The River Severn

At what point does the River Severn become the Bristol Channel? Mr Peter Finch gave us the answers on June 22nd in an interesting talk on the Severn estuary and its surrounding coastline. We learnt of many facts we were unaware of and how he was stopped by security guards when attempting to walk the South Wales coastal path

On the 29th June Polly Davies, an American lady, now a Welsh resident, gave us an insight into the life of Calamity Jane. She formed a comparison between her and Annie Oakley, who was a real lady, whereas Calamity was completely opposite with a dubious reputation. We enjoyed a strawberries and cream afternoon on July 6th, followed by a few games of Bingo

A regular visitor to us, Mr Clive Sims, brought along his lovely piano recordings on July 13th.This time the composers he spoke of were Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Felix Mendelssohn. We listened to his recordings of their best known melodies and also tunes made famous by Paul Robeson

There will be no meetings during August and we will restart on Sept 7th at our new venue, the Community Hall