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July 2013 • Issue 81 The community magazine covering Hay, Talgarth and the surrounding villages

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Welcome July issue already, wow! This time last year I was handing work over to the team in preparation for the arrival of our little girl. Now a year later I can’t believe I am organising Cariad’s 1st birthday party. Take a look at her column on page 34 to see what the little lady got up to recently!

The community magazine encouraging local residents to use what’s on their doorstep bronllys • bronydd • clifford • clyro • cusop • eardisley erwood • glasbury • hay • letton • llandefalle • llanigon llowes • llyswen • pengenfford • pontithel • talgarth three cocks • trefecca • velindre • whitney • winforton

A handful of new businesses continue to join us. Please show your support to all local businesses within this issue. Welcome aboard Craig Pritchard (Electrical Contractor), CJ Jewellery & Accessories, Nicholas Keeble Associates (Historic Building & Planning Consultants), Dale Summerfield (Window Cleaning), Johnny Bamboozle (Magician & Balloon Modeller), Truebox (Talgarth shop), Window (Art Gallery) ... Wow, what a variety of new advertisers this month.

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July Competition For the chance to win two free tickets to the Vintage Rally at Boatside please complete the wordsearch on page 47 and send to us by 16th July 2013. The Steam & Vintage Rally is at Boatside, just outside Hay on the Clyro road, on Saturday 10th August.

For the Summer Holidays, which are fast approaching, here you’ll find some fantastic ideas; local activity providers; childcare options with Llyswen Cheeky Monkeys; great events for the family; and a detailed what’s on section from art classes to Beavers or Scout meetings - something for every child. Don’t forget if we are not blessed with sunshine, go to Riverside Swimming Pool where the kids are guaranteed to have fun. If they want to spend some pocket money, send them to the Car Boot Sales at Hay Primary School!

2013 Car Boot Sales July Dates:

Saturday 6th & 20th July from 9.30am – 12midday

(sellers from 8.45am, no buyers before 9.30am)

£5 per boot – No booking required Refreshments stall

Contact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355 Wye Local cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in advertisements nor for any consequences arising from this. Wye Local cannot be held responsible for damage or loss of copy or error in printing. All artwork used in Wye Local must not be published in any other media without permission from Wye Local. Opinions expressed by contributors or advertisers are not necessarily those of the publisher.

Next month we will be producing a supplement, combining the Brecon Jazz and Fringe in one publication. With a print run of 11,000+ it will go to all homes in Brecon, Talgarth and Hay; and be available in other towns such as Builth, Crickhowell and Kington, as well as the surrounding villages. If you’re interested in appearing in this supplement please email me at Enjoy, Lisa Marie Badham x

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Live music and three course Pizza meal deal £12 per head Saturday July 13th 5-8pm with Brodyr, Jeff Alderman and Chris Hudman Booking essential.

Any inspections welcome, Cheaper Cars to Clear Courtesy cars and vans available Cars and vans to order HGV Testing Station Thursdays & Fridays Class 4,5 & 7 Mots See the cars at:

Baking courses 21st July, 18th August, 15th September. Afternoon tea with live music Les Coveney on 18th August.

Pizzas every Saturday evening 5-8pm. We don’t have a license so you are welcome to bring your own alcohol and we will provide glasses - there is no charge for corkage

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News from Talgarth by Cllr.William Powell Powys County Councillor for Talgarth As I prepare to sign off this month’s column, we’ve had a taste of early summer, but the autumnal wind that has recently returned suggests we may have had our ration for a while. And although weather forecasters are more loved and better trusted than politicians in this country, I suspect that any who predict a barbecue summer in 2013 will be greeted with a degree of scepticism. In any case, preparations are beginning to take shape for a range of popular local events in the coming months, including the Three Cocks Vintage Rally, Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains and more immediately this month the Royal Welsh Show, Europe’s premiere agricultural show. It is difficult to overstate its importance both for the agricultural industry and for our wider rural economy. I often find myself celebrating the power of volunteering in our local community in the Wye Local and this month is no exception. I was delighted to hear just a couple of weeks ago that Jack Christopher - until recently coordinator of the Talgarth Tourist Information and Resource Centre (TiRC) - had received a Highly Commended certificate in the Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2013. Jack continues to be a key member of the volunteer team at the TiRC, as well as being longstanding Treasurer of Talgarth Festival, a sterling helper at Talgarth Luncheon Club and a volunteer steward at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon. He never seeks recognition - but I am delighted that he has received it on this occasion - and it is richly deserved. 

considerable, especially when Gwernyfed RFC has made such a contribution for so long. Although I am sorry that Gavin is stepping down as manager, it is reassuring that he will be continuing, alongside Tom Sharp, to run the under sevens’ team in Talgarth, which is so important in nurturing young football talent for the future. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in getting involved with building on Gavin’s legacy at Talgarth Town, they should contact Chairman Les Gwynne on: 07791 509107. Earlier this month, I had a meeting with the new Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable Simon Prince at the Force Headquarters in Carmarthen. It was a useful opportunity to raise a number of residents’ concerns at the highest level. Our agenda included a discussion on the scourge of speeding motorists, so called ‘boy racers’ and particular issues on the A479. We need urgent progress on the long awaited 50 mph speed limit out of town between Pengenffordd and Cwmdu as well as action to address safety concerns on Bronllys Road and at the Trefecca Road zebra crossing. I have written to Welsh Transport Minister Mrs Edwina Hart AM on these matters of local importance. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if you have any feedback or issues of concern on 07703 112113 or by email: william.powell@  Alternatively, please come along to my next advice surgery on Friday, 5th July from 5:00pm at Talgarth TiRC. Appointments are not essential – but in the past advanced notice has been useful if the issues are complex. You can also pop into the TiRC at any time to request a call on any issue which may be troubling you.

Similarly, Gavin Perry has been a real contributor as player/manager at Talgarth FC over a number of years and was instrumental in the successful re-launch of football under the banner of Talgarth Town. The impact on young people locally of having the opportunity to play football for the town once again is

Best wishes William

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Talgarth Country Market will be on Sunday July 7th from 10am - 1pm in the

Town Hall. Please come along and support your local producers, there is a wide range of stalls including meat, preserves, cheese, cider, beer, plants, cookies, artisan bread, cakes turned wood and other arts and crafts. Everything is home made, home grown, local and seasonal.

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News from

for all who use the buildings regularly.

Cllr. Gareth Ratcliffe, Powys County Councillor for Hay Dear Residents I hope you are well this month I will be talking about the school, community centre and residents parking. 1. HaySchool. We have had a number of meetings with PCC and the governing body over the last 6 weeks. A number of issues and concerns have been raised re the consultation processes. Last week we met again with Cllr Myfanwy Alexandra, Portfolio Holder for schools, together with Powys architect Jim Swaby, to discuss the upcoming processes. The Governing body are looking to find dates from the council in order to visit schools which have already been through this process. As soon as a set programme is available we will inform the parents and community. 2. Hay Community centre is NOT good news. We are all aware of the Asbestos issue regarding the building. It has been reported that the problem has retreated and the flakes are becoming airborne and are falling outside the recently erected safety barriers. What with the news about the closure of a school in Wales, due to asbestos problems, this does not come as a surprise. I have asked for costs to back up what is being reported to myself and the local community and what was reported to me was that cost annually of collecting asbestos contaminated moss £7200. Short term essential repairs (compliance with stat standards/ remedials fire doors electrical alarms etc) £45K, plus need to further secure the roof EST £70K PLUS cost of moss collection until such time as repairs enacted. I have talked to the Youth club and in partnership it is hoped that they can relocate to the bungalow in the school grounds. This is favoured by the team leaders as one of the options that they have looked at.There is still yet to be a date set of when this will close but it is looking like sooner rather than later and it is hoped we can find alternative accommodation

3. Residents parking. There has been a consultation run in the Library at the beginning of June. The council has agreed to come back to me and the town council with the findings, there seems to be a lot of concerns being raised on what the council have recommended of a residents parking trail and what it will do to the town. I am waiting to see what the out come will be following the consultation and the public questionnaire findings and if the councils recommended proposals go forward all house holders in then designated zoned areas within the town centre will have a vote on to whether or not to accept the proposals (51% needed to support before any changes can take place). SO PLEASE HAVE YOUR SAY If you would like to speak to me any time on any of the above issues please stop me in the street or do not hesitate to contact me on 07974353121 or cllr.gareth.

