Citizen Science

Citizen Science is a phrase that we hear more and more often these days. As they say, there is nothing new under the sun and in many ways this is simply a return to times past when there were no field ecologists, Wildlife Trusts or Biodiversity Action Plans and most wildlife observing and recording was done by amateur enthusiasts. So […]

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The Seamstress

  by Maria Duenas Aged 12, Sira Quiroga was apprenticed to a Madrid dressmaker. As she masters the seamstresses’s art, her life seems to be clearly mapped out – until she falls passionately in love and flees with her seductive lover. But in Morocco she is betrayed and left penniless. As Civil War engulfs Spain, Sira finds that she cannot […]

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London Trip – Final Notice

Saturday November 19th. Cost £15.50 per person.   Full payment of £15.50 per person is now due, all payments required by the 3rd October to confirm your seat, please.      Coach leaving Wenvoe 8.30 am      Returning from London 6.30 pm. Tel. Eira 2059 3422.

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July Meeting

At our July meeting we were saddened by the news that Olwen had passed away earlier that day. She had been a good and faithful member of our institute for many years but due to ill health had been unable to continue with her membership for some time and she has been sorely missed. We held a minute’s silence in […]

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Wenvoe Castle

Wenvoe has a castle which is over 600 years old; it is not really a typical castle but rather a very grand house with some architectural features which gave it the appearance of a castle. It is an important and historic building and something of which we can be proud. The first record of a castle in Wenvoe was in […]

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August 2016

Green Flag Award   We have heard that all three of our applications for a Green Flag award have been successful so the Upper Orchid Field, Community Orchard and Elizabethan Orchard will soon be displaying their award certificates. We have not yet seen the results for the rest of Wales but the probability is that we are the only village […]

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BIG LOTTERY FUND

We are delighted to inform you that Wenvoe Playgroup have been awarded £2,500 from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All programme. The grant will be used to replace the outdoor slide and to advertise the Playgroup services to a new audience of parents and children in Cardiff and the Vale area. This is part of the new Fundraising Strategy […]

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Children’s corner

MAP GAME You will need a map or and atlas. Choose a place name from the map and challenge your friend/parent to see if they can find it within a couple of minutes. If they manage it, they choose the next place.. If they don’t find it show them on the map and choose another place for them to find. […]

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August in the Garden

  Well, we’re already more than halfway through the year and what a rotten summer it’s been so far. It seems to me that the few sunny days we’ve had have lacked warmth due to the continuous wind, and I mean wind and not gentle breezes. Already the winter seed catalogues are being delivered – I’ve had a few, almost […]

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Messy Church

How far can you slide on a soapy, wet, blue sheet of tarpaulin? It turns out the Wenvoe Messy Church children can slide all the way across and some ended up covered shoulders to toes in soapy bubbles! Even small toddlers were having fun slipping around and gave their parents an opportunity to join the kids and have ago! This […]

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