Entries by Ed1

History Society Report

The Swansea Workhouses This month’s speaker was Mr Bernard Lewis of Cimla, a noted local historian and author. His topic was to follow a day in the life in the Swansea Workhouse in the nineteenth century.  He began by noting that our perception of workhouses was the portrayal handed down by Charles Dickens in novels […]

Lunch After Church

A  lunch was  held at St Cadoc’s Church on the 5th Sunday of September.   This was an ideal opportunity for  friends who do not normally attend Church on a regular basis to join us for a relaxed meal and a chat. Church members brought along a plate of food to share and people were […]

St David’s Cream Tea

An Autumn Cream Tea was  held at St David’s Church Hall on Saturday 5th October. After much preparation the day arrived that Mair and I had worked towards for several weeks with help from others leading up to the day and also on the day. Thank you RUTH JONES and MAIR HAMBLY A lovely crowd […]

Message from Transport for Wales

Our Valleys (Transport for Wales event) – Neath Port Talbot Want to find out more about what’s happening in Neath Port Talbot? We’re holding our next Our Valleys, Our Community, Our Stations event at the Castle Hotel in Neath on 19th September. Join us from 4 pm to find out more about Transport for Wales’ […]

Melissa Gnojek—-Rugby International

 Resolven might not have a women’s rugby team but it does have women rugby players. Charlotte Griffiths and Melissa Thomas, to name two, and now 18 year old Melissa Gnojek . Originally Melissa joined the Resolven Juniors mixed team as under 9’s and played alongside Wales Under 18’s player Bradley Roderick for about 2 seasons. Melissa first love […]

Resolven Welfare Social Club on BBC Wales TV

  Down The Social with Owen Money In this 4-part series, Owen is joined by Ebbw Vale performer Mandy Starr to visit a number of different social clubs.  The first episode is at the Merthyr Ex Servicemen’s Club on Monday 16th of September at 7.30 pm The second episode features Resolven Miners Welfare (Monday 23rd […]

Resolven Ladies’ Bowls Finals

Mother and daughter, Carwen Thomas and Ceri Holmes, faced each other in the Two Wood Final on Saturday.  After a wonderful display of bowling skills from both players , Ceri won by one shot after  an extra  end  needed to be played to decide the winner.       Carwen, who has enjoyed  a very […]

Report on Resolfen History Society’s AGM

The squally showers and incessant rain associated with the death throes of Hurricane Dorian, which had last week devastated the Bahamas, had a similar effect on the attendance at this year’s AGM on Monday 9th September. The meeting was poorly attended owing to a combination of illness and late summer holidays. Fortunately a quorum was […]

Neath Fair

  Every year, we host an Historic Open Air Event, in the centre of Neath.  It attracts crowds from  far afield  and is recognised as the fourth largest Chartered Street Trading Fair in the UK.     This annual event has been going on in the busy centre of Neath for many hundreds of years […]

Clyne Mission Harvest Celebration

 CLYNE FREE MISSION EVANGELICAL CHURCH Neath Road Clyne SA11 4BW 2019 HARVEST CELEBRATION   ‘Give thanks to the Lord for He is good’   ———— Join us for our  ————   HARVEST SERVICES               Sunday SEPTEMBER 29th  11.00am & 6.00pm Speaker: Pastor Peter Mitchell (Clyne) AND Monday SEPTEMBER 30th  at 7.00 pm Guest Speaker: Rev. Adrian Brake (Carmarthen […]

News from Sardis Baptist Church

HARVEST THANKSGIVING Sardis Baptist Church will be holding Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday  22nd 0f September.   In the morning at 10 30 am there will be a Family Service and at 6 pm Sunday Worship.  Afterwards, the produce from the Harvest will be shared between Neath Food Bank and Teen Challenge Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Gorslas. We […]