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Letters OLD PORTHCAWL 1936 POSTCARD, THE PROMENADE

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DID YOU DO NATIONAL SERVICE? Dear Editor, Between 1945 and 1960 thousands of men in Britain aged 18 or over were called up for service in the armed forces, usually two years. Were you one of these? If so, would you like to share your memories with me? I am writing a book to be called ‘Reluctant Warriors: Memories of National Service 1945 to 1960’. This was a unique period in our history, the only time when men were conscripted in peacetime. Some enjoyed it, others hated it, few managed to avoid it. Whatever your memories, I’d love to hear from you. Please contact me on 01656 858812, 07761 498284 or malcolmcowper@gmail.com. Malcolm Cowper, Porthcawl

THANKS TO LOCAL MAN AND HIS DOG Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank a local man and his spaniel, from Hazel Grove in Pyle, for rescuing me after falling into the river on my way to put out a fire under the old railway bridge. Tracy Schofield, Pyle

PAINT THE ‘BOTTLE BANK’ Dear Editor, It was a major planning disaster to demolish the splendid Esplanade Hotel and replace it with Esplanade House, otherwise known as the ‘Bottle Bank’, which is probably the ugliest building on any British promenade. Supporters said it would ‘blend in’ but it’s looking increasingly drab and it is a monstrous intrusion on an otherwise pleasant seafront. This building must be painted white or cream. It can be done quickly and cheaply and it would no longer look so grotesquely out of place. Why do modern planners and architects lack the good taste and common sense of ordinary members of the public? Douglas Davies, Porthcawl

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PORTHCAWL CYCLE PATH – NEWTON TO REST BAY Dear Editor, I refer to Keith Wright’s letter in the latest edition of Seaside News with which I concur wholeheartedly. Not only is it dangerous for cyclists, it presents danger for pedestrians and those who walk dogs of which there are many. I’m afraid to say that this new infrastructure has all the hallmarks of something which has been achieved at the lowest possible cost. I feel certain that Sustrans (the leading body in the UK who provide expertise in design and creation of cycling infrastructure to councils etc), would not have condoned such a design and I am opening communication with them to at least make them aware. It is also very sad that BCBC in their wisdom have chosen to completely miss a golden opportunity to attract tourism to the area by providing a truly appalling offering for cyclists. Stephen Jones, Porthcawl

60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THANK YOU Dear Editor, Please would you allow us to say a huge thank you to all the fantastic people who made our 60th wedding anniversary celebration such a wonderful occasion. Special thanks to our son and daughter-in-law who arranged it all so well, and to number two son who came all the way from Arizona to be with us. Thank you to our granddaughter Abigail, Scott & her lovely friends who came along. Also a huge thanks to all the sandwich makers, cake creators, washer-upers & helpers in everything. We had a wonderful time, even the weather behaved. Guess what? We even had a card from the Queen, which we will treasure along with all our cards and gifts. There are not enough words to say how good it made two ordinary elderly people feel. Thanks you so much, Ken & Joan Gadd, Porthcawl

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Letters LONDON MARATHON Dear Editor, April 23rd 2017 was a day I will never forget when I ran the London marathon. Only three years ago, I couldn’t run to the nearest lamppost, was overweight and decided I had to do something to improve my fitness and health. To achieve this, I joined Porthcawl Gym and with the help and support of the instructors my weight dropped and my fitness improved. In 2015, I ran my first half marathon and after this I began to think of running the London Marathon for a cause very close to my heart, The Stroke Association. Nearly 14 years ago, my father had a severe stroke at 58, which has had a long-term impact on my family. Since fundraising for the marathon (to date, I have raised £5,300) I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from the local community, many of whom have been similarly affected. To take part in such an iconic event was an experience I will look back on for the rest of my life, albeit a struggle at times. A special thank you to all who supported me and to the Gym for their help in starting me on this journey. Rhian Power, Porthcawl UkVirginmoneygiving.com - Rhian Power JustGiving.com - Rhian Power

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PORTHCAWL FOOTPATH AND HORSE DUNG Dear Editor, I must take issue with two of the letters published in your last issue. Firstly, I think the footpath/cycleway from Porthcawl to Rest Bay and beyond is one of the best uses of money that Bridgend Council (with the help of the EU) has carried out in recent years. Thousands of people are now able walk regularly to Rest Bay along a safe and attractive route. Living close to the walk at the Rest Bay end, I have seen the huge increase in the numbers of people using the path, which must be good for the public’s health, as well as increasing the numbers of visitors to Porthcawl. I use the path regularly, and have never had any problems with the few cyclists that use it - most are courteous and considerate. Secondly, on a point of information, Highway law states that anyone obstructing the Highway may be liable to prosecution, and this includes cattle which foul the Highway. However, horses were once the only means of transport along our roads, and for this reason, horse riders cannot be prosecuted for leaving horse dung on the road. It therefore remains the local authority’s responsibility to remove horse dung. I would also point out that horse dung makes an excellent manure for roses and vegetables, and many gardeners still collect horse droppings from the road. And horse dung is much less noxious than the dog faeces that so often foul our roads and pavements. Greg Nuttgens, Porthcawl

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Michael Dunlop Road Racer

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DUTCH ARMY IN DANYGRAIG

This month 77 years ago, the Dutch army was located in Danygraig. After the Netherlands had surrendered on May 15th 1940, the soldiers who stayed in the coastal Dutch province of Zealand fled, a few days later, via the Belgian coast to Western France. In June 1940, they arrived at either Plymouth or Newport, aboard the last two boats out of Brest. On the morning of June 11th the first group, now bedraggled, travelled by train from Newport to Porthcawl. They were welcomed by a Dutch Lieutenant - Colonel who had arranged an encampment for the troops at Danygraig, which consisted of a few large tents, with many, initially, sleeping under the stars. As the men marched to Danygraig from the train, accompanied by armed British soldiers, local residents pushed aside curtains and watched from their windows. They thought they were Germans, because of their black breeches, shoes and leggings. A second group came three days later; brought to Porthcawl by bus. Initially the Dutch soldiers were not allowed into town and Porthcawl shops were prohibited from selling them anything. Local World War 2 stories will be supporting the ‘War in the Air Exhibition,’ opening 3rd June 2017. Ceri Joseph

FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY NEWS The 19th June is a research night at Ty Ardd for members. The 17th July evening will be provided by Richie Wood on ‘Women in WW1’. All meetings are free admission for members and nonmembers, and the doors are open at 7pm. 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.glam-fhs.org.uk Victoria Salmon

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SAMTAMPA AND EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES COMMEMORATION PORTHCAWL AND CARDIFF SENEDD MAY 2017

Patron and First Minister Carwyn Jones AM sponsored a Samtampa and Edward Prince of Wales remembrance event at the Senedd, as the finale to the Porthcawl Shout Forum exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the horrific disaster. There were 60 guests and 132 primary schoolchildren from Oystermouth, Whitestone Mumbles, Ysgol Gynraddd Gymraeg, Middlesbrough and Porthcawl. All enacted the story in various ways and Bridgend Performing Arts students gave an emotional piece of drama exploring the impact it had on the communities. Carwyn Jones and Rebecca Evans (Mumbles AM) gave speeches and John Jones, Nantymoel recalled his boyhood disaster memories. After the interval there were imaginative stories written and read by members of Porthcawl U3A. Borough Mayor, Reg Jenkins and Porthcawl Mayor Rob Lee gave a joint “Reflections” talk. Event organisers Jean Humphreys and Gary Victor closed by reading “peace”. The exhibition has now moved to the Swansea Waterfront Museum. Eleven of the twelve seamen who could not return home were from the Middlesbrough area and the Middlesbrough school children wanted to see their grave. At very short notice BCBC Mayor Reg Jenkins and his wife volunteered to meet and greet them at the Porthcawl cemetery with local photographer Malcolm Nugent. An experience they will never forget. Gary Victor Porthcawl Shout forum

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SCHOOLS ST CLARE’S SCHOOL NEWS

The beauty of being a coastal school is that it’s never far to walk to the beach. What better place than the glorious Glamorgan Heritage Coast path for our Y10 students setting off on their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition? By the time you read this, Y11s will already be on study leave (not long left for Y13s) so we wish them good luck with their exams. Building work on the boys and girls changing rooms is just starting and the exciting refurbishment of Science starts in July. Life at St Clare’s is as busy as ever, not to mention all the clubs and sports fixtures happening every week. The summer term means athletics and tennis, with Y-ball also returning as an after-school activity. Why not dig our your picnic blanket and come along to our Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Friday, 19th May or our next Open Morning on Friday, 26th May? Come and have a tour of our glorious grounds and find out what a St Clare’s education can do for your child. Contact our Registrar, Holly Fowlkes on (01656) 789966 to book a place or have an informal chat or visit our website www.stclares-school.co.uk now! Simon Antwis, Headmaster Picture caption: St Clare’s Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Team

ARCHBISHOP MCGRATH CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL We are currently in the middle of GCSE, AS and A level examinations. Best wishes to all our students when the results are announced in the summer. Most students continue their studies at Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School after completing their GCSEs. Best wishes also to those students who will be progressing to the work-place or to Bridgend College after the GCSE examinations. Please keep in touch! We are looking forward to welcoming our Year 6 pupils from our family of primary schools, before starting in September. Transition dates are: 27th June – Year 6 Welcome Mass at 6:30pm; 3rd & 4th July – Year 6 receive their own timetable. Please note that we have an Inset day on Friday 14th July, school will be closed to pupils. Mrs Angela Keller Head Teacher

