Entries by Ed1

Royal Wedding Celebrated in Style in Resolven Welfare

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and his bride Meghan was celebrated at the Miners’ Welfare, Resolven. The ladies arrived from 10am onwards to watch the build- up to the big day and examine the outfits worn by not only the royal family but by the many celebrities and friends who attended.  There were smiles […]

Hanging Baskets Competition

This will be the 5th year for RDN’s Hanging Baskets Competition, and we are pleased to say that Resolven Community Council is kindly sponsoring it again. 1st Prize-£50  2nd Prize-£30  3rd Prize-£20   The baskets will be judged on Tuesday the 3rd of July and the judges for the 5th year running, will be from […]

Report from Resolfen History Society

  Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive’, Sir Walter Scott.   The above quote is often mistakenly attributed to Shakespeare, when in fact it comes from a poem by Sir Walter Scott on Flodden field. Yet it is very apt to describe the fascinating talk given by Phil […]

Who Won the Duck Race?

Over the last few weeks, with Huw’s help I have been preparing for the Duck Race. Huw had ordered the nets and the ducks whilst Sian, Huw, and myself had made various site visits to choose the most suitable, accessible and safest course with the ultimate aim not to lose any ducks. So, with a […]

Pink Moon Over Vale of Neath

The PINK MOON graced the night sky over the vale of Neath last weekend-the final weekend in April. The name of this full moon  comes from the pink coloured flowers wild ground phlox, one of the first spring flowers. Image by Mike Davies        

Fire in Local Scrapyard

  A large fire broke out at a metal scrap yard in Neath Port Talbot on Saturday evening. South Wales Fire said it received the first of dozens of calls about 19:20 BST reporting the blaze near the the A465 at Skewen. Three fire engines were  in attendance at the scene but there was not considered to be […]

What’s Ynysfach W.I been up to lately?

March began with a trip to Abergavenny for a little retail therapy and a browse around the wonderful indoor market. We set off amid snow flurries and a bitingly cold wind – some of us wondering if perhaps we would be better off staying at home! However we braved the elements and had a thoroughly […]

Resolven Young Performers Delight Audience with Latest Show

JACK and  THE BEANSTALK On Saturday April 2ist, I sat in the audience to watch the latest offering from Resolven Young Performers.  The group has grown over the years and this year they performed their pantomime in Cam Gears Club instead of the Miners Welfare to accommodate the larger cast and what a show they […]

Notice of Council Vacancies

RESOLVEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL          CYNGOR CYMUNED RESOLFEN   LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972   NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR FOR THE UNDERMENTIONED COMMUNITY WARDS   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972 that casual vacancies now exist in the Office of Community Councillor for the […]

Gardening Club Open for Business

Spring has sprung and Tommy Blanchard, Chairman of Clyne and Resolven Gardening Club, has already opened the gardening supplies shed in Clydach Avenue, Resolven (near the blue bridge).     Tommy is there every Saturday morning between 11 and 12 to serve all customers not just members (though joining the club won’t break the bank […]

Report on Resolfen History Society’s April Meeting

  The meeting began on a very sad note as the recent death of committee member Mrs Jean Thomas was announced. Jean had been ill for some time and had served on the committee for many years. A minute’s silence was then marked in her memory. Our sincerest condolences go to our Chairman Gwyn on […]

Daniel Jervis Wins Commonwealth Games Silver

What a brilliant race!   Daniel took 3 seconds off his personal best to finish second and win the silver medal in the 1500 metres Freestyle in the pool at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.   He won a great bronze at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, so to complete the set, will it be gold in […]

Annual Duck Race Soon

  The exact venue for the race is still to be decided (watch this space)  But it will take place on Sat 28th April at 2pm– weather permitting. Tickets are £1. and are available from Church members or Marcia – Post Office. The event is in aid of St David’s Church. RUTH JONES

Children’s Art Competition– Results and Pictures

    Ynysfach school children recently took part in a St. David’s Day Art Competition sponsored by Resolven Community Council.  The winning pictures were chosen by local artist Garfield Evans –what a task for him!   As you can see from the above drawing, the  standard was excellent  and a good crowd turned up at Resolven […]