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Dear Editor, I read with some incredulity the rant from Jarry Lloyd Evans. Whilst I must admit I have no knowledge of previous correspondence from them or Thomkinson. I must take issue with the statement “we all know there has never been a railway station in Porthcawl.” A short visit to The Porthcawl Museum site will show photographs of a station in Porthcawl. Briefly there were two Station in the town, the first built in 1867, the later one near Dock Street being built in the early 1900s OS maps of 1965 show the latter as disused it having closed on Sept 9th 1963 and was demolished in 1965. allan Jones North Cornelly

Dear Editor, On behalf of all the Firefighters of Porthcawl Fire Station may I take the opportunity to thank all members of public of Porthcawl who supported us by signing petition and sending their objections to South Wales Fire & Rescue’s proposals to amalgamate Porthcawl and Kenfig Hill fire stations into a one engine station at South Cornelly. We had the unfortunate news this week that the Fire Authority agreed with the proposal in principle, but there are a number of issues and criteria the service have to fulfil before the proposal will go ahead. These being to find a suitable piece of land, obtain the funding for that land and the project build that would be

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Bring train station back to Porthcawl Dear Editor, Following all the conversation lately around Porthcawl’s train station, I along with one of my colleagues have been discussing and wondering what people’s thought are on devising a petition on having a train station back and the reality of it. zoe Fisher Porthcawl


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Lost Dog - A Reply Dear Editor, So the local police station was unmanned and the council-employed dog warden was not available when Mrs E Mahoney sought help for a lost dog running in the road in Porthcawl. Mrs Mahoney was right to call into our PAWS (Porthcawl Animal Welfare) shop at 3, Lias Road, which is open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. We do have volunteers who are qualified to give advice on the welfare of dogs and regret that on this occasion there was no attempt to contact one of them. It is the responsibility of a dog owner to ensure his dog does not run loose as the local police can become involved. The

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Re. Porthcawl Railway Station Dear Editor, Try visiting to see interesting old aerial photographs of Porthcawl and the railway station. If you register on the site you can zoom in on the photos. it’s well worth visiting the site. Local rags print stories of BCBC needing to save tens of millions of pounds, yet, many millions of pounds are spent during a time of recession on creating a MICRO marina at Porthcawl. With all ingress and egress to the dock is still regulated by the tides the only benefit of this expenditure seems to be keeping mud off the hulls of a few boats. Will it ever be completed? I’m starting to wonder if the dock is going to be lined with blue tiles and underwater lights! Are tens of thousands of awestruck visitors expected? Can the tax from the sales of ice creams and coffee to these visitors ever be expected to repay the cost of the work being done? Other reports suggest that a Maritime Heritage Centre be built (at what cost?) and parking meters be placed on the seafront. Combine these ideas with a supermarket wiping

out most of the available convenient parking in town and I can well imagine Porthcawl being ruined. What will the parking plans be for those who wish to spend a full day at the seaside, not just three hours in the supermarket car park? I visualise queues of cars backed up on the A4229 and A4106 with a PCSO at the head of each allowing a single car at a time into the town when a radio message is received that a parking meter has become available. Even then, I imagine that BCBC have probably still got hundreds of sets of traffic lights hidden somewhere that are going to be unloaded onto Porthcawl to bind up traffic, just as they’ve done in Bridgend. I see people choosing to avoid Porthcawl rather than visit it. Why can’t some money be spent resurfacing the ploughed field known as West Park Drive in Nottage? Finally, what’s going on with the disappearing lamp posts? There are a few cut down already, are residents at risk of corroded posts falling over? naMe anD aDDress supplieD

Beth Margetson When Beth Margetson was three, her mother chained her to a pram as a protest against the closure of Llwynypia hospital. The planned closure was revoked. Her mother had won. Beth, aged 49, from Porthcawl, has inherited her mother’s fighting spirit. Sadly, Beth, a former midwife, is now waging a dual battle: as a metastatic breast cancer sufferer, Beth is fighting to save her life, but also to overturn a decision by her Local Health Board, ABMU, which has refused her a life-extending cancer drug,

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Another Anthony Callaghan photo Thank you very much for using my photo “Hazy Days” in the October edition of the Seaside News. Something a little different this month. I have always taken photographs of shows in the Grand Pavilion and this month one of my submissions is a photo taken recently at Phoenix Theatre’s production of “Blood Brothers” I hope you feel that this is suitable. Thank you for your continued interest. anthony Callaghan Porthcawl


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website has been completely reworked in terms of its content and layout. I would like to thank Mrs V Hunt for her tremendous input into this project. The new website contains all the standard information, as well as all the “upcoming events”, so keep an eye on it to be fully informed of all aspects of our school on Do have a good look round! Finally, by the time you read this, we will have held our Open Evening. Should there be any further queries about entry for 2014, please contact the school via the website, or call us on 01656 774100. A Slade Headteacher

Pîl Primary School An exciting start! Year 3 and Class 7 had a fantastic trip to Cardiff Castle; they learnt many interesting facts about the Romans and the influence they had on Wales. On Friday 20th September, children and staff wore jeans to school for ‘Jeans for Genes’ awareness day; we raised a total of £60 to a good cause. The school football, rugby and netball teams have played a number of fixtures against local schools. Pandemonium Theatre Company visited the school on Monday 30th September; the Foundation Phase thoroughly enjoyed the play ‘How The Elephant Got His Trunk’, while Key Stage 2 learnt about life in Victorian Times through a fascinating

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On September 19th 2013, Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, Bridgend welcomed Welsh Government First Minister, Carwyn Jones AM, to the school’s 2013 Celebration of Excellence. The First Minister presented curriculum subject and pupil of the year awards to the winners. Amongst the major prizes were the Best GCSE results award for Simon McPhee (9 A*, 2A), Best A-level results award for Head boy, Ashley Hiscocks (1A*, 2A, 1B), who also won the Headteacher’s Shield for outstanding contribution to the life of the school, and Head Girl, Lucy McPhee, who won Pupil of the

Year and the Dean’s Shield for outstanding contribution to the religious and spiritual life of the school. We have enjoyed a number of fundraising events this month including the Macmillan Coffee Morning, the Alzheimer’s Society (through a ‘Diwrnod Shwmae’ day) and various activities for ‘CAFOD/ Farm Africa’. Dates for the diary: Thursday 5th December at 7:15pm - Christmas Concert Saturday 14th December – Christmas Fete Tuesday 10th December – Year 7 Parents Evening Rev Dr Philip Manghan Pennaeth

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Autumn Events at St John’s Porthcawl Major events of the last month have included our Harvest Festival, a special assembly about languages and the Friends of St John’s Autumn Discos and Football Tournament. Pupils from Early Years through to Year 4 took part in a harvest service at St John’s Church, Newton and all the items they brought were donated to the local Foodbank. The children also went to the Sandville to perform their songs and poems. Prep and some senior pupils participated through songs and dramas in a celebration of the European Day of Languages. The Friends held a very popular after-school event involving a disco that took place for younger pupils, alongside organised football matches and these were followed by a senior disco. The first School Council

meeting of the year was held with form representatives from throughout the school contributing their ideas for both school improvements and for charity fundraising days. We also welcomed a number of visitors into the school on our October Open Day. This month we are holding an Open Afternoon where there will be the opportunity to come and see lessons and a range of extracurricular activities as well as meeting staff and pupils. Mrs C A Clint, Headmistress 01656 783404 www.stjohnsschool-porthcawl. com Catherine Tanner BMus(Hons) ARCM


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Pencoed Comprehensive School – looking ahead with pupils and parents. Staff and pupils at Pencoed Comprehensive School were delighted to welcome Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from local primary schools to the Open Evening on September 25th. Mr David George, Headteacher, took the opportunity of sharing with parents information on the excellent GCSE and A Level exam results achieved by pupils last summer. Parents and prospective pupils then enjoyed talks by other staff and pupils before going on a tour of the school. Each department had prepared presentations on their subject areas and there were also gymnastic and drama presentations by pupils. Year 6 pupils also returned to school recently for some ‘hands-on’ experience in

The excellent examination results in the summer illustrate what fantastic students we have at Bryntirion Comprehensive. The following students achieved nothing less than A or A* grades at A Level:

ART DISPLAY Design & Technology. Pupils enjoyed the different aspects of this subject – including making key fobs, creating 3D models and some very sticky work involving marshmallows! The choice on offer for school dinner also proved to be very popular. Parents of new Year 7 pupils also enjoyed an evening recently when they were invited into school to learn more about the literacy and numeracy support available to their children. linDa harpwooD School Manager


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Afon y Felin News Congratulations to Rhys Rawnson and Nia Matthews, who have been chosen as Head Boy and Head Girl for this school year. The school was visited by Huw Clogs recently. He showed them some ancient Welsh instruments such as tin whistles and old flutes, and explained how they were played. He then demonstrated Welsh clog dancing, and the children took part, the children really enjoyed themselves whilst learning about a part of our heritage. Class 4 were taken to the war exhibition in Swansea Bay. Amongst the many things they saw was a wedding dress of Seaside News | 14

the time that had been made from a parachute! A five week taster course will be taking place on Friday mornings, to experience the Welsh language as it is taught to our children. It is open to parents of pupils in Class 3. The pupils enjoyed a theatre group, performing a mystery. Sleuths had to discover the cause of many people in Dragon’s Castle falling ill. The cat was the culprit, spreading germs and disease. It was a fun way to learn the valuable lesson of food hygiene, and how important it is to wash your hands. aJ pritCharD

Many thanks to our school neighbour Annie who has allowed children in Foundation Phase to visit her fabulous garden. We made some delicious apple crumbles to share – yum, yum! Nursery and Reception had a visit from the Hawking Centre. Jamie brought some amazing owls and a Harris hawk which really captured the interest of the children. Year 3/4 children had an exciting day at the Swansea Film Studios. They looked at props and talked to the costume artists. Year 5/6 visited the National Museum of Wales to look at the work of famous artists. They are now creating work for their own class Art Gallery. We also have amazing

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St. Clare’s School We’ve had a busy term so far at St. Clare’s. A lot of new pupils joined our school and we’ve had a few new teachers too. Everybody is settling in to the St. Clare’s family very well. Following an excellent set of exam results in the summer, our Sixth Formers are now working hard on their A-level coursework alongside university applications. Our Senior School students who are studying Business Studies recently visited Waitrose in Cowbridge to learn more about the store’s marketing campaign and what they do in the local community. Over in the Prep School, our new Nursery pupils enjoyed their first term at St. Clare’s. The Nursery recently went on a trip to Porthcawl Library to learn more about the fantastic children’s section and how to borrow books to read at home. Elaine the Librarian gave the children a tour of the

Cynffig Comprehensive School Library before reading them a story. Thanks to everyone at Porthcawl Library. We’ll see you again soon! Our sports teams have been making the most of the dry weather. Our rugby, football and netball teams from both the Prep and Senior School have been playing against other local schools. Our Senior School netball team also travelled to Somerset to play against the Australian International School. It was a fantastic opportunity which was thoroughly enjoyed by all! St. Clare’s extends a warm invitation for you to come and see what our school can offer you and your family. We are holding an Open Morning from 10am until 1pm on Friday November 22nd. To book a place please call 01656 789966. We hope to see you there. www.stClaressChool. Co.uK Tel: 01656 789966

