Entries by Ed1

Vale of Neath Medical Centre Open Day

The new Vale of Neath Medical Centre  held an Open Day on the 14th of August, and our  RDN photographer Mike Davies  was there to take some pictures  Mike joined   members of the public who were given a tour of the building by a team from Swansea Bay University Health Board.. The entrance and waiting […]

Colourful Character

I met this lovely gent on the old road between Resolven and Abergarwed early this morning   I stopped the car and asked him if he would like his photo taken.  He agreed and went on to say he was doing long walks  for the homeless and to make people aware what tough times they […]

Success for Ynysfach W.I. at the County Show

  Ynysfach WI won three major awards at the WI County Show held on 20th July 2019 at North Cornelly.  The show is open to the 111 WI’s in Glamorgan.   Liz Jones collecting the Port Talbot Cup The Port Talbot Cup is awarded to the best co-operative exhibit in the show – this is the […]

Resolven School photos from Ron Powell

Hello Anita Found this photograph recently which might be of interest. It was my first year at school, the year being 1938. Now retired living in South Manchester. Best wishes and thank you for the District News which I read with great interest. Ron Powell, born in 2 John Street   Just found another two […]

Sunrise over the Vale of Neath

The early bird catches the worm! In this case it was a spectacular sunrise over the Vale of Neath this morning.   MIKE DAVIES (RDN photographer)

Golden Wedding Celebration

Our warmest good wishes go to David and Christine Twaite who celebrated their Golden Wedding on the 5th of July. The wedding was in the Registry Office,Wine Street, Neath. David, son of Emlyn and Hilda Twaite lived in Thomas Terrace, Resolven.  Christine is from Briton Ferry. They have two children, Angela and John and two […]

Tornado Train Steams Through Neath Station

The 60163 Tornado steam train  headed through South West Wales on 14/07/2019 Leaving Bristol early on Sunday morning, the route went down through the Severn Tunnel and passed through several stops in Wales before returning to Bristol later in the evening.It arrived in Cardiff then onto Briton Ferry over the old swing bridge on its […]

Sardis Rainbow Tots

Rainbow Tots is a playgroup organised by Sardis Church every Monday morning. This week, I popped in and was thrilled to see a book presentation for the toddlers who are coming to the end of their playgroup days and are preparing for nursery school in September. Each child was presented with a ‘leaving ‘gift of […]

New Vale of Neath Medical Centre Opening

The Vale of Neath Practice are relocating to the new Vale Of Neath Medical Centre on Friday 16thAugust and Saturday 17th August, and be ready to accept patients on Monday 19th August 2019. The practice has prepared information letters, that Swansea Bay Health Board have kindly agreed to translate and post to all our “heads of household”. […]


On the 10th of July, Mrs Ann Thomas of Coronation Avenue celebrated her 80th birthday..  Ann and her late husband Ken were fine bowlers so  she was delightesd when her Resolven Ladies’ Bowls Club team mates arramged a birthday meal for  her  in the Lamb and Flag, Glynneath..       Ann is a Resolven […]


Many thanks to all involved with the Resolven Carnival,an excellent turnout, the children and the adults who took part looked amazing, Not forgetting the superb floats   —–we look forward to 2020 Mike Davies     you tube link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d8L_BbH3Dg MIKE DAVIES RDN PHOTOGRAPHER