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Dear Editor, What a difference a week makes. Just over a week ago (at the time of writing) I enjoyed my normal quiet walk along the beach, then today I am faced with large lorries and diggers playing in the sand building forts at Newton Point (behind the caravan park). Is this anything to do with the sea defence improvement? Is it going to extend the full length up to Coney beach? This new work takes up a considerable chunk of the beach just below the car park. Can anyone enlighten me as to what is going on, or is this just big boys playing with their toys. J Amos North Cornelly

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All these books and many more are available freely from your local library. We have books to suit all tastes, whether you are looking for a warm and cosy story to cuddle up with or an icy thriller to keep you awake at night. As part of the Libraries Live and Loud events we are hosting a Dickens and Dylan event on 9th December at 7.30pm. Lighthouse Theatre will be performing A Child’s Christmas in Wales, The Signalman and Quite Early One Morning by Dylan Thomas and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Tickets are £5 and are available from Porthcawl Library, The Grand Pavilion and from www.awen-wales.com. Follow Porthcawl Library on Facebook to find out more about all our activities for all ages. We will be closed from 5pm on the 23rd December and will reopen on the 2nd January at 9.30am. You will still be able to renew and reserve your books or download ebooks, audio books and e.zines from the website, as long as you have your library card number and PIN number. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda. Elaine Winstanley Porthcawl Library: Tel: 01656 754845 Email: porthcawl.library@awen-wales.com

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“Takeover Day gives hundreds of young people the chance not only to do something new and experience museums for the first time, but for their voices to be heard. It provides an opportunity for young people throughout Wales to talk about their heritage – to share concerns and imagine new futures. In challenging times, museums can act as the cement in our communities, bringing young people together to tell their stories. Put museums at the centre of our communities and young people at their heart, and we will all experience a richer, more vibrant culture which excites and enthrals everyone.” David Swidenbank

PORTHCAWL 1848 Museums across Wales celebrated and promoted Wales’s outstanding culture at this year’s Welsh Museums Festival from 28 October – 5 November 2017. Various events and exhibitions were on offer for the whole family from sleepovers to talks, from walks to re-enactments, from tea parties to Halloween themed activities. Taking the theme of ‘Be Amazed’ this year’s Welsh Museums Festival programme had something to cater for everybody’s taste. At Porthcawl Museum the week saw special archaeological events and activities, including an archaeological dig supported by the Glamorgan and Gwent archaeological Trust (GGAT). Children undertook a ‘dig’ in the garden of the museum using tools and instructions from Paul Huckfield of GGAT. Once they had uncovered finds they then had to clean, identify and record the finds before making them ready for display in the museums archaeology display. Volunteers from the museum produced Roman food, including Roman flat bread, cheesecake and honey cakes, which went down well with our stewards and the public on John Street. Finally visitors to the museum were able to view part of the Blundell archaeology collection for the first time.  David Swidenbank

TAKEOVER DAY Porthcawl Museum took part in Takeover Day recently when four students from St Clare’s School in Porthcawl joined the museum volunteers for the day. Working with the museum’s recorder, Elaine Newman, they were guided through the process of how the museum collection is recorded, prepared and stored correctly. They also experienced the role of a museum steward providing a warm welcome to all the museum visitors and maintaining accurate day-to-day records. Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contribution to museums, galleries and historic homes. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum. Actor Michael Sheen, Kids in Museums Patron, says, 22 | seaside news

A hundred years ago, an article appeared in the Porthcawl News reminiscing about life in 1848. 1848, was a memorable year for the town, as it was the first time the name Porthcawl was officially used, alongside Newton and Nottage. It is interesting to note that the article boasts of a thriving port; with upwards of 25,000 tons of pig-iron and 23,000 tons of coal being shipped from the port, plus various railways in operation. It appears that, Porthcawl also offered opportunity for sea-bathing. Note - this description pre-dates the Brogden Dock and rail of 1865. Serving approximately 800 residents, there was only 1 bank, which was the National Provincial, (Nat West today) 2 blacksmiths, 3 shoe-makers, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 6 grocery dealers, 1 draper, 4 ship owners, 4 stone masons, 1 miller, 1 school, 3 tailors and 2 timber dealers. There were quite a few watering holes, frequented by sailors, but the article only refers to the Anchor, Ancient Briton, Crown, Ship, Ship and Castle and the Victoria. The rector of the Parish Church at St John’s, Newton was the Rev. Robert Knight and the Harbour Master was Lieutenant Warren Squire Bradley. The article ended, complimenting the town on becoming a fashionable resort. Ceri Joseph

FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY NEWS There will be no meeting in December as this is a busy time for everyone with the festive season upon us. The 16th January 2018 is also a members social night. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in February 2018.  Our Research Centre in the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig, is open on Wednesday from 10.30am-3pm, except for the last Wednesday of the month. Volunteer researchers are on hand to guide you in your search for ancestors, but need to be booked for hourly sessions on Tel: 01656 728531 (Wednesday’s only) or arc@glamfhs.org.uk . For more information see our website: www.glamfhs.org.uk  Victoria Salmon


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school reports BRYNTEG SCHOOL NEWS

The High School Musical auditions have successfully been completed. What a fantastic turnout! The talent this year was truly remarkable. We now have the final cast and rehearsals for the much anticipated school production have commenced! Brynteg will be performing at the Grand Pavilion Porthcawl during October 2018.

In other news, Year 13 art students from Brynteg were involved in exhibiting their artwork as part of the Made in Roath Arts Festival in Cardiff. The event was very popular and the Art Department was very proud to be showcasing such excellent work. Year 12 visited the University of South Wales in Pontypridd to take part in the Young Enterprise Event. Pupils delivered a Dragons Den style presentation to a team of judges and they were successfully awarded the prize for best presentation. Brynteg pupils were great ambassadors for the school.

A-Level pupils recently took part in CPR training as part of the British Heart Foundation restart a heart scheme. Restart a heart day is an initiative that aims to train as many people as possible in CPR. Currently 100 pupils have received training. I am sure you will agree this is a great life skill to have. J L Davies 24 | seaside news

BRYNTIRION COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL RUGBY/ FOOTBALL TOUR

During the summer, 19 students and four members of staff set off on a trip of a lifetime to the USA! The first stop was Washington DC where the group played the first round of rugby and football matches of the tour. They also enjoyed visits to many National Monuments and the Lincoln, Vietnam and Second World War Memorials. The Washington experience was completed with visits to the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Museums before heading up the coast to Philadelphia where the final rugby match of the tour resulted in a victory. Following superb post-match hospitality from their American hosts the students progressed onto the final leg of the tour in The Big Apple!  After an early start, the excited group headed out on an open bus tour of New York followed by a trip on the Subway to The Bronx, home of baseball The Yankee Stadium, to watch New York City take on Toronto. A trip to ‘The Top of the Rock’, afforded spectacular views of Manhattan and Central Park rounding off an incredible tour of America.  The School would like to thank J&J Motors, Stephenson RC Frames, Broomfield & Alexander Ltd, Terry Reffell and Ken James for their kind sponsorship.

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school reports MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ST CLARE’S SCHOOL

From the smallest in our Nursery to the tallest in Sixth Form, the boys and girls at St Clare’s School, Porthcawl would like to wish Seaside News readers a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. We’ve already raised huge amounts for charities including Jeans for Genes, Alzheimer’s Society, NSPCC, Poppy Appeal and Children in Need! We held a fabulous Art Exhibition and also Monkey Music Parties in our excellent Nursery where we are already enrolling little ones as far ahead as 2019! It’s getting frantic in the build-up to Christmas! Rehearsals are already in full swing for this year’s unforgettable musical caper The Seussical on 6th, 7th and 8th December. The Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza with everyone’s favourite characters lovingly brought to life including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination - Jojo! Tickets £8 each. Simon Antwis, Headmaster  Picture caption: St Clare’s pupils proudly show off their artwork

NEWS FROM YSGOL Y FERCH O’R SGÊR It’s been another busy few weeks at school. Year 1 and 2 children enjoyed a lovely day out at St Fagan and took part in some exciting workshops, learning all about toys.  Year 4 have had a short course of intensive swimming sessions and it’s been fantastic to see their confidence and skills develop.  A very successful Book Fayre was held at school – our thanks to Friends of YFOS for organising this event.  The rugby squad took part in the Keith Grice Tournament at Porthcawl and we would like to congratulate everyone on their efforts and on playing so well.  Anti-bullying week was launched with a special assembly, followed by activities including a Wear Odd Socks Day to raise awareness of this very important issue. We also held a Spots and Stripes Day to raise money for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone for their contributions.  Year 6 travelled to Ysgol Gyfun Llangynwyd for their first transition day of this year and parents also had the opportunity to visit the school during an open evening.  Christmas preparations are well underway and we are looking forward to our Christmas concerts. We are also looking forward to taking part at a number of community Christmas events.  Ceri Thomas  Admin Officer

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CEFN CRIBWR PRIMARY SCHOOL On November 12th, Cefn Cribwr held its’ annual Remembrance Service at Wesley Chapel before moving to the new War Memorial. During the service, pupils from the school placed a wreath for each man from the village who fell in either the First or Second World War. Despite the wind and rain there were a very large number of people there.  School Governors have looked at our work whilst they conducted a ‘Learning Walk’. They visited our classrooms and spoke to pupils about what we have been learning.  There have been a lot of visitors to school these past few weeks, including the Welsh Ambulance Service, PC Beaumont and the Recycling Workshop Team. We have all been excited about learning Spanish with Miss Edwards from Cynffig School. We have all enjoyed our weekly Rugby and Netball matches. You can keep up with a great deal of what we do in Cefn Cribwr Primary School by following our twitter account @cefncribwrps  Aaliyah, Ellie and Olivia

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ADA Training visited KS2 pupils to deliver workshops to encourage pupils to ‘Refuse, Reduce, Re-use, Repair and Recycle’. The pupils worked collaboratively in groups to answer questions on how long different household items take to decompose. Pupils were very surprised at the findings! They were even more shocked to discover what recycled materials could be re-used for. Year 6 pupils explained what they learnt, Mia said, “The ozone layer is being destroyed because of chemical fumes from burning plastic and rubber materials.” Jayden and Ffion found out that, “The temperature in the Artic is increasing because of global warming, the ice is melting and the water levels are rising.” Callum said, “I learnt a lot from the workshops and found them very interesting.” While, Corey said, “We all need to look after our planet more, to protect wildlife and future generations.” N Pryce  Head Teacher


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school reports CYNFFIG COMPREHENSIVE NEWS

have made a number of visits and enjoyed literacy and maths lessons with some of their future teachers. Year 6 participated in cycling proficiency training and are now equipped with the skills required to make a safe bicycle journey and keep their bikes in tip-top condition. Thank you to the Fire Service who delivered important fire safety information and taught the children the importance of having smoke detectors in the home.

