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Dear Editor, It has been good to read that the BCBC is to purchase the leasehold of Salt Lake car park for £3.3million of our money. Nothing has been done over the last 10 years since the regeneration deal was agreed but the idea is still there to increase the population by building 1200 new homes. The developers must remember that our town needs to remain attractive to tourists.  Unfortunately BCBC ‘killed’ Bridgend town Centre and is now having to spend money to try and revive it. In addition, the relocation of the doctor’s surgery will have an impact on the number of people using town. When the valuable land of Porthcawl is sold off to developers let us hope that some of the monies made is used to improve the town, as a lot of tidying is required. And I hope that it is not all spent in other areas of Bridgend County. John Finney, Porthcawl

Dear Editor, I was parked in the disabled area in Hillsboro Place on Friday 16th March from 2.00 to 3.00 o’clock. On my return, the passage side of my car was badly damaged, no name or number left by the person responsible for this. The only clue I have is that the paint left on my car came either from a white or a grey car, and their car must have the driver’s side damaged with traces of black paint. If this person reads the Seaside News, please have the decency to come forward via the Seaside News.  I am sure neighbours would notice this damage to your car. I am a lady 80 years of age and keeping my car on the road is quite an expense for me. The damage you have caused, to be put right, will cost me £100. Does that make you feel guilty in any way, causing an old lady such distress?   AW, Porthcawl

RE: A RARE VISITOR Dear Editor, I was intrigued to see the photos of the short-eared owl submitted by Mike Pugh in the March edition.   I was walking my dog Amber across Locks Common in Porthcawl last week when I saw the owl flying low above my head being mobbed by a couple of crows. It was holding its own pretty well. At one point I could swear that it swooped low and winked at me as if to say ‘just watch this!’. Just then one of the crows swooped down at it, but the owl was too agile and it slowed down so the crow overtook it and then it swiped it with its talons across the underside of its body. The crow gave up and flew away.  However the other crow was not put off and attempted the same manoeuvre and received the same response.  However this crow was not put off so easily and tried again. This time the owl swooped down into the gorse. The crow then lost interest and flew away.  The owl continued happily on its way.  I must say I was disappointed the owl did not return to say ‘I told you so’! Mike Summerton, Porthcawl

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ROSIE HARRIS Never Too Old For Love

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ANNIE MURRAY Sisters of Gold

ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON The Mauler

JAMES PATTERSON 17th Suspect

AMANDA HERBERT-DAVIES Children in the Second World War

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It was a pleasure to host Porthcawl’s annual Book Quiz in which two children from each of the local Schools take part. Each school answers 20 questions on a different book, and everyone who takes part receives a goody bag with additional prizes for the winner and runner up. This year Max Thomas-Morgan and Louis Parry were the winners, they achieved 100% while Will Bloomfield and Ava Davies came a close second on 95%.

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As part of our Live and Loud events, Lalala Productions recently visited Porthcawl Library and entertained the children with a wonderful mix of English and Welsh storytelling. Over the Easter holiday we have a full programme of events, including an Easter Egg Hunt on 3rd April. Pop in or like and follow Porthcawl Library on Facebook to find out more. Next month on April the 7th at 7.30pm we have “Murder in the Library” with Hercules Parrot, Miss Lostermarbles and Sam Callaspadeaspade who are all up for an award. The event is being hosted by Chief Librarian Miss Plum but things go tragically wrong and we will need your help to solve the crime. Tickets are £5 and are available through our website. https://awen.ticketsolve.com/shows Don’t forget we are shut on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Happy Easter and see you soon. ELAINE WINSTANLEY Porthcawl Library: Tel: 01656 754845 Email: porthcawl.library@awen-wales.com


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Local history PORTHCAWL AND ‘THE RED BARON’

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1st April commemorates the centenary of the Royal Airforce, which was formed out of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. Yet, that same month the greatest German flying ace, Baron von Richthofen, The Red Baron, credited with 80 confirmed kills, was himself shot down on 21st April. At the time he was involved in a dogfight involving Canadian Captain Arthur Roy Brown, who was initially credited with the kill; yet did not himself claim the victory. However, more recent historical research and evidence attributes the fatal bullet as having been discharged from an Australian Lewis Gunner sited below in Vauz sur Somme. Of three possible gunners of the 4th Australian Division, it is now widely believed that Sergeant Cedric Bassett Popkin fired the fatal shot. Cedric was born in Australia, the eldest son of immigrant William Popkin from Maesteg. Following the death of his mother, Lilian, his younger brother Roland was sent to live with his sister at 35 Mary Street, Porthcawl. In 1916, Roland who was studying law in London enlisted in the London Regiment, 28th Artist’s Rifles, and was killed in action, in France, on 27th September 1918. Cedric, survived the war despite losing a leg, and died in 1968 in Australia aged 78years old. Ceri Joseph

On Saturday 16th June Bridgend Town Centre will once again be transported back in time to the wartime era. This FREE family event was hugely successful last year with over 3000 attending. This year to mark the Centenary of WWI the event with have an interesting mix of both WWI and WWII interactive stalls, demonstrations, re-enactments, exhibitions and entertainment for all ages. This year will feature a full size replica WWI Bristol Scout Bi Plane, an array of vintage vehicles together with a multitude of realistic demonstrations from experts showing how life had to be lived in that era. This year will also feature;•WWII Codes and Code Braking, 1940’s Home Guard, Welsh WWII Infantry, WWI Airship Crew, a traditional Punch and Judy puppet show, WWII toy soldier painting, poppy and medal making children’s craft, School life and period games and much more! •Live entertainment will take place throughout the day creating a vibrant wartime ambiance with live music from the era. A George Formby lookalike will mingle and serenade the crowds, with Winston and Monty making a special appearance for the day. •Bridgend allotmenteers will show how the Dig for Victory Campaign was put into reality; various local military organisations will add their expertise to the event •A full exhibition centre is available at Carnegie House in Wyndham Street to entertain and inform the public. Displays by Michael Ridley, Cheryl Hart and Natalie Murphy, featuring photographs and postcards from the era and an extensive military display complete with a fully constructed Anderson Shelter. •Wartime walks by local historian John Dunkley-Williams. •Quote - This will be a day to remember for all in South Wales residents, commented Cllr.Unwin. •Bridgend played an important role in WW2 and on the 16th June we will be marking this at our Wartime Bridgend event. •Wartime Bridgend promises to be a unique experience in historical terms for the Bridgend area and will be great day out for all the family. Further details can be found on https://www.facebook.com/wartimebridgend and #WartimeBridgend.

FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY NEWS The 16th April will host Mr John Ashley speaking on ‘Family History Research’. All members and non-members are welcome. The ‘Mysteries of the Brunel Family’ will be the topic provided by Mr Glyn Williams, on 21st May . Doors open 7pm with refreshments.  Our Research Centre in the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig, is open on Wednesday from 10.30am-3pm, except for the last Wednesday of the month. Volunteer researchers are on hand to guide you in your search for ancestors, but now need to be booked for hourly sessions on Tel: 01656 728531 [Wednesday’s only] or arc@glamfhs.org.uk. For more information see our website: www.glamfhs.org.uk  Victoria Salmon

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School reports MYNYDD CYNFFIG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Our pupils continue to receive a wide range of learning experiences including a visit from ‘The Really Wild Show’, a trip to Greenmeadow Community Farm near Cwmbran, a Bird Feeder workshop at Pyle Library, several dance workshops and a mock Wedding at St Theodore’s Church in Kenfig Hill for our Foundation Phase children. In Key Stage 2, our Year 5 classes have been go-karting whilst Year 6 have visited RAF St Athan as part of their STEM project about drones. We have also had visits from Techniquest who did a ‘Starlab’ demonstration, the RNLI talked about beach safety and from Madeleine Moon, Member of Parliament for Bridgend, who talked to our pupils about her work within our community and at Westminster. We celebrated St David’s Day with dance, drama and songs, which made us proud to be Welsh. Many congratulations to Mynydd Margam on winning the Eisteddfod which involved writing, art and costume competitions. Our pupils have also participated in various sporting competitions including netball and football as well as in swimming where our Year 5 & 6 girls team recently performed exceptionally well at the Urdd National Swimming Gala Finals in Cardiff Bay. Neil Davies  Head Teacher

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THE BRIDGE This is our first time contributing to the Seaside News. We would like to share the many events happening here at The Bridge. Our school is an Alternative Provision, which provides education for children who struggle attending mainstream school. This term, we have been focusing on being a Rights Respecting School (RRS). We are currently working towards the Silver Award. In April, we are expecting a visit from the Children’s Commissioner of Wales (Sally Holland) she is going to be talking about her role of working with young people. Some of our year 11s recently joined in a webinar organised by Sally where they discussed the many issues around Islamophobia.  A short while ago, we were nominated for the green token appeal in Asda. Thanks to the generosity of the local community we received the most tokens and were awarded £500. The money is being used to renovate our common rooms.  We would also like to mention our year 11 pupils who are currently working hard and revising for their GCSE exams. We wish them all the best of luck.  Year 10 and Year 11 Seaside News team

BRYNTEG SCHOOL Recently a group of year 9 students had the opportunity to experience workshops with BBC School Report and Digital Cities in the Wales Millennium Centre. The main focus of the event is to educate students on digital journalism and the many different job opportunities available. Each workshop was run by different companies and topics included coding, virtual reality, real news and radio. In addition Brynteg will take part in the BBC School Report annual News Day, simultaneously creating video, audio and text-based news reports and publishing them online.  Congratulations to two year 10 students Ella and Seren who won second prize in the National Oxplore Big Question Competition. Pupils from schools nationwide were invited to submit a thought provoking question. The girl’s successful question was ‘Is the population of people with mental health issues increasing? If so, why is this?’ The question impressed the judging panel and both received a £20 book token. Well done!  Brynteg School celebrated World Book Day during March. Pupils and staff had the option to come to school dressed as a book character. There were many activities throughout the day and students thoroughly enjoyed!  Jen L Davies

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school reports ST CLARE’S SCHOOL, PORTHCAWL

As anyone who has watched Blue Planet will know, at least 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in the oceans every year where it chokes, entangles and poisons marine life. St Clare’s School in Newton on the outskirts of Porthcawl decided to help clean up the plastic waste we unfortunately now find in our oceans and on all of our beaches. Despite gloomy grey skies, the Year 11 students armed with litter-pickers had a successful clean-up and collected 12 bags of rubbish as well as a big fishing crate, all of which had washed up onto Newton Beach after the last few weeks of unusually heavy storms. Rachel Smart, Acting Deputy Head said, “St Clare’s takes its social responsibility very seriously and outdoor learning is important to the wellbeing of our pupils from our Nursery to Sixth Form. We’re very fortunate to be so close to the glorious Heritage Coastline and it’s crucial that we all play a part in taking care of it. A spirit of adventure and a creative, intuitive approach inspires our learning and yields superb academic and other results. We help our students to better understand the links between the personal and the wider community.” Simon Antwis Headmaster Picture: St Clare’s students clean up on Newton Beach

CORNELLY PRIMARY Our St David’s Day Eisteddfod, despite being belated, was a superb Welsh celebration complete with competition winners, Chairing of the Bard and Welsh Cakes! While World Book Day was an opportunity to celebrate reading when we dressed up as book characters and enjoyed fun activities. Two mums and a grandmother had a big surprise on Mother’s Day when, thanks to the Sainsbury’s competition winners, they were presented with flowers and chocolates. A surprise for children too when the mysterious Foundation Phase egg hatched to reveal Kerry a real live Bearded Dragon lizard!  Fair Trade Friday saw our Eco Committee raising £168 for the fruit and vegetable garden they are developing in conjunction with CDDT and the Parent Council. The School Council have conducted a traffic survey with PCSOs monitoring vehicles with Speed Guns and we have learned about swimming safely from RNLI Lifeguards.  Tray and Display days enabled parents and carers to come in and see their child’s work and Year 5 & 6 children shared science activities on their Shine Day as part of STEM Science Week. Parents are also welcome to come in and join with their child on a Thursday morning to save their money with the Credit Union.  Sue Jones 24 | seaside news

