Ghost Hunting With Resolven Welfare Ladies Group and Friends

Friends of Ynysfach Primary once again provided a pumpkin carving competition at the school , which gave the Welfare Ladies Group a perfect opportunity to show them off by transporting them from the school yard over to the canal.

 A pumpkin trail was made from the 1st lock to Ty Banc cottage. There were 97 pumpkins in all and every one if them individual and showcasing some very talented pupils (and parents). 


Recognise the artwork?–Panels from past productions by Resolven Operatic Society in the Welfare


The gatekeepers sold spooky torches and glow sticks at the start of the trail

The Ty Banc Canal  Volunteers joined in and created a terrifying witches’ hut that made a few grown- ups scream let alone the children!

And there were Halloween painted rocks hidden on the trail that children could trade in for treats at Ty Banc. 

Trade Off Point –Halloween rocks for Treats

How it all began in the Welfare
Packing the Treats

The Children’s Pumpkin Competition produced artwork of a superbly high standard too.

Here are a just a few of the 97 pumpkins displayed in all their glory along the Pumpkin Trail and on the wall around the Miners’ Memorial opposite Sardis.

Winner of Pumpkin Competition

The Pumpkin Trail event could only have been by achieved by team work and the  community  joining in the fun , and not forgetting the generosity of local businesses who never fail to support the village events to give the kiddies treats and smiles. So thank you to the Welfare and Resolven Chemist this time.

Special thanks to the Ty Banc Canal Group and the South Wales Adventure Company for their help and Ynysfach Primary and the Welfare Ladies make a formidable team don’t they?

Well done all