evening for New Residents

  The Community Council and Neighbourhood Watch will be hosting a Welcome Evening for the residents of the new estates in the village and anybody else who is new to the community, on Friday 3rd November at the Community Centre from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. There will be displays and literature about the variety of organisations active in the village. These […]

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WENVOE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

  Sunday 26th November 2017 10 am – 4pm. Wenvoe Community Centre The Second Annual Wenvoe Christmas Craft Fair is only weeks away and we are getting very excited! We have a lovely selection of crafts on offer and the Village Gardener will be on hand with something to warm you up on his stall. When you’ve shopped don’t drop! […]

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The Age of Dancing

  On September 20th Stephen Jarvis gave us a talk on dancing as we knew it,in the days of the Big Bands .The big names then being Joe Loss, Henry Hall and Bert Ambrose. ladies would dress up and men put on their tuxedo to enjoy a night out dancing the quickstep, waltz,foxtrot or tango. Towards the end of the […]

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The October Meeting

  Everyone was welcomed to our October meeting with a special mention of visitor Maureen who we hope will come again to future meetings. Our speaker was Patricia Coulthard who has worked on the “ All Wales Autism Strategy “ and helped to set up the “ Cardiff & Vale National Autistic Society Support Group “for parents and carers. Patricia, […]

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FROM DUNKIRK TO WENVOE

FROM DUNKIRK TO WENVOE The film Dunkirk, currently on release in cinemas, tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation between 26 May and 4 June 1940. This is the story of the miracle of Dunkirk – the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk in northern France, an evacuation code-named Operation Dynamo. In the film a […]

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Autumn Tasks

  On a lovely autumn morning we did some work on the village green, shortening back the roses and trimming along the shrub border. Before the end of October the boxes and tubs will have been cleared of the remnants of summer bedding, ready to plant the bulbs. One meeting is planned for November, on the 13th at the usual […]

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October’s book

  The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins This is a classic novel, written in 1868 and declared to be the first detective story. It is number 19 in the 100 best books on the Guardian list. To quote Carolyn G Heilbrun from Goodreads. “The Moonstone unfolds its amazing story through the recounting of several narrators, all of them enticing and singular. […]

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