Entries by Ed1

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 […]

Another Cup Success for Resolven Footballers

Reserve Division 2 Cup Final —Mond FC v Resolven FC MARCH 7th 2018   For the 2nd time in 2 years the 2nds win the Reserve Division Cup in front of a good crowd of supporters that all made the journey in heavy rain.  The support for the team was fantastic throughout with the stands turning green […]

Table Tennis Teams Doing Well

Just a few words on table tennis-with the season going into the second half of the Swansea League the Cam Gears teams are doing well  The A team of Ceri Higgon, Morgan Siddley and Martin Evans are 4th in the Premier division. The B team consisting of Gareth Evans, Michael Policht and Cerys Evans are […]

Mike Meets Mountaineers

  The roads on the Brecon Beacons were excellent, although  the snow had gone into large drifts in places.      The peaks were covered in mist and I had to dodge a few hefty hail squalls, but I particularly wanted to take these falls as they were frozen over.     I was very fortunate that […]

Snapped in the Snow and Ice

Two of our RDN  team, Diane Sims and Mike Davies, have been out and about  capturing images of our valley in the icy grasp of the Beast from the East and Storm Emma. Send us YOUR storm pics by emailing  them to us us on:   am@resolvendistrictnews.co.uk Mike captured this charming image for us before the storms […]