News from Nottage Primary Macmillan Coffee Morning We took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 27th September. We had lots of donations of cakes from staff and parents and many volunteers who helped with setting up the canteen and serving on the day. The choir also sang to entertain our coffee drinkers. The whole school dressed in green to mark the event and

we raised a grand total of £507 for a really worthwhile cause. Well done to everyone involved and a big thank you to Mrs Aileen Jones who organised everything. sue o’halloran

I am delighted to be writing my first column as Headteacher of Cynffig. It is a privilege to have been appointed to lead a school which represents everything that is best in education. Building on excellence is a challenge, but it is one which I am determined to meet. October has been typically busy and successful: on the 14th, our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) project leader, Mr Richard Daniel, led a day of innovation and challenge for Year 7, on the 15th, the Welsh Department took over the day with Brecwast Bingo, y Bore Coffi, and y Cwis Ser Cymru for our Diwrnod Shwmae, and

on the 24th, we held our first Twmpath to round-off the first half of term of the year in true Welsh style. To keep up our strength, the Catering Department has been tempting us with wonderful cakes and biscuits in support of Macmillan Cancer Care. It’s what a real community school is all about, and as I write this, I can hear the sound of early rehearsals for our Christmas Concert on December 17th drifting up from the Hall. I hope you will join us. It’s going to be another great half term. hannah Castle Headteacher Cynffig Comprehensive School

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Historic new law will help thousands of mobile home residents On Wednesday 25th September the Welsh Assembly passed its very first private members bill since it got its new powers in 2011. The Bill that I sponsored has important outcomes for thousands of owners of residential mobile or park homes around Wales, including here in Bridgend. Since I announced that I was bringing this bill forward I have been contacted by many park home owners who have told me about abusive behaviour by a minority of site owners to them and their neighbours, site owners misusing the existing law to block the sale of their homes so as to force the sale to

themselves at a knock-down price, poor maintenance and problems with the recharging of electricity, gas and water. There have also been incidents where home owners have been intimidated into not organising as a legitimate residents association. The bill, once it has received royal assent and has been commenced by the Housing Minister seeks to tackle all that. The bill duties on local councils and gives them the resources to deal with abuses through a new five year site licence. There are also new rights and protections for home owners. Contact me at if you need more details.

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Leader’s Column By the time you read this, gardeners who have been using Bridgend County Borough Council’s green waste recycling service will have had their final collections for the year. Since its launch last April, around 1,500 households have signed up for the fortnightly collections, a large number of which have been in the Porthcawl area. This has resulted in nearly 200 tonnes of leaves, plants, flowers, weeds, grass and hedge clippings that have been diverted away from being disposed of as landfill and which have been converted into compost fertilizer instead. On behalf of the council and

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Towards the end of September the Dogs Trust conducted its annual survey into the problem of stray dogs across the UK. The results of the survey showed great progress is being made in reducing the number of stray dogs across the country, with the results showing a 6% reduction nationally. The results for Wales in particular were even more impressive with a 14% reduction on 2012. However even with this reduction there is still a long way to go to remove this problem once and for all. For example of the 8,840 dogs that were picked up by local authorities in Wales last year, only some 530 were microchiped. Microchipping is the best way we have of identifying abandoned dogs and reuniting lost dogs with their owners but Wales

Now that the 35 tonne gate has been installed and pontoons are in place, the all-new Porthcawl Marina is nearing completion. I can also report that all 70 berths have been allocated, and a Harbour Master has been appointed too. We were really pleased with the interest shown from both leisure and commercial boat owners, while there are berths set aside specifically for sailors who are visiting the town on either day trips or overnight stays. There is now a waiting list for anyone else who would like a berth at the marina. Progress is being made on the supermarket develop-

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lags behind the rest of the UK in taking up the procedure. To combat this microchipping will be made compulsory in Wales from 2015 and the Dogs Trust is investing heavily in helping with this transition sending teams to provide free microchipping services across the country. In 2013 alone they have chipped over 13,000 dogs. There is still a long way to go though, and more progress to be made, to find out more information you can go to the Dogs Trust’s website at www.

our waste partners, Kier MG, I’d like to thank all the greenfingered residents who have helped to make this such a success, especially as it follows the recent news that Bridgend County Borough is one of the top two recycling areas in all of Wales. Don’t forget that during the winter months, green waste can be disposed of at one of our household recycling centres – your closest centre is at Tythegston and its winter opening hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm, seven days a week. You can find out more about how we deal with the county borough’s recycling and waste by visiting

ment which is proposed for Porthcawl. Discussions are continuing with Morrisons which will hopefully result in the exchange of contracts shortly. The regeneration of the waterfront is also moving a step further with the news that ‘CJ Hales’ have been appointed as the agents to market the Jennings Building. Finally, I would like to thank all of the local people and businesses who were involved in organising last month’s Splashup event. A lot of work goes into these events, and The Splashup really showcased Porthcawl as one of the leading destinations in the UK for water sports.

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Many thanks to Cefn Community Council who kindly donated a new bike to new PCSO Kyle Maiden following the theft of the previous police bike. We now have four working bikes which enable the community team to patrol your areas providing a more high visibility presence and increased reassurance within the neighbourhood.

Pyle Community Council is pleased to report that work is almost complete on redevelopment of the land opposite Heathbridge Surgery in the centre of Kenfig Hill. The new development is to be known as Heathbridge Miners’ Square and will be dedicated to those who worked in the many mines in the area, mines which were the creation of much of Kenfig Hill as we know it today. The Heathbridge Miners’ Square is Pyle Community Council project with additional funding from Bridgend County Borough Council, Marks & Spencer Community Grant and the Awards for All, National Lottery Fund. Pyle Community

Support for Beth Margetson I have given my backing to a Porthcawl woman fighting to get a drug that will extend her life. Beth Margetson of Nottage is suffering from breast cancer which has now spread. She has been told by her consultant that a new drug called Afinitor will give her more time with her husband and daughter. Unfortunately, the drug costs £68,000 for a course and is not approved for use in Wales other than in exceptional cases. But some woman in England have been getting this drug because the English NHS has a Cancer Drugs Fund. Welsh Conservatives have been urging the Welsh Labour Government to set one up in

Wales but they have steadfastly refused. And this is while they continue to give free paracetemol and other medicines on prescription to people who can pay for them. Beth and others are suffering under this cruel postcode lottery because dogma is put ahead of people by politicians like Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones who heads this government. Please support Beth financially if possible as she is paying for this drug herself at the moment. She has a site on Just Giving. And lobby Carwyn Jones as well. He heads the Welsh Government which is refusing to have a Cancer Drugs Fund. Byron Davies

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is grateful to Bridgend BCBC, Marks & Spencer and the National Lottery Fund and would also like to thank Mr David Brace OBE for donating a Coal Dram which he has acquired and refurbished. This development is the first in many projects which Pyle Community Council has in its Five Year Plan, projects covering the whole of the communities of Pyle & Kenfig Hill including the recent replacement of the old Bus Shelter on the A48 Pyle Road with a shelter more appropriate for this high profile part of the community. harolD J. phillips Clerk Pyle Community Council

Festive Lighting Competition Porthcawl Town Council invites all licensed premises within Porthcawl to enter the Festive Lighting Competition for a chance to win a cash prize of £250. In order to qualify for entry the licensed premises must have some form of festive lighting and/or a decorated Christmas tree outside of their building. The licensed premises need to contact the Town Council to advise that they wish to enter the Christmas competition on or before Friday 6th December 2013. Please contact the Town Council for more information. The Porthcawl Saturday Club will continue to take place until Saturday 30th November 2013. The one hour sessions are run by a fully qualified teacher,

and take place every Saturday 10am – 1pm at the Y Centre, John Street, Porthcawl. A small charge of £1/session is in place and concessions are available on application. For further information please contact ptc. or telephone 07985 650746. Consultation has recently taken place concerning a proposed zebra type pedestrian crossing on Fulmar Road. The scheme is being funded by Porthcawl Town Council, with Bridgend CBC taking the lead on moving the scheme forward. It is envisaged the scheme will improve safety along Fulmar Road for pedestrians and motorists. alison thoMas Town Clerk

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RMBI Albert Edward celebrates 40 years RMBI Albert Edward celebrated its 40th anniversary on Tuesday 24th September. The home and the friends of the court planned a weekend of celebrations. On Saturday 21st September Mrs Lina Joshua celebrated her 100th birthday here at the home. The mayor of Porthcawl took time out of his busy schedule to join us for the day and read all of Lina’s cards out to her. This was followed by an afternoon tea and dance with music provided by the Jeff Guppy Band. Residents and staff took turns around the dance floor. On the evening of Saturday 21st September a Gala Dinner was held in honour of the 40th anniversary. The dinner raised over £1000 and we are grateful to all those who supported the event. Phil Dando and his band provided the entertainment for the evening. On Sunday

22nd the residents and many of our loyal supporters enjoyed a 1970s buffet followed by the Garw Valley Male Voice Choir provided by the Friends of the Court. Lastly a special 40th anniversary church service was held by Father Dowland-Owen to honour this momentous occasion. If you require further information on the home please telephone 01656 785311. Rebecca Timms Business Administrator

Update from Liberty Horses CIC As wintery weather arrives and dark nights close in Liberty Horses is thankful for an amazing summer where we enjoyed working with a diverse range of people. Everyone is welcome at Liberty Horses and those with no additional needs worked alongside young people considered vulnerable for a diverse range of reasons including living in foster care, having a father in prisoner, autism and ADHD. The sessions included fun and games, horsemanship, arts &

The Welsh Great Escape On the night of March 10th to 11th 1945, seventy German prisoners of war escaped from Prisoner of War Camp 198 at Island Farm, Bridgend. The prisoners absconded via a tunnel concealed behind a false wall in hut number nine. Erotic paintings decorated Seaside News | 20

crafts, and site maintenance to promote responsibility and active citizenship. Similar sessions will be held over the half term and Christmas holidays. Bookings are now being taken. Liberty Horses also hosted our first pony party this September, which was a big success. ‘History of the Horse’ is a project Liberty Horses are currently delivering to share about the heritage of horses in Wales. An intern has produced educational materials for this

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the wall above the tunnel, a successful ploy to distract the guards, although after a nationwide hunt involving troops, police, civilians, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides all the prisoners were recaptured. As well as the prisoner of war huts, Island Farm also contained a concert hall, a football pitch and a coffee

shop. The pre-fabricated huts were originally built for shift-workers at the nearby Royal Ordinance Factory, but they were never used for this purpose. Instead, in 1944, the United States Army used the huts as a barracks in the build up to the D-Day landings and, after the war, Island Farm became Special Camp 11 and housed senior German officers awaiting trial for war

