Entries by Ed1

Sign of Early Autumn?— asks Mike Davies

    Could this morning mist in Rheola be the first sign of an early autumn?  Although the official date for the start of the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” is the 23rd of September. Mike Davies

Sickness Stops Daniel from Swimming in European Championships

Local “star” swimmer Daniel Jervis was due to compete in the 1500 metres and 400 metres freestyle in the European Championships last weekend.   We were all looking forward to cheering him on and wondered why he was unable to compete.  DNS-(did not start) appeared next to his name at the bottom of the list of […]

Beacons Reservoir Low Water Photos from Mike Davies

These are pictures taken at the Beacons Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons. on August  7rth     It’s a long time since I can remember the water level so low. . If anyone has photos of the reservoir from earlier “dry” summers, we’d really like to see them. Pictures and report— Mike Davies       […]

How does your garden grow?

Resolven District News would be delighted to see pictures of your gardens in full bloom. Kathleen Evans starts us off  off with a lovely display in her garden .in Resolven         Why not add your own pics to our 2018  SUMMER GALLERY  by emailng us at: am@resolvendistrictnews.co,uk and attaching the photos   […]

Mike Davies Swan Hunting

I went for a walk along the local canal as I knew the swans were building a nest. The male gets the reeds from the canal and hands it over for the female to make the nest.   I left them alone to carry on their duty,  The female lays up to seven eggs between […]

Ynysfach W.I. May to July-What Have They Been Up To?

  May began with a trip to see the newly opened Trago Mills Store in Merthyr – what an enormous shop which seemed to sell everything! We all enjoyed a good browse followed by a bite to eat in the cafe. We all went home laden with goodies we never even knew we wanted!   […]

Ynysfach School Summer fete

A summer fete is being held at Resolven Rugby Club on Saturday 18th of August. From 12 o’clock  onwards Friends of Ynysfach are raising money for Ynysfach Primary School and will be selling uniforms, as well as toys and books and jewellery that have been kindly donated to us. Some of the children are having […]

Mike Davies Shoots a Rainbow

A rainbow opposite the rising sun over the A465 at Resolven. This is an image not often seen as there was no rain to form a rainbow the following text from Google: “A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing […]

Resolven Women Bowlers Win Local Derby

Resolven Ladies Bowls Club faced Glynneath Ladies last week in the annual Shield game and walked off the green as winners.   As usual, there was an extra special bowls tea afterwards.                 The event serves a double purpose. It is played as a West Glamorgan League game […]

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REPORT from Public Meeting Held re. Bus Services and New Health Centre

Meeting held  in Resolven Welfare Hall on Friday the 13th of July The meeting was attended by about 20 residents who were welcomed by South West Wales AM Mrs Suzy Davies.  She said that she had been involved with the original fight to save the Resolven surgery from closure but that fight was over and […]

Resolven Carnival Parade Hits John Street and the Field

Another great Carnival Day for Resolven!  Join the Parade                                                           Judging  the Fancy Dress Competiton were Mr Aylwin Jones (Resolven Community Council Chairman), Mrs Carol Hopkins and […]

New Resolven Donation Centre for Food Bank

Resolven Cyber and Resource Centre is now collecting donations of food for the Vale of Neath food bank which is based in Glynneath. I’m sure you’ll agree that this is a very worthwhile cause and we hope it will be well supported. Please see the poster for a full list of the foods that are […]

Happy 90th Birthday Gwenda

Gwenda North of Cory Street Resolven was 90 on the 21st of June. But congratulations  went on for days after that and on Wednesday the 27th of June, it was the turn of her friends in Resolven Ladies Bowls Club to raise a glass in her honour.                 Gwenda […]