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News from Glasbury Ward by Chris Davies Powys County Councillor for Glasbury I am sure that every reader will agree that “a great time was had by all” as they look back on the 2013 Hay Literary Festival! Our local business received a timely and much needed boost as many thousands of visitors were drawn to our locality. We will all have our own special moments and favourite writers/artists. I know that my children are still talking about ‘Maisy Mouse’ – who ever that may be? Congratulations to the members of Rhosgoch YFC for bringing the Annual Radnorshire Rally & Dance to our area as part of their 70thYear celebrations. A tremendous day and night was had by all who attended. We can now look forward to helping them celebrate the remainder of their special commemorative year for this vitally important rural youth movement. Concern is quite rightly being expressed regarding decisions being made about our local primary schools. The pupils, parents and teaching staff have been waiting for many months to hear from the Assembly’s Education Minister about the future of Rhosgoch School. It is unfair to everyone that he is not coming out publically with his decision. At the time of writing this article the decision

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has just been made by the Cabinet of PCC to close Llanigon Primary school even though the receiving school of Hay has a long way to go before its replacement building has been built. It is sometimes very hard to understand decisions that are made allegedly on our behalf. The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show will be held later this month on 22nd – 25th July at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. There is so much to see and do for all the family during the show week and it is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. I will be commentating as usual over the main ring on all four days. If you have not visited the show I hope you come along this year and join so many people from our area at this internationally renowned event. Please don’t forget that should you wish to contact me please do so on either of the following 07855 752110 or Best wishes Chris

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Pony Trekking/Riding/Hacking Spectacular riding into the heart of the Black Mountains. Quality horses and friendly, experienced guides ensure all abilities have an enjoyable day

Riding Lessons for Children & Adults All ages and abilities catered for

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News from

Bronlly Hospital & Community League 0f Friends HOSPITAL TRANSPORT… It has been brought to our attention that Hospital Transport is less than satisfactory, to say the least. In some cases transport has not been provided, has got patients to their appointment late or has failed to turn up. We have brought this to the attention of the Health Board. We will try to make sure the service improves. If you or anyone you know has had problems please contact me…. Maggie Sims Chair of Bronllys League of Friends c/o Bronllys Hospital Bronllys LD3 OLU.


The Radnor Arms

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OPEN WED - SUN We will be closed 22nd July-30th July for annual staff holidays If you are coming from Hay, book your taxi with Booktown Taxis, 07881726547, and only pay the outward journey, we will pay the return fare.* *available for parties of 4 or more, with minimum £20/hd spend

FISH SPECIAL EVERY FRIDAY LUNCHTIME Deep fried fish and chips in our own butty bach batter, with handcut chips and tartare sauce, or ham egg and chips for just £5.50 add a pud for £2.50


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News from Glasbury Get-Together Club Last month at our May meeting we invited Kate Price and her friend Janet to talk on their passion for ‘Patchwork’ and how they became friends many years ago when training for their City and Guilds qualification. They brought along truly wonderful pieces of work to show us, many different designs of quilts with amazing colour combinations. They also had smaller hand crafted items to sell. Their enthusiasm welled over into a little extra time, before we enjoyed our tea and raffle. A really full and enjoyable afternoon. May the 14th, our expedition to Abergavenny went well although it was wet. We spent some time looking around Abergavenny, it was market day and very busy. Our coach took us to The Crown at Pantygelli for a very good lunch. After lunch we went to see the Boyle’s lovely gardens at Penpergwm and Trona Boyle kindly showed us round despite the continuing rain. We usually have a club FUND RAISING day in

July on a weekend at Glasbury Village Hall so please look out for our notices, your support will be very welcome.


A TRIP TO MOORS MEADOW GARDEN in Bromyard July 16th. Bring a packed lunch. Leave at 10a.m from Glasbury Village Hall. Deposit of £10 please with booking if you are interested. July 24th is the next club meeting at Glasbury Village Hall. Please look out for our notices for further details. August 28th. Club Meeting. Quiz and Tea at Geraldine’s. For further details please ring: Gloria - 01497 847726, Geraldine - 01497 847697, Bob 01497 842900 New members Welcome. Thanks, Gloria Gray

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News from

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Glasbury Play Area Glasbury Play Area was officially opened on Saturday 11th May 2013 by Walter and Iona de Winton, who kindly donated the lease of the land. This was the culmination of 3 years of hard work by the Play Area Group and a grant of ÂŁ42,000 from the Big Lottery Fund. The event was coordinated by Sheenagh Finnie, Rachel Harding and Rhian Wilkie who also arranged the refreshments which were thoroughly enjoyed by everybody. Thanks also to local people who generously made cakes for the occasion and to Margaret Morris and her son Christopher, for allowing us to use their garden, opposite the Play Area.

All types of wallpapering undertaken Quality professional service Over 17 years experience Estimates given No job too small

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There was badge making with Paul Hartley, face painting by Leah Downie, Splat the Rat with Paul Greenow, a coconut shy and the children had great fun on the new equipment. Everyone in the Play Area Group was there helping in different ways and a great time was had by all. The Village Hall kindly lent us some Tables and Chairs for the day. Chris Davies, our local County Councillor, also a member of the Play Area Group, gave a vote of thanks to everyone who had helped and to those who attended, also to Black Mountains Lions who donated a picnic table.Thanks also to local firms and people who helped us with donations and attended our functions. Paul Hartley (Chair) and Pat Yeomans Sec/Treasurer, were presented with flowers from Jo Northam, Chair of Glasbury Community Council at the beginning and end of the Project. Keep an eye on local notice boards during the summer months as there will be several events taking place. Also there will be the Village Trail, Barbecue and Duck Race on August 31st by Glasbury Bridge. We hope that everyone will enjoy the New Play Area ! Glasbury Play Area Group.