Porthcawl Inner Wheel Past President Mary E Lewis completed her year of office with a fashion show at the High-Tide where some of our members walked the catwalk as models and we enjoyed a visit to Duffryn Gardens which has recently been taken over by the National Trust. Our new president this year is Carol Lowery and at our October meeting District Chairman Karen Davies spoke enthusiastically about her work for Inner Wheel. It was unfortunate that we were forced to say a very sad farewell to the Rest Hotel which has been our happy venue for many years. We have so much enjoyed their friendly efficient service and catering. We and many other Porthcawl Organisations will greatly miss going to this iconic building. Our next meeting will be held at the Grove Golf Club in November. We look forward to a full interesting year under President Carol and begin with a Coffee Morning at the Atlantic Hotel on November 26th and a joint Fish and Chip evening with Porthcawl Rotarians. Janice Jones

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Through Christian eyes The Porthcawl Parkinson’s Support Group was formed three years ago and to celebrate we took an afternoon trip to Llancaiach Fawr Manor House, in the village of Nelson (near Caerphilly). The house is furnished as it would have been in English civil, when the staunch royalist, Colonel Pritchard, owned it. The staff, dressed in authentic costumes, speak in the dialect of the day. They

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Everyone one of us is looking for fulfilment and meaning in life. There is a verse in the Bible that says “blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5 v 6). The words here can be translated ‘happy and fortunate are those who want to know Jesus, for they will be satisfied’. Many have discovered the amazing peace and fulfilment that Jesus offers. There is a peace that is found in knowing Jesus that seems to go deeper than any other source of fulfilment. ‘When the chips are down’ as they say, many have found the strength they need. People spend lots of money looking

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Porthcawl Floral Arrangement Society A Christmas Open Evening at Awel-y-Mor Porthcawl on Wednesday November 13th, at 7.30pm. A flower demonstration by Delyth Price. “ A Magical Christmas. “ Doors open 6.30pm. Sales Table and a Raffle. Ticket £8 including a glass of wine. everyBoDy welCoMe.

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Bird watch: Coal Tit I know Autumn has arrived when I see the Coal Tit (the smallest of our true tits) returning to our garden after a summer absence, but you’ll have to be quick to spot one! Unlike the more familiar Blue and Great Tits which happily hang about the feeders, the Coal Tit dashes in and away in a flash. It does so to avoid competition at the feeders by taking the seed and caching it for future consumption. The Coal Tit is a small blackheaded bird with white cheeks and a white stripe down the nape (always reminds me of a badger). There is a distinctive white double wing bar

(actually separate spots when viewed closely). The underside is buff coloured whilst the back is an olive grey. The Welsh name is Titw Penddu. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch (GBW) Scheme in South Wales. If you enjoy watching birds in your garden help monitor them with BTO GBW. Contact me for a free enquiry pack or to book a talk. aManDa sKull 07952 758293 / 01792 891013 Follow me on Twitter @amanda_skull

20th Twinning Anniversary between Bridgend and Villenave D’ornon France. Tabernacle Bridgend Choir’s inaugural foreign visit will be remembered with excitement and affection. From the moment that we stepped onto French soil, we were treated as Royalty. How many of us have been greeted by our hosts on a roundabout where, with a civic ceremony, the Welsh flag was raised and the anthem sung with gusto in the hot sunshine? The experience of staying with a French family was a privilege. Nothing was too much to much trouble and although there was a was a language barrier, it was solved by the use of a dictionary and by miming, which always ended in laughter.

Our French friends treated us to visits to Bordeaux, SaintÉmilion, and Arcachon where we dined in excellent restaurants and at the latter destination had a boat trip round the bay. We enjoyed the joint concert with Chorale du Lac and although the Tabernacle Choir is not used to singing at 10.30 at night we pulled out all the stops and sang with enthusiasm and commitment. Lasting friendships have been forged between our families and we thank them for their generous hospitality. We look forward to receiving them in our own homes next June. Vive la France. harolD phillips Pyle

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Porthcawl Townswomens Guild news A busy time since my last report covering all aspects to make Townswomen healthy in body, mind and spirit! A walk from Rest Bay to Pink Bay helped to keep our bodies active. We have an active craft group and members enjoyed taking part in a craft workshop organised by the Cardif Federation. A lunch at the Farmers Arms in St. Brides Major perhaps not so good for the body but certainly for the spirit! And a visit to a lunchtime drama at the Pavilion and also a meeting of our literary group was good for the mind. Our October speaker was Mrs Tessa Williams on Love Spoons a very talented lady with a wealth of stories about her beautiful carvings. Do join us at All Saints Church Hall on November 13th 2pm to hear Mrs Ceri Joseph on the Princes and Princesses of Wales. You will be very welcome. For more information telephone 772157. Dorothy thoMas “Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the great work you did on our advert, it’s terrific and we’re so pleased with the end result. You came highly recommended by many of the Porthcawl folk – you know, in the last couple of years we’ve advertised with both local and national publications but you guys delivered exactly what we wanted.” Caroline heyns Wild About Beads

Our campaign to save our historic rights-of-way to the coast reaches its climax soon. Here are some urgent dates for your diary. Monday 4th November: meet at the railway gates, Longlands Lane, Margam at 10am. This is the road past the crematorium and British Oxygen. Supporters will be walking the footpaths, to coincide with the official site inspection by the inquiry inspector. Tuesday 5th November, 10am at the Orangery, Margam Park, the public inquiry starts. It could last four days, but it is vital to have a good turnout at the opening session at least. We were impressed by the

business-like professionalism of the inspector appointed by the Welsh Ministers, when we met her at the pre-inquiry session in August. We have every confidence that she will weigh up the evidence impartially, and given this we believe that we will win and preserve access to the beach for future generations. We hope for a decision by Christmas. We will have a meeting at the Twelve Knights, Margam towards the end of November, to assess how things went at the inquiry; for further details see the Save Morfa Beach (Friends of Morfa) group page on Facebook. Dr. Charles sMith Photo: Pedro Rioja


Y Cefn Gwyrdd Y Cefn Gwyrdd’s autumn programme came to an end last month with two very successful and well supported events. The first was our Death and Disaster walk which was held in conjunction with Civic Trust Wales “Open Doors”. Siloam chapel was our starting point where visitors heard of the tragic events of 1892 when the Parc Slip exploded killing 112,

Life with the Porthcawl Lions was transformed when an Edwardian Music Hall (organised by Welsh Arts Council’s Night Out Scheme) brought a real community feel back to the village. This was the third year that the Gwyrdd has brought live entertainment to Cefn and a capacity audience was enthralled by the variety of local talent. Neville Granville, Dorothy Brown, Actorion Y Bont, Andrew Chinnock, Marc Weinzweig and Joan Harries “strutted their stuff!” creating a real night to remember! John Mason

including four deacons from this place of worship. Next came tales of the cemetery before moving on to Bedford Road where we heard of the blind Ann Griffiths and tragic happenings at the White Lion. The ironworks at dusk was very atmospheric and we arrived at Cefn Junction Signal Box , lit by oil lamp, to meet the signalman Davy Griffiths. Cefn Cribwr’s “Green Hall”

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month. Porthcawl Lions have lately been desperately looking for storage space, having most probably losing their two main secure places, but the problem has been partly solved thanks to the kindness and generosity of one Porthcawl lady who has offered the club use of her garage. If she is reading this thank you once again from all club members. If you are thinking of trying something new in the new year and would like to meet new friends and help others, why not consider joining Porthcawl Lions. For more information visit the club’s website or telephone Don on 01656 788583. John Cosson

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Royal British Legion Porthcawl. A guard of honour greeted those attending the 2013 Poppy Appeal Concert for Porthcawl in All Saints church. This was the launch of the Poppy Appeal in Porthcawl which will continue until 12th November. Collectors will be seen in town and in some shops. The Royal British Legion through this annual appeal assists veterans of all conflicts and their families – today’s world means we have war veterans as young as 18!

November already and just two more events arranged this year. Santa will be in his grotto in the Y Centre, John Street for the four Saturdays before Christmas and he has said that he is really looking forward to meeting all his little friends and giving them a small gift. On Boxing Day there is the annual fun run starting and finishing at the Hi-Tide. It is a great opportunity for both serious runners and fun runners/walkers to exercise off the Christmas excesses and all the family can join in. Hopefully there will also be the annual Christmas tea for those who perhaps cannot easily get out and meet others, but more about that next

The support of members of the public is urgently required for which the Porthcawl Branch is extremely grateful. The event will be held on Sunday 10th November commencing with a short service in All Saints Cºhurch at 10.30pm attended by the Mayor of Porthcawl. The Remembrance then continues at the town War Memorial in the church grounds for the 11am Last Post and laying of wreaths by town organisations and individuals. The Guard of Honour is provided by the town’s Cadet units. On 11th November there will be a short ceremony at the Band Stand in John Street at 11am with the Last Post, Silence and Reveille. Everybody is welcome to both of these events. John Berry

The most southerly first magnitude star that can be seen from the UK is Fomalhaut which can be seen low down on the southern horizon at this time of year. The star is of special interest for its unusual exoplanet and dusty debris disc and has now been discovered to be not just a double star, as astronomers had thought, but one of the widest triple stars known. Fomalhaut C appears a long way from the big, bright star that is Fomalhaut A. The stars are about 5.5 degrees apart in the sky, which goes a long way towards explaining why the connection between the stars had previously been overlooked. Fomalhaut A is such a massive star, about twice the mass of our Sun, that it can keep its tiny companion bound to it despite their enormous separation. There are 11 star systems closer to us than Fomalhaut that consist of three or more stars, including the closest star system of all, Alpha Centauri. Fomalhaut A is the 18th-brightest star but it was only recently confirmed that Fomalhaut was a binary star although that had first been suggested in the 1890s. Clive Down Bridgend Astronomical Society “We would like to take this opportunity to thank “Seaside News” for all their support and great customer service. The advertising is affordable, straightforward and has substantially contributed to our success – Self Storage in Pyle. This publication is proving to be a fund of useful information. Well done and many thanks.” Caroline owen Birchwood Self Storage Deadline date is always the 15th of the month

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Porthcawl In October there were quite a few of our members who attended a trip to the Arboretum, Westonbirt and then on to a lovely town called Tetbury in Gloucestershire, not far from the Royal residence of Highgrove. It had been organised by one of our members Tina Richards, and was an interesting and very successful day out, enjoyed by all. We are hoping to have many more trips and events planned for 2014.