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Another action packed term saw our School Parliament organising events to support ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ and enjoying a visit from MP Madeline Moon. Teachers and pupils raised money for Children in Need and 391 pupils from Years 7, 8 and 9 were trained in life saving skills in our ‘Restart a Heart’ Day. Cynffig joined Wales in celebrating Diwrnod Shwmae - a day where everyone celebrates Welsh and Wales. For the first year ever we held community events Cwtch Canu Chwarae and Bore Coffi - where staff and pupils were joined by local people and Community Councillors, to practise their Welsh, and have a cake and a coffee!  Year 13 pupils Tom Cullen, Alyx Forester, Keiran Jenkins and Caitlyn Simons were magnificent at the Big Bang Fair South Wales and won the regional heats. The group will now take their project entitled, ‘Harnessing the power of Big Data’ forward to compete in the finals at the ‘Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair’. We wish you the very best for March 2018.  As I write, rehearsals for our Christmas Concert on December 20th are well underway, and would like to invite you to join us in this celebration. I’d like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.  Nadolig Llawen. Hannah Castle  Head Teacher

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Huge congratulations goes to Darryen Champion in year 2 who was an area runner up in the 2017 Christmas Stamp competition. It was an amazing achievement because out of 205,928 entries, only two children won in Wales. During our weekly celebration assembly, Darryen was presented with his framed Christmas stamp design and certificate. He also won a £100 for himself and £100 for school. Mrs John, our Head, was thrilled and Darryen is now going to help her buy something out of the money so that all the children in school can enjoy. Karen Williams (Learning support assistant)

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PORTHCAWL COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL MYNYDD CYNFFIG PRIMARY SCHOOL 

The youth of today are so often maligned and criticised and seldom given the praise that they deserve. At Porthcawl Comprehensive School however, I am delighted to report that following an exhaustive five days of commitment, enthusiasm and energy on the part of our students, the Head Team raised almost £4000 during Charities’ Week, and money is still coming in. As each day went by, the fundraising gathered momentum with the keenly anticipated fancy dress day for Children in Need on Friday 17th November again being the pinnacle of the week. As well as the old favorites like I’m a Teacher…Get me out of here! The Great British Bake Off, the Lip Synch Battle and Strictly Come Dancing, pupils also introduced Sponge the Teacher. All events were performed to packed out audiences of delighted pupils. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our pupils and staff for contributing so wholeheartedly to this campaign and congratulate our extraordinary young people on raising this impressive amount of money for charity. Chosen charities this year, as well as Children in Need, include the Sandville, Porthcawl Stroke Club, Trinity Care and Support, Follow Your Dreams, Velindre, Girlguiding, PSPA, Action on Hearing Loss, Macmillan and the RNLI.  Tickets for our 40th consecutive school show, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ are on sale at the Grand Pavilion – 01656 815995. The show runs from 24th– 27th January and tickets start from as little as £6. The production showcases our school at its absolute best, with parents, pupils and staff working together with the common goal of producing as professional show as possible. Thank you to everyone for your commitment and dedication. It will not disappoint! Please remember our Carol Service is at 7pm on 21st December at All Saints Church – you are most welcome.  Andrew Slade  Head Teacher

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Mynydd Cynffig Primary School is celebrating a very positive report from ESTYN having recently been inspected. The Inspection Team confirmed that the school is a happy, nurturing and inclusive community, which supports pupils’ wellbeing effectively. Standards in teaching and pupil behavior are good and pupils’ wholehearted participation in expressive arts lessons is excellent. Nearly all pupils achieve well and make good progress with a few achieving beyond expectations by the end of key stage 2 through a rich range of stimulating learning experiences. The school is considered to have good prospects for improvement due to the fact that Governors, senior leaders and curriculum teams work productively to address key priorities. The Inspection Team also recognised that there are successful systems in place to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Head Teacher - Neil Davies said “There are so many pleasing comments which reflect the hard work and dedication of the pupils, staff, Governors, parents and members of the community who together make our school so successful. I am very proud of what we have achieved so far as a Primary School and we will continue to ensure our pupils receive an innovative and exciting curriculum in the years ahead.” The school currently has a Welsh Government Green 1A categorisation and is also a Curriculum Pioneer school. Neil Davies Head Teacher

THE POPPIES ARE PILING IN! Teenage textile enthusiasts from Porthcawl Comprehensive School are aiming to make 2000 fabric poppies for a vibrant commemorative installation which will take centre stage at Wonderwool Wales at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells on April 28th and 29th, 2018.  It’s the first community textiles project that the school has contributed to and it involves around 31 Year 7 Textiles Club members. These poppies will be strung together with others from all over the UK to form a ‘Curtain of Poppies’ to commemorate the end of WW1. Organiser Jane Veevers is aiming to collect 887,858 – one for each person from the UK who died serving their country.  Another South Wales group already involved are Bridgend’s Tenovus Craft Group. To find out more visit www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/show-events/curtain-of-poppies. html


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poets corner OUR PAST AND FUTURE KING

God’s prophets would tell of a past and future king That from the depths of heaven, in the fullness of time would spring The Christ child born of a virgin, in a manger would be laid Worship from His angels, shepherds and wise men would be made But what was so special about this meek and lowly child He was sent that man and God could once again be reconciled His mission was to come and seek and save the lost This unmerited gift of redemption, would be bought at tremendous cost Being made in human likeness and appearance as a man Immanuel “God with us” came to fulfill His fathers plan He would show love, mercy and kindness, bring words of truth and light Break the chains of sin and darkness, and restore to man his sight The storm He would make silent, the lepers He would heal The hungry in their thousands, would be provided with a meal He would heal the broken hearted, raise people from the dead But man would then reject Him, and to the cross He would be led However, death could never hold Gods son, and from the grave He would arise The power of His resurrection, bringing salvation as His prize  The gulf between God and man now bridged, the King of kings has been revealed Your relationship to God the father, through Jesus can be healed So please take time this season, to consider Jesus, our past and future king The Alpha and Omega, the Lord of everything. Neil Matthews Porthcawl

LAMINATE

Laminate of my heart Settled upon sand and rock. Not yet at froth and foam We live afar, Beneath an immortal shroud. White tower of earth At horizons beck and call. A brooding serenade, Gobbled the great urn. One must think aloft Behold the mantle’s spree. Lara Fuller, Pontycymmer 32 | seaside news

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The night we met it was by chance. It started with a little glance. We sat and talked the night away. The rain came down but didn’t stay. We fell in love so easily. We married and were happy. Our family came and gave us joy. We were blessed by boy, girl, boy. We’ve travelled lots to different lands Enjoying many happy plans. Our family grew with the passing of time The grandchildren are simply sublime. We are blessed in many ways And seize each moment of our days. We walk and swim to keep us fit, Embracing every part of it. The sun is out and we’re relaxed. If clouds gather, we let them pass. Loving life and having fun Is medicine for everyone. Sheila, Bridgend.

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Christmas laughter, And Christmas cheers, Christmas meals, With Christmas beers. Christmas girls, And Christmas boys, Christmas happiness, With Christmas full of joys.   Christmas faith, With Christmas full of hope, Christmas with sadness, When you’re unable to cope.   Christmas memories, Of those we love, Christmas thoughts, To our loved ones up above. Christmas loneliness, Is hard to endeavour, Christmas for those eternally in love, For ever and ever Written by David Boyce Brackla, Bridgend

CENTIPEDE

Centipedes are people with lots and lots of legs. If they see a dew drop, they drain it to the dregs.  They live among old piles of junk like our discarded shelves  And feed on little creatures even smaller than themselves.  They work all hours that they can find; there is no time to lose,  They must earn lots of money to pay for all their shoes.  They work till late on Christmas Eve, and never stop to sup,  Because it takes them half the night to hang their stockings up.  So when you’re at your leisure and feel you want to shirk  Just spare a thought for people who have to stay and work. Bob Davies North Cornelly

JOSEPH THE CARPENTER ‘O Joseph, poor Joseph, Send Mary away For the child she now carries Is not yours, they say.’

‘But no, I must love her And care for her Son For he’s sent us from heaven The Wonderful One And now, as his father I will tell you his name It is Jesus, sent to save us Forever the same Pauline Lewis, Porthcawl

I LOVE YOU WALES

In winter, when your mountains huddle deep within an overcoat of snow. Waterfalls suspended, sparkling curtains of white ice. Trees sway, united by the breeze, waving mistletoe pompoms, A choreographed team of skeletal cheerleaders. I cwtch beside the roaring fire as evening gathers in. I read some Dylan Thomas, nibbling Welsh cakes …fruity…sweet. I love you Wales. Judy Dee, Porthcawl


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TOURISM TAX WOULD COST WELSH BAVO CELEBRATES VOLUNTEERS’ ACHIEVEMENTS AT AWARDS CEREMONY JOBS

Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations recently held their annual Bridgend County Borough Volunteer Achievement Awards 2017 at the Heronston Hotel in Bridgend, to celebrate the commitment of people who give their time freely to provide a wide range of services to many communities in Bridgend County Borough. BAVO’s Chief Executive, Heidi Bennett said: “Volunteers make a real difference to charities and ultimately to people’s lives and we were delighted to be able to recognise their hard work and achievements. BAVO is proud and privileged to be able to host this event again this year and my thanks go to our generous sponsors and donors who have made this celebration possible.”  Awards and ‘Highly Commended’ certificates were presented to volunteers and organisations for Befriending and Mentoring Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Valleys to Coast), Volunteer of the Year Award under 25 (sponsored by Graham Paul Accountants), Volunteer of the Year Award over 25, Trustee of the Year Award, Charity Shop Volunteer of the Year Award, Sports Volunteer of the Year Award, Volunteer Project of the Year Award (sponsored by United Graphic Design) and Outstanding Volunteer Contribution Award (sponsored by Handelsbanken).  For full details, visit the volunteering news section of www.bavo.org.uk or call 01656810400.  Jane Savile - BAVO

PORTHCAWL MAYOR’S COMMUNITY FUND The Mayor of Porthcawl chooses their charities for the year. This years’ Mayor Cllr. Lorrie Desmond-Williams has chosen for her charities the Porthcawl Sea Cadets, Porthcawl National Coastwatch Institution and the Porthcawl Museum. All needing financial assistance.  The Mayor’s Community Fund are looking for some additional members who would like to give a few hours a week to supporting the Mayor in helping to arrange fundraising events for local charities.  If this interests you please contact Cllr. Norah Clarke on 01656 786018

Visit Wales has designated 2018 The Year of the Sea and a series of themed events will take place to attract tourists to our coastline. This suits us well in Porthcawl where a seaside-based tourism industry has long been established catering for everyone from day trippers to those staying in the resort’s many guest houses and hotels plus one of the largest caravan parks in Europe. However, there is a fly in the ointment. For while Visit Wales is the part of Welsh Government tasked with promoting tourism. That same government is considering imposing a tourism tax on all holiday accommodation.  Welsh Government was recently given tax-raising powers and ministers are looking at different options. Welsh Conservatives are leading the fight against this new tax because Wales will be the only part of the UK which levies this, and it will put our tourism businesses at a severe disadvantage if people can stay in Cornwall, the Lake District or Scotland without paying this tax. There are 242,000 jobs in Wales dependent on tourism so I urge everyone to join this fight. A petition can be signed on www.welshconservatives.com/campaigns SUZY DAVIES AM Welsh Conservative Party www.suzydavies.com

