Gertrude Jenner – Suffragist

REDRESSING THE BALANCE   On occasion of her death in April 1894 at the age of 69, the popular Evening News, while recognising her great charitable work, described Wenvoe’s Gertrude Jenner as a picturesque, eccentric and pathetic character. She was in fact a fearsome crusader for women’s issues and good causes. Her campaigns for political, legal and social justice brought […]

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The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd Set in the American Deep South “The Invention of Wings” unflinchingly describes the brutality of slavery in vivid and precise detail. The book is the fictionalised history of the Grimke sisters, Sarah and Angelina (Nina), who were at the forefront of the abolitionist and women’s rights movements, wound around the intriguing life story […]

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Spring Craft Fair

WENVOE SPRING CRAFT FAIR Sunday 20th May 2018 Community Centre 10am – 4pm Not long now until the Wenvoe Craft Workshop™️ second annual Wenvoe Spring Craft Fair on Sunday 20th May. Save the date and come along and see a lovely selection of hand crafted items made by talented local crafts people! As well as some old favourites we have […]

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March Was Rained Off

  In spite of weather warnings the snowfall still took us by surprise as it’s not usual to have so much in these parts. However, the village community soon rallied round with help in many ways to those friends and neighbours who needed it. Once again our planned monthly meeting in March was rained off. Surely things should improve in […]

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Birds Don’t See Windows

A recent BBC item highlighted the problem of birds crashing into windows mistaking them for openings or seeing a tree reflection with tragic consequences. The city of Toronto in Canada sits on a major migratory bird route and every year is witness to huge numbers of bird deaths due to this phenomenon. They have now changed their building rules so […]

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The Joys of Bee Keeping

  Our programme continued with a talk by Alun James on the Joys of Bee Keeping. Alun began his talk with a brief history of bee keeping. The honey bee has certainly been around for a long time – fossilized remains date back some 135 million years. Some of the earliest records of bee keeping are to be found in […]

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February and March Events

  We had a relaxing musical afternoon on the 21st February when Mr. Joel Jordan played his guitar and sang to us. He sang songs from the 40's onward which were all well known to us, from the Beatles. Patsy Kline, etc. We had a delightful afternoon. On the 28th Mr. Allan Underhill gave a talk on sugar and the […]

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Strolling in The Arctic

The Beast from the East did not deter the who battled through the snow on St David's Day. The walks always take place on the first Thursday of every month at Cosmeston Park at 10:30am. This was the strollers first experience of strolling in the snow, as up to this date, the group have basked in the sun as they […]

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25th Anniversary Celebration

  In Madeleine’s absence, vice president Margaret welcomed members and guests to our 25th anniversary celebration party on March 15th, postponed from March 1st. Members from Dinas Powys, Culverhouse Cross and Penarth institutes joined us, together with Carol Atkinson, June Humphrey and Helen, who has made our lovely banner. There was a silver and Welsh theme, with silver tableware, music, […]

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Clytha

Clytha – It was the middle of March and snow flurries persisted as we drove east, the hills to the north of the M4 soon had a dusting of white. We started at the National Trust car park at Clytha Park. Clytha is an18thC landscaped estate consisting of the park, house and castle near Abergavenny. It was bitterly cold in […]

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