May Meetings

  For our last meeting of the session we were delighted to welcome one of our members, Ginny Golding, as a speaker. Ginny’s talk was about her time in the police force during the 1960’s and 70’s. It had not been her intention to go into the police and she actually applied as a dare ! When she applied to […]

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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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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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Autumn Programme Talks

  This Month's Talks   Paul Gregory on Community and Post Our autumn programme continued with a presentation by Paul Gregory on Community and Post. Paul’s talk was about how his life had revolved around public service and as a child much of this service was in the church starting off as a choir boy and then later a server […]

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Tuesday Group – Police and Crime Commissioner

There was a change in our programme for our final meeting of the session and instead of the AGM we had a talk from Mike Baker who, at the time, was a candidate for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales. Mike was a serving police officer for nearly 30 years taking early retirement because of a […]

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Visit from The Royal Mint

We use coins everyday and don’t ever think about how they evolved or where they came from. Chris Barker, from the Royal Mint museum, came to talk to us about the history of the Royal Mint and started the story with the Celtic coin that was struck by a Celtic chief. This was not used as currency but as a […]

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Tuesday Group

TUESDAY GROUP AUTUMN PROGRAMME 15th September – Helen Joy – Porky Tails. 29th September – Lynn Oliver – My family in the Great War. 6th October – Lorna Pearson – Humorous Slant with a Welsh Flavour. 20th October – Linda Burnell – Dowsing. 3rd November – John Lewis – Sarah Jane – Accessories. 17th November – Roy Gee- Tales – […]

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