Newton Our next guest speaker in November will be demonstrating on how to make your own jewellery. This will also be our first anniversary as a WI. So if you have any attributes you could offer our Women’s Institute or just want to make new friends, please come and join us at one of our meetings on the 4th Thursday of every month at All Saints Church Hall at 2pm. Any enquiries telephone Gwen 07929127593 gwen stapleton

Mynydd Cynffig October meeting of the Mynydd Cynffig WI was held in Pyle and Kenfig church hall as usual, we had a good turnout of members our talk this month was on “Toy Story” which was given by Mr Steven Jarvis, and it was entertaining and took us all down memory lane. Violet gave a vote of thanks which was endorsed by all. The fashion show which was held in Mumbles was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended. We are all getting our ideas

and thoughts tuned to Christmas and beyond, our calendars are filling up with trips and visits, the W.I. is a great way to get out and about, make new friends and meet old ones. Our speaker for November is Lorraine Rudd, the topic is “Facial Demonstration” which should be interesting. We concluded our meeting with our raffle, tea and biscuits. Our next meeting is on November 12th at 2.30pm. Why not call in and meet us. C. Callaghan

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Sker The October meeting was held recently at St David’s Church Hall, Nottage. The president Nora Williams welcomed the members present. Ten members enjoyed the fashion show held at the HiTide put on by Glad Rags of Margam. Just over £1,200 was raised for LATCH. Pupils from Porthcawl Comprehensive also gave us a fashion show of the work they have been doing which was very good. The speaker for the evening was Helen Jones on Her Life in the Murder Squad & Metropolitan Police. Helen originally was a school teacher then had a career change and joined the

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‘Wild about Beads’ are proud to announce their first birthday after a fabulous year of trading in Newton Village! Originally from South Africa, the owners Chris and Caroline first established their business in the summer of 2009 in Bridgend when opening their first store. The concept of designing and making your own jewellery is not unique but it has certainly caught on splendidly with the hundreds of customers that have been taught by Chris and Caroline. From as young as four years old, there really is no age limit including keeping the men involved too. With Christmas fast approaching, you can’t beat a handmade gift, designed and created by you which will be cherished by your friends and loved ones forever. Or why not have Caroline help you to design and make something special to finish off that party outfit? Alternatively you can view the many exquisite pieces of jewellery, handbags, scarves and accessories available at the shop, there’s something for everyone including unique gifts for the home. As part of their service, re-stringing and repairing is undertaken, never throw away broken necklaces, which in most cases can be repaired. Also enquire about their workshops, children’s parties and ladies evenings. Tel: 01656 859708 or visit

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Child maintenance for children in higher education It is common for parents to apply for child maintenance from their former partner while the child is still in school. However, many people do not realise that it is possible to apply for maintenance payments to help support children in higher education. This will be welcome news to parents especially since tuition fees rose to a maximum of £9,000 last year. The combination of a rise in the number of children going on to university and increases in tuition fees has led a growing number of parents to explore what extra money might be available and so solicitors are seeing an increase in enquiries in this area. In most cases where a parent received maintenance though the Child Support Agency, payments will end when the child finishes secondary education. However, it is possible to enter into an agreement with your former partner that

maintenance is paid beyond your child leaving secondary school. Also, courts do have powers to extend maintenance to the end of the child’s university degree or vocational training course. This will mean you making an application to the Court under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. When deciding whether to extend the term of child maintenance, the courts place particular focus on a child’s financial needs, the nonresident parent’s ability to pay and the manner in which the child is expected to be educated or trained. Regardless of the availability of student loans, courts may order that maintenance should be extended if a child genuinely needs financial support and the parent concerned has the means to provide it. If you wish to discuss any of the issues set out above, then please arrange an appointment with a member of our team of experts. MaDeline ranD Melanie Lazarus & Co

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Cancer causing chemicals found in personal care products If you use store-bought, conventionally-formulated shampoos, conditioners, body washes and other similar personal care products on a regular basis, you could be exposing yourself to high doses of a cancer-causing chemical that few people are even aware exists. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) recently published the findings of an independent study it conducted which found that 98 tested shampoos, soaps and other personal care products contained high levels of cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a hidden foaming and thickening agent that is a known carcinogen. Most NaturalNews readers are probably already familiar with some of the other more

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Making Autism work for you Autism: a mental condition, characterised by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. The problem is, autism covers such a wide spectrum of issues that it cannot be clearly defined as either a learning disability or a mental health issue. This deprives autistic people of the understanding, help and support needed. This is particularly true in employment terms. Statistics show that only 15% of autistic people are in employment, often due to a lack of understanding amongst employers of autistic people’s needs, or the refusal to meet legal obligations by catering for those needs. To showcase the advantages Seaside News | 42

of employing someone autistic, which often outweigh the disadvantages, the Bridgend Autism Focus Group is organising an interactive forum for employers and autistic people, aiming to open employers’ minds to employing people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, and to raise awareness of local opportunities for employment for those on the Spectrum. The Heronston Hotel, Bridgend, is hosting the event on Thursday November 28th 2013, (9.30am-4pm), funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. For further information contact Katrina Kurowski bridgendpeoplefirst2@gmail. com or phone on 07950510240).


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ToGETHER WE CAN BEAT MENTAL ILLNESS Sarah Grabham from Brackla is a researcher at Cardiff University’s National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH). Here she explains how we can all help in the fight against mental illness. I remember watching a TV drama about a Forensic Psychologist when I was about 16 years old, and being fascinated by the way she understood people’s behaviour. It inspired me to do some research, which then led me to study Psychology myself. During my studies I clearly recall learning about conditions such as Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, Depression and Anxiety, and thinking that there was so much more to learn about them. That’s when I knew that I wanted to be involved in helping people with mental health problems, and now I am part of a team trying to better understand the causes and triggers of mental illness. My team at the NCMH researches all types of conditions including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Alzheimer’s disease. Anyone in Wales who has ever been diagnosed with a mental illness can help us. So far over 1800 people of all ages from 4 96 years old have taken part. Helping with our research involves a short meeting with a trained researcher, like me, in your own home or at a local clinic to answer some questions. We also take a small blood sample, to help us understand the genetic factors behind mental illness. We know privacy is very important, so all the information we collect is confidential. If you’d like to know more about what we do, visit our website,, which features online tools for a number of mental health disorders and a blog on mental health issues. There’s also an online form you can fill in to let us know you are interested in helping with our research.

Helping with our research is a great way for you to help others who in the future may go through similar things to yourself. With your help we can learn so much more about mental health and in doing so we hope to develop better methods of diagnosis and treatment. Only together can we beat mental illness.

ARTHRITIS ADVICE FRoM YoUNG’S SPINAL HEALTH Arthritis is a broad term, basically meaning joint pain. As a result it is a common complaint presented to chiropractors. Many people don’t realise that there are over 200 different types of arthritis affecting any age group and any joint in the body. The most predominant that I personally see is called osteoarthritis, also known as ‘wear and tear’ or ‘degeneration’. During treatment I often find simple advice regarding things like diet and exercise, as detailed in this article, can have a profound effect on my patients’ quality of life. DIET ● There have been no definitive links between given food groups and inflammatory flare ups, although certain foods are known to reduce pain and inflammation, including; apples, berries, cherries and citric foods. ● Certain types of arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, long term steroid intake and/or inactivity can lead to bone density issues so it’s important to get Calcium and vitamin D from dairy products and leafy greens like spinach, kale and broccoli. ● Essential fatty acids (EFAs) can help some people with arthritis. Including; Omega 3 and Omega 6, usually found in oily fish, nuts, meat and cheese. (Beware, Omega 6 may be linked to an increase in inflammation). ● Some popular supplements include glucosamine chondroitin, Aloe Vera and Evening Primrose Oil. Before taking any supplements always check with your health care provider as they may interact with your medication. ● Control your weight; less weight means less pressure on aching joints. ExERCISE ● Combat morning stiffness by taking time to mobilise joints. Draw circles with your neck, shoulders, wrists, pelvis and ankles. You can also try lying on your back and bringing your knee to your chest. This is a gentle way to improve motion. ● Fitness in the pool is another way to gently improve function. If you don’t like swimming there are many Aquafit and Aqua Zumba classes. ● Strength training - you don’t have to be lifting heavy weights, resistive bands will suffice. ● Remember that with inactivity comes osteoporosis, so use it or lose it! My patients who suffer with Osteoarthritis or cervical spondylosis often report increased mobility and less pain when undergoing chiropractic treatment. Those who adopt the lifestyle changes relating to diet and exercise understand it is a way of life and not a one off stretch or supplement. Take control of your health today and make some positive changes. Dr. laura young M(Chiro) tel no. 07591 424338 e-mail:

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Food The Cuisine Scene Welcome to the third edition of ‘The Cuisine Scene’. This month it’s the crème de la crème of international cuisine: France. French cuisine is sophisticated, well balanced and is based on local, high quality ingredients. In fact French cuisine is so vast this edition will be in two parts. French cuisine today is a result of centuries of perfection and research. We have a lot to thank the French for including cooking techniques and elaborate dishes to satisfy the most discerning palates. There will be more on those next month. This month sink your teeth into a brief history

Email us your 200 word article for free: of French cuisine… When Catherine de Medicis became Queen of France in 1533 her Florentine chefs followed. The Italian chefs introduced new dishes and sophisticated techniques adapted to French produce. This gave French cooking the origins of its success as it continues today. Bread is a signature product in France and a staple of their diet. French loaves were originally flat and wide in nineteenth century Vienna where French bread began. This changed in the 1920s, when a new law prohibited bakers from working before four in the morning. This provided bakers with less time to bake wide loaves. Instead, they formed their dough into long, thin loaves, to cook

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ARTS & EnTERTAInMEnT Ghosts of Glamorgan at the Grand Pavilion

STAG MARKS AS DANCE BAND TRUMPETER For many years, receptive individuals have picked up an atmosphere in different parts of the Grand Pavilion on Porthcawl’s seafront, but the backstage area seems to have a particular feel, and research for the “Ghosts of Glamorgan” film revealed the tragic death of two individuals in the building during the 1950s. The resident scenic artist died in his studio beneath the main offices, and the trumpeter in the dance band was found dead backstage, having taken his own life. In recent years, a female stage manager working late on a

show felt the distinct sensation of someone touching the back of her neck, and yet there was no one near her at the time. Could one or other of the deceased men have come back to haunt the place? In the film, the trumpeter is played by renowned rock guitarist Stag Marks of the band “Secret Army”, and the scenic artist is portrayed by Ed Rees, guitarist with “The Fabulous Cover Sluts” – it’s worth getting the DVD just to see them both in action! For more information, go to, and watch trailer and interviews on YouTube. DVD copies now on sale at £9.95.


Porthcawl Male Choir As predicted the choir’s annual concert held in the towns’ Grand Pavilion was a total success. The concert featured as this year’s guest celebrity, Burry Port born John Owen-Jones, well known for starring roles in both the United Kingdom and the USA in musicals such as that of the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera and Jean Valjean in the long-running Les Miserables. The choir sang a variety of male choral pieces which included the popular and rousing ‘Comrades in Arms’ and, the quieter, but popular, Danny Boy and Nant y Mynydd, all familiar to supporters of male voice choirs. Seaside News | 50

Newer pieces included ‘Wind beneath my Wings’ and Bob Dylans’ Make You Feel My Love. John Owen-Jones sang a variety of pieces from the musicals as well as songs featured on his own CDs. He and the choir then came together in the finale, to sing the rousing ‘Anthem’ from the musical ‘Chess’. The news that the young and very talented local singer and winner of Porthcawl Male choir’s 2010 ‘Dilwyn Evans Bursary’, and choirs’ nominee, Charlotte Skidmore had won the Welsh Association of Male Choirs’, Geraint Morris Award for 2013, rounded off a perfect evening.