PIL PRIMARY NURSERY NEWS Nursery’s topic this term is Mini Zoo. They are learning all about different animals, their homes and what they need to live. Last week they visited the Pet Shop on Pyle Cross. They saw hamsters, chinchillas, guinea pigs, budgies and lovebirds. The highlight of the visit was seeing the two African grey parrots named Pepsi and Tango. We used real money to buy fish food for Nemo our class goldfish and birdseed for the wild birds. On Wednesday Mr Bentley brought two budgies to Nursery. The children listened to Mr Bentley explaining how he looks after them and what they like to eat. We learnt that budgies originally came from Australia. The children asked lots of questions and all thought that they would like a budgie as a pet. Thank you Mr Bentley. Neil Pryce

PORTHCAWL COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL Sixth Form pupils at PCS had the opportunity to grill the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Suzy Davies AM and Cllr Carolyn Webster at school just before half term. Pupils questioned them on a range of issues from the uses of technology in government to Brexit. Ms Patel was pleased to hear the passion from the questioning and the interest in politics, both devolved and national, and “was impressed at the level of engagement by the students of the school”. We have just held our Annual Awards Evening which recognised the achievements and successes across the school of pupils from 2016-17 academic year. The evening was extremely well attended by parents and pupils, and it was wonderful to celebrate so many individual triumphs. Current Year 7 pupils were also recognised with Honours for extra-curricular accomplishments. Congratulations to everyone involved!  Pupils contributed a magnificent 710 Easter eggs towards Support for Romania on behalf of Gilgal Baptist Church, who collected 2160 eggs in total; see www.supportforromania.org.uk for more details. On 5th March, Music and Drama pupils enjoyed an evening with the Rotary Club, reliving songs from ‘Phantom’ at the Hi Tide. Many are also involved in a music concert at All Saints Church for the RNLI on 20th April, so look out for further information. Please visit our website www.porthcawlschool. co.uk.  Andrew Slade  Head Teacher


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school reports PORTHCAWL PRIMARY LITERACY HUB

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Led by pupils to raise standards in boys’ writing. This year Porthcawl Primary School has continued to work as a Literacy Hub School for Central South Consortium. This role has included supporting schools across South Wales as well as running a successful three day programme aimed at raising standards in boys’ writing. The programme received excellent feedback and was well attended by schools from across South Wales. One of the aspects which had a particularly big impact was getting our pupils working with practitioners on the programme.  We are very proud of how confident and enthusiastic our pupils are when it comes to writing so we decided that they were the best people to show what we do as a school. On day 2 a variety of pupils were partnered with teachers and they took part in a Visual Literacy lesson. The lesson involved many techniques including modelling and creating success criteria as well as extended writing and all the pupils involved did an amazing job of showing the practitioners techniques that work for us as a school. Being a Literacy Hub school has meant we have worked alongside many great schools and it is very rewarding to see our pupils contributing to our programme. Jo Rowley Head Teacher

It has been a busy term so far! Through the hard work of the pupils and the encouragement of the ‘Criw Cymraeg’ we have successfully won the Welsh Charter bronze award. Mia and Carwyn have recently collected the award from Central South Consortium. Our themes were launched with visits to Margam Park and St Fagans and with performances by ‘In Character’ theatre about Henry Tudor, the Mimosa and the journey of the Welsh Language. An inspiring start to our work!  As well as watching performances many of our pupils have been performing on S4C. Over the Festival we saw Lacey in ‘Un Bore Mercher’ / ‘Keeping Faith’ and Carwyn and Lowri on ar ‘Fidio Fi’. Over the next few weeks, Ben, Caian, Finlay, Gwion, Kian, Phoebe and Sonny will also be on ‘Fidio Fi’ and Ava, Corey, Elly, Eluned, Georgia, Gethin, Morgan, Noah on ‘Stwnsh Sadwrn’.  Years 3 and 4 are busy working on an ‘Expressive Arts’ project developing creative dances based on the history of Twm Carnabwth and the Rebecca Riots. Whilst there is an air of great excitement as we prepare for the Urdd eisteddfodau and sports competitions. Well done to the rugby squad on their recent success in the Urdd tournament. Rhiannon Dixon Head Teacher

AFON Y FELIN PRIMARY We have been judged as a Yellow School again! This means we are an effective school, with good learner outcomes, and a good understanding of performance and self improvement. On Safer Internet day, Mr. Hughes also held a workshop to help the parents understand how to keep their children safe online, as well as an interactive quiz with the children. The KS2 pupils attended a workshop, “Show Racism the Red Card,” a very important lesson! We have been fortunate enough to welcome Lizzie back to our school, she very kindly helped us with our dance entry in the Eisteddfod last year. The parents were invited in to see the dance, Waking the Giant of Cader Idris. We welcomed Glenda Lwyd, the harpist back again, she is always a very popular visitor, she played Clocks by Coldplay among others. Our World Book Day and Eisteddfod celebrations were delayed by the snow, lots of imaginative costumes, and the standard of entries for the Eisteddfod made the judging harder than ever! Nia Knowles won The Chair, and Ty Afon won the school cup. Our hardworking P.F.A. raised a massive £100 by hosting Valentine Discos.  AJ Pritchard - Parent Governor 26 | seaside news

BRIDGEND COLLEGE CREATIVE ARTS We are celebrating the success of our recent Welsh Government data that has shown we are the top in the sector for Performing Arts and Music in Wales, well done team. The fashion and textiles courses have had a very exciting term that included a visit to Bath Fashion Museum and Bristol Costume Services to get inspired by historical fashion. The tutors then took the learners to a workshop and tour of the Sustainable Studio in Cardiff to learn more about up-cycled fashion. This is a really interesting area of study and the students produced really creative ideas. This then led to a visit from ‘The Stitchery’ to discuss ethical fashion brands and how to up-cycle clothes. All these projects and trips are to inspire students and kick off their design projects, which will be showcased in our fashion show on May 10th at 7pm in the Sony Theater. There is no fee to attend the show, but donations will be welcomed and given to a chosen charity. Next month I will be updating you on more Creative Arts news including updates for our music show in The Hi-tide Porthcawl called ‘Merseybeat’. Adam Richards Bridgend College arichards@bridgend.ac.uk 01656 302302


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CONTINUITY

YSGIFENNU CERDD

FAR BELOW THE SEA

I have written many poems In blank verse and some that rhyme Creation is quite fulfilling And something that fills my time.

Gwyn fel cymylau yn yr awyr clir Du fel inc o’r pen  Coch fel gwaed yn llifo  Melyn fel yr haul yn disgleirio  Gwyrdd fel pobl yn chwarae yn y cae  Llwyd fel fflamau’r tan  Oren fel tan yn boeth  Glas fel y mor gyda tonnau yn sblasio  Lliwiau’r gwlad, lliwiau’r byd, lliwiau’rbydysawrd ni.  Nia Knowles - Winner of The Chair March 2018

Down among the dead bones Far below the sea,  Lie beasts and little monsters –  To small to see!  They swim within the darkness –  Then eat with eyes shut tight  And only venture into the light –  When the moments right!  They’ll nibble on your fingers –  They love a tiny toe!  Can’t get enough of salty blood –  It’s the stuff that makes them grow!  They’ll lick the salt and chew the skin  Then slowly gnaw the bone  And when you go to rub your leg –  They’ll shred that finger too!  Down among the broken bones –  Hidden deep within the sea,  Lie nasty beasts and monsters –  Hungry for a feed! Rhian White

I like to work with ink and paper, With pens I write my verse And now I have a grandson Who can write poems both short and terse. But publication is the final aim, In the Seaside News no less, His work printed there for all to see With his name, age and address. ‘Tis early March and the poem’s now published, Bringing as much joy as you will ever see. For his poem’s laid out on ‘Poet’s Corner’s’ page, May I call it… “Continuity?”. I’m sure he has more ideas In his mind now neatly furled Which will follow his ‘Opus 1’ that’s called, ‘Our Wonderful World’. Brian Morris (Bampa), Kenfig Hill

BABY IN WAITING Safe and treasured and loved am I Secure in my mother’s womb While with joy my siblings await my birth ‘Till I’ll burst forth from out my tomb   They’re watching with joy for a precious child To complete their family Knowing not name, nor gender, nor what My skills or purpose will be But here now I rest for I’m loved and held dear God’s gift I must surely be   Yes, I fear not my welcome from family on earth For we all are learning God’s ways And surrounded by love, eternal and sure We will flow though eternal days  Pauline Lewis, Porthcawl

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A RIVERS JOURNEY I dash through the rough vales, skimming my bed elegantly; as I twist and slide through the slimy rocks, my tail follows behind me trying so hard to catch up. I spot a waterfall dribbling down its slide and gushing like the speedy waves I long for! It fights with the rocks as it reaches the depths. Then, I take my turn and at the bottom, I meet my foaming friends, bubbling like lemonade being blown through a straw. We play tag in the crystal clear water under my feet! I flow faintly through the rigid rocks as I see stunning blossom trees in a shade of glamorous baby pink. Near them, I see some humans glaring at me so I dance my best dance. The birds sing for me and their voices make them the kings of the sky in the day and night. I decide to move along and as I am gliding, my eye is caught by a humongous horse. He started galloping gracefully but my hunger distracts me so I feast on two big, juicy fish! Now that I have eaten I now have enough energy to race to the finish line. I sprint past the meadows and more blossom trees. I have no time to lose! I wave goodbye and am back on my way. I can smell my destination just a few steps away. I am free finally back in the sea again. My rolling body feels open and I am able to breathe again. I am eventually reunited with my friends and family. I am now released. My adventurous journey becomes clear, I love it more than anything. By Keira Tucker Age 11

Email us your poem info@seaside news.co.uk HUMANS AND DAFFODILS The human body, Is like a daffodil, It needs love, And a lot of will.

The stem itself, Is like the vein, Takes all the goodness, From the ground and rain. The trumpet stands, So bold and proud, Like human beings, Within a crowd. The growth depends, With strength within, Like a daffodil, And the soil it’s in. The colour not seen, Until the spring, Like a matured body, With love within. Written by David Boyce Brackla, Bridgend


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COASTWATCHERS GET NEW HOME

Our SeaQuest team are busy delivering a range of beach and indoor Coastal Science and Discovery sessions, including Coastal Crusader and Beach Discovery workshops, together with sessions on the beach for schools. During April, we have some fantastic events lined up including our Family Fun beach event on Tuesday 3rd April, from 11.00am to 1.00pm, and our Eggciting event at The Pavilion on 10th April, 12.00pm – 2.00pm. Booking is essential – see our website or contact Claire for more information on 07816-456905 / Claire@ porthcawl-harbourside.co.uk.  Our uniform group events are proving to be very popular, with several lined up including Brownie Badge Day on 11th April, and Cub Badge Day on 12th April. Please contact Anne on 07920796637 / anne@porthcawl-harbourside.co.uk to find out more.  Do you, or someone you know, have an interest in Coastal Science and have a few hours to spare? SeaQuest are looking to add to the team of enthusiastic volunteers. You will have the opportunity to help us deliver sessions to children and families, gain valuable experience and have fun, too. Please contact Claire for more information.  More on SeaQuest and Porthcawl Maritime Centre is on our website: http://www.harbourquarterporthcawl.co.uk or facebook.com/HarboursideQuarterPorthcawl and twitter.com/ HQPorthcawl.  Jayne Bowden

Things are happening in Porthcawl. After what seems like an endless lull when nothing much seemed to be going on, work is now underway on replacing the so-called tarmac beach and is also due to start on the new Watersports Centre at Rest Bay. This centre will highlight Porthcawl’s growing importance as a base for surfers – something that the planned Maritime Centre at Cosy Corner will also develop. I recently visited the old watchtower on the breakwater which is now home to the National Coastwatch Institution. The building was renovated with money from BCBC, which owns it, Cadw and Heritage Lottery. It is a base where 40 local volunteers, working on rotas, provide extra sets of eyes to watch out for swimmers, shipping and surfers. The NCI is actually a charity so nobody gets paid – volunteers even pay for their own uniforms. They work under the direction of the Coastguard Operations Centre at Milford Haven and also liaise closely with the RNLI lifeboats crews nearby. I was very impressed with their operation, which provides cover in daylight hours 365 days a year. It’s yet another example of the great community spirit to be found in Porthcawl.