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Staff at Pil Primary School took time out from their Easter break to climb Pen Y Fan to raise money for the Welsh Air Ambulance who provide a volunteer service. The charity has become close to the school heart following their support during a medical emergency at the school. The school has raised just over £1,000 to date and continue to welcome donations for the good cause. Many thanks to everyone for their kind donations. Smoke Free Gates Public Health Wales have provided information to all schools on a campaign called ‘Smoke Free School Gates’. Pil Primary School is supporting the campaign and asks for all parents to refrain from smoking both on the schoolyard and near to the school gates. School gates are key areas identified as places which parents congregate daily and there is clear evidence that young people are influenced by seeing adults smoke. Public Health Wales are also promoting free specialist services in the local area to help parents stop smoking. Ring Stop Smoking Wales 0800 085 2219 or visit ‘Start Here’ community pharmacy cessation service. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter. N Pryce Head Teacher

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SCHOOLS PORTHCAWL COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL

Recently, a group of 34 art and textiles students returned from an incredible trip to Venice where they enjoyed the riches of the Peggy Guggenheim museum and Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi. They visited the islands of Burano and Murano where they saw exquisite lace and glass being made and enjoyed St Mark’s Square, the Basilica and a gondola ride, returning to school full of enthusiasm! School events coming up in June include Music Transition on the 16th, the Technology and Art Awards Evening on 21st and our main Transition Day on 22nd when we welcome all our feeder primary schools and out-of-catchment pupils. We are still showing potential new pupils around for both Year 7 and Sixth Form 2017 so please contact school if you are interested but have not yet registered: 01656 774168. The Drama Department have a busy schedule with the BTEC Performing Arts students staging the Mod musical ‘SHOUT!’ on the 5th, 6th and 7th July in the Jubilee Theatre. The Young Playwrights’ Festival follows shortly afterwards, a celebration of writing, acting and directing talent in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Performances for parents, friends and family are on the 17th and 18th July. Tickets for both are available from school. Andrew Slade Head Teacher

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PORTHCAWL PRIMARY GET READY TO TAKE THE STAGE AGAIN The weather getting warmer and the days getting longer mean one thing at Porthcawl Primary. It means that it is nearly time for our end of year production. Last year’s production of Cinderella Rockefella was a huge success so we are already working hard in rehearsals to try and put on an even bigger and better show. This year the show will be called ‘A blast from the past’ and will be closely linked to our school’s 50th birthday celebrations. Auditions are finished and we already learning some songs from 1967, the year we first opened our doors! The production takes place on Thursday 6th July and tickets will be available soon. We are also looking forward to the F1 in schools regional finals in the Swansea Waterfront Museum. This year we were lucky enough to hold our own race-day in the school hall. It was a great morning run by Chris Harris from Stem Cymru. The whole school came to see the cars in action with the fastest car travelling the length of our hall in less than a second! Hopefully we will see the car go as fast again later in the month. Andrew Wood Head Teacher

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Hooray! Our Little Acorns have won the Attendance Cup! Mrs Grist and the staff are so happy, the attendance was a staggering 98.2%! Well done Mes Bach. We wish our entrants in the Urdd Eisteddfod all the very best of luck, they have worked so hard, attending so many practise sessions, we are so proud of you. The Oaks have two weeks of swimming lessons to look forward to, very popular lessons, and so important to learn basic swimming skills. A lot of them are also excited as the Llangrannog trip is booked, three days of fun open air activities. The Nursery had the most fantastic day, Big Box Day, they had so much fun playing with every child’s favourite toy, boxes! Atomic Alice brought her road show to school, she demonstrated experiments with air that teach science, a lot that can be performed at home. There are some new after school clubs rounders, rugby, music makers, space explorers club and tiddlers will be started soon. The P.F.A. are holding their annual Summer Fete on Thursday 13th July at 2pm, there are tables available and they are asking for raffle prizes if anyone is interested or can help. AJ Pritchard - Parent Governor Deadline date is always the 15th of the month


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Promote your school for FREE email: info@seasidenews.co.uk particularly in our seaside town. We are looking forward to beach combing next half term as well as a visit from Porthcawl Harbourside Project. Following the national tests, all the children were treated to a fantastic production of the Selfish Giant by Image Musical Theatre. A well deserved afternoon of singing and laughter. Mr Bird West Park Primary

YSGOL Y FERCH O’R SGÊR NEWS

This Easter holiday I joined 29 staff and pupils on a visit to New York City. From the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State building, 9/11 Memorial to a Yankees baseball game, our visit was “a life changing and eye opening experience” (Nia Anderson, Year 10.) A year in the making, our adventure did not disappoint and we look forward now to our next big trip. On behalf of our pupils I’d like to thank our staff for a fantastic opportunity none of us will ever forget. Thank you to staff from Swansea University who shared their expertise with our Sixth Form Chemistry students. Using spectroscopy equipment worth £50,000 to identify unknown compounds, pupils learned the same techniques practised by forensic scientists. Pupils from years 7-9 have been looking beyond just reading books in our new ‘Reading for Life’ project. Teachers have collaborated with Harriet Hopkins, Branch Manager at Pyle Library, to think about reading in different contexts. This term animator Annie Wire and Jamie Bowen have been working with pupils to design and create their own animations. Finally I’d like to wish our pupils and their parents all the very best in the forthcoming summer exams. Hannah Castle Head Teacher

WEST PARK SUMMER FUN Our annual PTA May Fayre took place on a very sunny Saturday! The PTA superheroes outshone themselves with their super organising skills delighting our friends and families with stalls, demonstrations, competitions, crafts, an auction, raffle and even a dinosaur café! We would like to sincerely thank all those involved including sponsors, donators, kindly volunteers and everyone who contributed to the Fayre. It was especially lovely to spend the day surrounded by happy pupils and families all of whom will benefit from the proceeds of the Fayre. The funds will be invested in continued improvements to our outdoor space. Speaking of superheroes, our early years topic started with a bang when we discovered superheroes in our woodland! Pupils came to school dressed as their own heroes from Batwoman and Spiderman to doctors and firefighters. Year 3 and 4 are due to visit Bristol Zoo to learn about the animals and conservation work that happens in the rainforest which supports the juniors colourful theme. Year 4 have carried out intensive swimming lessons, such an essential skill Seaside News | 26

We have started developing our outdoor areas and improving our outdoor learning environment. Thanks to the artistic skills of Jan of Bethesda Arts and some of our pupils, our mural depicting the folk tale of Kenfig has been completely refreshed and looks fantastic. Our Junior Big Sit challenge at the Principality Stadium was a real success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. Money raised has been put towards outdoor play resources. It has been particularly exciting to take part in the Urdd Eisteddfod competitions this year with Bridgend hosting the National Urdd Eisteddfod. Well done to all those who have participated and congratulations again to Elen Evans, Shannon Davies-Evans, Cerys Coombes & Lowri Keirl on their Eisteddfod success. Congratulations to Shannon Davies-Evans, Elen Higgins & Aoibh Lewis on their success in the Arts competition and to Iwan Froley, Gethin Lewis, Georgia Smele & Ellie Wallis on their success at the Urdd Cross Country. Junior pupils also had the opportunity to be part of the Junior Show ‘Bracchi’ and our youngest pupils part of the Children’s Pageant. The Summer Fayre will be held on 1st July. Please contact us at admin.yfos@ bridgend.gov.uk if you would like to hold a stall. Ceri Thomas

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Isabella lived in the only Marigold Beaker cottage in Nottage, with an abundance of flora and fauna where Isobel would lovingly and gently forage. Her dress I will help to clothe you, attire being pea green velvet dovetailed To help to keep you warm, frock coat with rosehip colour beret, Please return safely, with attached hat net that cocooned her To the comfort of a home. gentle face shaped like a cherry. There is no need for starvation, Isobel told stories about flowers, plants There is no need for drink, and animals and preservation and why, There is no need for sleeping rough, not forgetting the birds who she said Or for letting your clothes to stink. looked like currents flying in a corn If there’s been an argument, coloured pie. Forget it we won’t be mad, The children were riveted by her style of Come home safely now, phrasing and she had two cottage mice To the love of Mam and Dad. called Silk and Satin who danced round her beret while Isabella hummed the There is no reason to suffer, Sugar Plum Fairy; all children found this Sleeping in the cold and rain, amazing. No matter whatever the reason, Isabella walked with an artistic ballet Please contact home again. style, and would sing Puccini’s Tosca while David Boyce shelling sugar snap peas with children, Brackla, Bridgend perched on a style. Isabella always said she love to bury A WEDDING PRAYER herself in a good book! Hence on a O holy Father of all grand design Sunday about 4.30 tea time she and Satin Whose purpose far exceeds what we might and Silk passed away, exactly the same plan time and by a book. They were all buried Has brought two lives, each of themselves in a book shaped coffin by St David’s a joy Well and for reports of mythical ghostly Here, through his grace and skill, to join sightings please read my last paragraph as one as I will tell. Tireless he’ll weave those threads that On moonlit nights, and only when three seem so frail belfry bats and two Nottage owls are With fibres strong, the dark among the out and wind blows from the east and its bright 23° Fahrenheit, on the wind you will hear In all to show the beauty of His Son the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy then And for this purpose God does make you Isabella will appear. And you will see Satin one. and Silk dancing around her beret, it’s O God, who plants a garden of great magical, mystical and heart-warming so beauty have no fear. With trees for healing, rivers bringing life Alun Davies, Porthcawl Has guided here two streams so full of purpose To flow as one, a channel, deep and wide THE BRIDGEND COUNTY Your dreams, hopes, aspirations all BOROUGH WEEDERS submitted As on you flow, to minister his life ASSOCIATION We, the weeders of the borough, Two saplings reaching up toward their Who ship our weeding in a barra, Maker Weed between the patio squares, Grown straight and tall, for this His love Ignoring any ant who dares has planned And as they lean in love towards each other To challenge our pre-occupation With a weed-free corporation, ‘twill seem one canopy spreads o’er the Including the seeds of weeds that fall, land Uninvited, upon Porthcawl. So now God sends you forth to dwell Phil Jones, Bridgend together Your gifts, your fruit all blessed by His good hand Pauline Lewis, Porthcawl Seaside News | 28