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Males required for PAoDS 2014 production Porthcawl Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society invites applications for membership from men aged 14 years and over who wish to participate on stage in our 2014 production of “The Producers”. This musical, which has won 12 Tony Awards, concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by

overselling interests in a Broadway play. “The Producers” will be performed at the Grand Pavilion from 1st – 3rd May 2014. Please apply in the first instance for an application form and for further details to or telephone 01656 788148. Barrie wilson (Secretary) PAODS

Silures - Jan Williams Exhibition Saturday November the 9th sees the opening of a striking exhibition at Silures Gallery, South Road, by Porthcawl artist Jan Williams. Entitled ‘Creative journey’, this bright and colourful body of work in acrylics, watercolour and inks is heavily influenced by Jan’s love of the local seascape but flowers, trees and musical instruments all make appearances! Jan was architecturally trained and three years in Australia saw her developing a passion for colourful acrylics, whilst working under the influence of the internationally renowned Australian artist Metka Skrobar. Ten percent of all sales in this exhibition will

be donated to the R.N.L.I. The exhibition will be held @ Silures Gallery, 40 South Road, Porthcawl CF36 3DG from Saturday 9th November 2013 to Sunday 1st December 2013 Open. 11am to 4.30pm weekends & bank holidays. sanDra wintle


Kenfig Hill Male Voice Choir The Choir started back in the beginning of September after their summer recess with an autumn programme of events which was equally as busy as the spring/summer schedule. On the Sunday immediately following their return to rehearsals the choir sang in the Civic Service for the Borough Mayor Cllr Clive James, Clive being a member of the Choir, the service was held in Pisgah Chapel, Kenfig Hill. One week later on the 14th the Choir sang in the Porthcawl Music & Flower Festival in All Saint’s Church, Porthcawl. The following weekend on Friday 20th they joined Shirebrook Miners’ Welfare Brass Band in a charity

concert in Doncaster Minster and on Saturday travelled to Selby Abbey to give their seventh concert in the abbey since first being invited there in 2001. On 19th October the choir entertained its Patrons and Vice Presidents in the Annual Patrons and Vice Presidents Evening in the Grove Golf Club. Its next concert before embarking on its Christmas engagements will be in Cornelly Community Centre on Thursday 14th November. They will be joined by their two Junior Choirs Da Capo and Crescendo. Tickets are available from members or call 01443 229227.

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‘Princess Ida’ By Gilbert & Sullivan the Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl Saturday 16th November As winter draws on, nothing is guaranteed to generate such a warm glow as the annual charity operetta by the Mid-Glamorgan Savoyards, who will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera ‘Princess Ida’ on Saturday 16th November, in the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. At the time the opera was written, feminism and education for women were gathering pace, and the Darwinian theory of evolution was still new enough to be contentious. Not surprisingly, Gilbert’s libretto takes aim and satirises all of these developments in a story that tells of a princess founding a university which teaches that women are

the superior sex and should therefore rule the world. All of this set to music that is generally held to be amongst the finest Sullivan wrote. The performance will involve over 50 singers and a full orchestra drawn from the local area, all determined to entertain you. Since being formed in 1994, the Mid-Glamorgan Savoyards have raised over £50,000 for local and national charities. This year proceeds will go to: The Kidney Wales foundation for kidney research, TENOVUS for cancer research and The Save the Children Fund. Tickets are available from members of the company; the charities and, of course, from the Grand Pavilion Box Office.

Stag’s World of Rock Stag’s World of Rock has come in for a bit of stick from some toothless internet trolls, it appears. You can spot them easily, the underachievers of the local music scene. When you’ve had your own radio show, worked as a judge on a Sky TV talent show series and played most of the country’s best venues, I might take your comments on board, but until then, carry on playing your tennis rackets in front of your bedroom mirror! The Manic Street Preachers have a great new album out called “Rewind The Film”, and a


Pyle & Porthcawl Photographic Society Our new season has already given us some excellent presentations and one fun competition so far. The competition was the Chairman’s Trophy, which as the name suggests is judged and presented by our Chairman, Glyn Edmunds. Each member could enter up to four digital images that must have been taken during club events,

TEQUILA SUNSET brill single “Show Me The Wonder”. The Stereophonics play Cardiff Arena on 24th-25th November, and Bridgend’s Bullet For My Valentine are there on 6th December. And talking of The Bullets, I met up with their former bass player Nicky recently for the first time since I interviewed them on my radio show many years ago. He’s got a new band together called Wolfman Unchanged, playing all their own original material, so will keep you posted on their progress. I had a call off Steve Strange – his European tour is going down a storm and will catch up with him soon. Best of luck to Becky who’s taken over The Seagull in Nottage, and for keeping band nights on a Sunday, and the same to The Brentwood in Porthcawl for their new Saturday Live Nite. Keep the calls coming. stag MarKs Tel: 07979 971127

practical evenings and200 field Email us your word for free: trips. As always,article there was a good number of entries and some fun images of other club members on field trips, including two with our Chairman in! It was won by Richard Craze with “Tequila Sunset” taken on a field trip to Kenfig Pool, with Geoff Baker coming a very close runner-up with “Under the Spotlight” taken on a field trip to Penarth Pier. Full details of our programme and field trips are available on our website at www. We welcome new members of all ages and skill levels, so if you have an interest in photography come and join us. glyn eDMunDs


Art in Focus

This month the focus is on a new touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection featuring some of the most important British artists of the last 50 years including Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Susan Hiller, Richard Long and David Nash. Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979 examines the way artists in the 1960s turned away from the enclosed space of the gallery and went out into the landscape to forge a new form of art. This art encompassed a wide range of practices and attitudes, including elements of sculpture, performance and photography. In Britain this manifested itself in the photographic documenta-

tion of actions, the positioning of walking and travelling as creative acts, an exploration of locality and a keen awareness of rural traditions and contexts. Uncommon Ground explores how landscape and nature came to be key concerns of Conceptual art in Britain in the 1960s and 70s. Many of our most significant British artists used landscape and nature in radical new ways and reconfigured one of the oldest subjects of art into one of the most dynamic and vital forms of art today. Daily tours free to the public: 12:30pm Josephine lewington Ma

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WhAT’S on Festival of Lights

Porthcawl Art Society Christmas Exhibition

This December Nolton Church in Bridgend will once again be filled with the spirit of Christmas, as around 40 decorated Christmas Trees are displayed as part of the 7th Annual Christmas Tree Festival, from 3rd -7th. The trees are provided by various local businesses, schools, youth organisations, church and social groups, and compete for the ‘best in class’ award which will be decided by visitors’ votes. The Rector, the Revd Michael Komor, says: “Each year we’re amazed at the levels of creativity and inventiveness shown by those who place the trees. No two trees are ever alike, and the combined effect of so many in one place is stunning.” The church will be open to visitors from 10am – 5pm each day, Primary school children have free entry. Saturday 7th is the main event of the festival. Santa will have a grotto, and it will be a day of live music, with various groups performing from 11.30am. In the evening there will be the main Festival Concert, featuring jazz musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and local artists including soprano Anne Wilkins. Tickets for this concert are priced at £5 and are available from the Parish Office in Nolton Hall on weekday mornings, or on the door on the night. All profits from the week will go to support the charity Bridgend Women’s Aid. For further information contact Angela in the Parish Office on 667690 /

November 30th Porthcawl Art Society will be holding its Christmas Exhibition at the Old Police Station, John Street, Porthcawl. Coffee morning at the opening will take place at 10.30am. Lots of ideas for Christmas.

A Victorian Christmas The festive season is fast approaching! Come and join in the seasonal fun and festivities at Bryngarw House and Country Park in Brynmenyn, Bridgend this December. This annual event returns with the traditional Victorian theme on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December 2013 from 11am – 5pm both days. The star of the show will be Father Christmas, who is looking forward to meeting all the boys and girls in his special Bryngarw grotto. Plus don’t miss out on the opportunity to

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see Santa’s Reindeer on Sunday 15th December between 12 and 4pm and have your picture taken with them! (£2 charge applies) There are activities for all the family to enjoy including a Christmas market with a variety of stalls to choose from for those last minute presents and an exciting array of traditional Victorian-themed fairground rides. To entertain the children there will be Victorian Christmas characters, storytelling, circus skills and Christmas street theatre. Festive live music will be playing and a variety of food will be available at Bryngarw House and Cedars Café. Admission to the event is free, car park is £2.50 and charges for some activities will apply. Twitter: @BryngarwHCP Facebook: /Bryngarw

Join Sustainable Wales Christmas Fundraising Feast Local charity, Sustainable Wales, is hosting its annual Christmas Fundraising Feast on Thursday December 19th at The Ship and Castle, the Square, Porthcawl. Tickets £25. Guest will be Rory McLaggen, The High Sheriff, Bridgend. Reception 7.15pm, followed by a delectable three-course meal. The chefs will use the finest Fairtrade, organic and local ingredients, to cook-up a culinary storm – this is one Christmas celebration you don’t have to feel guilty about! Slip on your suits and grab your gowns!

“Once a year we like to create an elegant evening out for Sustainable Wales’ friends, supporters and well-wishers. Creating a five-star meal from ethical ingredients is not only a great showcase for the public, but also an exciting challenge for the chefs!” said Margaret Minhinnick, Sustainable Wales’ Director. “Tickets are priced at £25.00, with all profits going to Sustainable Wales.” Please visit our website to view the menu options: www. Tickets available from SUSSED. Tel 01656 783962





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Killers Of Leon Tribute Party Night

Saturday 23rd November 7pm

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CHRISTMAS TIME at Margam Country Park FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER at 7pm

Traditional Carol Concert inside Margam Castle - Tickets £12

Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of Christmas classics like Oh Holy Night, Let it Snow, Joy to the World and Silent Night. Dress up warmly and rediscover the true spirit of this festive season. Doors will open at 6pm to give you time to eat before the concert. Free parking up at the Castle.

SATURDAY 14 AND SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER 11.30am – 3.30pm

Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre in The Orangery – Free Admission

Pick up some lovely gifts in time for Christmas. Santa will be there (fee £1.50 includes a selection box), free face painting, bouncy castle and music from Briton Ferry Silver Band. For those feeling the winter chill there’ll be delicious warm hog roast rolls and popcorn chicken and chips for the children. Please note parking at Margam Park is £4 per car.

SAT 14, SUN 15, SAT 21 AND SUN 22 DECEMBER 10.30am for 11am

Santa’s Deer Feeds – Tickets Cars £10, Minibus £35, Coach £120

Come and see Santa feeding the deer. Dress warmly for a winter walk in the park and why not pop down to the Orangery (Sat 14 & Sun 15 only) for the Craft Fayre. Be sure to arrive at 10.30am as the deer feeds will start promptly at 11am and the feed will last approximately 20 minutes. For tickets please contact the Box Office on 01639 763214 or to book on-line visit: or or For further information contact Kerry Jones or Suzette Phillips on 01639 860008 or email

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The very talented Killers of Leon tribute act to both The Kings Of Leon and The Killers performing live at the Atlantic Hotel. A fun and enjoyable night to be shared with friends packed with great music, cabaret and dancing. To avoid disappointment, reserve your table in advance to dine from our evening menu in our restaurant or conservatory and then sit back and enjoy the nights entertainment.