GIRLS ATTITUDES The 2017 Girls’ Attitudes Survey published by the Girl Guides is the result of questions asked, on a range of issues, of 1900 girls, aged from 7 to 21 from across the UK. The survey revealed some interesting insights, which require us to reflect on the attitudes promoted amongst today’s young girls. Although a lot of progress has been made in tackling gender stereotypes, 55% of those surveyed said that these stereotypes affect their ability to say what they think. This number is higher than one might expect in 21st century Britain and shows that we need to address building the confidence of girls so they feel able express their opinions.  Another section of the survey revealed that 75% of girls were confident in their IT skills, but only 37% would consider a technology job? The tech sector is growing rapidly and it is estimated that 2m skilled workers will be needed by 2020 so we cannot afford to waste such talent.  There is clearly much still to be done to encourage girls to aspire to roles traditionally seen as male preserves. Building the confidence to express opinions and ask critical questions amongst girls is a task the Girl Guides relish. The empowering of girls to speak out and take on new roles and responsibilities remains a task the Guides survey has exposed as an ongoing priority. Madeleine Moon MP Welsh Labour MP for the Bridgend Constituency www.madeleinemoonmp.com 01656 750002

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NEW BINS ON PORTHCAWL SEAFRONT TARGET DOG WALKERS

A very merry Christmas to you all, and a happy New Year. Following the launch of new collection procedures earlier this year, I’d like to thank all residents of Bridgend County Borough for their fantastic recycling efforts. Latest statistics are demonstrating that the new procedures are more than capable of helping us avoid fines and hit stringent new targets set by Welsh Government.  Between April and June, almost 64 per cent of all waste collected from homes or taken to community recycling centres was recycled – a big increase on the same period last year, and an encouraging result.  One aspect that has proven to be surprising is the number of homes wishing to take advantage of collections for disposable nappies and other absorbent hygiene products.  With 8,000 homes signed up to the service, nearly 280 tonnes have been recycled instead of going into landfill. We’ve used a specialist plant to recycle cellulose fibres for fibre boards and acoustic panelling, and to reprocess other plastics.  Updated results are currently being verified, and I am looking forward to bringing you more details very soon.  In the meantime, don’t forget that you can check your Christmas and New Year collection arrangements at www.bridgend.gov.uk 

There’ll be no excuses for not picking up after your pet following the introduction of 15 new bins along Porthcawl seafront. Funded by Porthcawl Town Council and serviced by Bridgend County Borough Council, the new bins have been provided following ‘The Big Scoop’, a three-month survey organised earlier in the year by Keep Wales Tidy and the Dogs Trust.  After establishing a special dog walking route featuring a series of temporary bins, the survey recorded a 41 per cent increase in the number of owners who used the bins to get rid of pet waste.  This underlines the importance of making sure that bins are placed where they are most needed, and I am really pleased that we have been able to work with the town council on this valuable initiative.  On a national level, the survey revealed that 35 per cent of dog owners bag their dog’s waste, but don’t always bin it in a responsible manner.  The new bins will hopefully make a big difference to this persistent problem, and encourage more owners to act responsibly.  Finally, I hope all Seaside News readers enjoy a happy and peaceful Christmas, and a prosperous New Year – see you in 2018. 

Councillor Hywel Williams Deputy Leader Bridgend County Borough Council Tel: 01656 643643 www.bridgend.gov.uk

NOMINATE YOUR UNSUNG HEROES AT THE CITIZENSHIP AWARDS Do you know someone who regularly goes the extra mile for others, is an outstanding charity fundraiser, or has made efforts to help put their community on the map by achieving something special during 2017?  As the year draws to a close, Councillor Pam Davies, Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, is inviting local residents to put forward nominations for individuals, groups and businesses that they think should be considered for a Mayor’s Citizenship Award. Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council, the awards are open to people who live in the county borough as well as local groups and businesses.  Last year’s winners included a number of volunteers for good causes, fundraisers who collectively raised thousands of pounds, residents who have made special efforts to improve life within their communities and more.  You can find out further details and download nomination forms by visiting the Mayor’s pages at www.bridgend.gov.uk All nominations must be received by Friday 26th January 2018, and the lucky winners will be recognised at an event hosted by the Mayor at the Civic Offices in March 2018.  I hope you all enjoy a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year, and wish you the very best for 2018.  Councillor Huw David Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council Tel 01656 643643 www.bridgend.gov.uk

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HARBOURSIDE NEWS As the end of 2017 approaches and we look forward to Christmas and New Year festivities, we at Harbourside are reflecting on a very busy year and are also pleased to announce the latest exciting progress on The Maritime Centre project. 2017 began with our successful EU funding award news.  SeaQuest have had an incredibly busy and successful year, delivering events and workshops to groups and families on our local beaches and travelling to many schools with the SeaBus Mobile Aquarium. More info from Claire at clare@porthcawlharbourside.co.uk. Our team has expanded this year, too, with the arrival of Julia (Finance Manager), while Abbie and Amy have recently joined us as SeaQuest Project Assistants.  You will see an increased on-site presence on Cosy Corner from December onwards, and the Harbourside team will be based in offices on site from the New Year. Additionally, our crane installation and off-site storage facility is progressing. For more information please contact Barrie at barrie@porthcawlharbourside.co.uk. Our fantastic new website: www.porthcawlmaritimecentre.co.uk is now live, with the latest on Porthcawl Maritime Centre and SeaQuest – thanks to South Wales Web Solutions for a great job.  Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year everyone!  Jayne Bowden


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club features DOG TRUST DOG OF THE MONTH

Harvey is an active 6-year-old Collie Cross. He is a gorgeous boy; however, he can be worried in new situations. He mixes well with dogs; he does prefer females to males so could live with a calm female already in the home. Harvey enjoys his exercise so he will need active owners who can take him for nice long walks and he loves to play with his toys. Harvey will need understanding owners who can take things slow and give him his space when needed, so he would suit a quiet home. He can live with children aged 14 and over. With time and patience he will make a lovely addition to your home. If you would like to know more about Harvey, then please contact Dogs Trust Bridgend on 01656 725219; or pop down to the centre at Court Colman CF31 4NG. You can also visit the website at www dogstrust.org.uk

REV. PAUL FLOE EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT Friday 20th October saw an Evening of Entertainment in memory of the late Rev. Paul Floe, previous minister at Trinity Church, Porthcawl. The event was arranged by Larry Pearce, Elinor Davies and Steve Rogers to celebrate all that he meant to the town, and also raise funds to provide clean water for children and adults in disadvantaged areas. The evening consisted of a presentation on his impact on Porthcawl from church to rugby club, and his ability to enhance the lives of all those he met. This was followed by a short description of where the funds would be spent, providing clean water for children and adults in the Philippines via ‘Pump Wells’. This stops the children from using the polluted ground waters for washing and drinking, which carries the risk of eye infection and other illnesses. This was shown by Larry Pearce, a close friend of Rev. Floe and a local Lions Club member who visited the region in his capacity of UN and International Relations officer. There followed a communal singing of a special prayer song led by Emily, a young lady whom Rev. Floe had baptised during his ministry here. A raffle was held of prizes donated from local businesses who held Paul in high respect, followed by a superb buffet supplied by the Rugby Club of whom he had been Padre. The evening was rounded off with music from local group ‘The Sker Krows’. A most enjoyable evening in loving memory of the Rev. Floe which raised £1,100 - which will see at least three communities benefit from clean water. The organisers wish to thank all those who contributed in any way to the success of the evening. 40 | seaside news

CANCER CHARITY FOUNDER HONOURED WITH BEM

Porthcawl resident Diane Raybould has received the British Empire Medal (BEM) from The Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan, Mrs Kate Thomas CVO, for voluntary services to improve cancer care in the local and national community. Diane launched the charity Rhondda Breast Friends (RBF) in 2006, following the death of her daughter and her own diagnosis with breast cancer in 2002. She aimed to provide vital information and support for patients. The Charity worked with Interlink (WCVO) to set up the First Cancer Focus Group in the country. It was a force to be reckoned with as 40 national and local cancer and carer organisations worked in partnership: to give patients and carers a voice, improve services and influence healthcare providers in Cwm Taff. RBF also held the Welsh Government to account over 8 long years, relentlessly pursuing Implementation of their Welsh Cancer Standards through the Petition’s Committee. Patients’ stories were used to highlight non-compliance by LHB’s across Wales. Her hard work, tremendous drive and passion improved the lives of thousands of people with cancer and their families across Wales. She has changed attitudes and has left a legacy for years to come. 

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH We should never assume that our celebrations of the advent season, when we prepare with anticipation for the coming of Christ, will appeal to everyone.  The prophecy in Isaiah chapter 53 about the life and sufferings of Christ are enough to prompt the question: Is anybody really willing to celebrate and to follow a messiah of sorrows, who was acquainted with grief?  The advent of Jesus is not just about his manger; it is also about his mission. A mission that would render him rejected by men and women and executed as a criminal. Where is the merriment in that? Those of us who celebrate not just the manger but the mission of Jesus are aware of this poignant paradox.  Yet, still we joyfully celebrate the coming of Christ, for we acknowledge that suffering for the cause of God’s realm is redemptive in every sphere of life. In fact, the suffering of Jesus is not secondary but central to our celebration of Advent.  I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the congregation to wish you all a blessed advent and a peaceful Christmas.  Rev Lewis Rees  Minister, Nottage General Baptist & Unitarian Chapel


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SCOUTING AWARD

Recently, Janet Batters, Cub Scout leader at the 1st Nottage Scouts, was awarded a Chief Scout 15-year service award from Christine Jordan, District Commissioner Bridgend, at the 1st Nottage Scout Hall. Also present were her cubs, friends from scouting and her parents Lyn and Moria Batters. Janet has been in scouting in Nottage for over 15 years she started to help her mum out with the cub pack, and in 2002 she went into uniform as a leader following here parents who have been leaders of the 1st Nottage group for many years. Janet has played a very active part at 1st Nottage including camps, visits to Porthcawl’s many organizations, such as the Lifeboat Station and Porthcawl Museum. Under her guidance the cubs have learnt many new crafts and skills and been successful in local scouting competitions. Christine Jordan commented that she was pleased to make the award and to wish Janet well and thank her on behalf of the Bridgend district for all her hard work with the children in the pack, and hopes she has many more years in scouting with the children in Nottage. David Swidenbank Photo: Janet with her parents Lyn and Moria

NEWS FROM THE TALBOT Since taking over the rear building of the Talbot Community Centre when Scope left last year, we have been running a new project called Cwtch Cynffig. We had secured funding for a year to enable the previous group of disabled adults to continue being supported in this area. We provide therapeutic sessions of arts & crafts, cookery, health & wellbeing and music in a fun and caring environment run by an experienced facilitator assisted by a group of trained local volunteers. Each morning or afternoon session (run on Thursdays) costs £5 and an optional lunch is available on request. Our funders, the Garfield Weston Foundation have yet again shown their continued support by granting the Talbot another £15,000, which means we now have sufficient funds to continue the group for another two years – in total they have awarded the Talbot grants for £22,500!  We have some fabulous festive sessions coming up at Cwtch Cynffig so why not come along for a trial session and join in the fun.  For more information or to join us for a session contact Cheryl on 01656 749754, email: talbotcc@tiscali.co.uk or visit our website: www.talbotcc.co.uk  Cheryl Butcher