I remember as a boy our week end treat We caught a bus at the top of our street, A trip to Bridgend on a Western Welsh bus Arrived at the bus station without any fuss, The cattle market at the Brewery Lane Where farmers sold their cattle for gain, The Rootes Group garage was very close Where Hillman cars were bought and sold, A little stroll now into town Where lovely shops were all around, The mighty Town Hall stood majestic and grand A sad day for all when it was pulled to the ground, A walk through the street passing Smiths paper shop With traffic lights the traffic on stop, Cheapside market was a lovely old place With tall wrought iron gates it’s entrance did Grace, With multiple stalls selling different wares There were lots of people everywhere, A little stall selling home made sweets A bag of mint humbugs was my special treat, A stop for lunch we ate with ease From another stall selling faggots and peas, A walk down the Rhiw passing Hodges old shop A walk over the old stone bridge to the factory of pop, The rattle of bottles from Corona it came Where they made soft drinks with its country wide name, We walk through the town with its bustling air To get on our bus we know will be there, We get off the bus at the top of our street To go to our home after a great week end treat. Basil Walters Cefn Glas, Bridgend

FUTILTY TOO

Do we live for eighty years on a ball of clay in the sky? Then wither away - born to die. Residing redundantly on a planet or star. We toil and strife our entire lives To leave our mark on the surface of the Earth For the sake of posterity and to promote our self worth. If only it was understood For humanity’s, not history’s own good That in the end there will be no Universe to bear your mark. It shall end in fire as allegedly it did start. There shall be a vacuous void, an abyss hollow and dark. Janet Nicola Evans, Porthcawl

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Tall, graceful turbines rise from the water, Sails spread wide to embrace the ocean breeze. Slowly, smoothly spinning on the horizon. Friends of the Earth cry ‘Save our planet.’ Government scientists warn ‘Save our fuel’. Nuclear protesters crave ‘Safer energy.’ Big, ugly eyesores on our ocean. Droning endlessly on the ear. We want them, but not around here. A swell of surfers shout ‘Save our waves.’ Homeowners plead ‘Save our equity.’ Locals lobby loudly ‘Save our view.’ Environmental nimbys reign, ‘Save our planet, our children’s future’ (But not in our back yard) Judy Dee, Porthcawl

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New Year’s Day has come and gone, We are in the month of May. How many resolutions made, Have lasted to this day. No more sweets or chocolates, Must take off some weight. Then a lapse, temptation. The diet, it must wait. Some said, I will not bite my nails, A habit so hard to break. My hands are looking quite a mess. Stop, for goodness sake. Got to cut down the alcohol, Reduce this big big tummy. To bend and tie my shoes up, Also save some money. Addiction is a serious thing, That goes beyond a joke. Today, a topical weakness, For people that still smoke. So how many resolutions, Have lasted, to those who tried. For losers, disappointment, For winners, a sense of pride Derek Evans, Bridgend

HAPPY EVER AFTER I am a bear Of certain age, How old am I? I couldn’t say! I’ve travelled far Throughout my life And always hoped I’d find a wife! A wife you know Will see in me, A loving Bear And great company! We’ll settle down Just you and me And then the children One, two, three! The years will fly – We’ll both grow old And loving hands Will forever hold. Rhian White, Porthcawl

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Changes to home recycling

Newidiadau i ailgylchu yn y cartref

This summer we’re making Bridgend County Borough one of the greenest places to live in Wales by introducing a number of changes to how you recycle at home.

Yn ystod haf eleni, rydym ni’n sicrhau bod Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr yn un o’r lleoedd gwyrddaf i fyw ynddo yng Nghymru drwy gyflwyno nifer o newidiadau i’r ffordd yr ydych chi’n ailgylchu yn y cartref.

Starting 5 June 2017, you will have… • New recycling containers for weekly collections • A new limit of two bags per fortnight for your waste* • A separate fortnightly collection for nappies and absorbent waste (not sanitary waste) More than half of homes will also have a change to their collection day. *Households with more than five occupants, and homes using coal fires as their main source of heat, will be able to apply for additional bags.

New recycling containers, specially branded waste bags, collection calendars, and full instructions on how to use the new service will be delivered to all homes before June.

Visit www.recycleforbridgend.wales or call 01656 643643 for details

O 5 Mehefin 2017 ymlaen, bydd gennych chi... • Gynwysyddion ailgylchu newydd ar gyfer casgliadau wythnosol • Cyfyngiad newydd o ddau fag bob pythefnos ar gyfer eich gwastraff* • Casgliadau bob pythefnos ar wahân ar gyfer cewynnau a gwastraff amsugnol (ond nid gwastraff misglwyf) Hefyd, bydd y diwrnod casglu yn newid ar gyfer mwy na hanner y cartrefi. *Bydd aelwydydd â phump neu fwy o breswylwyr, a chartrefi sy’n defnyddio tannau glo fel eu prif ffynhonnell o wres, yn cael gwneud cais am fagiau ychwanegol.

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With the UK exiting the EU, the Government has many different policy areas to assess and will need to consider the best way forward with each of them. The future of Britain’s energy supply is one such area. The well respected Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have argued is at risk due to Brexit. They said that it would take over two years to negotiate a new deal for regulating nuclear power and trade. To mitigate any potential negative impact on the nuclear industry from any future Government’s Brexit strategy, the committee are urging for a delay on leaving the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). The Chair of the Committee at the time, Iain Wright, said that: “The impact of Brexit on the Euratom has not been thought through.” There are many views on the nuclear deterrent, but the level of scrutiny and regulation around nuclear power and the standardisation of this across the EU is something that has not received as much attention as other issues. This must be resolved quickly to maintain power supplies and to avoid the UK from becoming a ‘rule-taker’, by simply complying with European rules and standards on energy without any say over them.

The new refuse and recycling system has started. The boxes and bags have arrived. Facebook is awash with confusion. New BCBC councillors have inherited Labour’s crazy system. Some other councils give residents single bags for all recycling. So, it’s as easy for householders to recycle as it is to put items into rubbish sacks, removing the perverse incentive to dump rather than recycle. In Bridgend, though, it’s sorting items into five separate containers. There will be those too lazy to do it and we’ll see their handiwork in the back lanes or on the mountainsides. Swansea, with three bags of rubbish per fortnight, not two as in Bridgend, has had to double the amount of money it spends on clearing fly tipping so the evidence is there. Council wardens can issue fines of £75 if people get it wrong – for persistent offenders only, apparently. We will see – especially as their wages will be paid for by the fines! But if facebookers are confused, what about those individuals with dementia, mental health problems, communication difficulties or other undisclosed disabilities? Let’s have a clear statement from the council now that if these are the ‘persistent offenders’, that they won’t be victimised.

Madeleine Moon MP Welsh Labour Parliamentary Candidate for the Bridgend constituency www.madeleinemoonmp.com 01656 750002

HARBOURSIDE NEWS We’ve got some exciting developments to report this month at Harbourside. Our roving Marine Services Manager, Barrie Metcalfe, is currently viewing our new Harbourside Boat Crane at the Ascom factory in Modena, Italy, where it is in the final stages of being manufactured. The crane will form an important part of the future of Porthcawl Marina, as it will dramatically expand its current capacity. Photos of the crane will be in next month’s column. We have some fantastic SeaQuest Coastal Science and Discovery events coming up in June. We are holding a Family Beach Discovery Day on 1st June, and you can also join us on World Oceans Day, 8th June at 6pm, for a Celebration Bay Swim followed by a BBQ and social afterwards. Booking is essential, and there will be a full safety briefing beforehand. Please see our Facebook page for more details on how to book. Our Schools on the Beach and Uniform Group Badges sessions are all very busy, too. If you would like more information on our SeaQuest events please call Claire on 07816 456905 or Anne on 07920 796637. See our website www.porthcawl-harbourside.co.uk or our Facebook/Twitter pages for more details. Jayne Bowden

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OUT AND ABOUT IN PORTHCAWL I am always happy to support the Rotary Club of Porthcawl’s annual ‘Know your Blood Pressure Day’ and this year’s event at Trinity Church was no exception. Each year the event serves to highlight the importance of regulating and tracking your blood pressure. I would like to thank Rotary Club members for their efforts in ensuring the event’s success and also the healthcare professionals who gave their time to take the blood pressure of the many people who took the opportunity to call into the event. It was good to receive an update recently on the proposed Porthcawl Maritime Centre from three of the Porthcawl Harbourside CIC team, namely Mike Clarke, Director, Stuart Bentley, Architectural & Design Consultant and Barrie Metcalf, Marine Operations Manager. Full planning permission has been granted for the development. The project has attracted EU funding, lottery funding and Welsh Government funding together with private and third sector funding. It is hoped that work on site will begin in the autumn of this year and that the Centre will take between 18 months to two years to build. It was also good to have a wider discussion about other issues concerning the town. Carwyn Jones AM Welsh Labour Leader

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FEATURES VOLUNTEERING AT JOHN STREET BANDSTAND

Do you enjoy meeting people? Looking for a change of direction? Want to boost your CV? In celebration of Volunteers’ Week at the beginning of June, Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO) will be at the John Street Bandstand in Porthcawl on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th June, from 10am – 3pm. BAVO provide a county-wide volunteer centre offering a onestop resource on all aspects of volunteering, with over 300 registered voluntary organisations offering a wide range of opportunities to match your skills and interests. Information stands from other local voluntary organisations with volunteering opportunities will also be at the bandstand. If you are interested in volunteering, don’t forget to visit the John Street Bandstand and BAVO can match your skills with an opportunity that best suits you! For further details call BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: bavo@ bavo.org.uk