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News from

Hay & District Community Support Diary Date – 19th July, Midsummer concert with The Monday Choir A fundraising concert in aid of Hay Community Support is to be held at the Church of Holy Trinity at Bettws near Clyro. Tickets can be purchased at our Community Support office in Oxford Rd and will be £7.00 and will include a glass of summer punch and nibbles. We will be holding a raffle during the event and would much appreciate donations of raffle prizes (bottles of wine particularly welcome for prizes and punch!) We have many volunteering opportunities if you are looking to donate some of your time. You do not need to be retired to volunteer; it looks good on your cv and helps you to gain new skills. Volunteer drivers are still required for Usk House Day Hospice who is looking for volunteer drivers. Contact us for an informal chat about opportunities available. We have some room still available for our second four day break to Kent in September. Places of interest on the trip include Penshurst Place, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Rochester, Dover Castle, Marlborough and Avebury. Monies need to be paid by 17th July after which time the hotel will release rooms for general booking. We are selling books and DVDs in the office and welcome contributions if you have any spare and of course come and browse our stock! If you haven’t already got a copy of our Community Directory we still have some available free in our office. For further information on any of the above please contact Sandra or Roslyn, Hay & District Community Support, Oxford Road, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AL. Tel: 01497 821031. Email:

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of Eardisley and Kington We provide a very personal, professional and caring service and can be contacted at any time during the day or night. Funeral arrangements can be made in the comfort of your own home and in the presence of your family, helping you through this sad time. Please contact (day/night) Mr. Bill Rowlatt (Proprietor) 6 Castle Close, Eardisley. HR3 6NL Tel: 01544 327829 or 07974 387056 ~ Our promise is to care for you and those you love ~


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CJ Jewellery & Accessories

We had a pop up shop for Hay Festival in Backfold Hay on Wye you may have given us a visit! If you are interested in hosting a jewellery party or organising a charity event please do not hesitate to contact us.

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News from Black Mountains Lions know as The Gliss Project. Over the following months plans, quotations, grants & negotiations with Welsh Water enabling this project to commence. The Black Mountains Lions were contacted & generously supported this project.The Council are indebted to their generosity & were privileged to receive their donation. Several years ago Hay Town Council Estates Committee proposed a development of access to the river for canoeists, able bodied & disabled alike, for disembarkation. This was also followed up by the suggestion of creating a disabled & child friendly fishing area. Permission was granted for the committee to go ahead with the project which became

2013 Car Boot Sales July Dates:

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For 3-12 year olds

Monday 22nd July - Monday 2nd September 2013 CLOSED AUGUST 26TH - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY! At Llyswen Cheeky Monkeys, Archdeacon Griffiths Primary School, Llyswen

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Cheeky Monkeys offers children an opportunity to engage in a range of simulating play activities including arts & crafts, sports, cookery, dance, workshops, trips & free play and also the chance to socialise with other children in a safe environment.

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News from Gwernyfed High School Future 7 -Young Enterprise Finalists In March a group of Gwernyfed Sixth-Formers travelled to the Young Enterprise regional finals in Builth Wells to promote their product, ‘Sport Garters’.The group of young entrepreneurs included Phillipa Rylands, Angharad James, Mollie Gibbons, Rebecca Meredith, Aaron Nicholls and Catrin Price, all of whom contributed to the company’s success in the event. The requirements and purpose of the Young Enterprise Scheme is to encourage young people to set up their own business: producing; marketing and selling a service or product. Developing skills such as the ability to write an interim and financial report. The team had to set up a trade stand and then as part of the judging process they had to present the product and endorse the company to fellow competitors and the judging panel. The team performed and demonstrated to a high standard which enabled them to win this round of the competition and progress to the next level

representing Mid Wales in the Welsh finals. The Welsh finals are being held in Cardiff In June and the team hope that they will be chosen to represent Wales in the national finals in July. If you wish to support the Youth Enterprise team then you can view their progress on their Facebook page – SWAG. The team succeeded thanks to the support of Mrs Morgan (Business Studies), Mr Williams (Headteacher), Miss Gibbons and also Mrs Schofield, who taught members of the group to use a sewing machine!

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News from Hay Cheese Market We are how half way through delivering the community activities side of the project. We have worked on some fantastic activities with local groups including the Hay Festival Scribblers, Hay Youth Club, Llanigon Young Farmers Club and all the pupils at Hay Primary School. There is lots more exciting work to come, including designing a series of historical walks around Hay and writing copy and sourcing pictures about the history of the building to put on the information display panels that will be hung inside the old Market Hall. Meanwhile, plans are well underway for the first Hay History Weekend this September, 7th-8th. The programme, being put together by members of Hay History Group, includes

a family history quiz about Hay, film screenings, a pop up museum and guided historical walks. On the building side of the project, structural repair work is due to begin this autumn. The building tender contract will be organised via Hook Masons Architects in Hereford. Any building companies interested in submitting a tender should contact Hook Masons before end July. To find out more follow us on HayCheeseMarket, follow the history group on twitter @HayHistoryGroup or email

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JDW JOINERY LTD is a family run company specialising in the design and manufacture of purpose made joinery.

 Insurance work We also undertake Sanding and Re-sealing of wooden floors: Sanding and re-sealing of your old wooden floors will not only enhance the appearance but add value to your property!

Which includes: Windows, Doors, Frames & Screens, Oak Framed Porches, Sunrooms/Conservatories, Staircases, Handmade Kitchens – with design & installation.

For any further enquires on your cleaning requirements please contact 07989668063 for your free quotation

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Gardeners Tips & Advice for July Flower Garden • Prune and dead head roses • Dead head bedding plants, hanging baskets & containers • Plant autumn flowering bulbs • Water and feed regularly Kitchen Garden • Harvest vegetable crops as soon as they are ready. Some ground crops are ok to stay in for longer • Keep the vegetable garden well watered & weed regularly • Sow main crop vegetables such as carrots, spring cabbage, peas, radish & lettuce • Harvest raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants & gooseberries • Keep clipping away at your fresh herb plants. You can freeze herbs. Greenhouse • Put up greenhouse shading in preparation for sunny days • Plant crops such as tomatoes & cucumbers into containers

• Keep a close eye on the watering and feed regularly • Keep well ventilated • Damp down regularly to increase humidity The Lawn • Continue to mow but raise the height slightly during dry periods to keep the lawn looking lush & green • Keep edges trimmed General Advice • July is a holiday month. Water the garden well before you go.You may wish to think about setting up an automatic watering system • Keep hedges neatly clipped • Ensure the pond is well oxygenated. Fountains should be running all day • Keep the pond level topped up during hot weather • Get the BBQ out & take advantage of any nice weather! • The garden is also a great place to relax as well as work! Article supplied by The Old Railway Line Nursery and Garden Centre

Going away this summer? What about Fido? We can help with: • Pet Passports • Travel sickness remedies • Pre-kennels vaccinations • Tick, sand-fly, flea and worm control

Curtains & Blinds made to order

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Get to really know.......... Name: Gordon Snape Place of Birth: Chorley Lancs Where do you live now: Hay on Wye Marital Status: Married, to Rosie Occupation: PE Officer H.M. Prison Service Children: Three, Megan, Zack & Lily Pets: One Dog, Collie x Spaniel answers to Patch What is your favourite view/landscape: Panoramic view from the Begwns, especially when it’s been snowing What or who would you send to Room 101: Idiots of all persuasions Favourite way of spending an evening out: On a mountain, with my wife Rosie, my dog and a mug of tea Who would you like to throw a custard pie at: Girls at the rugby club, love ‘em to bits but they frustrate me at times Misc likes: Not shaving and annoying my boss at work and being a better gardener than Syd Morris Misc dislikes: Hats on indoors, trousers under the backsides and having to dress up smart What makes our area great: The respect for individuality and the peaceful environment around us Hobbies: Coaching rugby, training, and the allotment What is the last book you read: The Boys of Everest – Clint Willis, Puckoon - Spike Milligan Favourite holiday destination: The Lake District What has been the proudest moment in your life: Achieving my Masters Degree If you won one million pounds, what would you do with the money: Buy a shed to live in, and take the Ladies Rugby team to a training facility for a week or two Favourite song: Pokarekare Ana – Hayley

Westerna Last film you saw: The Hobbit Last holiday you took: Lake District in a Camper Van What item do you always keep with you: A radio Childhood ambition: To be a lighthouse keeper Favourite food and drink: Lentil Dahl with Basmati Rice and a mug of tea Who or what influences you: Socialist Values Best piece of advice ever given to you: You may get your head shot off sticking it over the parapet but it’s a better view Favourite journey: Any road that brings Hay Bluff in to view as you know you are nearing home Sum yourself up in five words: Life is better in shorts What has been the best day of your life: Getting Married and all that’s come from it Favourite sport: Rugby What have you done today to make you feel proud: Took my daughter Lily down to the Welsh Rugby Development squad training session Who would be your three ideal dinner guests. Can be dead or alive, famous or infamous! Dalai Lama, George Mallory and Socrates What would you choose as your last meal: Eggs, Chips, beans, brown bread and butter and a mug of tea.

