July Activities

    During July we had two meetings where the rose bed at the Community Centre was cleared and work commenced on clearing the weeds out of the Village Green rose bed. A second visit in the month was made to the pump at St. Lythans. In spite of a good clearing out of brambles, weeds and debris on our […]

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Summer Notes

    Summer holidays are here and the children are off school – playing football on your lawn and trying not to let the ball flatten your flowers, bless em. Before going away, water well and rely on inclement weather or good friends to water for you. We are advised to save water but water butts are usually empty at […]

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Term End Report

  Well, here we are, almost at the end of this academic year and what a fantastic year it has been! Our Year 6 pupils led a super Leavers Assembly last Friday, sharing their memories of their time in Gwenfo. They were each presented with a memory stick containing photographs of their Gwenfo School life. Following their assembly, they then […]

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WENVOE… A GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST.

    This account that follows was sourced by Lucy Case in 1990 when she was undertaking coursework for one of her A Levels. It tells of childhood days in Wenvoe by Mrs Florence Maud Shelley nee Thomas of Holton Way Cottage in St Andrews Road, Wenvoe, and reminds us of days long gone by. Parry Edwards provided this introduction: […]

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Mysterious Nature

  Sometimes nature can be a bit baffling. In the photo a Rush (the long straight stalk) has grown through the Alder leaf – both are undamaged. How can this happen? Does the Alder leaf sit quietly without moving until the Rush grows through it? Or did a gust of wind force the Alder leaf down on the Rush, leaving […]

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New Welsh Course

  LEARNING WELSH IN WENVOE Do you speak a little Welsh? Perhaps you did Welsh at school or started to learn as an adult? If so…… Good News – a Foundation course will be starting in Wenvoe in September! This course is suitable for adults with a basic understanding of Welsh or those who have completed the WJEC Mynediad/ Beginners […]

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Dog Show

  Monday 2 th August Dinas Powys Common Dog show entries can be made via Dinas vets or submitted on the day. It's £20 to have a stall for the day to help towards costs. This is a local event run by volunteers from the Wenvoe and Dinas communities.        

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August Walks Programme

    Thurs 3rd Aug:- Vale. Circular walk based around Porthkerry, approx. 5 miles. Bert  Sat 5th Aug:- To be advised. V’Iain  Sat 12th Aug:- Talgarth and the Witches Pool. 8 miles. Ian (OL12)  Sat 19th Aug:- A walk near Dinglestow. 7.5 miles Mike (OL14)  Sat 26th Aug:- North of Ystradfellte. Fan nedd and Ffan Llia. […]

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WENVOE RAILWAY TUNNEL

WENVOE RAILWAY TUNNEL   The Barry Railway Company was built to release the stranglehold of the Taff Vale Railway (from Merthyr Tydfil) and Cardiff Docks on the export of south Wales’ coal. Work commenced in1885. Building with great efficiency Barry docks soon overtook Cardiff in exporting coal. This impressive achievement, in no small part, was due to the rapid completion […]

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