FINDING SATURN Saturn is very much in the news at the moment because the highly successful Cassini probe is currently exploring the famous ring system before crashing into the planet on September 15th. Throughout June, Saturn is now at its brightest and visible all night in the faint constellation of Ophiuchus. The resplendent yellowishwhite “star” in Ophiuchus is in fact the ringed planet. To see the rings you will have to use a telescope but they are at their very best at the moment and nearing their maximum tilt toward Earth. Cassini will orbit between the innermost ring and Saturn’s atmosphere and send back detailed photos of the area. The probe has shown that the rings are made up from dust, ice and rocks, which are debris from comets, asteroids and Saturn’s 63 moons. The largest, Titan, is bigger than the planet Mercury and is easily seen with binoculars. But the 6th largest is Enceladus with a surface covering of water, which is very warm deep down. NASA plan to launch the Enceladus Life Finder mission in 2021. This will fly through Enceladus’s geyser-like plumes and search for biomolecules which could indicate biological activity. Clive Down Bridgend Astronomical Society

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SOROPTIMIST SISTERS ‘SHARE THE CHAIR’ Bridgend Soroptimists held their AGM recently at The Heronston Hotel and so began a year with a difference! The club is celebrating 70 years since it was chartered in 1947 and will be holding a formal luncheon on 16th July at The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge to mark this milestone. As this will be a special year it was decided to inaugurate three long serving members to share the Presidential chain and each will officiate for a specific four months of the year, starting with Frances Rees followed by Lily Laesser and then rounded off by Eurwen Richards. Photo shows L-R Lily Laesser, Frances Rees, Eurwen Richards. These ladies bring with them a wealth of experience in Soroptimism and a busy year is guaranteed. For more information check web site sigbi.org/bridgend-and-district/ Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BridgendSoroptimists. Eileen Bayley

THROUGH CHRISTIAN EYES Pauline Lewis has led an interesting life. For many years she was a Christian missionary with her husband Joel, in Papua New Guinea and later in Ghana. Now retired and living in Porthcawl, Pauline is well known in the local primary schools where she takes assemblies and leads bible explorer classes, and in local churches where she often speaks in meetings. Pauline is a regular contributor of poems to the Seaside News, and a member of a local writing group, having published a number of books including her biography, children’s and adult Christian books, and also writing regular blogs online. An active member of ‘Grace Church, Porthcawl’, Pauline is a very talented but also a very humble and gentle servant of her Lord Jesus Christ. Her latest book ‘The Dark Stranger’ is now available. An historical novel, set in the biblical times of Rahab and Ruth. Copies are available from Pauline herself, local church bookstalls or the local library. It is well written and a good read. Well done Pauline! Keep up the good work and may many more people come to a deeper knowledge and love for Jesus through all you do. Rev. Martin Gillard Gilgal Baptist Church

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FEATURES FOOD FOR THOUGHT - YOU CAN BANK ON US!

The Bridgend Foodbank, across eleven locations within the Bridgend borough, provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, which was founded in 2000. In 2015/16 the Network provided 1.1m three days’ emergency food supplies. Of these 0.4m went to children. The Pen-Y-Bont Circle of The Catenian Association has been associated with the Bridgend Foodbank for several years providing various donations and helping at the foodbanks. Jonathon Davies, a Trustee of the Bridgend Foodbank attended the association’s April meeting. He highlighted that there are now 150 volunteers working across the Foodbank who distributed over 50,000 kilograms of food during 2016, mainly to single people. Chris Evans, the local Catenian President, from Porthcawl, said we are pleased to help towards providing emergency food for local people in crisis. He presented the Foodbank with a cheque for £1,000, which will be used to purchase certain items to ensure that the range of basic foods are continually available. The Association also recently gave a bursary to a young lady from Porthcawl who wanted to volunteer for a year in Calcutta helping street children. Martyn Bale

LION MIKE GREENWAY’S PRESENTATION District Governor of 105W Godfrey Morris presenting International President’s Certificate of Appreciation awarded to Lion Mike Greenway in recognition of distinguished achievements in fulfilling the mission of Lions Club International to affirm the appreciation and gratitude of the Association from Chancellor Bob Corlew International President 2016 - 2017. Mike who has worked tirelessly for Lions throughout the years is a busy Solicitor, married to Karen and the Dad of three grown-up sons Andrew, Will and James. C. Thomas Tel: 01656 657846 www.seasidenews.co.uk

NEWS FROM THE TALBOT It’s time to renew membership, hasn’t the past year gone quickly! We are able to maintain the £5 membership subscription for yet another year; this amount equates to less than ten pence a week, so not too bad eh? Our fund raising programme has started – with our Fashion Show, courtesy of Bon Marché. Six ladies, all members of the Talbot, walked the catwalk, modelling various garments available from the Bridgend branch of Bon Marché. In return, the store allowed all ladies present to purchase items during the following week with a 20% discount. Our next venture is the Theatre Club evening to see Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Coat. The coach is full and we are all looking forward to seeing the show in May. In sunny June, our day-trippers are off to Saundersfoot and Pendine; we will have lunch in Saundersfoot and a cuppa in Pendine. Then, on Saturday, 1st July we have a stall booked at the Pyle Community Council’s Fun Day on the rugby club’s field. We will be selling jigsaws and books. For more information contact Cheryl on 01656 749754, email: talbotcc@tiscali.co.uk or visit our website: www.talbotcc.co.uk Cheryl Butcher

PORTHCAWL TOWNSWOMENS GUILD NEWS At our meeting in April we were privileged to welcome as speaker Simon Richardson MBE - son of our chairman Dee. He gave us a presentation of his career as a paralympian gold medallist and his plans for the future. His priority at the moment is a charity cycle ride from Paris to Swansea in aid of the Welsh Air Ambulance. Knowing the many problems he has overcome to be able to ride again we in the guild are sponsoring him for this. If you would like to sponsor Simon yourself you could go on the internet – ‘Just Giving’ Simon Richardson Paris to Swansea or call in at Stains ‘The Paper People’ opposite the library. Our groups have been meeting as usual - craft, games, and literary. Our monthly luncheon was at the Jolly Sailor in Newton. I was lucky as it coincided with my birthday. What better way to celebrate the day than a meal with good friends. I have made so many friends since I joined the guild nearly 30 years ago - I can recommend it as we are well known as a friendly organisation. Our next meeting is on June 14th, 2pm at All Saints Church Hall when we welcome Rev. Clive Williams and a ‘Musical Entertainment’. We know it will be a great afternoon so do come and join us! Dorothy Thomas Tel: 01656 772157

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FEATURES LIFE WITH PORTHCAWL LIONS

Porthcawl Lions Club are delighted to announce that with their early season fundraising, they have been able to raise over £1400 from the fortnightly book sales and Annual May Fayre. With only two having so far taken place for this season, the book sales are doing really well. The Club are always seeking donations of good quality books. If you can help, please contact us via our website or call the number below. As for May Fayre, the event (at All Saints Church) was opened by the Mayor Cllr Robert Lee, who stayed for whole day, lending a hand in a judging role when needed. With support from many local organisations, Club President Don Tickner expressed his thanks to everyone for their “tremendous support” in helping sustain the May Fayre for over three decades. Just a reminder … the Lions Charity Golf Day tees off on 2nd June at the Grove Golf Club, and the Lions Centennial ‘Audience with Niall Ferguson’ will take place on 21st June at All Saints Church. For details for upcoming Lions events, please call Stephen on 020 20757818; or for general information on our work please visit http://porthcawllions.org.uk/index.html or call. Stephen Simmonds

THE LONELY BOUQUET Friday May 5th was chosen as National Flower Arranging Day. Members of flower clubs were encouraged to create small posies of flowers called Lonely Bouquets to be given as gifts or deposited in prominent places. Members of Porthcawl Floral Arrangement Society participated in this enjoyable event by leaving free posies in Porthcawl town centre and promenade in the hope that they would be taken home and enjoyed by some lucky members of the public. If you were one of the lucky persons who found a lonely bouquet, why not, without any obligation, let a member of the club know. The club meets fortnightly at Awel-y-Mor with the main aims of learning about flower arranging, meeting friends and making new ones in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. The club, affiliated to NAFAS, each month has a visiting qualified demonstrator to show their skills and expertise at creating beautiful flower arrangements. New members are welcomed. Further information from phoning 01656 649585 or 01656 657489.

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THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH The Gospel of John ends with Peter noticing another disciple referred to as ‘beloved’ and asking ‘What job does he have to do?’ Jesus’ response is nothing if not direct. He says, ‘Pay attention to your task and mind your own business.’ It’s easy to get caught up minding other people’s business, especially if we feel their lot in life is better than our own. It’s easy to ask, aloud or to ourselves, “Why do I have to do this and she doesn’t? Why does he get it easy?” Well, for one thing, we really don’t know if he or she does get it easy. We don’t know what it’s like to be that other person. Their path in life may look easier or better than our own, but we don’t really know at all. More importantly, Jesus tells Peter his job is to mind his business, which is the business of following him as he has been called to do. It’s wise counsel. Pay attention to what God has uniquely given for you to do and leave the business of others to them and God. Rev Lewis Rees Minister, Nottage General Baptist & Unitarian Chapel

KENFIG HILL MALE VOICE CHOIR The Choir looks back with pride to our presence at The Annual Festival of Male Voice at The Albert Hall in October 2016. It was a terrific evening! Looking forward, The Choir’s Patrons’ Concert at The Grove Golf Club was held on May 13th. All Patrons are invited annually to enjoy some of the Choir’s latest repertoire, a meal & a show. If you would like to become a Patron, see our website at: www.kenfigwelshmalechoir.org.uk or phone secretary Don Daniels on 01443 229227. Our next major performances are at the magnificent Selby Abbey on June 10th & we will spend another memorable weekend at Doncaster. Saturday July 8th sees all three choirs in their Annual Show in the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. This year will see some wonderful surprises! The Choir practises on Mondays & Thursdays from 7pm at The Green Acre Motel, visitors and new members are always welcome. Phone Don on 01443 229227 or just turn up 10 minutes before 7pm. For social media fans, we have a presence at www.facebook.com/ KHMVC/