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SPECIALIZING IN • RENOVATIONS INCLUDING BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS • EXTENSIONS • ROOFING All enquires welcome All wor k insured Contact: Lee Gwynne Tel: 01497 820 908 Mobile: 07795 546 731

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Funeral Directors

C.C.JAMES Hengardd, Pontithel, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys

24 HOUR SERVICE MONUMENTAL MASONS Prepaid Funeral Plans Telephone: 01497 847410 Mobile: 07831 346430

JDW are a family run business with over 15 years experience in the building and conservation industry.

Extensions New Builds Conversions Alterations Restorations Call now for your free no obligation quotation Tel and Fax:

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Local Talent: Georgina Abel Type of Artist?

would not have the audacity

Mixed Medium: such as water colour, acrylic, gouache, pencil and pen

to advise them What other local artists

Range of Products?

do you admire?

Any subjects, animal protraits my favorites, refurbishing dolls houses and crafts

There are plenty of good artist in and around Hay, including my students. Too

Where can your products be purchased?

many to choose from Artist Statement

From my shop on the Brecon Road or by my Website,

I have lived in Hay for seventeen years now teaching for the last fourteen years, crafts and

Price range? Paintings from ÂŁ15, dolls house items from 50p

paintings. Have refurbished Dolls houses, for

How long have you been an artist?

members of the Royal household and have

Over 45 years

met some fabulous people along the way. I

Where did you train or gain experience?

love animals especailly monkeys, and dogs and

Self taught, Natural ability

thats why I do portraits of them, their eyes

What has been proudest moment?

tell alot. Everyone can paint; its all about being


I have many, especailly when I held my students first exhibition, they did me proud, over 200 paintings were exhibited What would you class as your Masterpiece? No artist can answer that question because each piece of work they do is a masterpiece in their eyes

shown the right way. Its a wonderful way to relax, you get lost in a world of your own. My spirit painting have caused quite a stir. When I first saw the faces on the back of my paintings, I did not know what to think, I was shocked. Some people are frightened of them and



amazed. If anyone

Have you any future plans for your work?

wants to see them

Yes I do, I am arranging to teach a two day a week Intense, painting courses, enquiries welcome

you are welcome,

What advice would you give other artists?




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Poem Corner Toccatta


All day long had the noise of battle rolled








• Carpets, Vinyls, Natural Flooring & Rugs • Free Customer Parking

Until night ringed black Cyprus in a lake of fire What men or gods we were, we who were there In mad pursuit and knee deep in a salt marsh

(or we can collect you if transport is a problem)

Heaving a cutlass.

And all our dear dead women do again appear.

• Home Selection Service • Free Estimates & Insurance Work Undertaken • Domestic & Commercial Work Undertaken • Expert nicf & Guild of Master Craftsmen approved fitting service

Oh, Cynara! Handful of bright spring water

Remnants, Offcuts and Carpet on the roll

For fame was our spur - and pay;

‘Twas said we saved the sum of things. We only half forget who are forgotten. Just when we are safest there is a sunset touch Or a chorus ending

Flung into the whirlpool’s screaming face.


Tho’ fond of a kiss and fond of a guinea

We now stock blinds

Cynara, you were faithful in your fashion. I do recall your hair, yellow as ripe corn

Tel. 01497 820077

Which lay along your back.

What’s become of all that gold? I feel chilly and grown old.

2 Glanwye Business Park, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5EW

Cobbled together by Simon Burrage.

(350 yards past the Co-op on the left hand side)

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SMITH BUILDERS LTD The future of construction

Combining traditional building with the innovation of new sustainable technologies...

• New Builds • Extensions • Barn Conversions • Renovation • Commercial Contracting M: 07815 089213 : 07875 701226 T: 01544 327169 E: W: Brick Cottage Winforton Hereford HR3 6EB

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SALE SALE SALE Sale starts Thursday 11th July

23 Castle St, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5DF

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Specialist HETAS engineer WOOD AND MULTI FUEL INSTALLATION Hay-on-Wye M: 07875438530 T:01497 820529

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Eyecare for all the family • Private Eye Examinations • Free NHS Examinations for: • • • • • • • •

• • • • • • • • • • •

children under 16 students under 19 those on income based benefits over 60s Diabetic and glaucoma sufferers Over 40s with family history of glaucoma Those registered sight impaired or severely sight impaired Anyone with extreme long or short sight may be eligible

Children’s Eye Assessment Contact lens fitting and follow-ups Optical coherence tomography (3-D eye scanning) Digital retinal photography Low vision assessment Red/sore eye assessment Dry eye assessment and treatment DVLA licence renewal eye testing Large frame selection and specialist lens advice Hearing tests available on request. Eye Plan direct debit scheme available for glasses and contact lenses

01497 821260 Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 9am to 1pm Backfold, Hay-on-Wye. (Formally J M Penning Optometrist)

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Castle Greengrocers


Retailer & Wholesaler

I n te r i o r s

22 Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF 01497 822742 Open: Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 5.00 Friday and Saturday 9.00 - 5.30

Home Selection Service

Free Estimates

Fresh fruit and vegetables, quality wines and local jams and preserves

• Carpets • Vinyls • Karndean • Curtains/ Ready-Made Curtains • Blinds • Paints • Sundries • Rugdoctor

Car Parking At Rear Of Shop

 Telephone 01874 711 165 Shop 1, Phoenix House, High Street, Talgarth

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Balls of Fury Paintballing Wow, after many months of planning, building and set backs (mainly due to our Great British weather)! Balls of Fury Paintballing are now up and running and the hard work has finally paid off. With the help of our dedicated team of staff and many others who got involved, we can honestly say that it has already proved to be a great success so far. Based within the grounds of our sister company Black Mountain Activities in the village of Three Cocks, we have the pleasure of working with a great team of experienced instructors to provide a funfilled, action-packed activity that can be tailor made to suit all, from families, stag & hen parties or groups of friends (ages 12 years +). We offer 2-3 hour paintball session, with many games to be played so, if you’re looking for something new to do come and join us at Balls of Fury Paintballing.

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“We’ve Bought A Bridge!” the chap who had been left running the place for the previous owners, we were on our own! The rest, as they say, is history. We don’t know where the first year went to; in fact, the last 18 months have just whizzed by.

