Entries by Ed1

End of an Era

  2018 is a very sad year  for sport in the village of Resolven, for after 24 years, and hundreds of children passing through their ranks, Resolven Junior Football Club has folded. Club Chairman Mr Clive Chambers said, “This is a very sad time not only for myself, but for the village of Resolven. I […]

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Women’s World Day of Prayer takes place the first Sunday in March every year.  It is a Service put together by women and the same service is celebrated across the world, starting in Oceania and then across to the Americas. Also, each year a different country compiles the programme and this year the women of […]

“Sweet Bêr Dâr: Queen of the Valley”

A  report on the monthly meeting of Resolfen History Society This month’s speaker was the highly amusing and entertaining Huw Williams of Merthyr Tudful. Huw has visited us on many occasions and also held an adult education class in Resolven some years ago, an experience he recalls with affection. His topic this year was “Sweet […]

Resolven Bowlers in Welsh Team

Congratulations to Simon Ace (seen left) and Stephen Allen (seen right) on being selected to represent Wales at the British Home Series Internationals in Paisley (Scotland) in March. This follows on from them gaining their first caps in 2017 in Belfast.   Simon will also represent Wales in the British singles championship after he won the […]

Table Tennis in Resolven

Table Tennis has been played in Resolven since the 1950’s at both the Miners’ Welfare and George Kent factory.   Some of the Welfare players: John Wicks, Ken Lewis, Denzil Sandry, Evan John Evans.   Viv Hill, Denny Funning, Ron Rees, Len Jones, Selwyn Twaite. Also seen L and R at end of top row—Fred […]

Caretaker/Cleaner Needed

Resolven Community  Council has a vacancy for the above post. Duties include opening and closing the Community Centre when required and general cleaning. For further details and job description please contact the clerk by phone or email: resolvencc:btinternet.com Clerc i’r Cyngor (Clerk to the Council)–Cheryl Payne 6, Llys Bethania, Railway Terrace, Resolven. Sa11 4HG Tel: […]

Super Blood Moon Over Vale of Neath

Jan 31st —the super moon rose in the UK’s night skies and coincided with a supermoon, making it appear 14 percent brighter.  There is a supermoon when a full moon orbits closest to earth and a  blood moon is just another name for a full moon that’s going through a total eclipse. The nickname refers […]

Jobs Vacancies at Building Blocks

  Hi! We currently have a number of vacancies at Building Blocks.  The link to our website and the vacancies is below. Regards Ceri Pritchard (Manager) www.buildingblocksfamilycentre.co.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/job-vacancies

Social Group For Ex-Miners and their Families

The CISWO Social group which meets in the Welfare Hall in Resolven is currently inviting new members to join. The group meets at 10.30am every other Tuesday. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th February 2018. Activities include guest speakers, quizzes, bingo and free day trips. The group is supported by CISWO (Coal […]

What species of birds visit your garden?

 MIKE DAVIES           I am very fortunate to have a garden on the edge of a field in which I get a variety of birds visit the feeders.  The changing seasons will bring in different species, although Blue Tits and the like will visit all year, and often build a nest in […]

Resolfen History Society February Meeting

FEBRUARY MEETING MR HUW WILLIAMS “SWEET BER TAR” Meeting begins at 7: OO PM in THE CHURCH HALL ON MONDAY 12th FEBRUARY Membership: £10 (including refreshments)  VISITORS: £3  CROESO  CYNNES I BAWB www.eclecs.blogspot.com            

Good News from Library

  Starting on Wednesday January 17th the library will be open from 5-7 every Wednesday evening  We hope that this will benefit our customers that are unable to access the library during the day due to work commitments-we now have new up-to-date computers with windows 10 and colour A3 printer and scanner as well as […]

Resolven School Photos 1959/60

Hello Resolven District News! I came across your site whilst googling for a newspaper local to Resolven.  I lived in Resolven from 1957 to April 1961 before moving to Reading where my family still lives.  Last week, whilst with my mum, we were going through the box of old black and white photos , she […]