A NEW WAVE OF LIFEGUARD SERVICES ROLL IN

It was my great pleasure to be the guest judge at the ‘Fairtrade Bake Off’ at last month’s Bridgend Fairtrade Festival. The event was organised by The Bridgend Fairtrade Partnership. Local schools, community groups and individual bakers were invited to get baking and to use as many Fairtrade ingredients as they could in their entries. There were some fabulous cakes including coconut flapjacks, a chocolate ginger cake, a banana cake, a paradise cake, a world war one trench cake and a coffee and walnut cake. There was also a lovely lion cake. The cakes were delicious and it was great to have the opportunity to sample them all. It was very difficult to pick an overall winner as the standard was very high. Judging mainly on taste, although presentation and texture did feature in my deliberations, my favourite cake was the banana cake. The two runners up were the paradise cake and the coffee and walnut cake. There was also a prize for the young baker of the lion cake. As well as the Bake Off, there were a range of stalls selling jewellery, bags, scarves, hats, socks, chocolates and other Fairtrade products.  

As Bridgend County Borough moves into spring and we all start to look forward to some warmer weather, I’m delighted to confirm that last year’s scheme to provide seasonal lifeguard services in partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is set to return. Bridgend County Borough Council, Porthcawl Town Council and Parkdean have agreed to jointly fund the service with the RNLI over the next three years.  The partnership will provide lifeguard services at Rest Bay, Pink Bay, Coney Beach and Trecco Bay, and will be reviewed in 2021.  The RNLI already patrol 220 UK beaches across the UK where they spot danger, save lives and help to keep beach visitors safe.  Lifeguard recruitment, training and overall management will be undertaken by the RNLI, and they will be working closely with local surf lifesaving clubs as well as the volunteer crew at Porthcawl’s RNLI lifeboat station.  This is going to be of great benefit to Porthcawl, and not just because research has demonstrated that seasonal lifeguard services can benefit coastal economies, reduce costs to the NHS, discourage anti-social behaviour and more.  Further information will be announced shortly before the season begins, so look out for more details soon.  COUNCILLOR HYWEL WILLIAMS Deputy Leader Bridgend County Borough Council Tel: 01656 643643 www.bridgend.gov.uk

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FRESH NEW LOOK FOR PORTHCAWL SEA DEFENCES

BRIDGEND COUNTY BOROUGH BITES BACK

By now you should have seen the artist impression of how new sand-coloured ‘terraced’ sea defences will look when work to install them at Porthcawl’s town beach is completed later this year. I hope you’ll agree that the new defences are a huge improvement over the current ‘tarmac’ beach.  The old beach may have come in for a fair amount of criticism over the years, but it is easy to forget what an important role it has served ever since it was installed back in the mid-‘80s.  I’m sure some residents will recall the flooding that used to take place along the seafront, or how it wasn’t uncommon to sometimes find seawater as far back as John Street.  The tarmac beach put a stop to that, and it has done a fantastic job of protecting more than 260 seafront properties for more than three decades.  Now that the defences have reached the end of their natural life, the council and its partners are taking the opportunity to replace them with a more eye-catching design.  You’ll see increasing activity at the town beach over the next few months as this work progresses, and will be able to find out more at community.alungriffiths.co.uk 

I think we can all agree that ‘the Beast from the East’ certainly took a bite out of Bridgend County Borough last month. As temperatures plummeted to lows of -9.8 degrees, the council spread more than 860 tonnes of grit, treated 3,762km of road, re-stocked 450 grit bins, cleared snow from town centres and busy pedestrian routes, and ensured that daily care could be provided as normal at the homes of almost a thousand vulnerable elderly and disabled people.  Council staff went the extra mile in ensuring that essential services could continue, sometimes literally – I know of workers who arranged to sleep on colleagues’ sofas or who walked several miles to help vulnerable residents, while many were out working in the freezing conditions at all hours.  Burst water pipes at schools and sports pavilions also caused disruption. There was major damage as ceilings collapsed and electrical wiring became soaked, and a great deal of work has been undertaken to make the buildings safe again - although the damage was so extensive in some cases that repairs are still underway.  Nevertheless, well done to everyone who made such a brilliant effort to keep people safe from ‘the Beast from the East’. 

COUNCILLOR CHARLES SMITH Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration Bridgend County Borough Council 01656 643643 www.bridgend.gov.uk

COUNCILLOR HUW DAVID Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council Tel 01656 643643 www.bridgend.gov.uk

PORTHCAWL INDEPENDENT ALLIANCE TRYING NOT TO CONNECT YOU We all have had the experience of nuisance phone calls, now more than ever with many of us tethered to our phones it seems as if companies can reach out to us whenever they want.  Since 2013 OFCOM and the Information Commissions Office have been working to stem the tide of nuisance callers. The update to their plan, released in February 2018, outlines the progress they have made so far. These include blocking measures on numbers guilty of repeated offences, enforcement measures to punish companies making nuisance calls and increased intelligence sharing between various agencies to stay on top of the ever changing situation. All in all their efforts are having an effect. Modern technology is a wonder, and the connections it allows us to make and maintain across the world is an astonishing accomplishment. However, there are always those who seek to take advantage of innovation. It is good to see that the authorities seem to be making progress on punishing those who do, allowing us to stay connected with friends and family, safe in the knowledge we won’t be pestered by anonymous salesmen looking to exploit the connectivity of the modern world. MADELEINE MOON MP www.madeleinemoonmp.com 01656 750002

Ten Pledges Project update Many pavements across town are in dire need of repair. We have pledged to repair the worst using town council funding. The independent councillors in your ward will be bidding for work to be done against a scoring criteria currently being developed.  Another one of our pledges will result in extra grass cutting on a number of verges across town coming into effect this spring.  What’s happening generally?  The CCTV scheme which will help to keep our town safe has now been approved, and our contractor will soon be installing cameras at a number of key entry points across town.  Events  The Mayor of Porthcawl’s Charity Ball is being held at the beautiful Grand Pavilion on Saturday May 5th 2018. Please contact Cllr Graham Walter on 01656 513442 for tickets.  What are your Independents doing?  We have been working closely with our local policing team to make our schools safer at drop-off and collection times. Fixed penalty notices are now being issued to drivers who are parking illegally during these times.  Please remember to join our Facebook group ‘Porthcawl Forward’ to keep up-to-date.  Porthcawl Independent Alliance - Let’s take Porthcawl Forward

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Club features DOGS TRUST – DOG OF THE MONTH

Zeus is a four-year-old Husky Cross who has bounds of energy. He enjoys playing with his toys and having plenty of off lead exercise. Zeus will need to continue with his training to build up his social skills with other dogs. He is not used to being left, so new owners would need to work on gradually building this up. Zeus is looking for an active home where he will get of physical and mental stimulation, and training classes would help with this as he is eager to learn. He is unsuitable to live with cats or small animals. Zeus is house trained and travels well in the car. He can live with children 11 years old and above who are used to dogs. Zeus will make a lovely addition to an active family home. For more information on Zeus, please visit the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Bridgend, CF31 4NG; or give us call on 01656 725219. You can also visit our website at www.dogstrust.org.uk. Julie Ace Re-homer/Media Assistant

ANDROMEDA GALAXY SAME SIZE AS MILKY WAY For decades astronomers have believed that the Andromeda galaxy is two to three times bigger than our own Milky Way galaxy. However, by using a new technique to measure the escape velocity of Andromeda it now seems that both galaxies are similar in size - around 800 billion solar masses.  The two galaxies dominate a cluster of 30 galaxies known as the Local Group, which spans around ten million light years.  Andromeda and the Milky Way are separated by a distance of 2.5 million light years and will merge in 4 billion years time.  Scientists used the movement of high-velocity planetary nebulae within the Andromeda galaxy to calculate the speed required to escape the gravitational pull of the galaxy and found it to be around 470 +/- 40 kilometres per second.  A similar technique was used in 2014 to determine the mass of the Milky Way.  It was also found that the Milky Way contained less dark matter than previously thought - a result which has also been found for Andromeda by the new research.  The result means that we have a new way of collecting data about our Universe. Clive Down FRAS

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THROUGH CHRISTIAN EYES A Christian charity (Barnabas Fund) suggests we are in danger of losing our freedom of speech, and particularly our religious freedoms. They are calling for seven foundational religious freedoms to be safeguarded: Freedom to read Scripture in public. Freedom to interpret Scripture without government interference. Freedom of worship. Freedom to choose or change your faith or belief. Freedom to preach and try to convince others of your beliefs. Freedom to establish churches, synagogues, mosques, etc. Freedom from being required to affirm a particularly worldview or set of beliefs in order to hold a public sector job or stand for election, work in professions such as teaching and law, or study at university. The freedoms mentioned here are in real danger of being eroded. In reacting to extremist ideologies we are in danger of over-reacting and not allowing people to choose their beliefs for themselves. I grew up with the saying “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. It matches the words of the bible hero Joshua “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” (Deut.24:15). True faith is personal faith, let’s seek to preserve our freedom to believe. Rev. Martin Gillard Gilgal Baptist Church

MINI-MYSTERIES In September 1912 Charles Dawson, a respected country lawyer, made a shocking discovery. He found a prehistoric humanoid skull in a gravel pit near Piltdown Common, Sussex. The skull proved Charles Darwin’s 1859 Theory of Evolution. Or did it? Dr Arthur Smith Woodward of the British Museum joined Charles Dawson on his archaeological dig. Together, they found fossilized bone fragments, flint tools and fossilized teeth. Experts were called in and they confirmed that Piltdown Man was half a million years old and the missing link between ape and man, a fact they announced to the British public on 18th December 1912. However, in November 1953 a group of palaeontologists tested the skull and pronounced it a fake. The skull was indeed human, but the teeth and jawbone came from an orang-utan. Who perpetrated the hoax? The prime suspect is Charles Dawson, a man ambitious to prove his credentials as a geologist. But what of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (pictured), a man interested in science, a neighbour of Dawson’s and the creator of Sherlock Holmes? Did Conan Doyle perpetrate the hoax and thus create a real-life mystery?  Hannah Howe, author of the Amazon #1, and locally based, Sam Smith and Ann’s War (1944-5) Mystery Series. https://hannah-howe.com


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1ST NOTTAGE SCOUTS

PORTHCAWL U3A

Recently, Lyn Batters of 1st Nottage Scouts was presented with a 40 years scouting service award by Christine Jordan District Commissioner for Bridgend District Scouts.  Holding various post through this period Lyn has been the face of scouting in Nottage.