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FEATURES PORTHCAWL U3A Ever innovative, we’re trialing a new offer this summer: a series of debates on a Friday evening held at the Y Centre in John Street. The programme began last month and is proving very popular. Each evening begins at 7pm with attendance open to all. For June we’ve three dates: on 9th we debate the (un) acceptability of torture; on 16th we argue the pros and cons of devolution; and on 30th grammar schools get the treatment. The format is simple: we’ve a guest proposer of a motion and another who opposes. These tend to be specialists in their field - for example, in May we welcomed the former President of the Oxford Union; we’ve had our local MP; and a family doctor from Portway Surgery. Each makes their case for ten minutes then the floor is open to anyone who wishes to contribute. It’s lively, instructive, and it’s fun! If debating is not your bag then there’s sure to be something that tweaks your interest at Porthcawl U3A. We’ve over 500 members taking part in 40+ different activities and enjoying a programme of events that includes talks, outings and friendly coffee mornings. Come give us a try! Brian Thomas Secretary, Porthcawl U3A sec@porthcawlu3a.org www.porthcawlu3a.org

PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR

A packed house at All Saints church on Saturday 13 May were treated to a wonderful evening of music provided by The joint choirs of Porthcawl Male Voice and Whitland Male Voice supported by guest artists Rhian Thomas and Kath Lewis. Whitland started proceedings with a wonderful rendition of Anthem from Chess. This was followed by a number of Welsh numbers and culminating in Men of Harlech. Porthcawl Choir began with You make me feel so young with ever popular songs from Les Miserables. Between the performances of the two choirs the audience were treated to the lovely voice of Rhian Thomas accompanied on the harp by Kath Lewis.All present appreciated the contribution from the ladies. After the interval both choirs performed again, with Whitland singing World in Union and Porthcawl delighting the audience with O Gymru and a German drinking song entitled Aus de Traube in de Tonne.The evening’ s entertainment culminated with both choirs coming together to raise the roof with the ever popular Welsh hymn “Gwahoddiad” Porthcawl Male Choir are now looking forward to their tour to Torquay and another joint concert with Tamar Valley Male Choir. Mal Evans Public Relations Officer

PORTHCAWL INNER WHEEL NEWS I am reporting that after three years as club correspondent Eileen Thomas is standing down. I feel privileged at being asked to carry on her work and she will be a hard act to follow. We are well into our spring season and have been invited to a few interclub meetings. Mary Emment- Lewis will be taking over the District leadership from Linda Brown on the 1st of July and we all wish her success during her year of office. Mary Morgan is bravely taking over our club presidency for a year. Trying to control our friendly chatty group at club meetings. We are looking forward to these meetings and the dinners that accompany them. At one of our meetings we wore silly sox to support our association president Zena’s charity BEAT the eating disorder. Meetings are always inspiring and showcase how talented our members are at fundraising. This is just the start of our summer get-togethers. I hope that I can live up to my predecessor’s good work best wishes to all you readers. Suzanne Jefferies Acting Club Correspondent www.seasidenews.co.uk

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND COURT PROCEEDINGS Social media is a major part of everyday life, and people think nothing of posting information about their personal affairs online. But, have you ever considered that if you are embroiled in a dispute with your ex- partner, social media evidence could affect the outcome of court proceedings? A simple search online via various social media platforms can reveal a fair amount of information about a person. It is important to review regularly who can see your social media account and what it shows, to ensure that you are not giving away too much personal information. If for example, a person pleads poverty, yet their Facebook account shows evidence of foreign holidays, or car purchases, it will not look good if that person is claiming not to be able to afford to make maintenance payments, for example. Social media profiles show a great deal about a person’s circumstances, including their living arrangements. A simple statement such as referring to “our home” could indicate cohabitation. A person could be checking in to their new partner’s location more often than not during the week, or may be openly making plans about cohabitation or engagement via social media. Such statements could be used as evidence in court proceedings. Any disparaging remarks about a spouse could lead to defamation claims. Individuals making threats or intimidating comments on social media could face police action or could be on the receiving end of an injunction application. Deleting comments may not undo the damage as the post may have already been shared or re-tweeted. People need to be careful even upon the conclusion of their case, and consider setting up a new email account or at least changing their passwords, especially if devices are linked via a cloud. Madeline Rand, Melanie Lazarus & Co

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If you decide to separate or divorce your spouse there are a number of issues you need to consider. If you are the main or only earner in a marriage, you may need to continue providing financial support to your spouse before reaching any final agreement. Conversely, if you are financially dependent on your spouse, ask for suitable arrangements to be made. If your spouse refuses, you can apply to the court for an interim financial order, requiring them to meet your financial needs until final agreement is reached. If you are concerned that your spouse will abuse them, you could close joint bank and credit card accounts. If your spouse is the sole owner of the family home, you can register your home rights to prevent the home being sold without your agreement. When considering the financial settlement, the first priority is to look after the welfare and financial needs of any children, more specifically, children under 16 and older children who are in full-time education or have a learning disability. In addition, the parent who no longer lives with the children will normally provide financial support. You can negotiate an agreement on child maintenance between yourselves or involve the Child Support Agency “CSA”. The other key factors to be taken into account (apart from the needs of any children) include: • Each spouse’s income and other financial resources. Actual income, rather than prospects. Any pension entitlements are also taken into account. • Each spouse’s financial needs. • How long you have been married and how old each spouse is. The longer the marriage, the more likely it is that the less wealthy spouse will be entitled to a substantial share of the assets and/or continuing maintenance. • The contribution each spouse has made. Importantly, looking after the house and children can be as valuable a contribution as that of the partner who earned the income. The right agreement for you will depend on your circumstances and objectives and once you have reached agreement, you should apply to the Court for a Consent Order. This allows the court to check that the agreement you have reached is fair. If you cannot reach agreement between yourselves, you will need to apply to the Court for a Financial Order.

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Our Annual Meeting was taken by President Dawn Storie, who welcomed members including WI adviser Sylvia Tittley. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and agreed. A report, by our delegate, was given to members regarding the GFWI Council Meeting in Port Talbot, where truly inspiring speakers included Dame Rosemary Butler and Helen Sharman, the astronaut. Our Laleston link meeting was declared a success, having been attended by Aberkenfig, Pen-y-Fai and Ogmore Valley WI members. Excellent cakes provided by members, captivating entertainment by Debra John with ‘Welsh Folk Tales’. The WI Resolutions were discussed and voted for, in preparation for the Annual Meeting in Liverpool. Dawn informed members of her decision to stand down from the committee. A vote was held and Diane Marshall is now President, Margaret Williams the Treasurer and Maureen Morgan the Secretary. The Luncheon Club will be on 13th June and the Book Club, at Bridgend Library, will take place on 20th June. Our next meeting will be held on 1st June at 7.15pm in Blandy Hall, Laleston. Our speaker will be Terry Walton, Radio 2 gardener and the competition is an ‘obscure gardening tool’. For further information call Diane on 01656 656600. Dawn Storie

Our AGM was held on 9th May at Talbot Centre Kenfig Hill. Judith Lucas was our WI Advisor. Members who attended Glamorgan Federation Annual Council Meeting in Port Talbot told members that it had been a great day out with three speakers who kept us entertained with their accounts of their lives and work. Members were asked about our summer trip in August and told about a coffee morning we are holding to raise funds for our charity. The Glamorgan Federation show in Cornelly was discussed and arrangements for our members who are attending the archery and shooting tasting day finalised. Our AGM was drawn to a close. Next month our speaker is Sian Roberts her topic Loving Welsh Food, here’s hoping for samples. Tea and biscuits plus a glass of wine and nibbles it’s our AGM after all, fetched the meeting to a close. Pop in next month we’ll be glad to meet you. Christine Callaghan

We have had an interesting couple of months, enjoying a wonderful display of ‘Carrie Bags’ in March. In April, Joyce James gave an amusing and informative talk on the ‘origin of sayings’. For example, ‘On the Fiddle’ – an historical nautical expression – the fiddle amongst other things being the raised border of the sailors’ plate to stop food falling off in bad weather. If the sailor, being a bit greedy, filled his plate to overflowing, he was said to be ‘on the fiddle’! Our First Aid class is in the process of being organised and quite a few of our members are interested in doing the course. Our Annual Meeting is a week later than usual, being held on 1st June. Also in June, we have an educational trip to Lacock National Trust Village and retail therapy in nearby Chippenham – Tea and cakes a must! As usual new members will be warmly welcomed. We meet every fourth Thursday of the month at All Saints Church Hall between 2 and 4pm. For more information, please contact Sue Strachan on 713124.

