Entries by HL & LL

‘For the Love of …….MUSIC’

Most of the people reading the following article will not know the name Idris Griffiths, let alone associate the name with music. I was fortunate enough to know him within our family gatherings, see him work and hear him play the organ. This is my tribute and a profile of a man born and younger […]

Accepting COVID

I have an anxious problemAnd it’s worrying you seeI can’t think past the dreaded COVIDFor the life that once suited me It’s been like a strange horror storyAnd it’s not over yetTime is getting more precious each dayThe older and wiser I get I must start thinking positivelyBut it’s hard when I look aroundWith social […]

Identifying Abuse : Stop-Challenge-Protect

Next week is VULNERABILITY Week with the rolling out of Operation Amethyst involving Zak Bird, Police Community Support Officer, Community Safety who has provided the following information. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Resolven Remembers

As the Resolven Branch of the Royal British Legion recently ceased to exist and according to the Welsh Government Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations, only a fraction of the normal number of people gathered at the Resolven Cenotaph at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. A shortened service of Remembrance took […]

‘Lest We Forget’

‘Lest We Forget’ Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was a Soldier, a Physician and a Poet whose inspirational poem is synonymous with the First World War. At the age of 41, John McCrae enrolled with the Canadian Expeditionary Force following the outbreak of the First World War. It was his second tour of duty in the […]

Clydach Brook Visitor

When crossing the bridge from Commercial Road to Clydach Avenue we saw this visitor to the Clydach Brook. It seems the Grey Heron is a regular visitor to Resolven. The grey heron was first described by the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in 1758 and gave it the name Ardea cinerea. It is closely related and […]

Resolven Community Council New Butterfly Garden Project

On a wet and windy morning last Friday members of the Community Council and volunteers arrived to begin the installation of a new garden planted specifically to attract butterflies. The Community Council had received all the materials and tools from ‘Keep Wales Tidy‘ whose representative Kathryn Brixton also attended to give advice. The area chosen was […]

Looking forward to Spring with Mike Davies

As we come into Autumn and winter you will find a lot of differentspecies of birds coming on to your feeders, never let the feeders go empty, as they will not visit again. I have a regular bird who visits in early/late spring – the woodpecker and on occasions he will bring his offspring to […]

Unusual Sightings in Resolven

A cold but sunny Sunday on the 11th October 2020 gave the residents of Resolven an afternoon of two unexpected and unusual sightings The first, at 2.45 p.m. seen clearly due to the very good visibility of the day, and against a background of vivid blue skies and the occasional fluffy white cloud was a […]