KPC YOUTH & COMMUNITY WILL BE 20 IN 2018! KPC was formed as a charity back on 28th March 1998, with ‘the doors’ open to young people on 28th November 1998.   We are proud to be celebrating it’s 20th Birthday of working with young people and our local community, and a celebration will be held later in the year. We would love to have some input/anecdotes and stories from past members, staff, volunteers, and supporters on what KPC has meant to them over the years (see attached) and would love to get some feedback on how we have impacted our local community. We’d also like to pass on a thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years and helped us reach this fantastic milestone! If you would like to contribute your memory please get in touch with Alison at KPC on 01656 749219 or email: kpcyouth@hotmail.com

THE FRIENDS OF TY ELIS Would like to send a huge thank you to all the guests who attended our Ladies Charity Lunch at the Grove Golf Club on Saturday March 3rd. Porthcawl Male Voice Choir provided wonderful entertainment and our guest speaker Ann Peacock gave a very interesting talk about volunteering as a Counsellor and Tutor for the Ty Elis Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling accredited Course.  The raffle prizes were donated by members of the Friends and other individuals, which is such a generous gesture and much appreciated. Our final thanks goes to the Grove Golf Club for sponsoring our Welcome Drinks and looking after our guests.  All monies raised by the Friends are used for the day to day running costs of Ty Elis Porthcawl Counselling Services.  Porthcawl Town Mayor Lorrie Desmond - Williams acknowledged how mental health issues can affect all members of the public and thanked our guests for supporting our charity.  If you would like to join the Friends please contact Ty Elis 786486

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age - a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly, relaxed environment. With winter behind us and as signs of spring abound, the programme at Porthcawl U3A is warming up too!  March was a packed month. At our well attended Annual General Meeting at the Hi Tide we packaged the formal proceedings in an interesting and informative wrapper, with delightful entertainment provided by singer-guitarist Ivor Williams who trotted out some singalong favourites.  The popular monthly talk offered food for thought as it tackled the topic of atheism. Our Sunday Lunch Club met at the Lorelei; and there was an excursion to Corsham Court, a c16th country estate near Chippenham.  All in addition to our regular interest group meets at easily accessible venues across Porthcawl covering 42 different activities from creative writing to crafts; painting to photography; singing to scrabble.  New interest groups are starting up regularly - last month saw the first meeting of our new Wildlife Group, which is looking and learning about life on the local seashore, in woods, sand dunes, ponds, and in our gardens.  We’ve truly something for every taste and interest. Do join us!  Brian Thomas  Secretary, Porthcawl U3A  sec@porthcawlu3a.org www.porthcawlu3a.org

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Club features KANDERSTAG

On December 25th, we as a unit took part in the Porthcawl Christmas Swim (we also helped raise money there with fundraising buckets). Due to the sponsorship and fundraising over that day we raised just over £1000. From the Sainsbury’s bag packs we ran towards the end of 2017 along with Meningitis Now, we managed to raise approximately £600.  Upcoming events that the explorers are participating at are bag packs on April 28th and May 28th in the co-operative, with plans for more fundraising activities for us to do before we go to Kandersteg this summer.  We’re approximately halfway to our target of reaching £9000, with many opportunities to raise more money.  If you have any events we can help out at or donations you’d like to give, please contact us at: explorekanderstag2018@gmail. com  Thank you for your time and any help is much appreciated.  Conor Farrell-John (Explorer Scout)

TRINITY CHURCH We are entering a very busy time of the church calendar with Easter fast approaching. During the season of Lent we have held special services and also Bible Studies. We are pleased to announce the arrival of our first Messy Church sessions. These are fun, interactive sessions for all children under 10 years and will be held every 3rd Sunday of the month between 2 and 4 pm. There will be toys, games, books, Arts and Crafts, painting and singing for the children to enjoy. All family members are welcome and there will be refreshments and opportunity for fun and relaxation. The Junior Band and Saturday Teen Disco continue and we have many other events throughout the week. We warmly welcome visitors and new members to join us at our church services and other events. For further information please call into the foyer at Trinity or consult our Facebook page and website at www.trinitychurchporthcawl.org Alison Thomas, Communication Secretary

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NATIONAL COASTWATCH INSTITUTION – PORTHCAWL 455 hours watchkeeping were undertaken during February. We dealt with 2 logged incidents and monitored 2 incidents.  We logged and monitored 147 commercial vessels, 108 leisure vessels, 1 military vessel and 21 others.  We held a Social Evening at Porthcawl RFC in February, which raised money for our station and for the Mayor’s Charity. Thanks to Porthcawl RFC for their hospitality and ‘Arlington Road’ for providing the music.  We will be hosting our biggest fundraiser yet in April - a Gala Concert at All Saints Church Porthcawl on Friday, April 20th at 7pm. The headliners are Porthcawl Male Voice Choir, Porthcawl Comprehensive School Junior Choir and choirs from St. Clare`s School and Nottage Primary School.  The special guest soloist is Charlotte Vaughan, a Welsh actress and singer, whose musical theatre credits include ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, where she played the role of Carlotta at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End.  The compere for the evening is Mr. Dean Mason. Tickets cost £8 and are available from 01656 788730 / 01656 783861 or call into Porthcawl NCI Station. Concert starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6.15pm.  All proceeds benefit the National Coastwatch Institution Porthcawl.  Nick Weedon,  Media Officer, Porthcawl NCI

NEWS FROM THE TALBOT We have said goodbye to our Chair – Harold Phillips. After four years as Chair to the Talbot’s Board of Directors, Harold has retired, and he and his wife have moved nearer his home in the Midlands. We had a ‘bit of a do’ to thank him for his help and advice throughout the last few years, and to wish them both well in their new venture. Harold was presented with a bottle of whiskey from the incoming Chair, Mike Kearn, and a suitably inscribed hip flask, in which to keep his whiskey, by the Talbot’s Chief Exec, Cheryl Butcher. As the couple were about move house, a bouquet of flowers was not deemed appropriate, so Cheryl gave Ann a big metal daffodil to plant in their new garden so that they can think kindly of Wales when they sit out in the sunshine.  Our next outing is planned for the middle of May when it is hoped a coach party will leave for a trip down the Brecon/ Monmouth Canal with afternoon tea served on the canal barge.  For more information contact Cheryl on 01656 749754, email: talbotcc@tiscali.co.uk or visit our website: www.talbotcc.co.uk  Cheryl Butcher


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Legal advice HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY FOR COUPLES WHERE MONEY IS CONCERNED Recent research has shown that as many as one in five people are “financially incompatible”; that a lack of shared financial goals has put a strain upon their relationship and that they wish that they had been more open and honest about the topic earlier. Discussions are vital, as the financial landscape is changing. Increasingly, people are employed on zero hours contracts and the “gig economy” is gaining precedence. Also, in the advent of the digital world, secrecy is possible, as people are able to bank privately using a smartphone app or can develop a costly online gambling habit without their partner ever knowing. There are broadly three ways that couples bank and pay for household bills: share everything using a joint account, use a joint account for bills or maintain separate accounts. If you value your financial independence, you may not want a joint account, in which case you will need to be vigilant about who pays what. However, if your partner is secretive, you will not have a sense of what they have and what they spend. If you close your personal account and hastily open a joint account with a new partner, you will be liable for any joint debts which are run up on that account. Another disadvantage of choosing the joint account option is that upon separation it could be difficult to ring-fence your salary or pay important bills. In order to avoid difficulties, it is important to establish financial goals early on and to keep the channels of communication open throughout the relationship to make sure that you are still on the same wavelength. To fail to do so will mean time consuming, and often costly proceedings later if the relationship breaks down. Madeline Rand, Melanie Lazarus & Co

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WHAT IS A CONSENT ORDER? A consent order is a financial order that can be issued by the court when a divorcing couple have reached financial agreement between themselves. If you and your spouse can reach agreement between yourselves, you should always have this made legally binding by getting a consent order. The consent order makes the agreement legally binding. Once a consent order has been finalised, neither of you will normally be able to make a new financial claim against the other Negotiating an agreement is almost always preferable to arguing things out in court and asking a judge to decide. If necessary, you can get help from your lawyers or use mediation. Without a consent order, there is always a possibility that your former spouse will try to make a claim later, there is no limit to how long after the divorce this can happen. Even if you and your partner draw up an agreement between yourselves, this does not have the same effect as a legally binding financial order from the court. You can apply for a consent order at any stage after the decree nisi has been granted. It can be a good idea to get the consent order before the divorce is finalised with the decree absolute. The consent order should include: • Your home - whether it will be sold and the proceeds divided or ownership transferred to one of you; • how other assets such as savings, investments or business interests will be dealt with; • what will happen to personal possessions such as furniture; • how any pension schemes will be shared; • child maintenance for any children; • whether one of you will pay the other spousal maintenance, and for how long; • who will take responsibility for any outstanding debts; • an agreement that neither of you can make a claim as a financial dependant when the other dies. You will both need to complete a statement of information form summarising what capital and income each of you have. These are sent to the court together with the draft consent order and a £50 court fee. The judge will check whether the terms of the agreement are fair and legal. The judge may want to ask a few questions – either in writing or at a hearing – if the agreement seems excessively one-sided. Once the judge is satisfied, the consent order is ‘sealed’ and becomes legally binding.

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Women’s institutions BRIDGEND SOROPTIMISTS WALK COASTAL PATH

Some of the members of Bridgend Soroptimist Club who defied winter temperatures and took part in a bracing walk on the seafront at Porthcawl to mark International Women’s Day and 100 years since the start of the Suffragette Movement. Starting at Coney Beach they walked the section of the Wales Coastal Path as far as Rest Bay before adjourning for a welcome hot cup of coffee at The Atlantic. At a recent supper/speaker meeting held at The Heronston Hotel retired Traffic Police Officer Steve Gorwill entertained our ladies with many tales of his experiences with the Force, some were thought provoking but most were of a hilarious nature. A very pleasant evening indeed with good food and humour. The next supper/speaker meeting will take place at 6.15pm at The Heronston when the guest speaker will be Emma Anthony from Ty Hafan. For more information contact Secretary Marjorie Page sibridgendsecretary@hotmail.co.uk Eileen Bayley Publicity/Communications Officer Bridgend Soroptimist Club

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PORTHCAWL TOWNSWOMENS GUILD NEWS As I write this the snow has at last disappeared hooray! We did have to cancel a committee meeting but that was all.  At our last meeting we were very pleased to welcome Councillor Norah Clarke and Storm, a young dog hopefully to be soon starting his training to be a Guide Dog. Norah has been a puppy walker for Guide Dogs for many years and gave us a most interesting and informative talk about all aspects of their work.  We have enjoyed our 64th Birthday luncheon at the Grove and our games and poetry groups have been in action.  Our meeting this month is on April 11th 2.00 p.m. at All Saints Church Hall when Ceri Joseph will guide us round “Local Castles”. We always enjoy Ceri’s enthusiastic and well researched talks so do come and learn. All welcome. Dorothy Thomas  01656 772157

PORTHCAWL WI Hello everyone. I hope you all survived the snow. Lots of people were sledging on the field opposite me.  Our annual auction in January went very well. Our members brought in some super items to auction off and we made a good profit.  In February our WI enjoyed an enlightening talk on the Emmaus Charity by the director Mr Tom Clarke. It helps many people in need.  In March we will enjoy Aseä Therapies – Sounds like fun.  Hopefully in August we will hold a Summer Fayre in Trinity Church – watch this space.  As usual new members will be warmly welcomed.  We meet at All Saints Church Hall on the 4th Thursday of each month between 2 and 4pm. For more information, please contact Sue Strachan on 713124. Sue Strachan