PORTHCAWL U3A Members of Porthcawl U3A Walking Group recently explored Bedford Park at Cefn Cribwr. Based around the former 1780’s Ironworks established by John Bedford, the park is an interesting mix of industrial archaeology, rare plants and flowers – with local interest generated by the main footpath through the park being the original route of the old Dyffryn, Llynfi and Porthcawl Railway.  Last month there was also a visit to Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, with those attending enjoying a scrumptious afternoon tea served in the library after their guided tour.  Christmas is almost upon us and the 530+ members of Porthcawl U3A are busy with many community focused festive events around our town.  But our regular interest group meetings at venues across Porthcawl continue: they cover 42 different activities from creative writing to crafts; painting to photography; singing to scrabble - and in the new year we hope to add to the list with a ukulele group!  We wish all our friends and fellow residents a happy and peaceful Christmas.  Brian Thomas  Secretary, Porthcawl U3A  sec@porthcawlu3a.org  www.porthcawlu3a.org

Early deadline reminder for January 2018 issue: Friday 8th December TRINITY CHURCH We have held two special services in November and have some further exciting events planned. On 5th we held a service to remember and give thanks for the lives of friends and family who have passed away. This was very moving for all who attended and candles were lit in memory of the Dear Departed. This was followed on 12th by a poignant Remembrance Service where poppy wreaths were laid and candles lit for those who gave their lives during the wars.  The first Porthcawl Crib Festival will be held from 1st to 3rd December. Nativity cribs will be displayed from schools and Trinity members. We are also delighted to announce that Reverend Wynne Roberts will perform a special Christmas Elvis Concert on Friday December 22nd at 7pm. This will be free to everybody and his last concert was to a packed church. There will be a retiring collection for charity and this is sure to be a wonderful start to the Christmas weekend!  The Junior Band and Saturday Teen’s disco have now commenced as well as monthly Bible Study. For further details of all our events and information about our Services please consult our website: www.trinitychurchporthcawl.org  Alison Thomas Communication Secretary

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club features REMEMBRANCE PARADE – STORMY DOWN

Saturday 11th November. A Remembrance parade was held at our local war memorial at Stormy Down, formally RAF Stormy Down , No7 Gunnery School. The parade was attended by the Mayor of Porthcawl, the Porthcawl branch of the British Legion, the Royal Air Force, Air Training Corps (Aberkenfig  Squadron),  Porthcawl Lions delegates representing Poland and New Zealand, and members of Porthcawl Museum. The service was conducted by Father Mason of Porthcawl. Stormy lived up to its name as the service was held on a damp windy day. Thanks to Cenin Renewables for allowing us to hold the parade on their site and thanks to all who attended. Rob Taylor

CUBS KEEPING THEIR WORLD TIDY!

1st Nottage Cubs Bear Pack showed great enthusiasm recently when armed with gloves, grabbers and rubbish bags. They did their best to clear as much of the rubbish that had been dropped or blown onto the grounds outside their scout hall, in a litter pick as part of their Our World challenge award that they have been working towards achieving. They collected three bin bags full of litter while doing their bit towards keep the world around them tidy and in doing so help protect the environment and the area used by all people who use our Scout Hall grounds! Janet Batters, Akela  1st Nottage Cubs  Bear Pack

PORTHCAWL LIONS DASH TO SUPPORT LOCAL WELLBEING CHARITY

NATIONAL COASTWATCH INSTITUTION – PORTHCAWL Since our last report, Porthcawl NCI have dealt with four incidents involving swimmers, surfers, windsurfers and a sailing dinghy, bringing our total to 35 incidents so far this year.  During the month of October, 548 hours watchkeeping were undertaken by our crews who logged and monitored 158 commercial vessels, 238 leisure vessels, 1 military vessel and 24 from other categories. Our busiest day was Friday 27th October, when 43 vessels were recorded.  Storms Ophelia and Brian arrived during October, with the huge seas being captured by enthusiastic and talented photographers. Research shows that these photos reached places as far away as Adelaide, the USA and Hindustan!  A group of watchkeepers proudly represented the station at the Remembrance Sunday service at All Saints Church, as part of the Porthcawl Search and Rescue community.  We now broadcast local weather conditions, tide times and marina opening times daily on VHF Ch 65 at 0930hrs and 1330hrs. This will be extended to a 1730hrs broadcast during summer evening watches.  Our watch hours are now 0900hrs to 1600hrs daily to reflect winter watch times. Contact us on 01656 782936 or Marine VHF Channel 65 call sign ‘Porthcawl NCI’.  Merry Christmas!  Nick Weedon Media Officer, Porthcawl NCI

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It was a beautiful day in Porthcawl late October, both in weather and kindness where NewLink Wales received a £750 donation for their Bridgend office (formerly known as DASH) from the Porthcawl Lions Club The money was raised from a talk given by Niall Ferguson. Niall, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institute, Stanford, lives in the area when he’s in the UK and he wanted the funds to benefit local people who’ve fallen into difficulties. “It was his wish that money raised from the event be donated to a charity which he felt did good work in the community,” said Andrew Collier, President of the Porthcawl Lions group.  “We can promise him that this money will be spent doing exactly that.” Said Clare Price, Bridgend Manager. “It will be put towards our self-help group who will really benefit from it.” Clare continues “The recent merger with NewLink Wales, a wellbeing charity, has made us stronger and better able to expand and deliver services tailored for our service user’s needs and we are extremely grateful to both the Porthcawl Lions and Niall Ferguson for this donation.” Sue O’Brien


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THROUGH CHRISTIAN EYES Let’s peel back the myths and legends to the true, historical story at the heart of Christmas? Look beyond flying reindeer, elves making toys and Santa coming down the chimney from a secret hideout in the North Pole. Let’s see the manager in Bethlehem, where poor descendants of a famous Jewish King were forced by Roman occupiers to travel and register for the payment of taxes. The young girl, Mary, giving birth to a unique person who would change the world – Jesus, the Christ (Messiah). He was soon called - Son of David, Son of Man, and Son of God. Shepherds guarding sheep raised for sacrifice in Jerusalem brought encouraging words, inspired they said by an awesome experience of God. This child would be known as ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’.  Travelers from the east, navigating by the stars left gifts to bless the new born baby that were both precious and deeply symbolic. This child was to be Saviour of the World, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This is history – His Story. Come and worship at a church near you this Christmas. Rev. Martin Gillard Gilgal Baptist Church

WHAT HAPPENED TO 2017?

TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE Tools for Africa From the Workshop, we wish everyone a very happy and blessed Christmas. The Christmas card is one illustrated by Mark James who produces one each year typifying various aspects of ‘workshop life’. We are currently preparing a shipment of tools ready for Zambia. It is not all work and no play, and this month we enjoyed a works outing to the Royal Mint, arranged by David Cook our Workshop Manager. There were no freebies. We are currently getting ready to erect the Christmas Cribs in town working with Chris Steins and Churches Together in Porthcawl. We are hoping to re-roof the workshop in the next few weeks so cannot store any more tools until the New Year. We are extremely short of sash clamp ends and spoke shaves for carpentry kits. Thanking you for all your support during this year.  John Hanson Group Coordinator Tel: 01656 786367

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With New Year just weeks away, many will reflect on what they did and did not achieve in 2017? I am pleased to report our project to provide Porthcawl with a significant Samtampa memorial and preserve and expand the heroic legacy of the 47 seamen that died on the rocks at Sker Point 70 years ago, is coming to fruition. With the help of many people, especially our Patron Carwyn Jones AM and Cllr Mike Clark, we succeeded in raising £70,000 to honour their inspirational courage.  This has enabled us to create a major bilingual exhibition, which has been held in the Senedd, Porthcawl YMCA and the Waterfront Museum, Swansea. Also a detailed schools programme, grave restoration and a sculptured stone memorial will be completed in 2018, the Year of the Sea.  Failed achievement? In 2014 many residents and visitors were pleased with our Poppy Roundabout project. We raised £600 to have BCBC prepare and poppy seed two Porthcawl roundabouts to commemorate the start of the Great War. Then in January we wrote asking if they would repeat the poppy roundabouts to commemorate the centenary of its end in 2018. We are disappointed that despite our enquiries we have still not received an answer.  Gary Victor.  Porthcawl Shout Forum

Capella is one of the brightest stars in the sky and one of the easiest to identify from the UK, as it is visible all year round. During the summer months Capella is very low on the northern horizon but it will never disappear below it.  In winter it’s high overhead and yellow-orange in appearance.  In fact it consists of four stars all orbiting each other. All four stars are considerably larger than the Sun and they are so close to each other that they cannot be separated using a telescope.  Capella is closer to the north celestial pole than any other first magnitude star and will help you find your way around that part of the sky.  Just below and to the right of Capella is one of the most mysterious stars in the Galaxy.  Known as Epsilon Aurigae, it’s much fainter than Capella but 50 times farther away.   This is one of the most massive stars known to exist and it’s orbited by a companion around which is floating an enormous dark disk, which continues to baffle astronomers. Every 27 years the disk eclipses the companion star and causes the system to become dimmer.   Clive Down FRAS

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On Monday 23rd October, Friends of Sker WI came together in St David’s Church Hall, Nottage Village to raise money for RNLI, Porthcawl; a cause dear to the hearts of our seaside community. 44 ladies from Sker and Cwm Brombil WI’s enjoyed an entertaining ‘Beetle Drive’ with an excellent buffet provided by Sker WI committee members.  Everyone who attended agreed that the evening had been lots of fun. The evening also proved to be a successful fundraiser with a total of £218 raised from ticket sales and raffle.  Later that week Sker WI President Nora Williams presented the money raised to Ms Rosemarie Ellwood, acting on behalf of Porthcawl RNLI.  Visitors are always welcome and we would love to meet you, so why not come along and say hello!  Christine Beynon 

Recently, Newton WI enjoyed a very well attended meeting. The evenings business was discussed and outings schedules finalised. This month’s speaker was Mr. Chris Bleach, who gave us a very knowledgeable talk on the life of the wonderful Tommy Cooper. Tommy was much loved by his fans and died whilst entertaining them in 1984. He was born in Caerphilly where there is a statue commemorating his life. Thanks to Anne Thomas and Janet Davies for organising and collecting the ‘Samaritan Child’ Christmas boxes. These shoe boxes and their contents make such a difference to a childs Christmas who would otherwise have nothing. So thanks also to all who contributed. Our ‘Walking Group’ braved the inclement weather conditions to walk along Aberafan Beach, finishing with a delicious lunch at Remo’s. On November 10th we held our Christmas Fayre at Trinity, which was well supported with a record-breaking result. We are looking forward to our forthcoming trip to Abby Cwm Hir and all the other events leading up to Christmas. Nadolg Llawen to all our members. M Freeman