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During the month of June we have the longest hours of daylight, the longest day being June 21st then it’s all downhill again. So try and make the most of the extra time. Plant out annual bedding plants now the risk of frost has passed. If you haven’t done so, plant up hanging baskets and planters. If they are ready, move them outside to their position. The greenhouse needs attention, time to open vents and doors on warm days, if the soil is dry, water the plants daily. They will need to be hardened off to acclimatise them to outdoor conditions. A friend was telling me how she got her grandsons interested in growing plants in the garden. When questions were asked, she told them to look it up on their smart phones. They soon wanted to put into practice what they had discovered, they now are helpers! Children are increasingly isolated from the outdoors. Gardens allow them to reconnect; to get muddy, fall over and discover the difference between a stinging nettle and a dock leaf. Last Lecture on June 12th Birds that visit The Garden with Anthony Walton. Gwen Bradford

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KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE DAY AT PORTHCAWL Despite the approaching local and national elections, some of our wellknown politicians didn’t appear to be feeling any particular pressure as they supported Know Your Blood Pressure Day recently. This annual event, organised nationally by the Stroke Association, and supported by Rotary Clubs, gives people all over the country an opportunity to get their blood pressure checked. First Minister, Carwyn Jones and Madeleine Moon MP joined Porthcawl Mayor Robert Lee and his wife Ann in the queue to have their blood pressure checked at the event organised by the Rotary Club of Porthcawl and held in Trinity Church, Porthcawl. Honorary Rotarian, Madeleine Moon even spent an hour or so with other Rotarians encouraging the public to take the opportunity to get the free blood pressure check. During the day, health professionals took the blood pressure of 163 people at Porthcawl. Of those people, eighteen were advised to have a follow-up check within a month, and one was advised to make an urgent referral. High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke, contributing to over 50% of all strokes. These strokes could be prevented if high blood pressure was controlled and this campaign helps people to understand the link between high blood pressure and stroke. Rtn. Laurence Chilcott

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Arts COR BRO OGWR’S SPRING CONCERT

The sun came out for Cor Bro Ogwr’s Spring concert at All Saints’ Church, Porthcawl. Conductor Rosie Howarth had put together a varied programme of music which was enjoyed by audience and choristers alike. The first half featured Mendelssohn, Handel and a romantically musical contemporary setting of ‘Love Divine’ by Howard Goodall which the choir sang with real feeling. Soloist Sarah Jane Griffiths, well known locally, performed two songs from Faure and Schubert. To round off the first half the choir performed ‘Zadok The Priest’ with huge gusto and enthusiasm. The second half featured John Rutter’s ‘Requiem’, written in 1985 in memory of the composer’s father. It’s a smallscale work, underlining a theme of light and consolation and accompanied by restrained instrumentation; five young students from The Royal College of Music and Drama joined harpist Angharad Edwards to form the CBO Rutter Ensemble especially for the evening. Now we are starting rehearsals for our summer concert, which will be a lighthearted and joyful journey through well-known opera choruses. www.cor-bro-ogwr.com Dominique Spearey

BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR During June Bridgend Male Choir will be appearing at two historical venues - Harrow School, North West London and the Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay. Harrow School is certainly a unique venue in North West London and the School’s Speech Hall, will be the venue for an evening concert on the 17th June. The Hall, which was built in 1871 and replicates the Globe Theatre, will provide a dramatic backdrop to a unique evening of exciting Welsh musical entertainment with Bridgend Male Choir and Lewis-Merthyr Band under the baton of renowned Welsh conductor Owain Arwel Hughes CBE. The concert is in support of St Mary’s Anglican Church, Harrow on the Hill. The historical Coal Exchange building in Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff has been restored and converted into a luxury hotel, the Exchange Hotel. It was here at the Coal Exchange that the first ever £1,000,000 cheque was signed in 1904 and where the Choir will entertain 200 guests at the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) Presidential Dinner on the 22nd June. Martin Cadogan Bridgend Male Choir gadlys@gmail.com

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A PERSONAL UPDATE FROM AHNUH VALENTINE Wow! The past few months have been crazy, in all aspects! On the 23rd of April, I took on the London Marathon with my father, Steve Richmond to raise £5000 for mental health charity, MQ. It was an amazing experience and it gives me huge pleasure to be able to say we smashed our target and have raised over £5000 for the amazing charity. On the 5th of April, I was chosen to perform in The Mirus Star Awards event in the Principality Stadium. A great charity and a hugely inspiring event. I also had the pleasure of meeting Simon Richardson MBE, Paralympic twice gold and silver medallist; and his talk was so moving, what an amazing person. I have also been busy singing locally in gigs around Wales and have many upcoming gigs such as: 3rd June - THE BAILEYS ARMS, MOUNTAIN ASH. 20:30 start. 23rd June - SUNNYVALE HOLIDAY PARK, SAUNDERSFOOT. 21:30 start. and many more… Head to my website www.ahnuhvalentine.com to view my weekly blog updates and a full list of upcoming events. Lexi Richmond

STAG’S WORLD OF ROCK When I was producing and presenting my radio show some years ago, promoting the South Wales original music scene, we used to invite guests to come in and play an acoustic set. Two of my favourite performers were Phil James from Bridgend and Rob Ash from Aberkenfig. Phil had released a great album called ‘This Way Up’, and is still writing good songs, while Rob is perhaps best known as a member of 70s band James Hogg. They released three singles and had a record deal with a top company. Now the two have teamed up in a duo called Phil and Ash and are playing local venues so check them out – they are top drawer! One for your diary is the Newton Beer and Pop Festival on 26th August on the green. The bill this year includes Tom King, South Road, The Greasy Rats, The 1990s, Shy Warrior and lots more. I will keep you up to speed with the event, as I’m sure Steve Maitland Thomas will. Birthday wishes to my minder Naz and singer Alice Freya, and good luck to Sonia and Gareth at the new Saltwater Inn, Porthcawl. Any music news? Let me know! Stag Marks 07549 728356 Photo: Stag in his radio days

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Arts A FILM MAKER’S POINT OF VIEW This month I am going to consider a different aspect of film making, brought to my attention by a couple of conversations in the past few weeks: that of sound, and why is it that all too often these days the audience is having to strain to hear the words spoken by actors? Is it only older people who are struggling to make out and understand the dialogue? Certainly ideas change in the world of film and television, and the days of classicallytrained stage actors booming out their lines on a film set have probably long gone. Richard Burton was advised by Elizabeth Taylor to adopt a more intimate style of delivery when the camera was shooting in close-up, compared with how he might have performed at the Old Vic. That, of course, makes perfect sense. But are contemporary film and programme makers striving for too much realism at the expense of clarity? Personally, I like my films to be both heard and seen clearly, with well-pronounced words and properly-lit images. But this is an art form, and there must always be room for creative interpretation. More on the subject of sound next month. Anthony Hontoir Downwood Films 07510 934299 Photo: Anthony Hontoir

PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY We’ve been treated to some excellent presentations lately from Lucy Purrington with her ‘Surreal Works’ and Steve Littlewood with ‘Achieving the best quality in digital processing.’ We also had an excellent practical studio evening where we practiced our portraiture skills on two young models, Caitlyn & Bobby. If you like photography and want to improve your skills then you’re welcome to come join our club, it’s all very informal and friendly, we have both male & female members from all ability levels. Our programme is available at www.pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk. We welcome new members of all ages and skill levels, so if you have an interest in photography, join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30 at St Clare’s School, Newton. Geoff Baker Tel: 01639 851050 Email: compsec@pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk

ART IN FOCUS This month the focus is on the notorious Francis Bacon (1909-1992), a debauched Irish born scoundrel, who poked fun at the artificiality of the state of the art world. In the 50s and 60s this meant Modernism with its abstract art, which was supposed to transport the spectator to another realm of reality. He chose the raw sensuality of life itself, of flesh, pain, and the sheer angst of living in a modern world. His paintings are raw in their intensity: Bacon himself said, “You can’t get more horrific than life itself”. The fact that his paintings can disgust is what makes them so interesting. Whether you love him or hate him you cannot help be drawn into his world through his art. A violent world of obsessiveness and cruelty, of loss and pain, Bacon was certainly a colourful character. Forced to leave Dublin at seventeen due to his father finding him dressed in his mother’s dress and underwear, Bacon moved to London. Here he declared that he wouldn’t copy any other artists’ techniques, but would find one of his own and he certainly did that! For more information email: josephinelewington@yahoo.co.uk Josephine Lewington, MA

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Saturday 3rd June

GUIDE DOGS CYMRU QUIZ, LALESTON At Laleston Gardening Club, Cliff Cottage, Laleston, Bridgend at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 - available from Norah Clarke on 01656 786018/07776 437565. Fish & chips supper included. BYO drink. Wednesday 7th June

PORTHCAWL FLOWER ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY At Awel-y-Mor on at 7.30pm. A Flower Demonstration by Pat Llewelyn ‘Up The Garden Path’. Everyone welcome. Doors open 6.30pm.

It will be staged throughout Bridgend town centre from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 10th June, 2017 Further details can be found on https://www.facebook.com/wartimebridgend/ Please feel free to use #WartimeBridgend for any social media. Saturday 10th June

PENDYRUS MALE VOICE CHOIR, PORTHCAWL At 7.30pm in All Saints’ Church, Porthcawl. With Aled Powys Williams (baritone) and Huw Boucher (harp). All profit to Cancer Research UK. Tickets: £10 available from Maple, John Street and KOKO Well Street. Further information: Judith Shawe 01656 786446. Saturday 10th June

Friday 9th June

PORTHCAWL MUSEUM CAKE SALE & COFFEE MORNING At the Y Centre, John Street, Porthcawl between 10.30am and 12 midday. Entry is £1.50 at the door, to include tea/coffee and cake. We will have the usual raffle, tombola and quiz, plus delicious homemade cakes for you to buy and take home. Don’t miss this popular event - we look forward to welcoming you there. Saturday 10th June

FABRIC, WOOL & HABERDASHERY SALE, PORTHCAWL Bits and bobs at bargain prices! From 10.30am – 3pm, James Street, or The Green Room above SUSSED, Porthcawl, CF36 3BG. Calling all crafters, quilters, creatives and lovers of sewing and knitting. Community Cooperative, SUSSED is fundraising to support our charity, Sustainable Wales. We are holding this fabric, wool and haberdashery sale either in James Street, weather permitting, or in The Green Room above SUSSED- at 5, James St. Porthcawl, CF36 3BG. Women have raided their attics, cleared their cupboards and been donating these items to us. The event is a chance to reinvent, recycle and also reduce waste. We have a fair selection of offcuts large and small, balls of wool and a range of other haberdashery items. Fairtrade coffee and tea will be available. Saturday 10th June

