A Different Snowdon Adventure

A DIFFERENT SNOWDON ADVENTURE As a Physiotherapist, I had the privilege of working with some pretty remarkable people over the years and one particular individual came to mind last year, when a number of local residents shared their outdoor adventures. Henry was a gentleman with cerebral palsy resulting in considerable physical disabilities and he had been wheelchair dependent all his […]

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Covid Article Stirs Many Memories

JANUARY’S FRONT PAGE ARTICLE STIRS MANY MEMORIES January’s front page article about the smallpox epidemic in South Wales brought back memories for me. I had just started grammar school and after school, the whole of our family trooped to the doctor’s surgery, joining the queue to get our smallpox vaccinations. When we finished, we went to Ely to look at […]

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Echoes From The Past!

ECHOES FROM THE PAST!   “The street crowd surged—but where to go? The bar? The concert? Movies? No! Old Influenza’s locked the door to Pleasure Land. Oh what a bore!” Edna Groff Diehl, 1918     “The toothpaste didn’t taste right— Spanish Flu! The bath soap burned my eyes—Spanish Flu! My beard seemed to have grown pretty fast and tough […]

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Repair And Reuse Initiative For Wenvoe

REPAIR AND REUSE INITIATIVE FOR WENVOE The Community Council has spent some time researching an inspirational project called Repair Café Wales. We would like to share the philosophy of this project with you all and ask for your help in working towards something similar in Wenvoe This is an extract from a document describing Repair Café Wales “Repair cafes are […]

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Wenvoe Advent Windows

WENVOE ADVENT WINDOWS At the time of writing we are just over half way to lighting up all of the Wenvoe Advent Windows. There have been so many different subjects and ways of decorating windows that have all been a surprise to those of us viewing each lighting up. We have seen Santa Clauses, Snowmen, Kings, Nativities, Stars, Festive Fireplaces, […]

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