NEWTON WI Our March meeting incorporated a celebration of St. Davids Day. The evening began with the usual GFWI Correspondence, lots of organised events to look forward to, including the Annual Council Meeting at Port Talbot. When the business of the meeting ended a feast awaited. Leak and potato soup with French bread followed by Welsh cakes, tea or coffee. It was a delicious meal, thanks to the President and committee members for all their hard work. The meal was followed by a St. Davids Day quiz and a few games of bingo to complete the evening. A very enjoyable meeting. During the evening we were privileged to have a visit from the ‘Welsh Dragon’, he was very friendly and in the capable hands of Jill George. The speakers at our February meeting were Bethany and Rachel of ‘Maples Chocolates’. They have been in business six years and sell a wide variety of chocolates with amazing fillings catering for special diets and occasions. Samples of chocolates were distributed and were thoroughly enjoyed, New Year resolution diets forgotten. Come and join us for a very pleasant evening, for more information, ring Jennifer on 784715. M Freeman

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MYNYDD CYNFFIG WI Spring is in the air at last, as we once again held our monthly meeting in the Talbot Centre Kenfig Hill, usual time 2p.m. to 4.30pm. Turn out good, good weather has a great effect on making members want to enjoy an afternoon with friends not forgetting tea, coffee and biscuits. Meeting chaired by our vice president, minutes and correspondence read by our secretary. Members agreed that our lunch last month in the Grove was a great success. Future events and outings discussed including our Link Meeting, which we are hosting in April. Our interest group are up and running, scrabble and craft both doing well, held in the Life Centre Pyle on the 1st and 4thTuesday of the month 2.30p.m. To 4.30.p.m. Our competition for April is going to be an Easter Bonnet so the craft ladies are going to be busy. Our speaker Sian Roberts, whose topic was Loving Welsh food, was entertaining and informative. And enjoyed by all. Our next month’s speaker is Don Llewellyn his topic, Brains behind the mob, should be interesting to say the least. Don’t pass us by on Tuesday afternoon call in and meet us you’ll have a good welcome. Christine Callaghan


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Gardening advice LALESTON GARDENING CLUB NEWS

All of our club members are very busy at the moment with the preparation needed for the forthcoming plant sale, which is being held on Saturday 5th May. There will be a wide range of plants to buy including a selection of bedding plants as well as perennials. The sale is open to the public and there will be some good bargains available! All the proceeds from the sale go towards maintaining our lovely old club building. We are also busy with our own gardens and all the spring tasks that need to be done. There are all the usual essential tasks such as weeding but also the seasonal tasks such as beginning the lawn care programme for the year. Now is the time that spring really gets underway with something new in flower almost every day – tulips, primroses to name but a few and, of course, the fresh foliage that is appearing everywhere is so bright and lush.  Some of us ‘old timers’ in the gardening world are also always a bit wary during the month of April as this is when a sudden sharp frost can strike. The protective fleece is always near to hand.  Joyce Pegg lalestongardenclub.co.uk

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CEFN CRIBWR GARDEING CLUB “April weather – rain and sunshine both together” Lovely! But warmth and rain will bring about a huge increase in pesky slugs and snails which make a beeline for new plants, so concentrate your slug destroying efforts on these rather than every plant in your garden! Slugs hate caffeine. It causes them to produce an excess of slime which dries them out preventing them from moving onto, and eating, your precious plants. Spreading coffee grounds around new plants will stop them having lunch!  Time to plant lily and summer flowering bulbs now in pots, these make a fab display, beware though mice and squirrels love them too, best to cover the pots in chicken wire to prevent them being dug up and eaten!  If you have unruly pampas grass with dead stalks that are tricky to remove, burn it down, the root will remain and the plant will re-grow. Beware though pampas is very flammable - keep your hose to hand!  Did you know – peppers and chillies need sulphur to grow healthily. Place two or three unused matches under the roots, as the plants grow, the roots will feed of the sulphur producing a bountiful crop –magic! Chris Early

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Depression in men is sadly not uncommon and due to stigma often goes untreated. In men, depression can develop into a serious medical condition. Many men try and deal with it on their own and don’t feel able to open up to relatives and friends, in fear of looking ‘weak’. Consequently, this means that men suffering with depression and poor mental health can be at risk of suicide.  Andy’s Man Club is a talking group for men, that was started by the mum and brother-in-law of Andy, a 23-year-old rugbyplaying father of one from Halifax who sadly took his own life in April 2016. Andy’s family knew he had suffered some personal difficulties, but they hadn’t realised how bad it had been. Tragically, it’s a common story: suicide is now the biggest killer of young men in the UK, with around 4,500 male suicides every year. Andy’s s Man Club is a space for men to talk about their problems without judgement or feeling like a burden. What started as a small support group in Halifax has ballooned into a Facebook group of thousands, with the hashtag #itsoktotalk going viral on social media. Andy’s Man Club Bridgend is currently the only group in South Wales. They meet at 7pm every Monday at Porthcawl Rugby Club and welcome any man that needs to talk. If you would like more information, you can contact Peter, through the Andy’s Man Club Bridgend  Facebook page.

Saturday April 14th is the Stroke Association’s Know Your Blood Pressure Day and the Rotary Club of Porthcawl are offering free blood pressure checks from 10am - 4pm at Trinity Church, Porthcawl. High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke, contributing to over 50% of all strokes. These strokes could be prevented if high blood pressure was controlled. As high blood pressure often shows no symptoms, many people are unaware that they have it and routine blood pressure screening in the community is therefore very valuable in detecting it. Tests will be administered by health professionals who are trained to identify potential problems and advise on appropriate action. Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age and at any time, so please call in, take the test, and know your blood pressure. Rtn. Carolyn Chilcott

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BINARY KNOWING Happiness plays an important role in meditation practice. There are loads of ways to cultivate the various manifestations of joy into our practice. Some are relational; we spend time with friends. Some are more subtle, like being in the stream of moment-by-moment knowing how things are and letting go. Some are found in the intentional cultivation of wholesome thoughts and actions. We can, for example, consider our own virtue or generosity.  Use wholesome thought to help settle and focus your mind. See what it’s like in a variety of settings: before silent meditation spend a few minutes reflecting on good deeds you’ve done at the supermarket reflect on good deeds you’ve done when you’re in the ebb and flow of your family life reflect on good deeds you’ve done at your job reflect on good deeds you’ve done. Allow yourself to set aside self-deprication, judgement, the habit of comparing you to others, and the tendency to minimize any goodness you’ve done. Good is good. Wholesome is wholesome. Allow it to be binary. In whatever you’re doing to cultivate joy, notice how it supports the mind and body in finding ease. Neville Evans

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Arts & music PORTHCAWL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL 2018

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Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April 2018 The 18th Annual Event at the legendary Grand Pavilion.

A local girl is releasing her debut album on her 16th Birthday. Musician, Singer, Songwriter ‘Layla John’ from Porthcawl, is releasing her debut album ‘OneFiveEight’ on 3rd April 2018. Influenced by bands such as Blink 182, Sublime and No Doubt, she writes her own songs, sings, plays guitar and bass on all the tracks and has also recorded and mixed all the tracks herself on her home computer. Her Ska Punk sound has already received attention from the local music scene. Her debut EP CD ‘Caught Short’ is currently on sale in Spillers Records in Cardiff and a song from her debut album ‘S.M.N.E.’ has also been played on Wolfman Radio. She is also playing her first ever live solo gig at the Ancient Briton on the 3rd April 2018. Her debut album, as well as her previous EP and Single are available to listen too, download, stream or buy on Spotify, Apple Music, Google play etc and limited copies of her album will also be available on CD. You can also listen to her music on Youtube and follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

The lineup is the culmination of the Festival’s commitment to bringing a diverse and unique group of jazz and blues musicians to Porthcawl to deliver a collection of top class performances. This all creates a unique musical experience and an atmosphere that cannot be beaten. “Porthcawl is a place filled with music, culture and creativity, and we have a great legacy of jazz and blues here. Our Festival – one of the longest running jazz and blues festivals in Wales – truly showcases what makes our town special,” said Robert Lee, Mayor of Porthcawl after 2017s festival. This year the Festival is proud to have DARIUS BRUBECK QUARTET Featuring DAVE O’HIGGINS on Sax headlining the Jazz Day on Saturday– a world class act with an undisputed heritage in jazz – Dave Brubeck of Taker Five fames son. All this wonderful music, the FRINGE events, a Jazz Day parade through John Street and the Jazz Day Market in the grounds of the Pavilion means it’s going to be a weekend to remember in sunny Porthcawl. For information, joining the parade, having a stall at the market or just looking at the excellent bands go to - www.porthcawljazzandblues.co.uk

CÔR MERCHED CWM LLYNFI SUPPORTING PROSTATE CYMRU The ladies of Côr Merched Cwm Llynfi are supporting the Prostate Cymru charity by performing in a concert in Kenfig Hill Rugby Club on Friday April 27th at 7.30pm. The choir will be joined on the evening by the youngsters of Mynydd Cynffig Primary School choir led by Mrs Kathryn Blight. Tickets for the concert priced £5 are available from the Rugby Club or the School. Côr Merched Cwm Llynfi, although based in Maesteg, have members from further afield. In fact four of the choristers travel from Kenfig Hill to Maesteg every week for rehearsals. The choir has a varied repertoire including songs from stage and screen and Welsh folk songs. The evening will be compered by Tony Mullins, who will be known locally for his compering of many Kenfig Hill Male Voice choir concerts. For further information: Contact Margaret Griffiths Secretary email: cmclsecretary@yahoo.co.uk

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STAG’S WORLD OF ROCK I don’t know what they put in the water of Porthcawl, but it keeps on producing good musicians. Nottage singer/songwriter Rebecca Hurn will be launching her new EP ‘Waves’, with a show at the Big Top, 11A Church Street, Cardiff on Thursday 12th April at 7.00pm. I’ve only had a sneak listen but it sounds really good, so get a ticket for her showcase and check her out!  Another local muso to keep an eye and an ear out for is Sker’s keyboard maestro Dan Burton. Dan, whose dad played in local rock band Shy Warrior with my old butty Paul Child, has just signed a management deal, so things are on the up. Last year he did a British tour supporting his idol, 80s star Howard Jones. With plans afoot for the brilliant Newton Pop and Beer Festival in August, perhaps it would be good for the organisers to put these two acts on the bill instead of 8 hours of cover bands?  Finally, while we go to print, Viv Jones, a local legend of the drum world in his late 80s, is very ill in hospital – we’re all praying for you, Viv.  Stag Marks  07549 728356  Picture: Rebecca Hurn


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The “Cor Bro Ogwr Orchestra” will accompany choir and soloists,with Glenn Crooks on the organ. This year we celebrate 20 years as a choir and will be planning some special events later on.  Spring Concert Saturday April 14th, All Saints’ Church, Porthcawl, 7pm.  Tickets £10 at the door or tel. 653326  www.cor-bro-ogwr.com  Dominique Spearey

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It’s an important year for Downwood Films, now believed to be South Wales’s oldest independent film company, as we will be celebrating our thirtieth anniversary in the autumn. The first film we made was a short promotional ‘corporate video’ for Novolor in Bridgend, and went on after that to produce ‘A History of Porthcawl’, which was to be the first in a long-running series of town history films, including Bridgend, Port Talbot, Maesteg and Penarth. We also produced our ‘feature’ dramatised documentary, ‘Ghosts of Glamorgan’. However, as Porthcawl was the first, and as it is where we’re based, this year there is going to be a follow-up, seen from a slightly different point of view. The new film will be shot soon, with an end of year release, and all our other films will be available as a celebration. Finally, I get interested calls regarding our film technique, and most regular readers of this column will already know that I favour shooting on 16mm or 35mm film, but we also use digital cameras and an in-house editing facility on promotional videos when required, which a lot of companies prefer these days for reasons of cost and time in production.  Anthony Hontoir  Downwood Films  07510 934299  Picture: Anthony Hontoir and film camera

COR BRO OGWR’S SPRINGTIME CONCERT Our spring concert features two classical works; Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’ and Mozart’s ‘Vesperae Solennes’. The former, written towards the end of Haydn’s life, was originally called ‘Missa in Angustiis’ - a Mass for troubled times - in 1797 Napoleon had crossed the Alps and was threatening Vienna. However on the day of its first performance, Napoleon was defeated by Lord Nelson and became associated with this. The work highlights soloists and chorus, particularly the soprano part, sung by Erin Alexander, who accompanied us on our recent trip to Germany and also sang in our Christmas concert.  Don’t be fooled by the title of the Mozart; it is mainly an exuberant piece with a well known movement ‘Laudate Dominum’ in the middle providing a quiet contrast. It’s certainly a powerful sing for the choir. Top notes will be hit! 