The original toll bridge and parts of the toll cottage were built in 1779 as a more convenient crossing to the River Wye than other bridges located 4 and 6 miles away in either direction, but it and two further stone built bridges were washed away in the strong river flood waters. In 1797 a part stone, part timber trussed bridge was constructed in pretty much the design that you see today. Full reconstruction took place in 1993. I remember vividly that sunny morning in August 2011; the morning that I told my husband Grahame that I’d found the perfect home for us in rural Herefordshire. We had been looking for a place “by the sea” for some time but just never quite able to find a place that ticked all the boxes for us. The Toll Cottage at Whitney-on-Wye looked and sounded perfect - a little riverside (not seaside but plenty of water!) whitewashed stone cottage with a few acres of land. “….and it’s attached to a 17th century wooden toll bridge.”I added under my breath. Our offer was initially turned down but months later the buyer pulled out and so we became the proud owners of the Whitney-on-Wye Toll Bridge and Toll Cottage on 6th January 2012 and moved in on the very same day. After a whistle-stop tour of ‘the facilities’ and half an hour of training on ‘how to run a bridge’ from

We’ve had a good old tidy up and we’ve given the bridge its first coat of paint in 20 years. We could hear it smiling! We’ve helped to raise over £2,000 for local worthy causes and we’ll be doing the same again this year……and we’ve survived two Hay Festivals and the thousands of visitors who cross the bridge during the 10 days. We quickly came to realise that the daily 80p toll that customers pay to cross Whitney Bridge just about covers the cost of maintaining it so we see ourselves more as custodians and caretakers of an historic 17th Century monument and we are certainly looking to diversify next year in order to achieve a balance of the finances. A visit to our new outdoor café with picnic area will give visitors a taste of further improvements that we’ll be making over the next few months. You might even get a glimpse of the Whitney Bridge Trolls! Article supplied by Maggie Taylor

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The Cutting Room Tel. 01497 821555

Salty Dog Beach Spray

The evo range is distributed exclusively through the very best salons and is found wherever good hairdressers are stocked

40 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye

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New gallery Two leading contemporary British artists have opened a new gallery in Hay. Art by Menna Angharad and Jem Stiff can now be seen at WINDOW on Broad Street, opposite the junction with Bridge Street. Menna and Jem, who live on the Black Mountains, have been exhibiting across the UK and France for many years and are now pleased to have the opportunity to show their work in their home town. Menna works in oils on linen or canvas, capturing intricate details of her subjects with exceptional clarity. Her paintings are evocative and atmospheric, offering a modern interpretation of the still life tradition. Jem is a sculptor with an interest in the ordinary, the forgotten or insignificant. Working in wood

or stone, his sensitive and honest sculptures afford a dignity to his subjects as well as hinting at Jem’s lively sense of humour. Year 6 pupils at Hay School recently worked with Jem on a project called ‘Essentials’. Children considered the consequences of consumerism, and created their own works of art which are now on display at WINDOW. WINDOW is open Tuesday to Saturday, and you are most welcome to browse. We hope you will enjoy the exhibition and look forward to seeing you soon.

Broad St. Hay-on-Wye tues/weds/fri: 12-5, thurs: 10-5, sat: 12-5

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Suduko Place the numbers so that each row, column and box contains the numbers 1-9...good luck. 9




2 5 1


8 1


3 6








• A friendly family business offering • A wide selection of well priced fabrics and gifts in stock • Extensive Range of Pattern Books • Curtain Making Service • In- house workroom for all your soft furnishing requirements • Gifts & Accessories for the Home • Upholstery Work Undertaken

Looking for something different!

Wedding, Birthday, Special Occasion Gifts Unique& Reasonably Priced

7 8

Looking forward to seeing you at The Coach House, Brobury House, Bredwardine, Hereford Tel: 01981 500777 Ample Free Parking

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green fingers landscape professional landscaping service All aspects of hard and soft landscaping from groundworks to finished highly detailed work. Including drives, walling, patios, lawns, fencing, water features, planting, drainage. Quality of workmanship, attention to detail and customer satisfaction are paramount. Nick Leakey – Established over 25 years Mobile: 07831 884262 Email: To advertise in Wye Local please call Clare: 07811 961983 or email: - 44 -

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Home James Wordsearch Specialising in marquee & equipment hire

• Weddings • Garden Parties • Anniversaries • Shows Contact us for a free quotation and site visit. For more info, please see

Web: Email: or contact Martin on Tel: 01497 820 882 – 07795 958 421


OFFICE OWNER RULE SECRETARY SICK SIGNAL SPUN STATELY STEAD STRETCH TOWN TRADE TRUTH WARD WORK For the chance to WIN two free tickets to the Steam & Vintage Rally at Boatside. Please complete the wordsearch, fill in the details below and send to Wye Local (address is on page 1). Closing date is Friday 16th July 2013.

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2013 Car Boot Sales Every other Saturday from 9.30am - 12midday

(sellers from 8.45am, no buyers before 9.30am)

at Hay Primary School 6 / 20 July 3 / 17 / 31 Aug 14 / 28 Sept 12 / 26 Oct

FARMERISH FOODS Catering for all Occasions

From Christening to Funerals. Home made preserves and pickles. Also orders taken for home baking, Cakes, sponges, sweet and savoury pies.

£5 per car / £10 per van NO booking required Refreshments stall

Locally sourced and prepared The Cedars • Bronydd • Clyro

Contact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355 Follow us on Facebook Further details at

Tel: 01497 821849 Email:

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Acanthus Curtains New Osteopathic Practice Ian Wright BSc(ost). DPO. MSCC. MOCI.

Registered Osteopath Ian Wright has set up a new practice in Hay-onWye. He is a very experienced Osteopath with practices in Harley Street and Ireland. For 20 years he has taught internationally Paediatric and Cranial Osteopathy. Ian set up the Daisy Clinic Trust in Ireland, a specialised teaching charity clinic treating children with special needs. He treats all ages and an extremely wide variety of symptoms, from long-term physical difficulties to emotional issues manifest in the body. Ian will give clear detailed feedback and advice.

•Curtains •Blinds •Loose Covers •Made to Measure Contact: Rebecca Rogers Tel: 01544 370 688 Email:

For information and appointments Call Heloise on 07772 000728

They can make a den, light a fire, cook a sausage, shoot bows & arrows, play team games, make mud pies, camouflage themselves, zoom on a zipwire ... So much to choose from and fit in!

Go Wild

Our wild parties are bushcraft style and encourage children to have fun, enjoy being outside and be adventurous. We design the sessions based on the age, ability and preferred activity that your child would like. £150 per session - max. 8 children


01497 820426 Hay-on-Wye

Children’s Parties

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Summer Midweek

Boot Sale EVERY

WEDNESDAY EVENING From 5.30pm to 8.30pm at

BOOKENDS CAR PARK Three Cocks, LD3 0SD Special Midweek price £3 per boot

THIS WILL BE ADDITIONAL TO OUR REGULAR WEEKLY SUNDAY MORNING BOOT SALE Hot Food Available- Burgers, Chips, Hot and Cold Drinks and Ice cream

Tel: 01497 847 791 Email:

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Your Own Personal Travel Advisor With 28 years travel experience

Locally based - available at times to suit you

Holidays can include:

Late Deals • Tailor-Made Tours / Holidays • City Breaks • British Holidays • Singles Holidays • Cruises Winter Sports • Special Interest and Activity Holidays • Flight only / Accommodation Only Disabled Holidays • Package Holidays • Weddings / Honeymoons Theatre / Concert Tickets and Breaks • Sporting Events Australia / New Zealand Specialist No hidden charges or consultancy fees For impartial, friendly advice and a free quote please contact: Helen Bruce

Tel: 01497 831315 / 01497 831032 Fax: 01497 831032 Mobile: 07787 705657 Email: Fully ABTA and ATOL Bonded for your complete protection and security


Interactivities Canoeing! Hire or with instructor on the beautiful River Wye. Enjoy half, full or multi-day camping trips in our fleet of canoes, kayaks and sit on tops.