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07793 544 956 email: mail@ www. • KICKBOxING CLASSES: BEGINNERS ONLY, BRIDGEND @ Jeff’s Kickboxing Gym, Dunraven Arms. 6.30–8pm • KETTLE BELL CLASSES @ cynffig comprehensive. 5.15–6.15pm. All over body workout. Interested? please contact Debbie on 07779 709814. Also on a Thursday, 5.45–6.45pm • 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 e-mail: porthcawltsd@btinternet. com. Web: Also on Fridays • LIBRARY READERS’ GROUPS @ Pencoed library, every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am. Tel: 01656 754840 uk/libraries, Also @ Aberkenfig library – every 1st Tuesday of the month,11.30am. 01656 754820, • LINE DANCE CLASSES @ Awel y Mor, Porthcawl. Everyone welcome, including beginners. 7pm start, £4 per person. 01639 631544 or 07770 966624 • LUNCHEON CLUB FOR SENIOR CITIzENS @ Trinity church, John St, Porthcawl, 12.30. All are welcome. For further details tel. 01656 772364 • OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP – FORCES FITNESS, BRIDGEND All levels of fitness can attend, FREE WEEK newbridge Fields 18.15–9.15 call 07708 964 032 or email info@ to book! • PACK WALKS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG @ 1.45pm, Kenfig nature Reserve. Approx an hours walk. Meet outside the visitors centre. Free for all with friendly dogs. Great for socialising your dog and free dog advice given. For more information contact claire from Bark & Ride on 07792 980366 • PENYBONT LADIES CHOIR, BRIDGEND @ Bryntirion community centre, Bridgend, 1–3pm. new members welcome. Joan: 01656 740840 • POEMS AND PINTS, PORTHCAWL 7.30pm, every 3rd Tuesday: lorelei Inn, Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl. All


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alcohol and their families. contact linda: 01656 763117 (Mondays only), abm.bigbridgend@wales.nhs. uk • BRIDGEND COUNTY SHOW MEETINGS @ Bridgend Festivals office, cambria house, Wyndham St. 1st Wed of the month at 6.30pm. Tel: 01656 661338 www. • BRIDGEND PARKINSONS GROUP Every 2nd Wednesday @ llys Faen community hall, Quarella Road. Tel: 01656 720791 • BRIDGEND YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS Junior & Youth Theatre Workshops (5–25). Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. Wed, Sats & Suns during term-time. Backstage and design tuition, as well as performing experiences. Prebooking essential for all classes. 01656 815995. Email: pavilion@ • CAFE FOR CARERS & CARED FOR, PORTHCAWL All welcome. Run by Bridgend county crossroads. 12.30–3.30pm at Trinity church, • 1ST CORNELLY SCOUT GROUP Porthcawl. Info and advice for Silverbirch Beaver colony. Ages carers. Disabled access. 01656 6–8, 4.30–5.45pm. cornelly Scout 784100 & Guide hall, Meadow Street, • CIVIL SERVICE CLUB Every 3rd north corrnelly. contact Rob on Wednesday of the month at or 01656 746564 All Saints church hall, victoria • 1ST PORTHCAWL SCOUT GROUP Ave, Porthcawl, 2pm. Activities, cubs (8–10½yrs) 5.30–7.15pm. talks, outings, meals out, etc. All Woodland hall, Woodland Ave. welcome. More info: Alf, 01656 Meirion: 01656 784711 782433 or Elaine, 01656 784271 • ADRAN YR URDD, PORTHCAWL • CEFN CRIBWR MOTHER, BABIES @ Tabernacl new hall, Fenton & TODDLERS @ cefn cribwr Place, Porthcawl 5.30–6.30pm community hall 10–11.30am. throughout school term. Ages 6–12. £1.50 per child. newborns+. 07787 A fun Welsh medium youth group. 578295 or 07790 • COR BRO OGWR, BRIDGEND 216312 Mixed choir @ Tabernacl church, • ATTENTION ALL RAFA CLUB Derwen Road, Bridgend. 7–9pm. MEMBERS! For your entertainment All welcome. 01656 784180. www. bingo is held at the club at 7.30pm. Guests are welcome • CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE • BADMINTON COACHING, MORGANNWG last Wednesday KENFIG hIll @ cynffig Sports hall. of the month. Friendship/Social 6–7pm, 7–11yrs. £1.50. call Debbie Group @ the Salthouse, Porthcawl, 07890 582636 12.30pm. contact 01792 462845 or • BALLROOM & LATIN Beginners just drop in & improvers 7–9pm @ The Dance • DISCOVERY TOTS Baby Play, centre, Bridgend. 01656 652165 10am @ Williams Memorial hall, coychurch. £4 pay as you • BODY TONING - PILATES (mat go. (multi sensory play for ages required) Use of weights and 6 wks to 2 yrs). Baby Massage resistance bands optional. 9.45– courses and Alpha Bugs classes 10.45am Awel y Mor community also available. contact helen: centre, Porthcawl. 01656 818727 / 07795 150602 • BOWLS, PORTHCAWL @ Griffin / / Park, from 3pm. From beginners to classes players with years of experience. Thursday @ Bijou, cowbridge too The 91 club is a mixed, non-league (free play included) club. Also on Fridays & Sundays • HATHA YOGA, BRACKLA All from 3pm. You are all welcomed levels welcome. 7–9pm @ Parc to our friendly club. contact Slip visitor centre, Fountain Richard Butcher: 01656743580 or 07811524142 Rd, Tondu cF32 0Eh. £30 for a • BRIDGEND INVOLVEMENT block of 5 weeks or £7 weekly, GROUP ‘Peer support in recovery’. this class will include postures, 1–3pm @ ARc, Quarella Road, breathing practices and meditation. Bridgend. Service user led group, contact Michele: 07793 544 956, providing support and information michelelambert for people affected by drug and year. older people: 1–3pm; Kids (8–12 years): 4–5.30pm. £3 per session. Grand Pavilion, 01656 815995 • TUMBLE TOTS, COYCHURCH @ Williams Memorial hall. Ages 6 months to 3 years. www. or 01446 500526 (times vary according to age) • WELSH LANGUAGE GROUP, ABERKENFIG @ Aberkenfig library. Every 1st Tues of the month at 11.30am (except August). Tel: 01656 754820 email: abkenlib@ • YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL with carol curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga teacher. At Unitarian chapel, nottage: 1–2.30pm and 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266

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• HATHA YOGA CLASSES, PYLE 6.30pm @ The life centre. All levels welcome. contact Alan Davies, British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, on 01639 888705 • JUDOKWAI, BRIDGEND @ cefn Glas, Bridgend, 07958 145535 (Mat). Juniors (6–15 yrs) 5–6pm. Seniors (16+) 6.30–7.30pm. Term time only • KYOKUSHIN KARATE CLUB, BRIDGEND @ The Deaf club, Tremains Road, Bridgend. Also, Fridays @ The Scouts hall, cefn Glass, Bridgend and Sundays @ nantymoel Memorial hall, ogmore vale. All classes 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. children must be over 8 years old. First lesson free. call Jason: 07779 113273 • LEGS, BUMS & TUMS FITNESS CLASS 9.45 am at Awel Y Mor community centre, Wellfield Ave, Porthcawl. Mat required (resistance band and small hand weights optional). Tone up those areas and burn fat. Good for posture and core strength. £3.50 all fitness levels welcome. Qualified Fitness Instructor hannah Bowen 07886 487853 • JUNIOR & YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS, PORTHCAWL (5–25) During school term-time. Also Saturdays and Sundays. More info: 01656 815995 or pavilion@ • KETTLE BELL CLASSES @ cynffig comprehensive School’s main hall. 6–6.45pm. Debbie: 07779 709814 • LIBRARY READERS’ GROUP, PORTHCAWL @ Porthcawl library, 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. Tel: 01656 754845 www. • LINE DANCING, BRACKLA Brackla community centre 10.30–12. Beginners welcome. Mostly over 50s. Phone Pat on 01656 785148 for info. • LUNCHEON CLUB @ Gilgal Baptist church, Park Avenue. lunch served at 12.15pm but come along any time from 11am for a coffee and a chat. contact Margaret: 01656 772115 • NEWTON WI, PORTHCAWL 7pm, 1st Wed of every month at Gilgal church hall, Woodlands Ave, Porthcawl. call Pearl on 01656 772657 • PARENT/CARER & CHILD GET CREATIVE cost £4 @ 10am-11am. create, play, chat, relax, and enjoy together. Make space to reawaken yourself. Email: freshstart.grice@ call: 07866 277560 • PIPSW BREASTFEEDING GROUP @ once Upon A Playtime soft play, ogmore Terrace, Bridgend, cF31 1SU, 10-12. All pregnant and breastfeeding mums welcome. no charge. Also at The Dance centre, Elm crescent, Bryntirion, Bridgend on Fridays


• PORTHCAWL ART SOCIETY Interested in art? Join us at the old Police Station, John Street Porthcawl, 1.30–3.30pm. Also on Thursdays, 7–9pm. lydia: 01656 767611 • PORTHCAWL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY Interested in becoming a flower arranger? Alternate Wednesdays at Awel-Mor centre, Porthcawl. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tel: 01656 785388 • PORTHCAWL LADIES FC 6–7.30pm @locks lane, Porthcawl. ladies and Under 16s Girls. contact Danielle: 07540 518341 / • PORTHCAWL RUNNING CLUB Meeting at the Porthcawl Rugby club at 6.30pm. large beginners group. Further information email: Also on Fridays • PORTHCAWL SURF CLUB 6pm @ Rest Bay car Park • POTTERY CLASSES BRIDGEND All abilities welcome. 6pm to 8pm. contact 07881 634075 • QUIz NIGHT @ Kenfig hill labour club. 8pm • READING GROUP @ coed Parc, Park St, Bridgend. Every 3rd Wed of the month, 1.30pm (except August). 01656 754810, • ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, PORTHCAWL The Porthcawl Branch meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the RAFA club, Porthcawl, at 7.30pm. All welcome even if you are not ex-forces • SLIMMING WORLD, PORTHCAWL @ Trinity church. 9.30am–11am. call Gaynor 01656 788763 • TABLE TOP SALE @ Griffin Park community centre, 10am–2pm. coffee, tea and snacks available. Traders and crafters welcome. Phone 01656 772534 for bookings and further information • TAI CHI CLASS Traditional Sun Style Taijiquan. newton Institute. 10–11am. other classes held throughout the Borough. Instructor G lake, email: caringspirit15@ • YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL with carol curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga teacher. At Unitarian chapel, nottage: 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266 • YOUTH CLUB, SENIOR @ Porthcawl YMcA, The Y centre 25 John Street. The place to be on a Wednesday evening. 6.30–8.30pm. over 11s. £1 entry. Free for first time users • zUMBA @ Bryntirion comp School 6–7pm. £4 per class. Bring a bottle of water. All abilities welcome. no need to be a dancer, just feel the beat and move your feet. Qualified instructor for 15 years, teaching