Tabernacl Chapel, Pontycymer was the venue for the 100th Birthday Celebration Concert for Mrs Lena Charles, BEM. The Compere for the evening was Bridgend born, BBC news presenter & journalist, Huw Edwards, who regaled those present with a brief history of Lena’s contribution to the Garw Valley, and maintained throughout humour impossible to reveal very often in his newsreader ‘day job’. Keeping the content flowing, he was genuinely praiseworthy of all contributors during the evening, revealing his pride in his Welsh heritage throughout. The sell-out Concert opened with the award winning Bridgend Male Choir, under the baton of Musical Director, Ryan Wood and support team of Stephanie Bailey (Piano) and Scott Williams (Organ). The Choir entertained with both robust and quiet singing, revealing a diversity in content and sound, which found favour with an appreciative congregation.  Interspersed between the male choir’s contributions were the Blaengarw Primary School Choir and Angharad & Meinir, a versatile harp and vocal duo. Huw Edwards commenting on the clarity of diction and musicality of the pupils with ‘Angharad & Meinir’ a joy to hear and also receiving much praise as a contrast.  Cancer Research Wales, of which Huw is a patron, will benefit from the proceeds from the evening.  Martin Cadogan  Bridgend Male Choir

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Arts & music LOCAL YOUNG MUSICIAN IS SO CLOSE!

The District Final of the Rotary Young Musician competition was held last Saturday at Islwyn High School in Blackwood. Local flautist, Samuel Finch from Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School had won through to the event by winning at Rotary in Porthcawl Club level and then at the Area Heats and was up against seven other Area winners from the 68 clubs in District 1150, which covers a large area of South and West Wales. Reprising his winning pieces, Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano 1st Movement and Bach’s Flute Sonata in E major 1st Movement, Samuel came so close in repeating his earlier successes but was beaten into second place by harpist, Eve Price who had been sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Aberdare, Llantrisant and Rhondda. Samuel’s achievements so far have helped him to hone his musical skills to a high level of musicianship and should be congratulated on his performance at the competition. Rotary in Porthcawl would like to wish him luck in future competitions and would like to thank him for representing the club so outstandingly. Ivor Williams Photograph by Nigel Kaszubowski

Pisgah Chapel venue. The culmination of this year’s events is our ever-popular Annual Concert at the Grand Pavilion on 21st July, which has been sold out for some time. We are trying to organise extra seating, as there is such a huge demand for more tickets becoming available. The concert incorporates Da Capo and Crescendo, the two junior choirs supported by KH&DMVC, who are thriving and performing in their own right under the direction of their MD, Kathryn Blight. We always maintain a warm welcome to new members who can join us at rehearsals on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at the Choral Suite, Greenacres Motel, 111 Heol Fach, North Cornelly, CF33 4LH. More info can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KHMVC/ on our website at http:// www.kenfigwelshmalechoir.org.uk/index.html or contact the secretary Tony Ulberini at tonyulberini@gmail.com Tel: 07866 742452  Dave Xerri – Publicity and Media officer

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PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY We held our Annual Malcolm Nugent Portfolio Competition on Thursday 22nd February at St Clare’s School, Newton.   Each member could enter a set of four prints or four digital images into the competition; one from each of the following genres: Abstract, Landscape, Nature and People with 16 members entering. Jenny Hibbert skillfully judged the competition, and not only awarded the points, but also provided an excellent critique on each of the 64 entries. Congratulations to Richard Craze who was the overall winner with 4 excellent prints scoring 74 out of a possible 80. Tied in second place with 72 points was Heather Roper and Geoff Baker with William Baker next with 69 points. There were some excellent entries again this year. Thank you to everyone who entered and to Jenny Hibbert for her excellent judging. Our program is available at www.pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk.   We welcome new members of all ages and skill levels, so if you have an interest in photography why not join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm at St Clare’s School, Newton. Geoff Baker

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What’s on PRINCE OF WALES COURT BOWLING CLUB, PORTHCAWL We a currently recruiting experienced and novice bowlers. The Club is located on Penylan Avenue and has excellent Bowling and Social facilities. Please contact the Secretary if you are interested in joining. Lyn Guttridge. 01656 772018.

MONDAY A TASTE OF YOGA, PORTHCAWL For all ages and abilities. 1.30-3pm at Stella Maris Catholic Church Hall New Road Porthcawl.For more information contact Angela Rock 07980 936198 or Email: angelarock11@hotmail.com GLAMORGAN FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY, BRIDGEND BRANCH Meet 3rd Monday of each month at the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig. 7pm for 7.30pm. All welcome. www. glamfhs.org.uk Tel: 01656 862762. HATHA YOGA CLASS, PORTHCAWL Mixed ability class, including novices. All are welcome. 7.30-9.00pm at Awel-y-mor Centre, Porthcawl. For more information contact Carol Curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga. Tel: 01656 773266 or Email: carol. yogi@aol.co.uk KENFIG HILL & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR We always maintain a warm welcome to new members who can join us at rehearsals on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at the Choral Suite, Greenacres Motel, 111 Heol Fach, North Cornelly, CF33 4LH. More info can be found on facebook at https://www.facebook. com/KHMVC/ on our website at http://www.kenfigwelshmalechoir. org.uk/index.html or contact the secretary Tony Ulberini at tonyulberini@gmail.com Tel: 07866 742452W KEYBRA (YOUNG KEYBOARD FUN) BRIDGEND Group keyboard lessons for 4-9 year olds. Well known songs, taught with games and movement for a fun learning experience. Classes are 4pm - 7pm. Free tasters available. Visit keybra.co.uk MONKEY MUSIC, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years. First class FREE. @ Heronston Hotel and Bijou Cowbridge. Other days and venues available. Please book via Emma 01656 649190. Vale.bridgend@ monkeymusic.co.uk www.monkeymusic.com PILATES / YOGA, PORTHCAWL 6.30pm-7.30pm at The Y Centre. Mat required. Flexibility, postural alignment and core strength from 14yrs with Hannah Bowen. Registered Exercise Professional 07886 487853 see Facebook Porthcawl Fitness Classes. PORTHCAWL COMMUNITY SINGERS @ Trinity Church Porthcawl 7.15 -9.15. Come and join our friendly group of singers . Tel 01656 784211.

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PORTHCAWL & CYNFFIG KARATE CLUB Training - Monday & Thursday at Cynffig Comprehensive School Sports Hall 5 - 7pm, First Lesson FREE, Age 5+, Call Chris (6th Dan) 07784 317151. PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS (TERM TIME ONLY) are now running their classes at The Community Sports Hall, Park Ave. Please email me for information on: porthcawl.gymnastics@gmail.com SLIMMING WORLD, PORTHCAWL @ Gilgal Church Hall, Woodland Ave, Porthcawl. 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tel Bev: 07912 172674 THE SWIM SCHOOL, BRIDGEND Children’s small group & 1:1 lessons at Heronsbridge School Pool. Contact: Anne 01656 772725 or 07920 796637.

TUESDAY ADULT AQUA FIT CLASS, PORTHCAWL Splashland, Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl. Starts 7pm. Classes run school term times only. Last class 2017: December 12th. Resumes: March 6th, 2018. Call Diane 07966 529417. A TASTE OF YOGA, PORTHCAWL For all ages and abilities. 6.30- 8pm at Stella Maris Catholic Church Hall New Road Porthcawl. For more information contact Angela Rock 07980 936198 or Email: angelarock11@hotmail.com FUN ART CLASSES, PORTHCAWL 12.30-2.30pm @the Y Centre. Learn all the skills needed in various mediums. Tel: Derek 07717 948781. HANDBELL RINGING, PORTHCAWL Would you like play handbells? We meet Tuesday and Thursday in Newton Institute Basic music knowledge an advantage plus commitment and rhythm. Would you like to learn?. Call Tim 07749254131. HATHA YOGA CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ the YMCA on John Street, Porthcawl. Mixed ability class, so all levels welcome. 10– 11.30am. For more info contact Michele 07793 544 956 email: michelelambert21@hotmail.com www.michelelambertyoga.co.uk KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Martial arts for the whole family. Tiger Tots: 4–6yrs: 6–6.30pm; Dragons: 7–12 yrs 6.30–7.30pm; Adults: 13yrs+: 7.30–8.30pm. Tel 07788 482450 email: porthcawltangsoodo@sky.com Website : www.traditionaltsdfed.org Also on Fridays. LEARN TO ROCK N ROLL 50’S STYLE, KENFIG HILL @Kenfig Hill Rugby Club, Pisgah Street, CF33 6BU. Dance Lesson 8.15-9pm.Rock n Roll disco til 10.30pm. Entrance £5. contact

Frank 07400 080101 or email. franklngfrd@gmail.com First dance lesson free. MONKEY MUSIC PORTHCAWL & BRIDGEND Award winning classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years. First class FREE. @ Jump Jam, Bridgend. Other days and venues available. Please book via Emma 01656 649190. Vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk www.monkeymusic.com PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR Choir Practice between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Arlington Road Church, Porthcawl. New choristers always welcome. Choir available for weddings and Charity events. Website: www.porthcawlmalechoir. co.uk Contact Mal Evans on 07773 622537. SLIMMING WORLD, PORTHCAWL @ Gilgal Church Hall, Woodland Ave, Porthcawl. 9.30am. Tel Bev: 07912 172674 SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS, BRIDGEND @ Sainsburys Coffee Shop, Bridgend, 5.00pm - 6.30pm. Contact Marie on 01656 870339. ST JOHN AMBULANCE PORTHCAWL We meet at Trinity Church, Porthcawl. Badgers & Cadets 6:00 7:30pm (Ages 5-17). Adults 7:30pm (Ages 16+). Contact 07861 600667 or Email jack.bridger1@porthcawl. sjaw.org.uk TABERNACL MUSIC SOCIETY, BRIDGEND Mixed choir practice, 7-8.45pm @ Tabernacl Chapel, Derwen Rd, Bridgend. New choristers welcome. Contact 01656 665393. www.cor-tabernacl-choir.co.uk

WEDNESDAY COR BRO OGWR, BRIDGEND Mixed choir @ Tabernacl Church, Derwen Road, Bridgend. 7–9pm. All welcome. 01656 784180. www.CorBro-Ogwr.com JOLLY JOY’S QUIZ NIGHT, PORTHCAWL At The Jolly Sailor Pub, Newton - 9pm every Wednesday. LAWN BOWLS, KENFIG HILL & PYLE ‘Bowled Over’ bowls club meets at the Kenfig Hill and Pyle bowl club at 2.15pm. New members, any age, experienced or novice, ladies and gentlemen are very welcome. Ask for Dave, Richard or Brenda. Also on Friday and Sunday. Call Dave on 01656 749614/ 07500 945752 or Richard 07583 865366. MONKEY MUSIC, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years. First class FREE. @ Trinity Church Porthcawl and Bijou Cowbridge. Other days and venues available. Please book via Emma 01656 649190. Vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk www.monkeymusic.com