AALA licenced Groups of all ages and abilities welcome, why not try one of our other exciting activities including caving, gorge walk, climbing, team building and mountain boarding.

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Hello all in and around Hay-on-Wye! St David’s shop was opened one year ago on April 26th and what a journey this has been so far! Just to explain what we are all about, and the services we offer to those that, perhaps, never venture down to our end of “The Butter Market” and St David’s Shop. We are a Hospice Care Service that offers home care to all degenerative illness sufferers who wish to stay in the comfort of their own home and be cared for by St David’s Nurses around the clock. Full support can, if needed, be given to the whole family to help cope with illness. Our nurses are working throughout Mid and South Powys and have been nursing in Hay-on-Wye for over a year now. Our shop is here to fund our nurses. Please drop in to have a mooch! We are next to the Butter Market, opposite Londis Stores. You can contact the shop for more details on 01497 820925, or ask your local doctor who can refer you to a St David’s Nursing Service. If you would like to be part of our dedicated volunteering staff, please call in and see us.

RUG WASHING & REPAIR SERVICE We offer a fast, friendly, efficient and reliable rug washing and repair service. • Outdoor rug wash from £7.50 For a full price list and more details visit our website

Having a B.B.Q

Come and try our range of quality B.B.Q meats -

Marinated Meats, Homemade Burgers and Sausages, Kebabs. Everything freshly prepared in our shop to your requirements.

Or contact Vicky 07890 191680

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Give us a call on 01874 622215 or 07850 269305 Jetting • CCTV Camera Surveying • Repairs • Tank Emptying

LocaL Landscapes 2014 CAlendAr

OUT NOW in local outlets

(more outlets to be added throughout the year)

£6.50 rrp All scenes taken within the Brecon Beacons. Makes a great gift! For your neArest outlet pleAse eMAil:

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News from Haygarth Medical Centre Childhood fevers Hopefully the main reason for being too hot in the next few weeks will be because of the scorching summer weather, but childhood illnesses do also occur at this time of year as well as all year round. If your child does develop a fever (high temperature) we have produced an advice sheet that we hope you may find useful. This is based on new guidance looking at all the available evidence and includes some changes from previous advice which you may have been given. The advice sheet is available from the surgery or The main changes are: •Only use medication to relieve a child’s discomfort/distress and not to treat the temperature itself. Bringing the temperature down has been shown to have no effect on

the length of the illness or the risk of fits. It is suggested that in most cases using one type of medication (usually paracetamol) is sufficient, however if this doesn’t settle your child ibuprofen can be offered as an alternative. •Paractemol and ibuprofen should not be given at the same time and should not routinely be offered on an alternating basis. Medication should only be repeated if the child becomes distressed again later. •Do not use fans or tepid sponging as this can be unpleasant for your child. Please remember: Most childhood illnesses with fever are not serious and get better on their own and will not need antibiotics. But, if you think your child is getting worse despite efforts to bring their temperature down or you are concerned at any time always seek medical advice.

PARRY RICHARDS Carpenter and Joiner All aspects of 1st and 2nd fix carpentry: • • • • • •

new builds renovation work roofing kitchens and bathrooms tiling wood and laminate floors

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News from Phil Swaine

General Handyman Home & Garden After several months of community consultation Hay Together has formed itself into a properly constituted democratic community association. Membership is open to all individuals, groups and organisations living or working within four miles of the town clock. The aims of Hay Together are to: • Give voice to the whole community on the

• Small jobs • Repairs • Larger projects

“Make the most of your home” Tel: 01874 711915 Mobile: 07929 587173

many issues that affect our daily lives. • Work with all our local councils and statutory organisations to make better use of available resources. • Make the most of our local skills. • Develop a Community Plan. In July Hay Together will be opening a communityfocused space in one of the out - buildings of Hay Castle for displays of local information on planning topics, events, community projects, a sustainable tourism plan and the like. In the autumn it is hoped to launch a “community energy scheme” that will enable the community to buy gas and electricity at cheaper rates. Watch out for our next public meeting. For more information contact the Secretary Johnny Kramer at

2013 Car Boot Sales Saturday 6th & 20th July from 9.30am – 12midday

(sellers from 8.45am, no buyers before 9.30am)

£5 per boot – No booking required

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The Woodland

Davies Partnership LLP


For all your private and commercial needs


Company Matters Debt Recovery Employment Advice Estate Management Farming and Agricultural Matters Home Moving Leases/Conveyancing Legal Disputes Matrimonial Matters Probate Wills

Please note that we do not carry out any criminal work Telephone our offices to make an appointment

Hay-on-Wye 01497 820406 Brecon 01874 624422 Hereford 01432 353727

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News from Hay Town Council There are several major issues exercising Hay Town Council at the moment but three, in particular, deserve your attention: Powys Teaching Health Board’s reorganisation of hospital services is now part of The South Wales Programme, creating ‘consultant-led centres of excellence’ at Cwmbran, Merthyr and Cardiff to serve Hay and South East Powys. In brief: basic A&E facilities at Brecon and Abergavenny ‘will not be closed’; they will ‘address’ the transport problems; ambulance and paramedic support will be strengthened; GPs will treat more patients in the community to lessen the need for hospital admission (a growing shortage of GPs and consultants over nine years is yet another problem being addressed); and out - of - hours GP services ‘need to be strengthened’. That’s quite a wishlist! In earlier consultations we stated the obvious: that access to Cwmbran and Merthyr would be difficult and often impossible over narrow, mountainous roads in winter. We were told that the charity, Air Ambulance would be used, but even these life-saving angels have limited resources and face the problems of bad weather and night flights. The £200m hospital at Cwmbran has yet to be authorised and there is the likelihood that facilities at Hereford will be severely downgraded. Facilities at Bronllys are not defined and the Stroke Unit’s move to Brecon is still problematic. If you can find an acceptable Option within this plan, they invite you to vote by 18th July, at or information at Please let them know your views. Explanatory booklet with our Town Clerk. Local Development Plan: BBNP have, with little notice, increased the number of new houses to be built on the western side of Hay to 83. They have to fill a quota of new housing

sites regardless of local need and, although we do have a need for good quality, affordable housing, they cannot guarantee that the 30% allocation will apply. The six-week consultation period started 18th June and details of DBRHOW-A: 78 (or 60) houses and SALT059: 5 houses, are at or Hay Library. Again, your views are vital. Good news! At last plans for Hay’s new school are being drawn up but, although the Community Centre will be demolished later this year, it seems there will be insufficient space to include all the community facilities we need. Powys, however, intend moving Hay Library into the school. What do you think? The next Town Council meeting is at 7pm on Monday 8th July, 1st floor Council Offices.