LALESTON WI NEWS We last met on 2nd November and 26 members attended with one prospective new member. All members who had attended the Federation Abba evening had a wonderful night.  Christmas Lunch will be at Tommy Heaney’s Restaurant, The Great House Hotel, Laleston on 12th December.  Some of our members will be attending the Federation Carol Service at The Brangwyn Hall, Swansea on 4th December.  Our speaker for the evening - Mrs Reveree - was introduced and she gave a demonstration of Willow Weaving and had all members participating - which was great fun. A vote of thanks was given by Christine Rees. The raffle was won by Mo Morgan and the competition by Kathryn Nelson. Our next meeting will be on 7th December which will be our Christmas Party. Our WI meet on the first Thursday of each month at The Blandy Hall, Laleston at 7.15pm and all are welcome to join us. More information from Diane Marshall 01656 656600

PORTHCAWL TOWNSWOMENS GUILD NEWS The nights may have drawn in but we have not - still busy with our activities in the guild. Our meeting in October started well with a presentation to Janet Anderson, our treasurer, on the occasion of her Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Janet’s husband, David, is a regular speaker for us and we enjoy his photograph presentations of their travels. Pat Johnson was the speaker for the meeting telling us what she did in her shed. Making felt! An interesting and amusing talk and she modelled some of her beautiful creations. The Cardiff Federation annual lunch, held again at the Atlantic Hotel, was well attended by many Glamorgan guilds.  Our Autumn Fayre was successful - raising money for Pagets Foundation.  Our meeting this month is on December 13th 2pm at All Saints Church Hall when Rev. Clive Williams will be entertaining us in his usual inimitable way. I know this will be a good afternoon so do come and join in our Christmas tea afterwards. All that is left is to wish you all a very Happy Christmas! Do visit us next year! Dorothy Thomas Tel: (01656) 772157 46 | seaside news

BRIDGEND SOROPTIMISTS Bridgend Soroptimists once again took part in the Remembrance Day parade in the town on 12th November where President Lily (seen in the picture) laid a poppy wreath on behalf of the club. At the recent meeting held at The Heronston Hotel members donated shoe boxes filled with gifts for children in Eastern Europe. The consignment of boxes were taken to a local collection point for onward transportation to their final destination.  The club is entering a tree again at the Christmas Tree Festival, which will run from 4th – 9th December in Nolton Church Bridgend. Members have been busy for weeks making delightful decorations to depict the Meru Project which supports women in Kenya growing their own food for their families and enables any surplus to be sold on to raise further funds to expand production.  Do go along and see this.  A Christmas Carol Service will be held on 13th December at the Princess of Wales Chapel at 6.30pm. Members will then adjourn to the home of President Lily for Fish and Chips, raising funds for the International Water Aid Appeal. Eileen Bayley

PORTHCAWL WI Well, nearly Christmas, and our WI will be celebrating with our Birthday Dinner in the Atlantic Hotel this month.  We enjoyed our October Meeting with yet another superb display of Ceramics from Rose Jones and guess what – I bought another Christmas Tree.  The committee is in the process of organising our agenda for 2018 and hope to include a number of interesting and educational talks and trips.  Our Craft and Reading groups are up and running and members are welcome to join in.  As usual new members will be warmly welcomed.  We meet at All Saints Church Hall on the 4th Thursday of each month between 2 and 4pm. For more information, please contact Sue Strachan on (01656) 713124.


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gardening advice LALESTON GARDENING CLUB NEWS

Last month we had our annual Christmas coffee morning and fund raising event which included the sale of beautifully handcrafted Christmas cards, gifts and cakes. All of the proceeds from these events goes towards the maintenance and upkeep of Blandy Hall Cliff Cottage where our club is based. Looking back at photographs taken during the past year gives all of us a chance to reflect on some of the planting successes (and disasters?) that we have had in our gardens. Even the most skilled gardener can experience a setback (or perhaps a ‘learning opportunity’) at some point. Who hasn’t had a row of nicely developing lettuce plants mown down to stumps by slugs overnight? Thankfully our club shop has a wide range of products to help us keen gardeners. The products available range from organic pest control, to a broad spectrum of composts and plant nutrients.  On these dark, gloomy days the chance to snuggle up in the warm with a selection of seed catalogues is a cheery prospect! Discussions with fellow club members on what new vegetables or plants we will try next year is interesting as some members are quite adventurous – purple carrots anybody?  Joyce Pegg www.lalestongardenclub.co.uk

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CEFN CRIBWR GARDENING CLUB Day by day Christmas is getting closer- yikes! Still things to do in garden, it’s pruning time – the harder you prune the stronger will be the resulting growth, but don’t prune for the sake of it the fewer wounds you make on a plant the better as each wound is a potential entry point for disease. Stand back and look at the plant, consider its appearance after all you can’t stick a branch bad on if you mess it up!  Spike your lawn with a fork to improve drainage (I love talking about lawns – that’s hubby’s job!)  Group all your pots together in a sheltered corner to give them protection against winter weather and don’t forget to shake any snow of your shrubs. Earth up your brassicas to help in strong winds. Hope you’ve got lots of lovely Brussel sprouts for Christmas dinner!  Did you know Holly is the December flower, Holly symbolises ‘domestic happiness’ and according to the Holly Society the spines on the holly leaves act as miniature lighting conductors. Now you know where to stand in storm!  Wonder why Santa is so jolly? It’s because he knows where all the bad girls live! Chris Early

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health & wellbeing EXPERTS HELP KEEP VISION HEALTHY

An eye test plays a huge part in making sure your eyes stay healthy. Not only are they important for indicating whether you need to start wearing glasses or change your prescription, but also for helping to detect and manage some medical conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. Everyone’s vision is different, so when you visit Specsavers in Bridgend or Porthcawl, your eye test is tailored to you, using the latest technology and techniques. This may include digital retinal photography, which takes a very detailed picture of the back of the eyes and helps the optician record any changes which you may not be aware of yet.  If you do need glasses, we will find a pair that are right for you; we have a catalogue of more than 1,000 glasses. We’re always sourcing the latest materials and following fashions from around the world to bring you an unequalled choice with the latest fashions, designer labels, materials, colours and frame shapes.  Stuart Buckmaster, store director in Bridgend, says: ‘You really can’t put a price on the health of your eyes and having good vision is something that can be taken for granted, which is why having regular eye tests, every two years, is so important.’  To book a test, call Specsavers Bridgend on 01656 649127 or Porthcawl on 01656 782832, or visit: www.specsavers.co.uk

HIDDEN SUGAR Ever wondered why you’re packing on loads of weight, even though you think you’re eating healthy? The truth is, many foods we perceive to be healthy (thanks to clever marketing, usually) may be far from it! Some contain hidden ingredients like transfats, which the body has a hard time breaking down, as well as artificial colourings and preservatives.  Added sugar is, arguably, the most common culprit – it’s put into foods to increase their flavour, especially in reduced fat foods. But just because there’s a nutrition-oriented statement on the package (like ‘contains whole grain,’ ‘excellent source of calcium,’ ‘fat-free,’ ‘100% juice’ or ‘25% less sugar’) doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain a shocking amount of sugar. Just because the brand name or product name sounds like it’s good for weight loss (Weight watchers, Skinny Cow, etc.), don’t assume the food is lower in sugar. Whilst it was once thought that sugar was only bad for our teeth, people are waking up to the fact that sugar is incredibly harmful to our health overall. Researchers now say that it’s implicated in the rise of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression and even cancer. Read more at: www.eluxemagazine.com Supplied by Glyn Hardwicke

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CALM AND INFECTIOUS GIVING Last month, I mentioned the act of giving. Christmas - a societal ritual of giving. But it’s complex, you know it’s complex, because it’s a ‘thinking’ minefield and can be stressful. So many questions etched in doubt. Have I bought enough? Will they like this gift? Have I been fair financially? Am I being mean? Do I really want to give to this person? Am I just going through the motions? Finally the day comes and you receive. Do you really receive in a deep and meaningful way? Yes and No I guess. Buddhism is a practice of the heart and mind. I absolutely enjoy the preparation and the contemplation of the giving of gifts that can foster positive relationships with all. But to do this we have to step into another shoes, investigate deeper needs and wants. There has to be deep listening and time spent (the real present). This information about another and our preparation of giving can be time served to prepare for this wonderful occasion. So replace rush, click and collect, with just fifteen minutes contemplating your friends and family. All that they do and say, what they may need on a deeper level. Calm your own mind, offer your care towards them and choose gifts when the mind is at ease. Extending that developed ease into the hearts around you. Neville Evans

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This year KRUF has been so well supported by the people of Porthcawl and Bridgend that they have been able to provide vital support to people with kidney problems and their families. The coffee mornings, silent auction, Walk For Life and the Ascot day were so well attended and people were so generous that they were able to give £2,000 to Kidney Wales to help with the provision of a social worker to support children who are on dialysis.  As well as money for the kidney units, the Ascot Day enabled a donation of £1,000 for the children’s ward in The Princess of Wales Hospital, which they used to buy equipment for the play areas.  Friends of KRUF formed a craft group and managed to raise £700 by knitting hedgehogs. Everything was so successful KRUF managed to provide £3,000 of equipment to the kidney transplant ward in Cardiff UHW. Members and friends are seen pictured presenting the equipment to the ward. Our next event is a grand Christmas Bazaar on Sunday 3rd December at 12.30 in the sports pavilion in Locks Lane. Lots of stalls and Santa will be there!  Judith French Publicity Officer


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arts & music A FILM MAKER’S POINT OF VIEW It’s been a topical subject lately, the fact that this will be a ‘lost’ generation, photographically speaking, because so many people these days take pictures on their iPhones and other gadgets, and if they do not make prints to keep in an album, inevitably the pictures will be lost to posterity. The same applies with digital video recording, as systems rapidly become obsolete.  My argument in favour of film is invariably based on quality – I simply prefer the look of it. Film negative is a physical entity, it can be handled, held up to the light and the image is there for all to see. Digital imagery, by contrast, is an electronic code, and no matter how good the image looks when it is put up on a screen, or printed out, the fact remains that the original only exists in binary form and can easily be lost.  Does this really matter? Well yes, I think it matters very much if people in the future find an enormous gap in the photographic record of our present time. We take photographs of the twentieth century for granted, but what of today’s world when we come to view it tomorrow? Anthony Hontoir  Downwood Film Productions  Tel: 07510 934299  Photo: Anthony Hontoir with camera

STAG’S WORLD OF ROCK I’ve been overlooked again to turn Porthcawl’s Christmas light on – then I remembered they haven’t had an Christmas countdown for years. Isn’t it sad for the kids? Still, thanks for my birthday wishes for my 48th.  The Planet Rock Festival at Trecco Bay sadly sold out months ago, so book your tickets early next year. I had a preview of Nottage singer/ songwriter Rebecca Hurn’s new E.P. ‘Waves’, and it’s really good. Congratulations to local keyboard wizard Dan Burton on his tour with 80s star Howard Jones. Don’t miss the Christmas Cracker Show at Pyle RFC on Saturday 16th December with The Cornelly Beatles and various singers. Another don’t miss night is Saturday 23rd December at the Prince, Porthcawl, when top DJ’s Nigel and Andrew Graham hold their legendary Melting Pot Session with Soul, Ska, Funk and Reggae!  Thanks to the Pavilion for letting me check out Dire Straits bassist John Illsley’s band. It was a fab night and good to see the venue booking big artists. Finally, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to my lovely minders, and to Mat and staff at our favourite magazine, and all of you out there, have a good one!  Stag Marks  07549 728356  Photo: Merry Xmas from Stag 54 | seaside news

PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR

The joint concert with Whitland Male Choir was once again a huge success. After Whitland visited Porthcawl back in May it was Porthcawl choir’s turn to visit Whitland for the return match and what a successful evening it turned out to be. The concert was held in Tabernacle chapel in Whitland. Whitland choir started proceedings with some traditional pieces including Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn and Benedictus. Porthcawl responded with Bryn Myrddin, Old Man River and Bridge Over Troubled Waters. The first half concluded with the choirs joining forces for a rousing rendition of O GYMRU, which the audience thoroughly enjoyed.  In the second half Whitland delivered pieces in keeping with armistice tradition including Soldiers Farewell and a moving rendition of For the Fallen. Porthcawl Choir’s second session included World in Union, One, Tell Me It’s Not True and a finale of African Trilogy led by John Jones, resplendent in a Zulu costume. This was a show-stopper and had the audience on their feet applauding and cheering.  Once again the choirs came together for a rendition of American Trilogy, which the audience once again responded to magnificently. The choirs were also grateful to Donna Jones who was the guest artist on the evening.  Portchawl choir are now looking forward to a busy Christmas Period of engagements.  Mal Evans 

MID GLAMORGAN MIXED CHOIR The choir is currently busy practising for their Christmas Concerts. Our first concert is at Brocastle Care Home where we sang for the first time last year. On the 14th of December we are taking part in the service at Rhiwceiliog - an annual event in our calendar which we look forward to. Our final event for December is our Carol Service, which is being held in St. David’s Church Pencoed on 16th of December at 7pm. Once again there will be soloists supporting the choir, a raffle and light refreshments.  There have been a number of changes in the choir with ‘Our Doreen’ a sprightly 95 year old having to hang up her singing voice. Doreen will be sadly missed as she has been with the choir for 38 years. We wish her well for the future. On a happier note Norman’s health has improved allowing him to return to the choir. Welcome back Norman.  If you enjoy singing why not come along to one of our practices on a Thursday evening at 19:15 in Pencoed Bowls Club and see what you think. Just give me a ring on 07939 886843 to let me know you’re coming along.  Tony Esmond  Chairperson/Press Officer


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BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR RETURNS

The Bridgend Male Choir certainly enhanced its reputation on its annual tour to Majorca in October with three performances over three days. The Concerts were in support of charity fund-raising through the Anglican Church, Calvia Lions and Rotary International with in excess of €7500 raised. The highlight of the Tour was most certainly the final concert in the wonderful surroundings of the Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma where the choir entertained an audience of well over 1000.  Musical Director, Ryan Wood demonstrated his control skills to get the best from his charges throughout the tour and was ably supported by the exceptionally talented Stephanie Bailey on piano and Scott Williams on the magnificent Cathedral organ.  It was not all ‘work’, with ample time to sample the delights of the Island with excursions, arranged throughout the principality by Calvia Tourist Board and the Charity Committee, to Capdepera, Palma & Bellver Castle.  Martin Cadogan  Media Officer  mrcadogan@lineone.net

AHNUH VALENTINE UPDATE Hi everyone! Ahnuh Valentine here to update you with my upcoming events and news from the world of singing. I am super excited to take part in the final of the singing competition, ‘Steps To Stardom’ this January. A date is yet to be confirmed, but make sure you keep an eye on my website www.ahnuhvalentine.com for updates as it is going to be a great evening of local talent held in Swansea! In the mean time, you can catch me at one of my gigs around the valleys, Cardiff, Swansea and the rest of Wales! This December I am heading too: Dec 9th - The Railway Inn, Cardiff;  Dec 23rd - The Garth Inn, Maesteg; Dec 30th - Abertysswg Rugby Football Club - Abertysswg! Anybody is welcome to attend my gigs across South Wales; where I sing a range of music from country, to pop, to rock - even opera! For more information on any upcoming events, check out my social media where I post weekly updates! 

“WUNDERBAR!” SAYS COR BRO OGWR Yes, it was truly a wonderful choir tour to Bridgend’s twinning town of Langenau, in Southern Germany, accompanied by members of the Town Twinning Committee. On our first day we took part in the Reformation Anniversary Service (500 years), in the nearby Martinskirche where we were welcomed by the clergy and congregation.  During a day visit to the medieval city of Ulm, we sang two Welsh songs in the impressive Lutheran Minster, which boasts the tallest church spire in the world. Lunch was taken in a typical Swabian restaurant in the heart of the ancient Fishermen’s Quarter.  Another memorable visit was to Stuttgart, visiting Ludwigsburg Palace and the Mercedes Benz Museum.  For our main concert in Langenau we sang with local choir Liederkranz Aleck and their Junior choir. Our soprano, Erin Alexander, had the audience on their feet with her solo items and when we all joined together to sing Mendelssohn’s ‘Verleih Uns Frieden’, with words by Martin Luther. We were made most welcome by the town, the Burgmeistr hosting a dinner for us with entertainment from the local Hurdy Gurdy player.  Next concert December 9th at All Saints Church Porthcawl 7pm.  Dominique Spearey

PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Congratulations to club member Geoffrey Baker whose photo of a sleeping seal pup ‘Caught Napping’ has won a place in the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2018 for the Month of November. With over 30,000 entries this year, winning one of the 12 places in the calendar was some achievement. The Calendar can be bought at www.hcscalendar.co.uk and supports Children in Need. We welcome new members of all ages and skill levels, so if you have an interest in photography why not come along and join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm at St Clare’s School, Newton. Our programme is available at www.pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk.

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Enjoy Ice Skating, Santa, Funfair and Food! Museum Park, Swansea has been transformed into a magical Waterfront Winterland and we want you to enjoy it all. Get your skates on and glide around the Admiral Ice Rinks ~ we even have one for the children along with penguin stabilisers. Santa and his elves will be waiting to welcome children; while the funfair will have a range of rides from the Snow Storm to a traditional carousel. And, if all this makes you feel a little peckish, make sure you pay a visit to our Alpine dining cabins where we will be serving delicious warm food and drink. Along with Christmas music and twinkling lights, Waterfront Winterland will certainly get you in the festive mood. There are loads of Christmas events on our Christmas website too swanseachristmas.com and where you can also buy your ice-skating tickets. You can also purchase these over the phone on  01792 637300. @enjoyswansea swanseachristmas

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For Porthcawl residents over 60 at The Ancient Briton, Newton on at 1pm. 3-course Traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Hosted by the Mayor of Porthcawl Cllr. Lorrie Desmond-Williams. £15.00 per head. Tickets available from The Ancient Briton 01656 782069, Cllr. Tracy Hill 01656 771986, Cllr. Graham Walter 01656 513442. Tickets are limited so get yours now! Friday 9th February 2018

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Tuesday 12th December

Featuring 2 live bands - Skacasm and Special Brew. Tickets £13 via Grand Pavilion box office.

PORTHCAWL STROKE CLUB CHRISTMAS CONCERT, PORTHCAWL At The Grove Golf Club, featuring Porthcawl Male Choir. Wednesday 13th December

RNLI CAROL SERVICE, PORTHCAWL At All Saints Church, featuring Porthcawl Male Choir. Friday 15th December

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SING CHRISTMAS AT ALL SAINTS, PORTHCAWL After a successful series of concerts at the Pavilion, 2017 sees the Broadway Chorus move to All Saints Church in Porthcawl, for its evening of carols and seasonal songs. Michael Plowman conducts ‘Sing Christmas’ at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost £8 or £5 (children) and are available from Ceri Millar and Co, 8 Well Street, Porthcawl, chorus members or at the door.  Supporting Macmillan Cancer Care, Sing Christmas promises to be an evening of festive delights, not to be missed. Saturday 16th December

PORTHCAWL MUSEUM’S VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE Come and join us for some festive cheer on our last day of the year; we will be open from 10am to 4pm with the usual entry fee of £1 for adults and 50p for Juniors aged between 5 and 16.  Our volunteers will be re-enacting a Victorian Christmas, including carol singing and a visit from Mr and Mrs Brogden.  Small additional charges will be made for refreshments of homemade soup, mince pies, Welsh cakes and children’s craft making. Sunday 17th December – Monday 25th December

Santa’s Grotto at Carnegie House Santa’s grotto returns to Carnegie House this year with presents for good boys and girls.

Sat 25 November, noon to 4pm Sat 2 December 10am to 4pm Sat 9 December 10am to 4pm Sat 16 December 10am to 4pm £5 per child (includes a visit to Santa, an opportunity to take your own photographs plus a choice of quality gift). • Free craft tables and activities for children • Locally made Christmas gifts for sale Bookings can be made in advance at: www.carnegiehouse.co.uk or at Carnegie House, Wyndham Street from 10am to 4pm each Saturday. In partnership with CF31 BID Ltd.

‘CHRISTMAS IS COMING’, KENFIG HILL Celebrate Christmas at St Theodore’s Church, Kenfig Hill. Here are the dates for our Christmas celebrations: Community Carol Service featuring choirs from Mynydd Cynffig Primary School - Sunday 17th December, 3pm; Crib Service - Christmas Eve, 24th December, 4.00pm; Midnight Mass – Christmas Eve, 24th December, 11.30pm. Christmas Day Celebration Service – Christmas Day 25th December, 10am. All welcome. 60 | seaside news

All proceeds of the Christmas Grotto will be distributed to local charities by the Bridgend Lions Club.

Tel: 01656 815757 www.carnegiehouse.co.uk


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what’s on PRINCE OF WALES COURT BOWLING CLUB, PORTHCAWL We a currently recruiting experienced and novice bowlers. The Club is located on Penylan Avenue and has excellent Bowling and Social facilities. Please contact the Secretary if you are interested in joining. Graham Evans. Tel: 01656 782928.

