March Walk Programme

   MARCH WALKS   THURSDAY 2ND MARCH – Barry. A circular walk based around Barry approx. 5 miles.    Bert     SATURDAY 4TH MARCH – Margam Deer Park and woodland. Around 7½ miles.Ian (165/166)     SATURDAY 11TH MARCH – Llandenny near Raglan. A 7½ mile walk.   Mike (152)     SATURDAY 18TH MARCH – Linear walk between Aberdare and Abercynon. Around 7½ […]

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Uskmouth Nature Reserve

  Uskmouth Nature Reserve We parked at the RSPB nature reserve, which is in the Gwent levels near Nash, on a very cold but sunny morning. There was still ice on the ground as we set off at 10a.m. We went east across fields and then northeast towards Nash passing close to power lines. Walking around Nash and then across […]

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Aberthaw, Fontygary and Rhoose

  Aberthaw, Fontygary and Rhoose We started at the Blue Anchor car park, Aberthaw, on a morning heavy with mist, turning to fog in places. We headed back up the road taking the first left and then turning towards the sea. The Aberthaw power station was on our right and lakes to our left, there was no visible flora in […]

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New Vision for the Village Show

  These things often start over a meal and a few drinks don’t they? So it was with the village show. We were having a meal one night in the old Traherne Arms and about to tackle the extensive dessert menu they used to have when we somehow got onto the topic of cake and veg. What about, a show […]

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Wenvoe Spring Craft Fair

  Sunday 14 May 10am – 4pm, Wenvoe Community Centre From Wenvoe Craft Workshop, the people who brought you the Wenvoe Christmas Craft Fair, here's another date for your diary. Tables are now all provisionally allocated for the Wenvoe Spring Craft Fair but if you are a local Crafter, are interested in a table and would like us to keep […]

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Year end “Wrap Up”

    Our final meeting of 2016 was a demonstration by Alison Westwood from Eclipse Gift Wrapping. This family firm is based in Porthcawl and aims to provide a professional gift wrapping service for both businesses and individuals. Alison assisted by Sam showed how to wrap bottles, CD’s and a variety of different shaped boxes so that they looked too […]

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February’s Events

    Our speaker in February was Tracey Wadsworth who is a beautician based at the Jasmine Room at the Copthorne Hotel, who came accompanied by her assistants, Lauren and Olivia. We were all very interested in the various treatments available, some of which were demonstrated on a few of our members – transformation of eyebrows on Jayne and Phyllis, […]

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History of a Wenvoe Farmer

  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TOWYN WILLIAMS Local farmer Towyn Williams was born April 2nd 1926 at Ford Farm, Llancarfan, and died August 14th, 2016 at Whitehall Farm, Wenvoe. I got to know Towyn and his wife Audrey very well when designing alterations to Whitehall farm and from that time I used to regularly call in when walking my […]

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February’s Books

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Smalltown Mississippi in the 1970s sets the scene for this story of an unlikely friendship between two young lads, Silas and Larry. They are from very different backgrounds of class and race, and neither of them fits in with the locals. They form a special bond; but this is tragically fractured when a […]

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February Events Etc

  At our A.G.M. held on the 18th Jan, thanks were given by Betty to all the committee for their support. The committee members were voted to be returned, with the exception of Viv, who resigned as vice treasurer and was replaced by Josie. On the 25th Jan Mr Peter Finch, gave us a talk on Old Cardiff. It was […]

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