WARTIME BRIDGEND Bridgend will step back in time to WW2. The Town Centre will be transformed back to the 1940’s era with demonstrations, period games and activities that were common place during the war. Many of the activities will be educational for people of all ages. Activities will include: WWII Toy Soldier Painting, 1940’s Cooking, Poppy Making School Life & Period Games and lots more! Live music entertainment will take place throughout the day. A Winston Churchill ’sound’ and ’lookalike’ will make an appearance around the town. Activities confirmed: Photographic exhibition by Bridgend & District Local History Society, Wartime display by Michael Ridley, Island Farm talk by Brett Exton. This event will be a unique experience in historical terms for the Bridgend area and will be great fun for all the family. Seaside News | 52

SUMMER STROLL FOR TY ELIS, PORTHCAWL Starts at the Band Stand John Street - finishing at the Seagull Inn Nottage. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Registration 1.30pm. Entry £5 and children free - Stroll starts 2pm. Saturday 17th June

ST DAVID’S CHURCH LALESTON VILLAGE FETE Come along and have great day in the grounds of the Blandy Hall, Laleston starting at 12 midday. The children’s fancy dress will be held at 1pm followed by a fun dog show at 2:30pm. There will be a BBQ, tombola, craft stalls, books for sale as well as cakes, jewellery and much more. Games and a bouncy castle will keep the children happy. Table top space (bring your own tables) is available at £5 per table. To apply please contact either Liz Thomas on 01656 652845 or via email Elizabeth.nthomas@ btinternet.com or Jane Lewis on 01656 660648 or via email to jane.laleston@icloud.com Friday 23rd June

CHARITY GOLF EVENT, PORTHCAWL KPC Youth & Community are holding their annual Charity Golf Day at the Grove Golf Club, Porthcawl. Team entry for teams of four is just £160 per team. Entry includes coffee on arrival, golf fees and a buffet meal following the round of golf. Sponsorship is also sought for raffle/auction prizes or £50 to sponsor a hole - if you can support us that would be really appreciated. For team entry forms/more details please contact: Alison on 01656 749219 kpcyouth@hotmail.com Sunday 25th June

FAMILY CYCLE FUN EVENT, BRYNGARW The Rotary Club of Bridgend will be holding a Family Cycle Fun Event at Bryngarw Country Park. Children, with their parents, will be invited to cycle from Bryngarw Park and then follow the Garw Valley Cycle Route towards Pontycymmer. The aim is to raise money for Cancer Research Wales. Parking will be free on the day for all participants who have registered. A fee of £10 per family will apply but sponsorship for the event will also be encouraged with a prize awarded for the greatest Deadline date is always the 15th of the month


What’s On amount of sponsorship collected. You can register online at familycyclefun@btinternet.com. It will be possible to register on the day. Families can set their own goals whereby cyclist may choose to ride just a short distance and then return or complete all of the 12 mile cycle route. The event will begin at 9am with staggered starting times between 9am and 11.30am. Preferred starting times can be selected when you apply for a registration forms. Why not come along for a Fun Day of Cycling for all of the family and also help to raise money for the worthy cause of Cancer Research Wales? Saturday 1 July

THE FRIENDS OF HERONSBRIDGE SUMMER FETE, BRIDGEND The highlight of the fundraising year is the Summer Fete, which, this year, takes place in the school grounds from 11am. Whether you want to browse and buy at the stalls, enjoy a drink or burger while listening to the bands or watching the displays or have a bounce on the Bouncy Castle, there is something for everybody and a warm welcome awaits you. There will also be a Grand Raffle, with prizes including two tickets for an event of the winner’s choice at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (subject to availability), professional photography sessions (worth £160 each), cash prizes and many more. Raffle tickets can be purchased on the day or in advance via the school office (tel. 815725). Jane Owen, Secretary, Friends of Heronsbridge

Saturday 8th July

ST JOHN’S CHURCH SUMMER FAYRE, PORTHCAWL Newton Green @ 12noon. The lady featured in this photograph is a member of the highly successful and colourful belly dancing group: Elindia’s Belly Dancers. They reached the semi finals of Wales Got Talent and are fitting in a visit to the Fayre in July along with the Rock Choir and the Performance House. Add to this the usual fun of the Fayre with a magician, bouncy castle, children’s games, footie fun and tug of war between the two pubs and you have a recipe for a great afternoon’s entertainment for all the family. Last year the event raised over £7,000 for the church. This was due reward for all the hard work put in by volunteers who man stalls, make cakes, grow rhubarb, erect marquees… etc. See you all on Saturday 8th July - Newton Green at 12noon! Andrew Singer, Chairman Tel: 01656 785628 Saturday 8th July

RHONDDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PORTHCAWL CONCERT

Saturday 1st July

FESTIVAL WEEK FUN DAY, PYLE Pyle Fun Day is one of the largest in the Borough and is the highlight of a Festival Week, which commences on Saturday 24th June to Sunday 2nd July. There will be various stalls to suit everybody, including a Fun Fair, Bird Display; ‘The Harris Hawk Experience’ and the City of Swansea Pipe Band. The Festival Week opens on Saturday 24th with a concert featuring ‘Sounds Familiar’ in Pisgah Chapel and a ‘Festival Songs of Praise’ in St James’ Church, Pyle on Sunday 25th, there will a ‘Swinging Sixties Night’ on Thursday 29th in St Theodore’s Church. Also concerts on Wednesday 28th with the Guides in Kenfig Hill RFC and on Friday 30th Bethel Community Church have a concert in the Talbot Centre. The final weekend stages the Fun-day and Classic Car Show on Saturday 1st July and a “Community Thanksgiving Service” in St Theodore’s Church, on Sunday 2nd July. There are also many events each day during the week. It is 50 years since the ‘Summer of Love’, so the theme of this year’s Fun-day is ‘Flower Power’, so join in the fun and come dressed accordingly. For full details see our full page ad in this month’s Seaside News. Thursday 6th July

CHARITY MIXED GOLF DAY, PORTHCAWL The Grove Golf Club. Tee off from 10am onwards. Entry £120 team four players, which includes cold buffet lunch. Further details call Ty Elis reception 01656 786486.

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The Rhondda Symphony Orchestra return to All Saint’s Church, Porthcawl at 7pm for an evening celebrating some of the greatest music from the across the Americas. Porthcawl is now a regular RSO venue thanks to its consistently enthusiastic audience. As the orchestra prepares for its 50th anniversary next year, this concert mixes the familiar with some lesser-known pieces from both American continents. Bernstein’s 1956 Candide Overture bursts with Broadway energy and rhythm. In contrast, Barber’s compassionate Adagio for Strings, written 20 years earlier, rarely leaves a dry eye and has featured famously in films including Platoon, The Elephant Man and Amelie. There are two pieces by Aaron Copland: the stirring and uplifting Fanfare for a Common Man, and the suite from the Billy the Kid ballet which combines the sound of the open prairie with rodeo-style cowboy tunes and American folk songs. Finally, the orchestra is delighted to introduce talented percussionist and Young Musician of the Valleys, Heledd Gwynant. Heledd will be following in the footsteps of Evelyn Glennie in performing Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra – an exciting piece packed with Brazilian melodies and rhythms. Tickets £10 on the door or 01443 650412. Seaside News | 53


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 Children’s Swimming Lessons, Bridgend @ Heronsbridge School Pool. 4.15–7.30pm. Also on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Contact Anne: 01656 772725, email: swimschoolwales@ yahoo.co.uk FITSTEPS - FITNESS DANCE CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue. All abilities welcome. 9.3010.30am and 5-6pm. Learn latin and ballroom moves. Scientifically proven that dance is one of the best forms of exercise! Boosts your self confidence and self esteem. Contact 07796 644612, Facebook: Vanessa FitSteps Porthcawl. Cost £4. 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. MONKEY MUSIC, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning music classes for 0-4 years. Bridgend Dance Centre, Cowbridge Bijou. First class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for class times and availability. Other days and venues available 01656 649190. vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk PILATES / YOGA, PORTHCAWL 7.30pm-8.30pm 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

Tuesday ADULT AQUA FIT CLASS, PORTHCAWL Splashland, Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl. Starts 7pm. Classes run school term times only. (No classes during school Easter break). Information: 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 FITSTEPS - FITNESS DANCE CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue. All abilities welcome. 9.3010.30am. Learn latin and ballroom moves. Scientifically proven that dance is one of the best forms of exercise! Boosts your self confidence and self esteem. Contact 07796 644612, Facebook:Vanessa FitSteps Porthcawl. Cost £4. 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 music classes for 0-4 years. Trinity Church Porthcawl and Jump Jam Bridgend. First Class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for times and availability. Other days/venues available 01656 649190 vale.bridgend@ monkeymusic.co.uk 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, 5.30pm - 6.45pm. 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. DRU YOGA, PORTHCAWL With experienced teacher Linda Griffiths. Nottage Scouts Hall, Porthcawl 8pm til 9.30pm - 1hr class followed by 30 mins of relaxation (equivalent to 4 hours of deep sleep) Please bring water, mat / towel and a blanket. Facebook Dru Yoga Porthcawl or call Linda 01656 719730 or 07795 577404.

