A Turbulent Time

STEPPING BACK TO A TURBULENT TIME   North-west of Tredegar, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, our local walking group came across the famous Chartist Cave. In the autumn of 1839 this remote cave was reputedly used by Chartist rebels to plan, make and stockpile weapons in advance of their famous protest march on Newport in November […]

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December Updates

  The December Council meeting was held after the magazine was printed this month. Planning updates. Culverhouse Cross Retail Park. Unit 1B, (Previously PC World site) An application for three internally LED illuminated flex face box signs complete with bird spikes and digitally printed flex face skins for B&M. Approved. Unit 2A, -New Aldi Store .Three freestanding banners. Refused. The […]

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December Notes

    Three of us met in December on a cold morning and spent a short time clearing weeds. Planting of the window boxes at the Community Centre has been completed and also bulb planting. We will try for a meeting on the 15th January, weather permitting.    

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The Muse by Jessie Burton

The Muse by Jessie Burton The Muse is a follow up novel to Jessie Burton’s very successful first novel The Miniaturist, which has previously been reviewed by the Page Turners. The story is told in two timelines and centres on two creatively gifted young women, Olive Schloss an artist in Spain in the l930’s at the time of the Civil […]

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Prepare for Spring

  Happy new year everyone. I hope you're enjoying all the gardening goodies you were given at Christmas as, once people know that you're interested in horticulture, it's guaranteed that future presents will include items connected to the garden. It might be difficult to get motivated when you're still fighting your way through sweets and the extras you bought or […]

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Pop-up-Sale

  On Saturday 2nd December we held our first "Pop-up" sale of used books outside the Springfield Stores which was good for reducing our stock of surplus books as well as meeting plenty of people. Keep an eye out for future Pop-ups on a Saturday morning and thanks to the Stores for hosting us. We are always grateful for donated […]

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December Meeting Report

  At our December meeting members were delighted by the return of Betty and to see Maureen. A reminder was given of the carol service at St. Mary’s and of the Link carol service at Dinas Powys. Work on our banner is ongoing and we hope it will be completed by our 25th celebration on 1st March when we meet. […]

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Pre-Christmas Events

  On November 22nd we held a quiz with a Christmas theme ,followed on the 29th by retired actress Debra John, who dressed for the part of the lady of the manor in the 1800’s. All the traditions of making mince pies, which were made with different meats in those days and cakes puddings to serve with mulled wine to […]

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