PORTHCAWL ART SOCIETY We are looking for new members. We meet every Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evenings at the Old Police Station. Gallery open most days 11am to 4pm. Tel: 01656 767611, email: art@porthcawltown. co.uk PORTHCAWL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY Interested in becoming a flower arranger? Alternate Wednesdays at Awel-Mor Centre, Porthcawl. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tel: 01656 649585 PORTHCAWL STROKE CLUB From 2pm-4pm at the Masonic Lodge Home, Pen-y-Lan Avenue, Porthcawl. A warm welcome awaits for new members, free taxi transport for the less mobile. Contact Keith and Mary Duggan (01656) 773376. SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS, TONDU @ Tondu Cricket Club 5.15-6.15pm. Contact Marie on 01656 870339 for further information. SLIMMING WORLD, PORTHCAWL @ Trinity Church. 9.30am–11am. Call Bev 07912 172674 YOGA @ PARC SLIP NATURE RESERVE, TONDU Beginners class: 5.45pm till 7pm. Mixed Ability class: 7.15pm till 8.30pm. Contact - Michele on 07793 544 956. For all weekly class listings www.michelelambertyoga.co.uk

THURSDAY BCDP PARA DANCE CLUB, PENCOED BCDP Para Dance Club sessions are adult inclusive dance classes, whatever your ability / disability “Everyone can dance”. During school term time 11:00-13:00 at Pencoed Social Club, Hendre Road, Pencoed, Bridgend. £1.50 per class. Contact Louise Bowman 07971 497439 for details. BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR Choir Practice, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Oldcastle Primary School, South Street, Bridgend. Contact G Reese T.07773 170373 or www. bridgendmalechoir.co.uk Winners 2014 Llangollen Eisteddfod Male Choir Competition. New choristers and visitors to the area welcome – again contact G Reese or website to arrange. Motto – “Friendship through Music”. BRIDGEND STAMP & POST CARD SOCIETY Why not start a new hobby or revive an old one? Displays, sales, speakers. All levels welcome. 7.30Pm, 2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Gospel Hall, Oddfellows St., Bridgend. Tel Maureen on 01656 653753 for more information.


advertise your club info@seasidenews.co.uk BRIDGEND SUGARCRAFT CLUB 1st Thurs each month 7-9.30pm at Pencoed Welfare Hall, Heol-Y-Groes, Pencoed, Bridgend, CF35 5PE Demonstrations/ workshops and more. All Welcome. £6.00 for visitors who are very welcome. Follow us on Facebook at Bridgend Sugar Craft Club. Contact Lynne bridgendsugarcraftclub@gmail.com

PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY MEETING @ St Clare’s School, Newton, Porthcawl CF36 5NR. at 7.15pm. Diverse range of photography related activities. Call Trevor Morris 01656 782603 (secretary@pyle-porthcawl-ps. co.uk), or www.pyle-porthcawl-ps. co.uk

COOLKIDS COMPUTING, PORTHCAWL @ WEST PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL. Creative technology based activities for children! We run classes during term-time, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Contact Sion on 01656 772560 / 07719730779 or email coolkidscomputing@ gmail.com to book your place. We also run evening and weekend ICT and Mathematics tuition classes. Visit our website www. coolkidscomputing.com

SLIMMING WORLD, KENFIG HILL @ Talbot Community Centre, Kenfig Hill. 9.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Millie - 07765 040006.

HANDBELL RINGING, PORTHCAWL Would you like play handbells? We meet Tuesday and Thursday in Newton Institute Basic music knowledge an advantage plus commitment and rhythm. Would you like to learn?. Call Tim 07749254131. HEADWAY, BRIDGEND Offers support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers. We meet at 7pm on the first Thursday of every month at Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend. For further information please contact headwaybridgend@btinternet.com KEYBRA (YOUNG KEYBOARD FUN) BRIDGEND Group keyboard lessons for 4-9 year olds. Well known songs, taught with games and movement for a fun learning experience. Classes are 4pm - 7pm. Free tasters available. Visit keybra.co.uk MID GLAMORGAN MIXED CHOIR, PENCOED 7:15-9:15pm Rehearsals take place in the Bowl’s Pavilion, Pencoed. We are a friendly choir of mixed ages and abilities. New members warmly welcomed! Contact us on 0786 6810579 or email us at midglamorganmixedchoir@outlook. com MONKEY MUSIC PORTHCAWL & BRIDGEND Award winning classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years. First class FREE. @ Jump Jam, Bridgend. Other days and venues available. Please book via Emma 01656 649190. Vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk www.monkeymusic.com

SLIMMING WORLD WITH RACHEL, PORTHCAWL 5:30pm and 7:30pm at The Bayside Room, Hi-Tide, Porthcawl, CF36 5BT. Call 07779 956233. ZUMBA DANCE FITNESS CLASS, PORTHCAWL 9.45-10.45am @ Awel-y-Mor Community Centre. The fun, low impact, easy to follow Latin based dance fitness class. Beginners welcome. Hannah Bowen Registered Exercise Professional/Official Zumba Instructor 07886 487853

FRIDAY CHARITY COFFEE MORNING AT NOTTAGE CHAPEL 11am until 1pm every Friday at the Old School Room, Ty Canol, Nottage, Porthcawl. We are a friendly group for people of all ages in the community looking for companionship and fellowship in a welcoming, caring environment. Our regular members will ensure that you are made to feel very relaxed, loved and special. Any queries contact Rev Lewis Rees on: 07984 651888 or email nottage. minister@gmail.com COOLKIDS COMPUTING, PORTHCAWL @ NOTTAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Creative technology based activities for children! We run classes during term-time, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Contact Sion on 01656 772560 / 07719 730779 or email coolkidscomputing@ gmail.com to book your place. We also run evening and weekend ICT and Mathematics tuition classes. Visit our website www. coolkidscomputing.com INDOOR TABLE TOP SALE, PORTHCAWL @ Griffin Park. 8am-12midday. Call or text 07778 599616 for a table. RE-OPEN 2ND MARCH 2018.

KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Martial arts for the whole family. Tiger Tots: 4–6yrs: 6–6.30pm; Dragons: 7–12 yrs 6.30–7.30pm; Adults: 13yrs+: 7.30–8.30pm. Tel 07788 482450 email: porthcawltangsoodo@sky.com Website: www.traditionaltsdfed.org Also on Tuesdays.

BORE COFFI/COFFEE MORNING, PORTHCAWL @ Tabernacl New Hall, Fenton Place 10.30am–12pm. 1st Sat of the month. For Welsh learners and Welsh speakers to meet for a chat. A warm welcome to all – croeso cynnes i bawb

YOUTH CLUB @ GILGAL BAPTIST CHURCH, PARK AVENUE. 6.30pm to 8.30pm every Friday during Term time for Year 7 and above. For more info email steve@ gilgalbaptistchurch.co.uk www.gilgalbaptistchurch.co.uk

KEYBRA (YOUNG KEYBOARD FUN) BRIDGEND Group keyboard lessons for 4-9 year olds. Well known songs, taught with games and movement for a fun learning experience. Classes are 9am - 12pm. Free tasters available. Visit keybra.co.uk

MONKEY MUSIC, PORTHCAWL, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years. First class FREE. @ Trinity Church Porthcawl and Bijou Cowbridge. Other days and venues available. Please book via Emma 01656 649190. Vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk www.monkeymusic.com

TEENS’ DISCO TIME AT TRINITY CHURCH, PORTHCAWL Come and join us at Trinity Church for our free weekly Teens’ Disco Time, starting on the 22nd of October: 2pm to 4 pm - ages 7-11 (younger teens), 5pm to 7pm – ages 12-17 (older teens). For further information please contact our secretary Joy Parish on 01656 773290 or parishjoy57@gmail.com

PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS (TERM TIME ONLY) are now running their classes at The Community Sports Hall, Park Ave. Please email me for information on: porthcawl.gymnastics@gmail.com PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR Choir Practice between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Arlington Road Church, Porthcawl. New choristers always welcome. Choir available for weddings and Charity events. Website: www.porthcawlmalechoir. co.uk Contact Mal Evans on 07773 622537. PORTHCAWL SHOUT FREE FORUM Free forum on first Friday of the month to express all your concerns with Porthcawl Shout - a non political voluntary organisation. @ Trinity Church, Porthcawl at 2pm. Tel: 01656 786463. SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS, BRIDGEND @ Llys Faen (opposite the Quarella Road Tesco Store), Bridgend, 10am - 11.30am. Contact Marie on 01656 870339. SLIMMING WORLD, CORNELLY 9.30am. Cornelly Community Centre, Heol Las CF33 4AS. Call Rachel on 07779 956233. TRINITY ART GROUP, PORTHCAWL Trinity Church, John Street, Porthcawl. 10am - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4pm (also see Monday). 16+ all abilities welcome. Professional tutor, Tel Lesley on 01656 772940.

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TRINITY ART GROUP, PORTHCAWL Trinity Church, John Street, Porthcawl. 10am - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4pm (also see Monday). 16+ all abilities welcome. Professional tutor, Tel Lesley on 01656 772940.

SUNDAY GOOD NEWS KIDS’ CLUB, PORTHCAWL @ The Gospel Hall, Lias Road, Porthcawl ages 3yrs plus. Traditional Bible stories, songs, puzzles and craft activities to challenge and entertain children of all ages and ability. Join us Sundays 11.20 – 12.20, make friends and have fun. Helpers CRB checked. More information: ring Ruth on 786447. PORTHCAWL COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA Rehearsals 6-8pm in Stella Maris Catholic Church Hall, 201 New Rd, Porthcawl, CF36 5BN. £2 weekly subs. Contact rachelyoulten@ hotmail.com / 07812 735145 for more info. ST DAVID’S JUNIOR CHURCH @ St David’s Church, Florence St, Porthcawl. Term time only, 9.30–10.30am. Play games, sing songs, read stories and do craft. Group for 0–5 year olds (under 2s must bring a parent) ST JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL, PORTHCAWL Age 3+ every Sunday, 11am–12 noon, in the schoolroom opposite the church on the Newton green. Great stories, drawing, singing, with Janet and Bev, followed by squash and a biscuit. Come along any Sunday, we would love to see you!

