November’s Events

November has been a time for remembrance in the parish, beginning with the evening service for All Souls Day on Sunday October 30th when candles were lit on the altar in church to remember loved ones in our families who have passed to their eternal rest, in recent times and past years   Then on Sunday 13th November we joined […]

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Green Flag Awards

With Christmas and New Year imminent, this is an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved this year. We managed 3 Green Flag awards, the only village in Wales to get three and one of these was the first Green Flag to be achieved on a working farm. We now have 7 sites – one for every day of […]

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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 Letters

      On the 10th October I hosted a social and musical evening at my home for members of the Wenvoe ladies Choir. I wish to thank the ‘ladies’ for the deliciouis refreshments they all brought. Then the highlight of the evening was the lovely music that Dereck played on his harmonica. He is a talented musician. If anyone […]

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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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Save Your Stamps

  With Christmas approaching, now is the time to remind our readers that I still collect your used stamps regularly from our What’s On boxes. During the year donations slow down but as you would expect the Christmas post always provides the bulk of the stamps that people have taken the trouble to save to be sold for charity. This […]

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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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Plan for Autumn

Autumn is well and truly here with trees and shrubs showing full autumn colour. What a good year it’s been for garden bedding plants of all varieties, but especially geraniums, and the various kinds of begonias. I grow both bedding varieties and the big showy ones and the latter have been huge this year, so much so that the weight […]

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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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