Church Hall Hosts Ukulele Band Concert

Village Entrance Surprise, Carnival Day Parade & Field

Seen by incomers to Resolven Village – Local resident cleverly advertises the Carnival day.

 

‘INDONESIAN ARCHITECTS’ performing outside the St David’s Church Hall. 

 

The spectators wait for the Carnival Parade at the Square.

 

 

Zumba Band

 

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At the Vaughan Park

Judges – Cllr. Aylwin Jones, Carole Hopkins & Christine Twaite

 

At the Bowling Green adjacent to the Carnival field

A sample of Welsh International bowling shirts used by Andrew Hopkins in California, Hong Kong, Israel, Ireland etc. Also shirts from Welsh International Stephen Allen.           A number of Resolven Bowls Club members have played Internationally for Wales .

 

Andrew Hopkins, Bowls Coach and Welsh International instructing a new bowler

Andrew Hopkins and Lionel Stock helping some new bowlers. Bowls is a sport that can be played from the age of 8 to 88.

 

Nigel James, Coach suggesting a different size bowl and Lionel Stock giving encouragement to a first time bowler.

Rev. Andrew Davies delivers a bowl, a day before he delivers his sermon. Looking on is Lionel Stock and RDN Editor Anita Morgan.
In the background Ieuan Ace encourages Marcia (the shop/Post Office) & friend on the green.

After opening the Carnival, Cllr Aylwin Jones with Father Andrew near the bowling green.

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Congratulations to the Resolven Community Events Group for a most enjoyable day.

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Presentation by

Hugh Lewis

2018 Resolven Hanging Basket Competition – Result

The Resolven Hanging Basket Competition in 2018 was a bloomin’…. success once again. The wonderful sunny weather of recent weeks ensured that the entries were many and varied, although the dry conditions proved to be a challenge for some entrants.

The judging was done by Mr Mark Cunningham of Neath Port Talbot College Horticultural Department, whom we are pleased to say, is no stranger to the Competition as he has been coming to Resolven for many years now.

In his write-up to RDN he explains fully how he views his visit to Resolven:-

Another year and what fantastic weather we have had and did have on the day.  Once again judging was tight and the standards of the baskets very high and exceptional.  Especially in light of our very warm summer.  Keeping baskets looking good and in their prime is very much hard work and the people who entered had done a fantastic job in doing this.   The competition was close across the board as was first, second and third place. 

 I do hope the community carry on with this competition.  It is such a fantastic competition to have in the community, bringing the community together.  I would like to thank the community for giving of their time and allowing me to see the hanging baskets.

 I enjoy seeing you all at this annual event. 

Hopefully I will see you all next year for the hanging basket competition.

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The competition was kindly sponsored by Resolven Community Council and Cllr. Aylwin Jones, Chairman presented the prizes to the worthy winners.

1st Prize – £50

Susan & Brian Pritchard receiving the 1st place prize money from Cllr. Aylwin Jones

 

2nd Prize – £30

Ron Turner accepting 2nd prize from Cllr. Aylwin Jones

 

3rd Prize – £20

Bernard Bradley with Cllr. Aylwin Jones receiving 3rd Prize

Our thanks to all who made this competition so successful.

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Presentation by

Hugh & Lorna Lewis (RDN Team)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Meeting re. Bus Services and New Health Centre

Mrs Suzy Davies, Assembly Member for South Wales West, will be holding a meeting in Resolven Welfare Hall on Friday the 13th of July at 4 p.m.

She will be there to hear residents’ worries about how they will be able to get to the new Health Centre in Glynneath because of cuts in bus services.

 

 

 

Resolven Carnival Parade Hits John Street and the Field

Another great Carnival Day for Resolven!  Join the Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judging  the Fancy Dress Competiton were Mr Aylwin Jones (Resolven Community Council Chairman), Mrs Carol Hopkins and Mrs Christine Twaite.  They  had a really hard task this year –the ideas and the costumes and props were fantastic..

 

THE WINNERS

Walking Float-The Greatest Showman

Best Adult Group-Mario

Best Girl-Call the Midwife

 

Best Boy-Mr Bean

 

Best Chidren’s Pair-Bill and Ben

Judging over,  then came “All the Fun of the Fair ” —and more.

 

 

 

 

The Bowling Green was open for people to have -a- go, and Resolven club members like Ieuan Ace were there to give advice.

Marcia”the Shop” in action

The Vicar, Father Andrew, really took to it and said he’d be trying his hand again

 

 

 

Back on the Carnival Field, the Resolven Welfare Hall Trustees were encouraging us to get involved in plans for  the future of our Miners’ Welfare Hall

 

Ynysfach W.I ‘s stall had a mouthwatering selection of cakes. as usual

 

 

 

 

All over for another year !

Our thanks go to the hardworking and talented Resolven Community Events Group for giving the community yet another Carnival Day to remember. Terrific!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUN RUN ALONG CANAL On SUNDAY

The Three R’s 5K Fun Run in Resolven

On Sunday 8th July 2018, there’s a Fun Run in Resolven starting at 10 a.m from Resolven Canal Basin.

  

 It’s organised by RUN4FUN RC  and they say :

“ It’s a flat course along the canal,   running for 2.5km towards Glynneath then turning around to run back-ideal for first timers or someone wanting to improve their time.”

They also offer these words of encouragement to people  thinking their Fun Run days are over: 

 “You can run, jog, walk or even crawl any of our races.  Every finisher is a winner in our eyes”