November’s Expeditions

  Abercarn to Mynydd Llwyd  Our drive to the beginning of this walk was very promising as we climbed quite a way, passing narrow terraces in Abercarn, to arrive at a parking area in the forest near Llanfach. It was a misty day, no rain but we were surrounded by light clouds. We started out on good forest tracks, as […]

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November Walks Programme

  Sat 5th Nov:– Efail Isaf and the Garth approx 7¼ miles. Mike. (151)       Thurs 10th Nov:- Castle and Cathedral, a circular walk of about 5 miles. Bert.       Sat 12th Nov:– Abercarn to Mynydd Llwyd through the forest 7½miles. Ian (166)       Sat 19th Nov:- Merthyr Mawr & Newton 7½ miles. V’Iain […]

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October Report and Coming Up

    A welcome was extended to all at our October meeting and especially to our visitor, Ros. We hope she will join us again in the future. Our speaker was John Sheen and using Christmas crackers in a in the shape of a clock face as a starting point, he produced twelve very different entertaining pieces, all with a […]

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Cosmeston and Pen y Fan

Cosmeston It was 20 years in October since the first outing of Wenvoe walking group. To mark the anniversary 14 people joined Bert and Gwyn at Cosmeston on a sunny afternoon. We explored its outer circuit and then headed for Penarth, returning via the cliff tops and housing back to Cosmeston. John and Jacky (also founding members of the group) […]

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“Persuasion” by Jane Austin

Our novel “Persuasion” was written in 1815 and published in 1817 six months after Jane Austen’s death. It was her last novel, and is still in print. Through the eyes of the heroine, Anne Elliot, we learn of the intricacies of domestic and family lives involving her family, their friends and relations. The Elliot’s who enjoy the status of landed […]

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Window boxes etc.

Not a lot happening at this time of year but the team have done some work on the rose beds on the village green. At the time of writing, the window boxes at the Community Centre are still in full bloom but a spell of bad weather will soon put paid to that. Then they will be cleaned out and […]

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IRON AND COPPER

    This year; 2016, saw a number of engineering anniversaries impacting on Wales, most of which concerned bridges, the 200th anniversary of Chepstow Wye Bridge was celebrated on 24th July with a number of events including a re-enactment of the 1816 opening ceremony. Designed and built by John Urpeth Rastrick FRS (1780-1856) it was opened on the 24th July […]

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Offa’s Dyke

WHO WAS KING OFFA AND WHAT WAS HIS DYKE FOR? You have probably heard about Offa’s Dyke – but do you know who King Offa was and why he had a dyke built? Well – Offa was the King of the Mercians, a warrior tribe from central England, from 747 to 796 AD. He had seized power during a time […]

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Harvest Thanksgiving

  On September 28th we held our Harvest Thanksgiving afternoon. Members filled the tables with produce and Rev Jon conducted a short service. Margaret, as usual auctioned off all the produce in aid of this year’s charity, the British Heart Foundation.   October started with a rousing fanfare, when Lt Col Geoff Kingston, a retired bandmaster, who has conducted many […]

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September Events

We met in the church hall on Sept. 1st, our first meeting of the autumn session. Our speaker was Elin Jones from Ty Hapus (Happy House) in Barry which opened five years ago as a result of fund raising by Justine Pickering whose mother, at 54 years had a rare form of dementia. Ty Hapus was originally set up to support […]

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