Monday A TASTE OF YOGA, PORTHCAWL For all ages and abilities. 1.30-3pm at Stella Maris Catholic Church Hall New Road Porthcawl.For more information contact Angela Rock 07980 936198 or Email: angelarock11@hotmail.com GLAMORGAN FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY, BRIDGEND BRANCH Meet 3rd Monday of each month at the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig. 7pm for 7.30pm. All welcome. www. glamfhs.org.uk Tel: 01656 862762. HATHA YOGA CLASS, PORTHCAWL Mixed ability class, including novices. All are welcome. 7.30-9.00pm at Awel-y-mor Centre, Porthcawl. For more information contact Carol Curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga. Tel: 01656 773266 or Email: carol. yogi@aol.co.uk KEYBRA (YOUNG KEYBOARD FUN) BRIDGEND Group keyboard lessons for 4-9 year olds. Well known songs, taught with games and movement for a fun learning experience. Classes are 4pm - 7pm. Free tasters available. Visit keybra.co.uk MONKEY MUSIC, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years. First class FREE. @ Heronston Hotel and Bijou Cowbridge. Other days and venues available. Please book via Emma 01656 649190. Vale.bridgend@ monkeymusic.co.uk www.monkeymusic.com PILATES / YOGA, PORTHCAWL 6.30pm-7.30pm at The Y Centre. Mat required. Flexibility, postural alignment and core strength from 14yrs with Hannah Bowen. Registered Exercise Professional 07886 487853 see Facebook Porthcawl Fitness Classes. PORTHCAWL CHORAL SOCIETY PRACTICE @ Trinity Church ‘ celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016’ 7.15–9.15pm. Mixed voice choir. New members welcome. 01656 784211 Porthcawl & Cynffig Karate Club Classes in Cynffig Comprehensive School Sports Hall 4.30 - 7pm. First Month Free Training. Call Chris on 07784 317151 or Mark 01656 784391. PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS (TERM TIME ONLY) are now running their classes at The Community Sports Hall, Park Ave. Please email me for information on: porthcawl.gymnastics@gmail.com

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Slimming World, Porthcawl @ Gilgal Church Hall, Woodland Ave, Porthcawl. 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tel Bev: 07912 172674 SUN STYLE NEIJIA, PORTHCAWL Classical Tai Chi 10am to 11am - £3. Bagua & Xing Yi 11am to 12 noon £2. Sword forms for all three Neijia. @ Awel Y Mor Centre, Porthcawl. For more information or details of our other classes ring 784991. Email: sunporthcawl@yahoo.co.uk THE SWIM SCHOOL, BRIDGEND Children’s small group & 1:1 lessons at Heronsbridge School Pool. Contact: Anne 01656 772725 or 07920 796637.

Tuesday ADULT AQUA FIT CLASS, PORTHCAWL Splashland, Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl. Starts 7pm. Classes run school term times only. Last class 2017: December 12th. Resumes: March 6th, 2018. Call Diane 07966 529417. A TASTE OF YOGA, PORTHCAWL For all ages and abilities. 6.30- 8pm at Stella Maris Catholic Church Hall New Road Porthcawl. For more information contact Angela Rock 07980 936198 or Email: angelarock11@hotmail.com HANDBELL RINGING, PORTHCAWL Would you like play handbells? We meet Tuesday and Thursday in Newton Institute Basic music knowledge an advantage plus commitment and rhythm. Would you like to learn?. Call Tim 07749254131. HATHA YOGA CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ the YMCA on John Street, Porthcawl. Mixed ability class, so all levels welcome. 10– 11.30am. For more info contact Michele 07793 544 956 email: michelelambert21@hotmail.com www.michelelambertyoga.co.uk KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Martial arts for the whole family. Tiger Tots: 4–6yrs: 6–6.30pm; Dragons: 7–12 yrs 6.30–7.30pm; Adults: 13yrs+: 7.30–8.30pm. Tel 07788 482450 email: porthcawltangsoodo@sky.com Website : www.traditionaltsdfed.org Also on Fridays. LEARN TO ROCK N ROLL 50’s STYLE, KENFIG HILL @Kenfig Hill Rugby Club, Pisgah Street, CF33 6BU. Dance Lesson 8.15-9pm.Rock n Roll disco til 10.30pm. Entrance £5. contact Frank 07400 080101 or email. franklngfrd@gmail.com First dance lesson free.

MONKEY MUSIC PORTHCAWL & BRIDGEND Award winning classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years. First class FREE. @ Jump Jam, Bridgend. Other days and venues available. Please book via Emma 01656 649190. Vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk www.monkeymusic.com PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR Choir Practice between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Arlington Road Church, Porthcawl. New choristers always welcome. Choir available for weddings and Charity events. Website: www.porthcawlmalechoir. co.uk Contact Mal Evans on 07773 622537. Slimming World, Porthcawl @ Gilgal Church Hall, Woodland Ave, Porthcawl. 9.30am. Tel Bev: 07912 172674 SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS, BRIDGEND @ Sainsburys Coffee Shop, Bridgend, 5.00pm - 6.30pm. Contact Marie on 01656 870339. St John Ambulance Porthcawl We meet at Trinity Church, Porthcawl. Badgers & Cadets 6:00 7:30pm (Ages 5-17). Adults 7:30pm (Ages 16+). Contact 07861 600667 or Email jack.bridger1@porthcawl. sjaw.org.uk TABERNACL MUSIC SOCIETY, BRIDGEND Mixed choir practice, 7-8.45pm @ Tabernacl Chapel, Derwen Rd, Bridgend. New choristers welcome. Contact 01656 665393. www.cor-tabernacl-choir.co.uk YOGA CLASS AT PARC SLIP Visitor’s Centre, Tondu With Claire Eynon (registered teacher with Yoga Alliance). Tuesdays 7-8.30pm. Beginners welcome. Hatha and Yin yoga styles. Please contact claire_eynon@ hotmail.com 07887 581477 or www. thelightwithin.me.uk

Wednesday COR BRO OGWR, BRIDGEND Mixed choir @ Tabernacl Church, Derwen Road, Bridgend. 7–9pm. All welcome. 01656 784180. www.CorBro-Ogwr.com CROSSROADS CARE COMMUNITY CAFE, PORTHCAWL Crossroads Care run a community café in Trinity Church, Porthcawl, from 12.30 – 3.30pm. All welcome! Weekly raffle, table sales and fun activities, plus information on services available for Carers. JOY’S CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT, PORTHCAWL At The Jolly Sailor Pub, Newton 9pm every Wednesday.

LAWN BOWLS, KENFIG HILL & PYLE ‘Bowled Over’ bowls club meets at the Kenfig Hill and Pyle bowl club at 2.15pm. New members, any age, experienced or novice, ladies and gentlemen are very welcome. Ask for Dave, Richard or Brenda. Also on Friday and Sunday. Call Dave on 01656 749614/ 07500 945752 or Richard 07583 865366. MONKEY MUSIC, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years. First class FREE. @ Trinity Church Porthcawl and Bijou Cowbridge. Other days and venues available. Please book via Emma 01656 649190. Vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk www.monkeymusic.com OIL PAINTING CLASSES, PORTHCAWL @ The Y Centre, Johns St. 10am1pm. Paint along with tuition. All materials available. Contact Derek 07717 948781/01656 857106. PORTHCAWL ART SOCIETY We are looking for new members. We meet every Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evenings at the Old Police Station. Gallery open most days 11am to 4pm. Tel: 01656 767611, email: art@porthcawltown. co.uk PORTHCAWL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY Interested in becoming a flower arranger? Alternate Wednesdays at Awel-Mor Centre, Porthcawl. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tel: 01656 649585 PORTHCAWL STROKE CLUB From 2pm-4pm at the Masonic Lodge Home, Pen-y-Lan Avenue, Porthcawl. A warm welcome awaits for new members, free taxi transport for the less mobile. Contact Keith and Mary Duggan (01656) 773376. SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS, TONDU @ Tondu Cricket Club 5.15-6.15pm. Contact Marie on 01656 870339 for further information. SLIMMING WORLD, PORTHCAWL @ Trinity Church. 9.30am–11am. Call Bev 07912 172674 Yoga @ Parc Slip Nature Reserve, Tondu Beginners class: 5.45pm till 7pm. Mixed Ability class: 7.15pm till 8.30pm. Contact - Michele on 07793 544 956. For all weekly class listings www.michelelambertyoga.co.uk

Thursday BCDP PARA DANCE CLUB, PENCOED BCDP Para Dance Club sessions are adult inclusive dance classes, whatever your ability / disability “Everyone can dance”. During school term time 11:00-13:00 at Pencoed Social Club, Hendre Road, Pencoed, Bridgend. £1.50 per class. Contact Louise Bowman 07971 497439 for details.


advertise your club info@seasidenews.co.uk BADMINTON CLUB, PORTHCAWL 8pm to 10pm at the Community Sports Hall, Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Park Avenue, Porthcawl. Tel: Dave Bush on 772896 for further details.

KEYBRA (YOUNG KEYBOARD FUN) BRIDGEND Group keyboard lessons for 4-9 year olds. Well known songs, taught with games and movement for a fun learning experience. Classes are 4pm - 7pm. Free tasters available. Visit keybra.co.uk

BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR Choir Practice, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Oldcastle Primary School, South Street, Bridgend. Contact G Reese T.07773 170373 or www. bridgendmalechoir.co.uk Winners 2014 Llangollen Eisteddfod Male Choir Competition. New choristers and visitors to the area welcome – again contact G Reese or website to arrange. Motto – “Friendship through Music”.

MID GLAMORGAN MIXED CHOIR, PENCOED 7:15-9:15pm Rehearsals take place in the Bowl’s Pavilion, Pencoed. We are a friendly choir of mixed ages and abilities. New members warmly welcomed! Contact us on 0786 6810579 or email us at midglamorganmixedchoir@outlook. com

BRIDGEND STAMP & POST CARD SOCIETY Why not start a new hobby or revive an old one? Displays, sales, speakers. All levels welcome. 7.30Pm, 2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Gospel Hall, Oddfellows St., Bridgend. Tel Maureen on 01656 653753 for more information.

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

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

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

COOLKIDS COMPUTING, PORTHCAWL @ WEST PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL. Creative technology based activities for children! We run classes during term-time, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Contact Sion on 01656 772560 / 07719730779 or email coolkidscomputing@ gmail.com to book your place. We also run evening and weekend ICT and Mathematics tuition classes. Visit our website www. coolkidscomputing.com HANDBELL RINGING, PORTHCAWL Would you like play handbells? We meet Tuesday and Thursday in Newton Institute Basic music knowledge an advantage plus commitment and rhythm. Would you like to learn?. Call Tim 07749254131. HEADWAY, BRIDGEND Offers support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers. We meet at 7pm on the first Thursday of every month at Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend. For further information please contact headwaybridgend@btinternet.com

SLIMMING WORLD, KENFIG HILL @ Talbot Community Centre, Kenfig Hill. 9.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Millie - 07765 040006. SLIMMING WORLD WITH RACHEL, PORTHCAWL 5:30pm and 7:30pm at The Bayside Room, Hi-Tide, Porthcawl, CF36 5BT. Call 07779 956233. Zumba Dance Fitness Class, Porthcawl 9.45-10.45am @ Awel-y-Mor Community Centre. The fun, low impact, easy to follow Latin based dance fitness class. Beginners welcome. Hannah Bowen Registered Exercise Professional/Official Zumba Instructor 07886 487853

Friday Charity Coffee Morning at Nottage Chapel 11am until 1pm every Friday at the Old School Room, Ty Canol, Nottage, Porthcawl. We are a friendly group for people of all ages in the community looking for companionship and fellowship in a welcoming, caring environment. Our regular members will ensure

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that you are made to feel very relaxed, loved and special. Any queries contact Rev Lewis Rees on: 07984 651888 or email nottage. minister@gmail.com COOLKIDS COMPUTING, PORTHCAWL @ NOTTAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Creative technology based activities for children! We run classes during term-time, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Contact Sion on 01656 772560 / 07719 730779 or email coolkidscomputing@ gmail.com to book your place. We also run evening and weekend ICT and Mathematics tuition classes. Visit our website www. coolkidscomputing.com INDOOR TABLE TOP SALE, PORTHCAWL @ Griffin Park. 8am-12midday. Call or text 07778 599616 for a table. CLOSED FROM 16TH DECEMBER 2016 - 10TH MARCH 2017 KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Martial arts for the whole family. Tiger Tots: 4–6yrs: 6–6.30pm; Dragons: 7–12 yrs 6.30–7.30pm; Adults: 13yrs+: 7.30–8.30pm. Tel 07788 482450 email: porthcawltangsoodo@sky.com Website : www.traditionaltsdfed.org Also on Tuesdays. Youth Club @ Gilgal Baptist Church, Park Avenue. 6.30pm to 8.30pm every Friday during Term time for Year 7 and above. For more info email steve@ gilgalbaptistchurch.co.uk www.gilgalbaptistchurch.co.uk MONKEY MUSIC, PORTHCAWL, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years. First class FREE. @ Trinity Church Porthcawl and Bijou Cowbridge. Other days and venues available. Please book via Emma 01656 649190. Vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk www.monkeymusic.com PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS (TERM TIME ONLY) are now running their classes at The Community Sports Hall, Park Ave. Please email me for information on: porthcawl.gymnastics@gmail.com PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR Choir Practice between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Arlington Road Church, Porthcawl. New choristers always welcome. Choir available for weddings and Charity events. Website: www.porthcawlmalechoir. co.uk Contact Mal Evans on 07773 622537. PORTHCAWL SHOUT FREE FORUM Free forum on first Friday of the month to express all your concerns with Porthcawl Shout - a non political voluntary organisation. @ Trinity Church, Porthcawl at 2pm. Tel: 01656 786463.

