WENVOE RAILWAY TUNNEL

WENVOE RAILWAY TUNNEL   The Barry Railway Company was built to release the stranglehold of the Taff Vale Railway (from Merthyr Tydfil) and Cardiff Docks on the export of south Wales’ coal. Work commenced in1885. Building with great efficiency Barry docks soon overtook Cardiff in exporting coal. This impressive achievement, in no small part, was due to the rapid completion […]

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WENVOE VILLAGE SHOW SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

  WENVOE VILLAGE SHOW SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER There are categories to suit suit everyone, young and old. Why not take part. Don’t hide your talents, have a go. Remember this is our own local competition – compete with your neighbour. Entries are limited to residents of the Wenvoe Community (Wenvoe, Parc y Gwenfo, Twyn-y-Odyn, St Lythans, Dyffryn) and children who […]

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June Meeting Cancelled

    June’s meeting was cancelled due to lack of support on the day. We will try again on July 10th and 24th, as usual meet at the Community Centre at 9.30 am. We need to draw-up a list of areas that require our attention.

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No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay.

  No Time for Goodbye is a "thriller" novel written by Canadian author Linwood Barclay. Married and with a daughter of her own, it has been twenty five years since her family vanished without a trace but Cynthia Archer has never given up hope that they might one day all return and, as a result, has not been able to […]

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Garway Hill

Garway Hill The walk started in Kentchurch near a lodge gate and we were going to be following part of the Herefordshire trail, which meanders the Wales/England border. Nearby Kentchurch Court is a stately home which has been in the Scudamore family for over 1000 years. There is a deer park plus extensive gardens and which are open to the […]

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Llanbradach and Ystrad Mynach

Llanbradach and Ystrad Mynach We started in Llanbradach on a cloudy morning, after a night of thunderstorms, but the forecast was for a dry day. We crossed the railway and climbed through the woods to the west of Llanbradach. On the side of the path were large benches made from stone, placed there by the Llanbradach Community Council some of […]

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MAX BOYCE ONLY KNEW HALF THE STORY..

MAX BOYCE ONLY KNEW HALF THE STORY.. BBC Wales has recently started showing a series of programmes about Wales in the 1990’s and I wondered whether it might be of interest to relate some of my own experiences of working in Human Resources (H.R) during that period? You might remember the Wales Development Agency and how it set out to […]

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July Walks Programme

    JULY WALKS Saturday 1st July:- Circumnavigation of Partishow Hill, 7½ mile walk. Ian (OL13)  Thursday 6th July:- Circular walk based around Castell Coch, approx. 5 miles. Bert (151)  Saturday 8th July:- Afan Argoed A 7½ mile walk. V’Iain (166)  Saturday 15th July:- Goodrich. 8 miles. Ian. (OL14)  Saturday 22nd July:- The Skirrid and eastward. […]

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Wenvoe

The progress of Wenvoe I took a stroll the other day, And passing Wenvoe on my way Was pleased to see such progress made, As it is always good for trade. I mean the village is so changed, New houses built and well arranged, The gardens and the walks so clean, Which proves that some one lives within. Ten years […]

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May Report

WI Everyone was welcomed to our meeting by the president especially Federation Chairman Ann Davis and Federation Secretary June Humphry. Judith Jessop came as a visitor and we hope she will join us again soon. Details were given of our Table Top Sale. The following events are as follows – Culverhouse Cross WI fashion show, Link meeting at Wenvoe on […]

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