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News from Timbuktu Timbuktu has seen repeated clashes with Islamist fighters in recent months, and northern Mali is still a vulnerable area. Elections are due to take place at the end of July in the hope of restoring a stable political structure in the country, but there are concerns that this will not be an easy process. Many people from Timbuktu have yet to return to the city and are housed in refugee camps in Mali or surrounding countries. As mentioned last month, Hay2Timbuktu worked hard over the Hay Festival to raise awareness and funds. We’ve now done the sums, and a fantastic £1575 was raised – thanks to everyone who contributed. The money will be used to support existing and new projects as well as for humanitarian aid. The Africa Day on May 26th in Hay Parish Hall was a great event: the sun shone, the curry, couscous and cakes were all delicious, the children made colourful African face masks and £940 was raised. This will be put towards medical projects in Timbuktu, and also towards the visit of two Midwives from Timbuktu planned for the end of September. News of the arrival of the Motorbike Ambulance in Bamako, capital of Mali, is expected any minute. Once the drivers and mechanic are trained, the Motorbike Ambulance should be on its last leg of the journey to Timbuktu. This will provide much needed assistance, particularly for pregnant women needing access to clinics. As part of the Two Towns One World programme, there are plenty of activities taking place in Hay to raise awareness of development issues and help link with our twin town. These include cycling, ceramics, storytelling, food and music projects and community events in August and September. Just visit the Hay2Timbuktu website for more information or to get involved. To keep up to date on news from Timbuktu visit: For information on Two Towns One World visit:

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News from Hay St Marys FC On Saturday 13th July we will be holding a Charity Day to raise funds for the Naina fundraising. Sadly Naina lost her fight against Cancer in May this year. There will be a Charity Football Match, U16s v the coaches and parents of Hay JFC. After speaking with several coaches of the Club and parents we now have a full days programme planned. A Car Boot Sale kicking off the day, sellers to arrive at 8.30am, buyers from 9.30am - cars must be off the field by 12 midday so we can set up for the afternoon. From 1pm there will be lots of stalls including skittles, Mandy Mill’s and her fab cakes, Sheila Lewis waxing there will be coaches up for auction and one or two parents! Bottle stalls, hot food by Bookends, Naina’s favourite music will be played by DJ David Price ... plus much more, as this magazine goes to print we are still yet to finalise many more things. The footie match between the U16 and coaches/ parents will be played in fancy dress, theme being bright colours, purple must be included as this was Nainas favourite colour. Before kick off the lads will

be doing a parade around town. Then after the game there will be a raffle and auction, we have been donated a lot of top prizes already: Welsh rugby ball signed by the lads on tour of Japan; Kath Evans family shoot; golf for four with two buggies at Builth Golf Club; and also at Llandrindod Golf Club; signed Leeds Rhions shirt; replica England1966 World Cup shirt signed by Sir Geoff Hurst with letter of proof kindly donated by Ratty; plus loads more. If you would like to donate a prize, please get in contact with the club. We as a Club would like to say a massive thank you to all local businesses and the community for all their support. We ask you all to come along and ENJOY the day and raise some money for a worth while course. Mark Tiny Harding Hay JFC U16s Coach and Chairman of the Club


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Enjoy Food I’m writing this month with a warning! Every day and on Facebook I get offers to distribute weight loss supplements: there are two main manufacturers out there at the moment. I’ll not name them but you may well hear of them soon as one in particular is weaving its way from the USA as we speak! Now any PT worth their salt would look for a second income and why not, always handy, but it has to be something we believe in and most in my profession are dead set against ANY shakes as they’re totally unnecessary! First off, they are touted to us as a money spin first and foremost with little emphasis on any benefits to our clients, and secondly there are little benefits v REAL FOOD! IF you’ve been living off processed or quick foods you may well feel some benefits from these shakes and even lose weight, but before you get too excited read on: The ingredients are often unpronounceable (never a good start), and as they are synthetic the body will eventually stress, which has the opposite effect to that you are seeking in terms of good health. The weight loss due to a lack of calories and lack of good nutrition will

eventually lead to ‘thrifty genotype’ whereby the body senses it’s in deficit and starts to hang on to fat for all it’s worth, slowing the metabolism neatly counterbalancing the original weight loss intention. Yo-yo dieting is a similar phenomenon. Synthetic vitamins and minerals do not perform in the same way as those from solid food as they lack phytonutrients, the interaction between complimentary compounds that even scientists cannot always explain. We need to enjoy food and can get all we need from it. I realise as health professionals we are guilty of prescribing protocols that may seem daunting or unsustainable, but just to eat PREPARED and colourful food is a great start! The next time you eat out do you really want a shake? Article supplied by Cat Lawford, Personal Trainer. Weight Loss Expert. Hypopresive Practitioner. Fitness Instructor of the year 2006 (Wales). Hypnotherapist. Life Coach. Prop: Gym &Tonic Health Club, Hay. Serving Hay in Health & Fitness since 1997. Call 01497 822995 to join the Club.

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What’s on: during the week FUTURE INTEREST Hay Senior Youth Theatre: be there at the start of this new venture in September at The Globe in Hay. 12-17 year olds. Sessions £6. Details of day and times to be confirmed.To register an interest contact Janine Sharp 07733 055430. MONDAY Jolly Tots Stay and Play: 9 - 11am. Hay Primary School. £2 a session, £1 for additional children. Come along for creative activities, play and fun! Everyone welcome. Term time only. Contact Becky 07786 552832 or Hannah 07557 410864. Clyro Primary School Parent and Toddler Group: 9 - 10.30am. For play, fun activities, songs and stories. 0 – 5 years. Just turn up and join in! £1 per session. Contact 01497 820860.

opportunity for pre-schoolers (and their mums) to learn basic Welsh language before they start school. Zumba Gold: 5 - 6pm.The Parish Hall, Lion Street, Hay. Contact Wynona 07972 348590/ 01874 711499. Boxercise: 6 - 6.45pm at the Gym & Tonic Health Club. For men and women. £6. Contact 01497 822995. Spinning: 6pm & 7pm at Gwernyfed Sports Centre. Call to book 01497 847740. Craft Class: 7 - 9pm. Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. Llanigon YFC Meeting: 7 - 9.30pm at LlanigonVillage Hall. Contact Philip Price 01497 847342. Short Mat Bowls: 7.30 - 9.30pm at Clyro Village Hall. All ages and levels of expertise welcome! Contact Liz Griffiths 01497 820570.

Llanigon Playgroup: 9/9.30 - 11am. (come any time between 9 and 9.30am). Term time only. Llanigon School. Weekly themes and activities, everyone welcome.

Bell Ringing Practice: 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Glasbury. New ringers are always most welcome.

Freestyle Fitness Yoga: 9.15 - 10am at the Gym & Tonic Health Club. Contemporary and sociable - the 'East has been taken out', leaving us to simply explore the poses. No chanting. You'll love it! £6. 01497 822995.

TUESDAY Llyswen Parent & Toddler Group: 9.15 - 11.15am. Term time only. Llyswen Village Hall. Everyone welcome, lots of fun and good company. Children from 0 - School age.

The Free Hay Shopper to the Co-op: pick up 9.30am, return 11.00am for Hay members of Dial-a-Ride. Everyone welcome! Contact 01497 821616 for more information and how to become a member.

Kettlebell Mania: 9.15 - 10am at the Gym & Tonic Health Club. Perfect for after the school drop off! £6. Contact G&T's on 01497 822995.