FITSTEPS - FITNESS DANCE CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue. All abilities welcome. 18.3019.30pm. Learn latin and ballroom moves. Scientifically proven that dance is one of the best forms of exercise! Boosts your self confidence and self esteem. Contact 07796 644612, Facebook: Vanessa FitSteps Porthcawl. Cost £4. 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 music classes for 0-4 years. Bridgend Dance Centre Cowbridge Bijou. First class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for class times and availability. Other days and venues available 01656 649190. vale.bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk Oil painting classes, Porthcawl Y centre John st. 10-12am and 1-3pm For all levels, Paint along demos, All materials available Very popular, limited spaces Derek 01656 857106/07717948781 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 10am-12 00pm 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. 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

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Thursday 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. BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR Choir Practice, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Oldcastle Primary School, South Street, Bridgend. Contact G Reese T.07773 170373 or www. bridgendmalechoir.co.uk Winners 2014 Llangollen Eisteddfod Male Choir Competition. New choristers and visitors to the area welcome – again contact G Reese or website to arrange. Motto – “Friendship through Music”. BRIDGEND STAMP & POST CARD SOCIETY Why not start a new hobby or revive an old one? Displays, sales, speakers. All levels welcome. 7.30Pm, 2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Gospel Hall, Oddfellows St., Bridgend. Tel Maureen on 01656 653753 for more information. BRIDGEND SUGARCRAFT CLUB 1st Thurs each month 7-9.30pm at Vale Cricket Club, Longlands Quarry, Corntown Rd, Corntown Bridgend CF35 5BA. Demonstrations/ workshops and more. All Welcome. Members £3, visitors and non-members £5. Follow us on Facebook at Bridgend Sugar Craft Club. Contact Lynne bridgendsugarcraftclub@gmail.com 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 FITSTEPS - FITNESS DANCE CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue. All abilities welcome. 17.45 - 18.45. Learn Latin and ballroom moves. Scientifically proven that dance is one of the best forms of exercise! Boosts your self confidence and self esteem. Contact 07796 644612, Facebook:Vanessa FitSteps Porthcawl. Cost £4. 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. 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

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MONKEY MUSIC PORTHCAWL & BRIDGEND Award winning music classes for 0-4 years. Jump Jam Bridgend. First Class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for times and availability. Other days/ venues available 01656 649190 vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk 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 SlimTONE SLIMMING CLASS, PortHCAWL 10–11am at the Y Centre, John Street, Porthcawl. Contact Marie on 01656 870339 for further information 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 @ NOTTAGE CHAPEL 11am until 1pm every 2nd and 4th Friday at The Old School Room, Ty Canol, Nottage, Porthcawl. Contact: 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: porthcawl-

tangsoodo@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 music classes for 0-4 years. Porthcawl Trinity Church, Bridgend Dance Centre & Cowbridge Bijou. First class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for class times and availability. Other days and venues available 01656 649190. vale.bridgend@ monkeymusic.co.uk

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!

PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS (TERM TIME ONLY) are now running their classes at The Community Sports Hall, Park Ave. Please email me for information on: porthcawl.gymnastics@gmail.com PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR Choir Practice between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Arlington Road Church, Porthcawl. New choristers always welcome. Choir available for weddings and Charity events. Website: www.porthcawlmalechoir. co.uk Contact Mal Evans on 07773 622537. PORTHCAWL SHOUT FREE FORUM Free forum on first Friday of the month to express all your concerns with Porthcawl Shout - a non political voluntary organisation. @ Trinity Church, Porthcawl at 2pm. Tel: 01656 786463. SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS, BRIDGEND @ Llys Faen (opposite the Quarella Road Tesco Store), Bridgend, 10am - 11.30am. Contact Marie on 01656 870339. 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

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Sport PORTHCAWL RFC UNDER 8S

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TAP IT OUT CC The weather in April was great and lots of riders have been putting in some big millage. The first club 100 of the year took place and a great turnout enjoyed the delights of the Vale of Glamorgan and Neath valley, it was nice to see new faces and 100 mile virgins all chatting and helping each other out along the way. Club rider of the month had to be split between 4 in April. The award went to Gwilym Wilkins, Jason Bishop, Chris Lewis and Andrew ‘podge’ Richards. All 4 rode from Porthcawl to Caernarfon which is 185 miles. This was rode in under 12hrs at an average speed of 18mph, a long day in the chair for anyone. Saturday rides start at 9am and Wednesday night at 7pm, there’s also a Monday ride at 6pm now the summer as arrived. All from the Tap in Pyle. All very welcome. Any questions please email me on nickemorgan@hotmail.co.uk. Nicky Morgan

The season has finally come to a conclusion, as the weather improves...typical! Another great season for the boys, the foundations were laid over the last two seasons and this year the boys showed huge development in their ability and attitude, the core skills that they have learnt have given the boys the tools they need as they enter into contact rugby next year. Throughout the year we have been coaching them the fundamentals of contact and the techniques of taking contact and the tackle. The boys have adapted fantastically and are ‘chomping at the bit’ to play contact at U9’s. Recently, we arranged a night with Nigel Owens and Kingsley Jones to raise funds for our age group. The night was a huge success and we thank all that attended. Local businesses across Porthcawl supported the cause by donating raffle prizes thanks to: Porthcawl Butchers, Isabellas, Skin, USTU, WRU, Porthcawl Health & Fitness and Cosy Corner Lounge. A special thanks goes out to the Hi Tide for being great hosts. From me, thanks to all the coaching team and management team of the U8’s and the hard work that goes into making it a great environment for the team… bring on the 2017/18 season! Geraint Evans

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FANTASTIC RESULT FOR PORTHCAWL & CYNFFIG KARATE

Porthcawl & Cynffig Karate become the most successful club in Wales at the KUGB British Championships. The annual event was held in the NIA in Birmingham with many clubs travelling from all over the UK. The competition was divided into two main disciplines - Kata (set forms) and Kumite (fighting) ,both of which are very dynamic and exciting events to watch. Every single competitor from Porthcawl was outstanding, showing huge determination and courage. The medalists were Penny Sinclair with a silver in the girls Kumite. Ellie Morris with a bronze in her very first visit to the event and Rachel Edwards with a bronze in the Ladies Kata. The club train under the guidance of Sensei Christian Whale (6th Dan) every Monday and Friday in Cynffig Comprehensive School. joanna Aitchison

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April was a Tale of Two Cities for our more experienced athletes, with Laura Butcher, Daniela Jones and Will Edwards tackling the Manchester Marathon; while Julian Maine, Romana Maine, Gabriella Maine, Nicola Thomas and Tony Phillips took on the London Marathon. All members did themselves and the club proud and had some fun along the way. The year long points battle at Porthcawl Parkrun came to an end and for the first time we has not one, but two champions with Debs Goule and Will Edwards taking the titles, and we also had Dave Bennett finishing second in the men’s competition. The Couch to 5k has been a huge success with the first group achieving their goal under Coach Lindsey Kale, and inspiring our second group now working towards their’s under Coach Gareth Roper. There was plenty to celebrate at the Clubs recent AGM. Having served us well, Chairman Barry James announced he would stand down after 7 years in the role. Thanks Barry and good luck to Gareth Mole as new Chairman. Come along and join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6.30pm from the Rugby Club. Will Edwards

BRIDGEND FATHER & DAUGHTER COMPLETE LONDON MARATHON Local Bridgend business owner, Steve Richmond of Steve Richmond Carpets and his daughter, student and singer, Lexi Richmond took a trip to London on April 23rd to take on the London Marathon in a bid to raise money for MQ, a newly formed mental health charity. The local father and daughter stuck with each other around the course of the 26.2 miles and completed the marathon within 6 hours and 20 minutes, meeting some famous faces such as Paula Radcliffe and Ian Beale! Lexi and Steve’s target was to raise £5000, which they have since hit ... however they are aiming to now raise as much money as possible for the amazing cause in a hope of transforming mental health. Right now, one in four people in the UK is living with a mental health condition. That’s nearly 15 million people with an illness that affects their wellbeing, their relationships with family and friends, and their ability to work. MQ are the first major charity funding much-needed scientific research to transform the lives of everyone affected by mental illness, they aim to uncover breakthrough findings and illuminate people’s understanding of mental health. For more information on Lexi and Steve’s journey, visit their Facebook page ‘Lexi and Steve’s London Marathon’. Anyone wishing to sponsor Lexi and Steve can email them at: steve@steverichmond.co.uk for more details on how to donate to a fantastic cause. Lexi Richmond

TAI CHI NEWS PORTHCAWL LIFEGUARD CLUB As mentioned last issue, the annual Around the Bay Swim is fast approaching. Why not give it a go this year. It’s taking place on Sunday 30th July at 11am, and consists of a long or short course option. The short course takes you from the beach in front of the lifeguard building, into the bay, over to the slipway. This works out at approximately 750 metres, but depends upon what line you swim! The long course goes around the harbour pole, and returns back to the beach, making it around 1500 metres. It’s a good challenge, but there is always huge safety cover, so you won’t be left out on your own! There is a minimum age of 14. Registration is on the day only, with the gates opening at 9.45am, and registration from 10am-10.45am. Entry fee is £15 for short course and £20 for the long course. Whether you are a first timer, experienced tri-athlete, or an old sea dog, it’ll give you a great sense of achievement when you finish, and all profits from the event are ploughed back into the club, so you’ll also be helping a charity too! See http://www.porthcawlifeguards.co.uk/ for more info. Phil Protheroe

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From the 29th of April to the 1st of May, the local Swimming Dragon School of Tai Chi hosted a course at the Griffin Park Community Centre Porthcawl, with tuition given by the foremost master of Sun Style Tai Chi in Europe, Mr Per Nyfelt of Stockholm, Sweden. He stayed with his wife Louise at the Fairways Hotel during his visit. As well as the Swimming Dragon School members, other Sun Style enthusiasts came to attend including members of the local Fair Lady Sleeping Tiger School, the Pembrokeshire Camrose Tai Chi, and the Sleeping Lion School of the Midlands. Also other individuals and groups came from England such as the Forrest of Dean group. The importance of the course to Sun Style enthusiasts, was shown by two ladies, Isabel and Zaya, who came all the way from Tenerife in the Canary Islands to attend. The Swimming Dragon School is now offering two hours of free Sun Style Tai Chi every Friday morning at the Awel y Mor Centre Porthcawl. John Jones, Porthcawl Tel: 01656 784991 Seaside News | 61


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