March Report and Schedule

The president introduced our speaker Peter Cox to our March meeting. Peter is a former employee of G.C.H.Q-a British Intelligence and Security Organisation, responsible for providing the British government and the armed forces with information to keep our country safe. We were given an intriguing and interesting insight into the work at G.C.H.Q, touching on the story of Geoffrey Prime, […]

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History of a Wenvoe Farmer – Part 2

  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TOWYN WILLIAMS – CONTINUED Towyn went to Rhoose Primary School and joined the school choir which came second in an Eisteddfod in Cardiff. After 12 months in Rhoose School Towyn moved to the Grammar School in Barry. He left when he was 14 – Towyn said he did not so much as leave, he […]

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March Book

    The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce Rachel Joyce first introduces Queenie Hennessy in her debut novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, when Queenie writes to her old friend Harold, with whom she has had no contact for 20 years, telling him that she is dying of cancer. Harold replies that he is coming […]

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Opera and Gardens

    Our next speaker was Lynne Plummer who introduced herself as Sybil’s friend who blathers on about music. The talk that followed was anything but blather and gave us an idea of “Behind the Scenes at the Opera”. Lynne had worked at Covent Garden as a researcher producing “Talking Notes” for people whose sight was impaired. This involved meeting […]

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More February Events

  Our speaker on February 22nd was Mr David Bray ,who gave us a humorous talk on his experiences of collecting rubbish, and of the odd and comical characters he encountered during his many years in charge of Cardiff Waste collections.   Our next meeting was on St David’s Day, when we held a social afternoon. Betty asked questions about […]

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Twmbarlwm

  Twmbarlwm The day dawned misty but the weather forecast was ‘clear by lunchtime’ as we left Wenvoe. We started in Fernlea near Risca, climbing some steep streets and walking past allotments. We found the route to the footpath was blocked so headed back the way we had come to take a detour through housing (and more very steep roads) […]

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Spring Craft Fair Reminder

  Sunday 14 May 10am – 4pm, Wenvoe Community Centre There are less than 2 months to go now until the Wenvoe Spring Craft Fair (presented by Wenvoe Craft Workshop) and all tables are allocated. There will be an impressive line up of nearly 30 talented, local crafters and you can have a go at making a pot on a […]

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March Walk Programme

   MARCH WALKS   SATURDAY 1ST APRIL – Cwmparc, Treorchy. A 7½ mile walk,    Ian. (166)     THURSDAY 6TH APRIL – Taff Trail. A circular walk based around the Taff Trail approx. 5 miles  Bert     SATURDAY 8TH APRIL – Llanvihangel and Llangattock Lincoed. 7 miles.     Vian (OL13)     SATURDAY 15TH APRIL – Abersychan, nr Pontypool. About 7½ […]

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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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