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7–8.30pm @ Parc Slip Visitor Centre, Fountain Rd, Tondu CF32 0EH. Contact Michele: 07793 544 956, michelelambert 21@hotmail. com • Headway Christmas Gathering Event, Thursday 5th December 2013, at 7.00pm at Evergreen Hall, Angel Street Bridgend, CF31 2PD. There will be a children’s entertainer, tombola stall Cake Stall, various other stalls, Raffle and competitions. Mince Pies and Coffee. The event is free and all are welcome. Headway Contact No: 07599 520266. • Jazz in the Stage Door November 21st - “Hot Club Gallois” @ The Grand Pavilion , Porthcawl. 8pm start.01656 815995,www. • Jazz in the Stage Door December 19th - “Afternoon in Paris”@The Grand Pavilion , Porthcawl. 8pm start 01656 815995, • KEEP-FIT CLASSES, COYCHURCH Coychurch Memorial Hall 7–8pm. All levels of fitness catered for. No joining fee. Also on Monday & Friday, 9.30–10.30am • KENFIG HILL & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR Rehearse in the Choral Suite, Green Acre Motel, North Cornelly, 7pm–9pm. Come and give it a try, you won’t regret it. Tel: 01656 740766 • Kickboxing classes: Children from 5 years, Bridgend Also on a Monday @ Jeff’s Kickboxing Gym, Dunraven Arms. 6–7pm. Loose clothing to start • LIBRARY READERS’ GROUP, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre, every 3rd Thurs of the month at 7pm. Tel: 01656 754850 libraries • LIFEGUARD CLUB - POOL TRAINING, PYLE @ Pyle Pool 8–10am. Tel: (01656) 771380 for details or www.restbaylifeguards. • MID GLAMORGAN MIXED CHOIR, PENCOED (Term time only) in The Bowls Club, Pencoed from 7.15–9pm. Call Louise on 01656 667451 • MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES & TODDLERS, BRIDGEND Award winning music classes for babies and toddlers. 3 months–4 years grouped according to age. @ BCLC, Cefn Cribwr. Book your FREE class and view out latest timetable at or contact Emma on 01656 649190 vale. • ORIGINAL ARTISTS ACOUSTIC EVENING Every fortnight at the Seahorse, 9pm, in aid of BOBATH Centre for Cerebral Palsy. To play on one of these evenings please contact Nikki on 07916 342370. Small fee to each act • OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP – FORCES FITNESS, BRIDGEND All levels of fitness can attend, FREE WEEK - Newbridge Fields 18.15–9.15 call 07708 964 032 or email to book! • PENCOED LIFESAVING CLUB @ Pencoed Swimming Pool. If you’re aged 9-18 and would like

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to learn lifesaving skills with the opportunity to pursue nationally recognised qualifications in a friendly and fun environment then come along between 7pm-8pm to experience what we offer – bring your bathers – or phone Sarah on 07825 670905 for more details • PORTHCAWL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB @ Awel-y-Mor, Porthcawl, 7pm. Contact Tricia: 01656 785794. Also on a Saturday • PORTHCAWL SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB 5–6.30pm Awely-Mor, Porthcawl. Beginners & training for Graded Martial Arts students of all ages (grading every 3 months). Christian Whale (5th Dan): 07784 317151. Facebook: Porthcawl Shotokan Karate • PORTHCAWL WI Every 4th Thurs @ All Saints Church, Porthcawl, 2–4pm • PREGNANCY YOGA @ Litchard Infants School, 6–7.15pm. A time for you and your baby, suitable from 16 weeks. 6–7.15pm: Pregnancy Yoga (£30 for 6 weeks). 7.30–8.45pm: Yoga Drop-in class (£4.50 per session or £20 for 5 sessions). Please contact Emma on 01656 651230 www.pure-yoga. or pureYoga on facebook • PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY MEETING @ the Glamorgan Holiday Hotel, The Square, Porthcawl CF36 3BW at 7.15pm. Diverse range of photography related activities. Call Glyn on 01656 772831 (publicity.officer@, or www. • READING GROUPS @ Ogmore Valley Life Centre. Last Thursday of the month, 11am. 01656 754856, uk. Also, Pyle Life Centre, every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm. 01656 754850, pylelib@bridgend. No meetings in August •R OYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION, Swansea Bay Branch Last Thursday of every month. Further details 01656 670224 • SCOPE’S COMMUNITY COMPANIONS CAFÉ 10am – 1pm @ the Talbot Institute, 9 Prince Road, Kenfig Hill. Weekly activities such as cookery demonstrations, arts and crafts, gardening, boccia, chair aerobics and much more. Come along and find out more about our Befriending Service for people over 50. • Senshi Do Karate & Kickboxing @ Cefn Glas scouts hall. Karate: 6–7pm. Kickboxing: 7–8pm. www.senshido-wales@ • SHOTOKAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL @ St. John’s School, 6–7pm. Call Phil on 07951 455246. All welcome. • SING AND SIGN, BABY SIGN LANGUAGE & MUSIC CLASS @ St Theodores Church Hall, Port Talbot. Stage 1: 9.45am. For more information or to book please contact Beverley on 07583 087157 or email beverleythomas@ www.singandsign. • Slimming World with Dee 9.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm at Pyle Parish Hall, Pyle road. Tel: 07733

267369, or just pop in!   • SlimTONE SLIMMING CLASS 10–11am at the Y Centre Porthcawl and 9.30–10.30am at Cwrt Anghorfa (next to The Tap Public House). Contact Marie on 01656 870339 for further information • STAGECOACH THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL, BRIDGEND Performing arts classes, ages 3–18. Contact Helene on 01446 781454. www. Also on Friday & Saturday • TAI BO KICK AEROBICS, PYLE 7.15-8.15pm. Kids Taekwon Do 6pm-7pm both @ Pyle Life Centre. Qualified Tai Bo & 2nd Degree ITF Black Belt Instructor. Pls see Monday listing for additional classes. Contact Sarah on 07773 041339 or 01656 743478 • TI A FI Y SGER PARENT TODDLER GROUP 9–11am. Cornelly Integrated Centre, Greenfield Terrace, North Cornelly, CF33 4LW. Contact/ cyswllt: 07966 321764 • WESTWARD 0–4 MEET AND PLAY GROUP A stay and play facility for babies and toddlers aged 0-4. Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas, Bridgend. 1.30-3pm. £1 donation required (includes tea/coffee) • YOGA CLASS @ Litchard Infants School, 7.30–8.45pm. General drop in class, suitable for all levels. Relax, re-centre and renew. Please contact Emma on 01656 651230 or PureYoga on Facebook • YOUTH CLUB, JUNIOR @ Porthcawl YMCA, The Y Centre 25 John Street. The place to be on a Wednesday evening. 6.30–8pm. Under 11s. £1 entry. Free for first time users • ZUMBA North Cornelly Community Centre. 8–845pm. Only £3. Join the party and zumba the winter blues away! Call Mandy: 07854 372582 • ZUMBA, PORTHCAWL 9.45– 10.45am Awel y Mor Community Centre, Wellfield Avenue and 5.30–6.30pm at Nottage Primary School, Suffolk Place. Hannah Bowen Qualified Fitness Instructor Licensed Zumba Instructor find me on Facebook as Zumba Fitness - Porthcawl and on or call 07886 487853

Friday • ARCHAEOLOGY CYMRU WALKS 10am meeting at the Llantwit Major Train Station carpark. Looking at a wide range of archaeological sites throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. We look at Iron-Age hill-forts, medieval castles, and even sites that we just discover along the way. Walking boots and refreshments a must. More info: 07751 255725 or email: karljlangford@ • BINGO, Kenfig Hill – after Luncheon Club. Eyes down at 1.45pm at the Talbot Community Centre, Kenfig Hill. More info: Cheryl on 01656 749754 • BOUNCE & RHYME SESSIONS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS @ Pyle Life Centre, 2pm. 01656 754850 pylelib@ • BRIDGEND FUCHSIA SOCIETY, YNYSAWDRE @ Ynysawdre

Community Centre. 1st Friday of the month, 7pm. All welcome! Call 01656 661338 / 07976 430086. king-barry@ • BRIDGEND WRITERS’ CIRCLE, BRIDGEND @ Bryntirion & Laleston Community Hall, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion, CF31 4EF. 01656 772738. • CHARITY PUB QUIZ, PORTHCAWL @ Seagull Pub, Rest Bay, Porthcawl. 9pm. Proceeds to local charities. • CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH AND SPANISH FOR ADULTS (term time) @ Cefn Cribwr, Bethlehem Church Life Centre. Spanish 10am–12pm. French 12.30pm–2.30pm.

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• 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 e-mail: porthcawltsd@btinternet. com. Also on Tuesdays • MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES & TODDLERS, BRIDGEND Award winning music classes for babies and toddlers. 3 months–4 years grouped according to age. @ Trinity Church, Porthcawl. Book your FREE class and view out latest timetable at or contact Emma on 01656 649190 • Newton Primary School Winter Fete. Come and see Santa and his Elves at Newton Primary School Winter Fete on Friday 30th November from 3:30pm. There will be games, stalls, hog roast, mulled wine, mince pies, music and lots more! Come and join in the fun and support our school! • PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS CLUB (TERM TIME ONLY) @ Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Park Avenue. Please email me for class times etc. New members also please email wit details. Limited places available. Pam Hardwicke (Head Coach). • PORTHCAWL PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP Last Friday of the month in the Unitarian Church School Room, Nottage, 10.30am. More info: 01656 783071 • SEQUENCE DANCING, PORTHCAWL @ Trinity church 8–10.15pm. £2.50. 01656 782606 • SENSHI DO ‘The Warriors Way’ KARATE & KICKBOXING, BRIDGEND @ Brackla Community Centre, Whitethorne drive, Brackla, Bridgend. 6.30–7.30pm. All levels, beginners welcome. Call 07791 412864, email •SHOUT – FOR OVER 50s, PORTHCAWL 1st Friday of month. Open forum in Porthcawl to express your concerns. @ Trinity Church at 2pm. Tel: 01656 786463 •STAY & PLAY GROUP FOR TWINS/

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MULTIPLES Any children will be the responsibility of the parent/ carer they are with. Mums-to-be welcome. 12–2pm at coity higher community centre, heol West Plas, Philip Square, litchard, cF35 6BA. contact: Kathryn Baker 07824 876945, or Facebook Twin-kle Twin-kle Twin Group Bridgend •TAI CHI, BRIDGEND @ Bridgend Recreation centre, 7–8.30pm. Beginners welcome. John Jones, chief Instructor. sunsdragon@ • TAI CHI CLASS Traditional Sun Style Taijiquan. Pyle church hall. 10–11am. other classes held throughout the Borough. Instructor G lake, email: caringspirit15@ • TANG SOO DO, PYLE & DISTRICT (Korean self defence) no training fee for first month. Junior 5yrs+ 6.30–.15pm. Mixed class 7.20– 8.30pm. Advanced class 8.30–9pm (also Mondays). Upstairs in Pyle life centre. Kyo Sa nim Gareth Powell: 01656 659592/ 07884 295499/gareth.powell@tangsoodo. • TI Â FI AR LAN Y MÔR BILINGUAL PARENT TODDLER GROUP 10am11:30am. All Saints church vestry, victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. 07966 321764 • TAI CHI & QI GONG @ Awel-y - Mor centre, Porthcawl. 10.30am11.30am. Beginners welcome. Gilda: 07840 350167 • TINYTALK BABY SIGNING CLASSES, PYLE @ coychurch Memorial hall 10.30–11.30am. Eluned: 07877 566935, eluendw@ or www.tinytalk. • TWINS & MULTIPLES GROUP, PYLE @ once Upon A Playtime in Bridgend, 10am–12 noon. clare Roberts: 07932 972200, • WATER WINGS SWIM SCHOOL children swimming lessons, Bryntirion comprehensive School, Bridgend. All ages are welcome. 07772 337760. waterwingsswim. Also on Saturdays • zUMBA @ Kenfig labour club. 5.30–6.30pm