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What’s on Saturday 7th April

PORTHCAWL COMMUNITY SINGERS SPRING CONCERT

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All Saints Church Porthcawl at 7pm. The Singers will be joined by Cantorion Pontyclun Ladies choir and trio ‘Treble C’. Tickets £6 from choir members or at the door. Tel. 784211 Wednesday 11th April

PORTHCAWL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY DEMONSTRATION At Awel-y-Mor, 7.30pm. A Demonstration by Wendy Davies ‘Awakening’. Everyone welcomed. Saturday 14th April

PARTY IN PINK FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK Slip on your boogie shoes and make your way to the dance floor. Dance to great music, enjoy the atmosphere with great people at your local dance event that will have you forgetting it’s fitness. Halo Leisure, Bridgend Life Centre will play host to a dance fitness event to fundraise of Cancer Research UK (Charity Number 1098464). Make every beat count and dance for life in one of the worlds leading dance fitnesses ZUMBA!  Participants are asked to wear pink and dance the afternoon away in support of this fantastic charity. Lead by one of Bridgend Life Centres Zumba Instructors Andy Burnett. He will lead you through this energetic, fun and fabulous dance party which will have you forgetting it’s fitness. Get the feel good factor, it’s fun, it’s fitness, it’s ZUMBA! Zumba combines dance and aerobics, as well as elements of hiphop, samba, salsa, meringue and belly dance moves. 12pm - 2pm (Doors Open at 11:30am) Tickets £5 (available on the door). A raffle will take place too with prizes donated from local businesses.  In support of the Halo Sports Foundation, refreshments such as tea, coffee and cake will be available.  LET’S BEAT CANCER TOGETHER. Friday 27th April

MEET YOUR LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS Mulligan Community invites you along 10am-12noon. Jobcentre Plus—Market Street, Bridgend.  There will be free advice and help in the areas of: Family, Housing, Employment, Safety, Support, Training, Over 50s, Well Being and Health.  If you are a service provider contact us at info@ mulligancommunity.org to book a table  Mulligan Community—helping to stamp out poverty and social exclusion in South Wales  www.mulligancommunity.org

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Having toured all over Britain in 2017, playing sell out shows in some of Britain’s biggest and best venues, The 1990’s are bringing Britpop back to Porthcawl. Playing a huge selection of songs from the Britpop era with unbelievable likeness. All previous shows have sold out so make sure you get your tickets early! Call the Hi-Tide on 01656 782432 to book yours before they disappear. Friday 15th June

HERE COMES SUMMER The warmer weather may seem some distance away, but members of the Broadway Chorus are already rehearsing their Summer Serenade, to be held at All Saints Church, Porthcawl.  Starting at 7.30pm, the concert is being held to support Velindre Cancer Centre and as well as a variety of well known and popular songs sung by the chorus, the evening features guest artists Jenny Weir (saxophone) and James Evans Jones (baritone).  Tickets are £8 and £5 (children) and will be available from Ceri Millar and Co, Well Street, Porthcawl, chorus members or at the door. Get ready to welcome summer and make a date in your diary to join the Broadway Chorus for their Summer Serenade on Friday June 15th. Saturday 30th June

THE BIG WALK Celebrating 5 years, The Big Walk returns Wales’ best & WCVA award nominated walking event starting inside the iconic Principality Stadium, Cardiff & finishing at the also iconic Kenfig Hill RFC, Bridgend. 30 miles & 9 hours of walking, this tough challenge was created to raise funds for Wales’ leading prostate health charity, Prostate Cymru! #WalkTogether in 2018! Saturday 22nd July

PORTHCAWL BUCKANEERS CARNIVAL The theme is a ‘Year by the Sea’. It has been 100 years since the suffragette movement and we are being joined by over 100 women marching. Come and join in, build a float or as walkers. We can provide advice on both. We are hoping to have one of the biggest carnivals in recent years. For further information please visit www.porthcawlcarnival.co.uk, Porthcawl Carnival Facebook page or contact Kerry Marlow on 07900 494386.


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Wartime Bridgend

SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018 10:00-17:00 Wartime Bridgend will transport the whole family back to WWI and WWII with an array of interactive stalls, demonstrations, re-enactments and exhibitions to captivate all generations.

DON’T BI-PLANE • WWII CODES AND CODE MISS BREAKING

• A FULL SIZE REPLICA WWI

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1940’S HOME GUARD WELSH WWII INFANTRY WWI AIRSHIP CREW MILITARY VEHICLES

• POPPY AND MEDAL MAKING CHILDREN’S CRAFT • WWI AND WWII EXHIBITS • WINSTON CHURCHILL & MONTY LOOKALIKES • GEORGE FORMBY LOOKALIKE • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT THROUGHOUT THE DAY

For more information call 01656 815757, email bridgend.tc@bridgend.gov.uk or visit our website www.carnegiehouse.co.uk wartimebridgend Wartime Bridgend.indd 1

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Sport reports REST BAY MASTERS

The end of January saw Rest Bay SLSC once again taking part in the Welsh Stillwater Championships held at Swansea Wales National Pool. This time it was our Junior and Master teams competing, with 20 clubs taking part over two full days. Competitors took part in both individual and team events. After a small team entered in 2017, there has been overwhelming interest in the Masters section with regular Wednesday and Thursday swim sessions. This continuing growth has meant that this year we were able to go with a stronger team of which members ages range from 30-50+ years. It was a fantastic event with a great atmosphere between all clubs and competitors. The team put in 100% and we had fantastic results on both days. It was even more outstanding when you take into consideration that for most of the competitors it was their first competition. This is an outstanding achievement, and the club is immensely proud of their commitment and determination. There was so many parents who helped support the team over the weekend, time keeping and organsing. We are looking forward to competing once again in GBs Competition in Cardiff on 15th April. If your interested in getting involved come and join us on Thursday evenings at Pyle pool between 9:00 -10:00. Not in this photorgraph, Steve Horn who avoids photographs. Stephen Taylor on behalf of Rest Bay Masters

PORTHCAWL RFC UNDER 7S The U7’s have enjoyed a fantastic first season winning most of their friendly games. More importantly, the 16 strong squad have had a lot of fun and have really gelled as a team. As coaches we are extremely proud of you. We are all looking forward to being flag bearers at the upcoming Ospreys v Leinster game and meeting all the players. We have recently received our new kit and are very grateful to our sponsors - J & J Motors, Mansys Security, Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club, The Pier Hotel, Fosters Footwear and Howell Richard’s Transport. We also appreciate our beanie hats supplied by Dewar’s Doggie Digs. As you can see from the photos, it means a lot to the boys. Diolch. Looking forward to the rest of the season. Gerard English & Paul Nightingale U7’s coaches 56 | seaside news

RUNNERS MIXING IT WITH THE BEST Porthcawl Runners have once again been out in force with some outstanding performances and results across the board. The club’s athletes are now mixing it with the very best in the region on a regular basis and a special mention for Alun Williams, who posted a time of 1:25:50 to bag a top 65 finish from over 1,700 competitors at the Llanelli Half Marathon. Deb Goule is always a contender for the podium places and it was no different at the 114th Wales Cross Country Championships at Singleton Park in Swansea – bringing home a bronze medal in the Master Women 45 category. She enjoyed individual success in the West Glamorgan Cross Country League, too, ending the season as third female overall and first in her F45 age category. In the team event, the success of the men, led by skipper Will Edwards, was notable as they finished as the highest ranked Bridgend club in the area. Congratulations to Mark James and Dave Bennett who recently achieved their 50 and 100 parkrun milestones respectively – and also to the latest batch of graduates from the Couch to 5k programme, which was run by Owen Dobson in conjunction with South Wales Police. Carl Field

LA GALAXY FOR PORTHCAWL FOOTBALLER Local Swansea City Academy player Tom Tweedy has been selected to attend an all-expenses paid trip to California. Tom, 13, who plays for the U13 and U14 squad of SCFC Academy has been selected for this oncein-a-lifetime trip departing at the end of March. LA Galaxy have provided the trip for the Swansea City players to attend and once there, they will play in an international tournament with clubs from all around the world and Manchester United, the only other UK club to attend. An all expenses paid trip is a fantastic opportunity at such a young age and Tom cannot wait to depart. Tom attends Porthcawl Comprehensive School and juggles school life with the demands of a young Academy footballer. He trains five times a week and plays across the country on the weekend. As parents, we are extremely proud of the commitment and dedication Tom shows and wish him well for this exciting opportunity. Alyson Tweedy


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PORTHCAWL TOWN MINIS AND JUNIORS NEWS

It’s getting to the end of the 2017/2018 Season and a lot has been happening at Porthcawl Town Athletic Minis and Juniors. Our Minis (Under 7- Under 11) have been busy building their football skills in the non-competitive Minis, while the Juniors (Under 12-Under 16) have been working hard to gain those points in the competitive Juniors league. All can agree, whether you’re a Mini or a Junior player, you’ve had some great times with your friends! Our U 12’s Blues recently won the U12’s knockout Cup! It was an exciting game with a result well deserved by the team and coaches. We are closing our Season with a Minis Football Festival at Rest Bay on Sunday June 10th from 10am in the morning. If you’re about, come and see Minis football at its best. If you would like your child to take up Football, please contact Michelle Mitchell at michelle.mitchell@gmx.co.uk. Likewise, if you are interested in taking up football coaching please use the same email address. Michelle Mitchell Secretary Porthcawl Town AFC Minis and Juniors

PORTHCAWL LIFEGUARD CLUB NEWS By the time you’re reading this, the nights will be lighter and officially summertime will have begun! Bring on the warm weather! Our members have been busy honing their fitness and lifesaving skills over the winter, and will have hopefully returned to beach training on a Tuesday night, as well as Sunday afternoons. The regular Pyle pool sessions will still be taking place on Friday evenings, so you’ve got plenty of chances of popping along to join us. We always welcome new members, and if your Child is 7 or older, please give us a try. We’ve got to say a huge thank you to some very generous donations recently. Firstly, the Coney Beach Charity Fund, who donated £300 from the Bonfire night celebrations. Also, the Xmas Morning Swim Committee who kindly donated £250. We really are overwhelmed by your support, the funds will really help ensure that the equipment we use is up to date, and best suited to our younger members, so they can train and compete safely and effectively. All donations are gratefully received, so if you or your company would like to sponsor or donate, please get in touch. See you in the water. Stay safe! www.plgc.org.uk Phil Protheroe

SURF REPORT - SOUTHERNDOWN AND OGMORE BY SEA Over the Months of February and March we have had a few days of offshore winds and good surf. I visited and filmed one of the local reefs mid March, which was breaking well but not perfect, with a strong south easterly wind across it and too much south west in the swell. Our local shingle banks seemed to have scattered and spread out with one of them throwing a barrel for ¾ of an hour of the tide and the rest of them breaking really fat without the long peeling clockwork rights we have been used to. The evenings are drawing out now as the daffodils reach for the blue skies and the birds are singing for a mate. The first days of March we were hit by Gales and drifting snow. Across the country were snowdrifts and deep snow preventing birdlife from feeding so they had to ride the winds to our shores where the snow was blown off the surfaces enabling the birds to feed. I set out to film these birds feeding by the sea and you can You Tube search ‘Birds on the edge of the snow at Ogmore by Sea’. Sadly after the thaw over the next few days many Lapwing, Redwing and Plover were washing up dead on our beaches. David A. Batten www.tuskasurf.com

REST BAY LIFEGUARD CLUB NIPPERS SECTION

Rest Bay Nippers has limited spaces available for boys and girls but there are spaces for those born in 2010. If you would like your child to learn important life saving skills, how to be safe in the sea and have loads of fun at the same time with like minded kids, then get in touch. They will have fun, learn lifesaving skills, get fit, boost confidence and build friendships for life.

If you would like more : information please contact

Mat Hardwicke

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Beth sydd ymlaen? What’s on?

Kast Off Kinks

Former members of the legendary band The Kinks Dydd Iau 19 Ebrill Thursday 19 April

Jukebox Heroes II Owen Money

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My Family: Not The Sitcom

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Dydd Gwener 25 Mai Friday 25 May

10am – 3pm

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The Kilkennys

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Dydd Iau 3 Mai Thursday 3 May

Rhythm of the Night

Audience With Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse Strictly Come Dancing

7.30pm

Wuthering Heights The music of Kate Bush

Dydd Sadwrn 26 Mai Saturday 26 May

Dydd Iau 7 Mehefin Thursday 7 June

7.30pm

Ireland’s finest folk and ballad group

Dydd Gwener 22 Mehefin Friday 22 June

7.30pm

Dydd Sadwrn 21 Ebrill Saturday 21 April

Oh! Carol

Musical Story of Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield

12 noon & 3.30pm

David Baddiel

HRH Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

Milkshake! Live

‘The Magic Story Book’

The Bohemians

7.30pm

Wildlife Road Trip

Internationally renowned Queen tribute band

Iolo Williams & Martin Hughes-Games

7.30pm

7.30pm

Dydd Gwener 20 Gorffennaf Friday 20 July

Dydd Gwener 17 Awst Friday 17 August

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SEASIDE NEWS - APRIL 2018 ISSUE  
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