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

Saturday 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 KEYBRA (YOUNG KEYBOARD FUN) BRIDGEND Group keyboard lessons for 4-9 year olds. Well known songs, taught with games and movement for a fun learning experience. Classes are 9am - 12pm. Free tasters available. Visit keybra.co.uk TEENS’ DISCO TIME AT TRINITY CHURCH, PORTHCAWL Come and join us at Trinity Church for our free weekly Teens’ Disco Time, starting on the 22nd of October: 2pm to 4 pm - ages 7-11 (younger teens), 5pm to 7pm – ages 12-17 (older teens). For further information please contact our secretary Joy Parish on 01656 773290 or parishjoy57@gmail.com TRINITY ART GROUP, PORTHCAWL Trinity Church, John Street, Porthcawl. 10am - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4pm (also see Monday). 16+ all abilities welcome. Professional tutor, Tel Lesley on 01656 772940.

Sunday Good News Kids’ Club, Porthcawl @ The Gospel Hall, Lias Road, Porthcawl ages 3yrs plus. Traditional Bible stories, songs, puzzles and craft activities to challenge and entertain children of all ages and ability. Join us Sundays 11.20 – 12.20, make friends and have fun. Helpers CRB checked. More information: ring Ruth on 786447. ST DAVID’S JUNIOR CHURCH @ St David’s Church, Florence St, Porthcawl. Term time only, 9.30–10.30am. Play games, sing songs, read stories and do craft. Group for 0–5 year olds (under 2s must bring a parent) ST JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL, PORTHCAWL Age 3+ every Sunday, 11am–12 noon, in the schoolroom opposite the church on the Newton green. Great stories, drawing, singing, with Janet and Bev, followed by squash and a biscuit. Come along any Sunday, we would love to see you!

SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS, BRIDGEND @ Llys Faen (opposite the Quarella Road Tesco Store), Bridgend, 10am - 11.30am. Contact Marie on 01656 870339.

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sport reports THREE PORTHCAWL YOUNGSTERS SIGN FOR SWANSEA

Remarkably three of Porthcawl’s finest young footballers, having played for the same under 8’s team have been signed by the Swansea City Football Academy. Rhys Evans, Aston Bevington and Alex Evans all played for Porthcawl Town under 8’s and after a very successful season were all officially signed for the under 9’s Swansea Academy. It must be very unusual that one team has supplied three players to the Academy but it’s a massive testament to the coaches and the set up at Porthcawl under 8s last year. The coaching standards and support were of the highest quality, which allowed all the boys the very best start to their playing careers.  Swansea City’s Academy is categorised as the highest category one level. Based in the shadow of Liberty Stadium, Swans Academy at Landore is a multi-million pound facility where the next generation of first team players are being developed and produced from age nine.  The Academy’s pre-season training started for the boys in July this year so they are now well established into the tough regime and set up. It’s a massive commitment for the boys (and parents), which has included training at the Academy facility in Landore 4 days a week with an additional match day against their premier league rivals on the weekends.  It has been a remarkable time for the young boys, which has included an official signing day in July where they were presented with a signing on shirt as well as being presented to a capacity crowd at a recent premier league match at the Liberty Stadium.  In September all the boys took part in the Welcome to the Premier League Academy Festival at the University of Warwick. During the festival they played against many of their premier league rivals such as Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea. It was a great experience for the boys where they came away with quite a few high-profile wins against top opposition.  All the boys know there will be many challenges ahead as they progress at the Academy. They are great friends on and off the field and offer a great deal of support to each other. They have already developed a great team spirt and camaraderie with their new teammates and look forward to all the challenges ahead.  Nick Evans, father of Alex Evans

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GB SELECTION FOR GRACE! Grace Morgan has been a member of Rest Bay Lifeguard Club for over ten years, having joined the club when she was just seven years old.  It has long been an ambition for Grace to represent Great Britain in surf lifesaving, and she realised her dream this summer. Following an outstanding season, in both pool and beach competitions, Grace was delighted to be selected to represent GB at the European Championships in Belgium - being one of only two Welsh athletes selected for the Youth Team. In the pool, Grace was a member of the obstacle relay team who broke the British record! On the beach, Grace swam a tough surf swim race to come out of the sea in bronze medal position. Grace was also a member of the ocean relay team who became European Champions. The GB Youth Team was a force to be reckoned with in the sea and on the beach, winning that element of the competition.  As you read this article, Grace is in New Zealand representing Great Britain for the second time this year in the International Surf Rescue Challenge. Good luck Grace!  Grace is the first member from Rest Bay to represent GB, and as a club, we are very proud of her.

PORTHCAWL RFC NEW SPONSOR

We are delighted to have James Bater and uSmile Dental Practice on board as our main sponsor this season. The sponsorship deal will mean that the uSmile logo will take pride of place on our first team’s playing shirts and shorts. After gaining promotion last season to Division 3 West Central A, as a Club we were keen to invest in new playing kit for our players. It’s vital for grass roots clubs to have the support and investment from local businesses to be able to do this. As an ex-Ospreys player James understands the need for support and investment in the community game. James Said “I’m delighted to be able to support Porthcawl RFC in this way, as an ex-professional rugby player I gained so much from the game I love and it’s great to be able to give something back in this way


email your sport report info@seasidenews.co.uk and support a local team. It’s clear to see they are an ambitious club having gained promotion last season. I’m looking forward to watching their progress this season”. Team Manager, Ian McDonald said “There is a real sense of something special happening at South Road. There’s a good buzz around the Club. Everyone’s enjoying themselves and we’ve got some depth in our playing squad. Players want to play for the jersey. Attracting new sponsors such as James at uSmile is vital for the development of our Club.   The new kit was presented a few weeks ago, where Porthcawl welcomed Bryncoch RFC to it’s South Road ground. Porthcawl won 29-3 and are currently unbeaten in the league and are through to the fourth round of the WRU National Bowl.  For further details on uSmile Dental Practice please visit www.wecareusmile.com

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PORTHCAWL LIFEGUARD CLUB NEWS

Firstly, a massive thank you to the members of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club for their extremely kind donation of £1500. As a registered charity, we rely on such gestures to enable us to continue with the future of the club, and also ensuring that the members have access to the newest safety equipment. If you or your company is looking for a cause to donate to, then please consider us. All will be gratefully received. As the cold weather and dark nights are now fully upon us, we have retreated back to the safe and warm waters of Pyle Pool on Friday nights. However, even training has to take the occasional break, so the last session for this year will be on Friday 15th December. We will then reconvene on Friday January 12th. Of course, there’ll be a good few of us in the water on Christmas morning for the traditional mad dip! If you have a child over seven and are interested in finding out more about the club, please check out the website. www.plgc.org.uk A happy Christmas and healthy new year to Mat, and the Seaside News crew, and to all our readers. Phil Protheroe Picture: Cheque presentation from Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Early deadline reminder for January 2018 issue: Friday 8th December

Since the last edition we have managed only two fixtures. The weather has been a little unkind and some games had to be cancelled.  However, results were: Porthcawl 60 v Britton Ferry 0; Tondu 10 v Porthcawl 55. We have had some great training sessions and the boys have really been taking on some tactical and structural parts of rugby and have brought this into games and some competitive training sessions.  They are really getting stuck in and enjoying their rugby at the moment and its evident in the way they apply themselves. The coaches work hard on skills and how these can be used in a game situation and how good decisions develop them as players. We hope to get a lot more games played which will further help with their development. Hope that all readers have a great festive period.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Geraint Evans

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sport reports PORTHCAWL CHRISTMAS MORNING SWIM 2017

This year will see the 53rd Annual Christmas Morning Swim and we will mark it with some sadness following the sad passing earlier this year of Jack Bridge - one of the swim founders and our very first Father Christmas. In his honour the theme this year will be ‘Father Christmas’ and the main charity will be Macmillan Cancer Support. New for this year is a speeded up registration process so that those who pre register on-line can check in and get their mugs quicker than before. Full details can be found on our website www.christmasswim.org and Facebook page Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim.

Also on the website you will be able to donate online or set up your own sponsorship page, so there will be plenty of ways to support us even if you can’t be there on the day. Last year we donated a total of £10,000 to LATCH and 19 other local causes. The committee are as always hugely grateful to all our sponsors and supporters, and if you would like to help either financially or by helping on the day please get in touch by email at christmasswim@gmail.com Christmas Swim Committee

SENIORS 9th Dec

Trimsaran RFC (H) (4th round National Bowl) 16th Dec Neath Athletic RFC (H) 30th Dec Pyle RFC (A) 6th Jan Abercrave RFC (H) 13th Jan Aberavon Green Stars (A)

YOUTH 16th Dec 6th Jan 13th Jan

Bridgend Sports RFC (A) Gowerton RFC (H) Tondu RFC (A)

2nd XV Fixture updates will be on our website and Facebook.

Christmas Carol Concert

Friday 22nd December at 7pm Join us on for an evening of festivities with carols by

Porthcawl Male Voice Choir

as well as refreshments available such as Turkey Baguettes and a glass of mulled wine for just £4

T. 01656 784242

WWW.PORTHCAWLRFC.COM

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3

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Lat 51°28' N

Year : 2017

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Time

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1

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14

15 0616 1214 Th A

9.43

2232 1.82

2119 3.38

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9.34 1.40 Th 1808 9.49

30 0009

1.31

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8.16 2.61 Th 1716 8.25 2317 2.50 8.75 2.06 F 1756 8.84 2356 1.97

9.28 1.59 Sa 1833 9.36

15 0034 0651

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