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• ART & CRAFT ExHIBITION First Saturday of every month at the Pier hotel,11am–3pm. Free admission. All are very welcome. Info: • BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS, KENFIG NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE 3rd Saturday of the month, 9am–12pm. Enjoy walks with the warden, in association with Glamorgan Bird club. Meet at the Reserve centre. Free admission and car park. 01656 743386 • 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 • CAR BOOT SALES, BRIDGEND @ The West house Pub. 9am–12pm. Set up 8am. cars £5/vans £8. All proceeds to local charities. Please contact Rob & helen on 01656 653809 • CHARITY FUN QUIz IN AID OF VELINDRE CANCER CARE @ the Swan Inn, nottage, Porthcawl, 5.30pm. Just shout out the answer! come along and join in the fun only 10p for a wrong answer and a raffle ticket for correct ones. The winning tickets have a free drink! Tel. 07813 506044 • CHILDREN’S ART & CRAFT WORKSHOPS, PORTHCAWL 10.30–11.45am, crafty little creations @ Porthcawl RFc. call Sue on (01656) 788420/ 07791 476882 • INDOOR CAR BOOT SALE @ Awel-y-Mor, Porthcawl. First 3 Saturdays of every month. 9am–12pm. Phone 01656 657463 to book. Free tea, coffee & biscuits • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY NIGHTS @ Kenfig hill labour club. £2 • MEMBERS AND GUESTS OF THE RAFA CLUB, PORTHCAWL are invited to enjoy bingo at 7.30pm. Followed by live entertainment by top class artists till 11.30pm • PORTHCAWL & DISTRICT ART SOCIETY ExHIBITION OF PAInTInGS @ the old Police Station Gallery, John Street. 11am–4.30pm. FREE. Also on the rest of the week • PRAM FITNESS, PORTHCAWl @ the loft cafe, Broadlands, Bridgend, 10-11am. )utdoor post-natal exercise class for mums whilst baby

enjoys a ride in their pram. contact Sarah on 07917 276788. Email • RMBI ALBERT EDWARD CHRISTMAS FAYRE on Saturday 30th november at 12.30pm – All welcome – Santa will be in attendance – Raffles, cake stall tombola etc • ROCK CLUB, PORTHCAWL Music workshops for 8–16years old. learn and perform regularly! All levels, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, singers, all welcome. Book a place on 01656 786319. Rock & Arts club, 41 John Street, Porthcawl Town/ • SILURES ART GALLERY, PORTHCAWL open every Weekend and Bank holidays 11am to 4.30pm at 40 South Road. new exhibition each month with free admission. • STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN, PORTHCAWL @ Porthcawl library 2.30pm. Tel: 01656 754845 email: • TAI CHI ALL Saints church, victoria Ave, Porthcawl 10–11am. Fair lady-Sleeping Tiger Tai chi. 01656 785014

SUnDAY • BRIDGEND KARATE & KICKBOxING CLUB Karate and kickboxing all levels and beginners welcome 6-8pm Brackla community centre. Tel 07791 412864 • BRIDGEND RAMBLERS A weekly programme of three walks: long (10–12m), medium (7–9m) and short (4–6m). Meet at Bridgend Rec centre. We’re gone by 9 am for long and 9:30 for medium and short walks. See www. for program. • CAR BOOT SALE, BRIDGEND @ the multistorey car park next to Aldi, 7am–12pm. 80–200 car boot stalls each week! All proceeds invested into events in Bridgend. Tel: 01656 661338 • CAR BOOT SALES at the Rest Porthcawl 6am ‘til late. Extremely popular events – lovely family days out. hot & cold refreshments served from our cafe, open daily 10am–4pm, early on car boot Sundays. Sellers £6/car and £12/ van. More info: 01656 772066 • CIRCLE OF LIGHT SPIRITUALIST

CHURCH, PORTHCAWL @ Awel y Mor centre. 6pm. itstriza@talk21. com • GOOD NEWS KIDS’ CLUB @ Gospel hall, lias Road, Porthcawl. 11.20am–12.20pm age 3+. Traditional stories, lively songs and great craft activities. christmas party, free summer outing and more. All helpers fully cRB checked. contact:01656 786447 • INDOOR 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL, MAESTEG @ Maesteg comprehensive. 11am–6pm. Adults 16+. contact Phil: 0753 5254290; • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 5–7pm @ Kenfig hill labour club. Plus karaoke until late! • PORTHCAWL COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA @ Every Sunday each month, 6-8pm @ our lady Star of the Sea church hall, new Road. £2 per session, refreshments served. Grade 3 standard is desirable. For more information: 07861600667 or • RED TOOTH POKER, PORTHCAWL Evenings @ The Salthouse, Porthcawl. For a chance to be in the regional finals and win big money. or just play for fun. Tel: 01656 783380 • 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, NEWTON Age 3+ every Sunday, 11am–12 noon, in the schoolroom opposite the church on the 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! • SENSHI DO ‘THE WARRIORS WAY’ KARATE & KICKBOxING, BRIDGEND @ 3rd Bridgend Scouts hall, llangewydd Rd Bryntirion, Bridgend. 6pm till 7pm Karate and 7pm to 8pm Kickboxing/MMA. All levels, beginners welcome. call 07791 412864 email bkkc@live. Also, Tuesdays 7–8pm karate. Beginners and all levels welcome. call Paul Evans: 07791 412864 • SINGLES RENDEzVOUS CLUB, BRIDGEND @ the Brewery Field, Rugby club, Tondu Road, Bridgend. For single over 30s. 8pm to midnight. Free, entry £4. Smart dress. 01656 773330 or email



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Porthcawl local is British kitesurf champion Recently the British Wavemasters Kitesurf Championships took place up on the Hebrides Isle of Tiree off the coast of Scotland. Competitors travelled from all over the UK including local Porthcawl couple Marc and Sarah Rowley who have a kiteschool (Blast Kiteboarding) also based in Porthcawl. The British Wavemasters is the championships for the waveriding side of the amazing sport of kitesurfing. Marc was defending his British title in the seniors (over 35) while Sarah was after her own British title in the ladies division. The conditions were extremely testing with very big surf and also extremely strong gusty winds, these were ideal conditions to run the contest and let the competitors show

there skills. Marc won almost every heat he entered and was determined to defend his title as hard as he could, while Sarah was finding the harsh conditions very testing. Sarah was to get 5th place in the end. Marc’s experience from many years of regular surfing paid off as he went on to win the British title and is therefore now the 2 x British Champion. Sarah and Marc have been kiting for many years in Porthcawl as well as running many trips a year to places such as Brazil, Portugal and Morocco but they both still love the beaches of South Wales and especially Porthcawl with its varied beaches. MarC & sarah rowley Porthcawl

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Bridgend Ramblers autumn/winter programme. Bridgend Ramblers have just published their programme of walks for the autumn/ Winter period. As usual the programme has great variety in the distances covered and locations walked through. Each Sunday we have three walks - short (4 to 6 miles), medium (8 to 10 miles) and long (9 to 12 miles). Each walk is categorised as easy, medium or hard, although these can be subjective! There are also medium walks each Tuesday. The walk programme will cover areas across South Wales although the short walks are usually within a half an hour drive of Bridgend. Newcomers are particularly Seaside News | 60

welcome, and can sample our programme for up to three walks before considering joining the Ramblers Association. Dogs are generally welcome but check with the leader to make sure before coming. We meet at Bridgend Recreation Centre Car Park, or Pyle Leisure Centre for the Tuesday walks and drive to the start point of the walk. We’re gone by 9.30 (9.00 for long Tuesday walks) so don’t be late. Don’t worry if you don’t drive there will be plenty of opportunities for lifts. See our website (www. for full details of the programme and some general contact details. Allan Morgan, Publicity Officer

Most westerners know very little about Chinese culture or the meaning of “Neijia” and “Wajia” used for two types of Chinese martial arts. Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan films have introduced westerners to what Chinese Wajia is. So what then is neijia? The difference is in the training and objectives. Wajia martial arts train with hard external muscle building exercises and attacking techniques of kicking and punching designed to cause maximum damage. Neijia martial arts train with soft internal relaxation for internal power and practice more complicated evasion and self defence techniques where serious damage of an attacker is not the objective. An example of a neijia or internal martial art is Taiji Quan, which most know as Tai

Chi. Quan means martial art. Unfortunately many westerners only know and teach the solo novice sequences of Tai Chi and their pupils are unable to defend themselves. There is much more to Tai Chi training before they should claim to teach or practice Tai Chi as a Quan, or Chinese martial art. Tuesday morning class at Awel y Mor Porthcawl is the only local class teaching the three main Chinese Neijia, which are Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Quan and Taiji Quan. Neijia training is very relaxed and friendly, so suitable for retired age people. John Jones Porthcawl

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Two world championship medals for Porthcawl Karate Club Last month saw two young athletes from Porthcawl Karate Club, win silver and bronze medals at the 2013 Shotokan Karate World Championships as part of the KUGB Welsh squad Participates from all around the world descended on the city of Liverpool as the Karate Union Of Great Britain (KUGB) hosted the biennial tournament at the Echo Arena. Rachel Edwards, 13, a 2nd dan black belt won silver in the girls Kata event and Charlotte Parry, 16, also a 2nd Dan won bronze in the Cadets Kata. This was both the girls’ first experience of competition on a world stage. They have been training as part of the Welsh squad and have been tutored individually by retired kata champion Sensei Christian Whale 5th dan. Both have been training intently with Christian in prep to the world champi-

onships only two weeks before Rachel also won gold in the girls Kata in the Shotokan cup a prestigious British title. All the students and instructors at Porthcawl Karate Club who meet at Awel Y Mor Community Centre on Monday and Thursday nights say a huge congratulations and proud of their outstanding achievement. Jo aitChison

Porthcawl Lifeguard Club On the weekend of October 13th we received a visit from Evesham Lifesaving Club all the way from Worcester. The purpose of their visit was for our coaches to instruct them in surf lifesaving skills to allow them to gain awards in the new Royal Life Saving Society survive and save award. After the two days of training and assessment all 12 of the visiting children attained a bronze award with some also gaining the silver level. The weekend was a great success for both clubs due to the hard work of the coaches, club members and our own junior lifesavers who attended over the two days. Evesham have already made arrangements for a return visit next year and we would like to thank them for their donation to the club funds. Despite the onset of autumn training still continues on Sundays at the beach and Friday nights at Pyle pool. If anyone is interested in joining us or would like more information on the club please e-mail our secretary Penny John at ian ellison




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