Village Whist

  As most of you know, Wenvoe’s monthly whist drive sadly came to an end last year. The money that was collected for charity during 2016 amounted to £474.69 and was passed on to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, the chosen charity for last year, nominated by Marilyn Case. As we see the demise of whist in Wenvoe, […]

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History of a Wenvoe Farmer – Part 2

  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TOWYN WILLIAMS – CONTINUED Towyn went to Rhoose Primary School and joined the school choir which came second in an Eisteddfod in Cardiff. After 12 months in Rhoose School Towyn moved to the Grammar School in Barry. He left when he was 14 – Towyn said he did not so much as leave, he […]

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Church News – March

ST. MARY’S PARISH CHURCH NEWS  At the recent Parochial Church Council meeting it was reported that the plans for the church extension on the North side of the church, were progressing with further discussions with our architect Julie Boulby. There is much to sort out before we can think of applying for planning consents from the diocese and the local […]

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March Book

    The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce Rachel Joyce first introduces Queenie Hennessy in her debut novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, when Queenie writes to her old friend Harold, with whom she has had no contact for 20 years, telling him that she is dying of cancer. Harold replies that he is coming […]

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March Activities

  A lovely morning in March and a good turnout for our team. We split the group with one half spending time at St Lythans pump area which was badly overgrown and 4 green bags were filled with debris – brambles, weeds etc. and more is waiting to be collected by one of us. The other half of the team […]

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Women Run The World

  Recently, it was International Women’s Day, which means we get to celebrate women. This day was originally ‘International Women’s Working Day’, a day used when it made its first appearance in 1909 in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies Garment’s Union. There was need for the women’s day because in Germany by 1914, women were finally […]

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School News

    As always, school life is so busy and enjoyable. St David’s Day was a wonderful celebration for us – the children looked fantastic in their Welsh national costumes, with a mixture of Welsh shirts and traditional dress. All pupils entered various competitions, including story writing and art. There was also a home competition to decorate a wooden spoon […]

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Silent Spring ?

The End Game? No thrush sings in the garden now, No blackbird looks to bully the thrush And no swifts shrill above the town, No kestrels hover over the motorways; No cheeky sparrows fly up when a car goes by And no skylarks sing above the barren meadows. The martins abandoned their nest under the eaves years ago Early predictions […]

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Special Chocolate Easter Cake [no cooking]

  Special Chocolate Easter Cake [no cooking] 100g butter, plus a little extra fo greasing 150g bar of dark chocolate with nuts, broken into pieces 2 tbsp golden syrup 50g hazelnuts, halved 5g pine nuts 175g soft almond amaretti biscuits, broken into chunky pieces 100g dried soft figs, chopped 300g Belgian chocolate sauce [M & S] 2 tbsp Amaretto or […]

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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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