SS WENVOE – A STORY OF BRAVERY AND TRAGEDY

SS WENVOE – A STORY OF BRAVERY AND TRAGEDY   The 2,979 tonnes merchant steamer the SS Wenvoe was built in 1894 by the Gray Company of Hartlepool and owned by a prominent Cardiff shipping family, the Morels. Ships like the SS Wenvoe, which were used to transport a variety of cargoes, helped Cardiff to become a port of worldwide […]

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April Activities

  As always all were made welcome by Madeleine at our April meeting, especially Pam Hodge, a former member who came as a visitor. We were pleased to see Pam and hope she will come again. We all send June, who is in hospital awaiting surgery, our good wishes for her future recovery. An interesting evening was provided by Mansel […]

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March Talks

  On March 21st, Mr Tom Phelps entertained us. He first gave us an insight into his childhood education which was poor but was determined to learn by following correspondence courses. He went on to write hundreds of humourous poems which he read to us with his very Welsh accent making them very comical. This was followed on 28th March […]

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Trelewis and Govilon

Trelewis Heavy rain overnight, which continued as we drove up the A470, suggested that we were to get a thorough soaking and trudge through mud for much of the walk. How wrong we were, the rain was light as we left the cars in the Taff Bargoed Park and soon stopped completely. We followed a solid path north along a […]

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Cancelled Meeting

Only three of the team’s regulars were available for our proposed meeting in April so once again we had to cancel. For once the weather was not to blame. We will try for a meeting on the 7th May.    

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John Sheen and Farming in Cameroon

 A talk by John Sheen Our meetings continued with a talk by John Sheen with the very intriguing title “Five Boys and a Pasty”. It was even more puzzling when John produced several gift bags which were obviously going to play a part in his talk. For most of his working life John had been a teacher and then an […]

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Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears

  “THE PAGE TURNERS” Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears Pears has inverted the chronology of his tale so that, as the puzzle becomes more intricate, we move backwards from Edwardian London to Paris in 1890 and finally to Venice in 1867, in search of reasons for Stone's death? The use of 3 characters to tell the story was quite intriguing. […]

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Wenvoe Spring Craft Fair

WENVOE SPRING CRAFT FAIR Sunday 20th May The Wenvoe Spring Craft Fair on Sunday 20 May is now nearly upon us and we are very excited! Entry is free so come and join us between 10am and 4pm at Wenvoe Community Centre and see a selection of excellent hand crafted items made by talented local crafters. You can buy gifts […]

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