Vedic and Yoga Sutra Chanting: 9.30 - 10.30am. Small friendly group. Beginners welcome. Yoga class for beginners and intermediates: 10.30 - 11.45am. Accomplish more by doing less. Using breath, linked to movement for health and well being. Cusop Village Hall. Contact Mike 07913 864744 Life Drawing: 10am - 4pm at Clyro Village Hall. Beginners welcome.Contact 01497 831550. MODELS WANTED. Ti & Fi, Welsh Mother and Toddler Group: 2 - 3.30pm at the Talgarth School 'hut'. Mostly non-welsh speakers, informal and relaxed and provides an

Yoga Active and Stretching: 9.15 – 11am at Cusop Village Hall. Our lovely new, quiet and warm venue. Come and join in our friendly group, give it a try and see if you like it! Beginners and all levels welcome. £5 per session or £40 for 10. Contact Emma Phillpotts on 01497 831704 or email

Shakespeare Play Readings (Alternate Tuesdays): 2 - 5pm. Glasbury Village Hall. With the Willow Globe Theatre Company. Contact 01597 811487. Bowling: arrive at 6pm to commence play at 6.30pm at Brecon Road, Hay. All welcome. Talgarth Cricket Club (Nets Training): 6pm at Talgarth Cricket Pitch. Contact Mr Paul Norris, Chairman 07507 508172. Athletic Pilates: 6 - 6.45pm at Gym & Tonic Health Club. Our am session is so popular we HAD to extend it to the evenings! Suitable for the more experienced or advanced fitness levels. £6. Contact G&T's on 01497 822995. 1st Hay-On-Wye Scout Group – Beavers: 6 – 7pm. Masonic Hall, Brecon Road, Hay. Contact Ellie 01497 821650 or 07772 661480. Zumba with Zoe: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Llyswen School. All abilities welcome. Contact Zoe 07747 465994. Talgarth Bowling Club (Practice Night): 6.30pm, Talgarth. New bowlers welcome. Contact 01874 623477. Glasbury Paddlers:Canoe club meets at 6.30pm at Glasbury. For more information call in at PSM Outdoors in Hay and ask for Peter. Circuits: 6.45pm at Gwernyfed Sports Centre. Drop in class. Contact 01497 847740. 'Circuits Blast' with Cat: 6.45 - 7.30pm at Gym & Tonic Health Club.Traditional circuits with exercises you’ll know and love. Results proven. £6. Contact G&T's on: 01497 822995. Gwernyfed Hockey Club - Training: 7 – 8pm Brecon Leisure Centre’s Astro.All abilities welcome. Contact Nicola Drew 07812 691345.

Craft Class run by South Powys Parkinson's branch: 10am - 1pm at Talgarth Church Hall. Make your own greetings cards with a tutor. Knit, sew, tapestry, rag rug making etc.

Yoga class for beginners and intermediates: 7 - 8.15pm at Booth’s Bookshop, Brook St Studio, Hay. Accomplish more by doing less. Using breath, linked to movement for health and well being. Contact Mike 07913 864744

Art Class (any medium): 10.30am 12.30pm at the Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913.

Talgarth YFC Meeting: 7 - 9pm at Gwernyfed Rugby Club, Talgarth. Contact Kayleigh 01874 658713.

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What’s on: during the week Hay Camera Club: 7.30pm at Llanigon Village Hall. Contact Christine Starnes 01981 550589 or 07932 716035.

available 7 – 9.30pm. Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro Court. Free admission, all welcome. Contact 01497 820033.

Zumba Class: 7.45 - 8.45pm. Glasbury Village Hall. £4.75 per class. No booking required. Contact Helena Barnard 07795 180286.

Spinning: 7.30pm at Gwernyfed Sports Centre. Call to book. Contact 01497 847740.

Volleyball: 8 - 9.30pm, at Gwernyfed High School Sports Centre. All abilities welcome, have fun and get a bit of exercise, first session free. Contact Rupert Bateson 07511 207769. WEDNESDAY Whitney Crocodiles Parent & Toddler Session: 9.30 - 11am.Term time only. Absolute Beginners Kettlebells: 9.45 -10.30am. Gym & Tonic Health Club. Booking essential. Contact 01497 822995. Art Class (any medium): 11am - 1pm at the Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. The Scribblers: 4.15 - 5.30pm at The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay. Contact Sophie 01497 822620. Summer Midweek Boot Sale: 5.30 – 8.30pm. Bookends Car Park, Three Cocks, LD3 0SD. £3 per boot. Contact 01497 847791. Velo Hay Cycle Club: 6pm. Drover Cycles, Forest Road, Hay. All welcome. Contact 01497 821134 or visit Drover Cycles Facebook page for details of rides. Candlelight Pilates: 6 - 6.45pm at Gym & Tonic Health Club. Gentle, stretchy, inspired, warm, galaxy illuminated! £6. Contact 01497 822995. Hay on Wye Scout Group: Scouts 6.30 - 8pm. Hay Parish Hall. Adult helpers also required. Contact Martin 01874 754291. Kettlercise: 6.30pm at Gwernyfed Sports Centre. Call to book. Contact 01497 847740. Tennis Club: 6.30pm onwards at the Tennis Courts Hay. Contact Alun Smith 07967 914123. Live Music @ Baskerville Hall Open Mic Acoustic Night: doors open 7pm. Music 8.30pm. Food

Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force: 7 - 9pm at Old School Bldg, Church Lane, Talgarth. Ages 12 (Yr 8 High School) 18 yrs looking for a new exciting,fun and challenging activity. Headquarters Contacts: 01874 813756. Website: Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force: 7 - 9pm at The Cadet Centre, Gypsy Castle, Hay-on-Wye. Please see details on previous listing. Adult Drama Club: 7.30 - 9.30pm.The Globe at Hay.£6 per session,no booking necessary. Contact 07733 055430. THURSDAY Jolly Tots Stay and Play: 9 - 11am. Hay Primary School. £2 a session £1 for additional children. Come along for creative activities, play and fun! Everyone welcome.Term time only. Contact Becky 07786 552832 Hannah 07557 410864. Free Weights Blitz: 9.15 - 10am at Gym andTonic Health Club.All welcome - this is a great session. MELTS body fat! £6. Contact 01497 822995. Talgarth Mothers and Toddler Group: 9.30 - 11.30am at the school 'hut'.Very informal and friendly, birth - 4 years welcome. “Bumps and Babies” Group: 10 – 11.30am. GlasburyVillage Hall.There are programmes for parents to be and parents with new babies, plus individual support and information. Contact Sally 07590 417752 or Rachael Labourne (HealthVisitor) 01874 713014 or 07968 145503. Brecon and District Credit Union Collection Point: Open 10am - 12noon at Youth and Community Centre, Oxford Rd, Hay. Clyro Primary School Parent and Toddler Group: 2 - 3.30pm.For play,fun activities, songs and stories. 0 – 5 years. Just turn up and join in! £1 per session. Contact 01497 820860. - 68 -

Bell Bank Club for the blind and partially sighted: 2 - 4pm at The Community Centre, Oxford Road, Hay. Contact Eileen Bufton 01497 820897. Kettlercise: 5.45pm at Gwernyfed Sports Centre. Call to book. Contact 01497 847740. Bowling: arrive any time between 6 and 8.30pm at Brecon Road Hay. All welcome. Gwernyfed Ladies RFC Training: 5.30pm (U15’s girls) 6.45pm (Ladies). Gwernyfed Rugby Club,Talgarth. Freestyle Fitness Yoga: 6 - 6.45pm at the Gym & Tonic Health Club Contemporary and sociable - the 'East has been taken out', leaving us to simply explore the poses. No chanting. You'll love it! £6. 01497 822995. Contact 07747 465994. Table Tennis: 6.30 - 8.30pm at Glasbury Village Hall. Over 18s only. Please ring to check availability. Contact Malcolm Bradley 01497 831633. Kettlehells: 6.45pm Gym & Tonic Health Club - for gym members only. Warm up in the gym at 6.30pm (or do Cat's Yoga class) then join our RBT Kettlebell class - fast and furious with a stretch at the end. We'll have you out by 7! A GREAT session! £6. Contact 01497 822995. Ladies Netball: 7 - 8pm at Gwernyfed Sports Hall. Just turn up on the night for a fun, relaxed game of netball. £2 on the night. New ladies very welcome. For more details, contact Lisa Marie 01544 327716. Zumba with Zoe: 7 - 8pm. Aberedw Village Hall. All abilities welcome. Contact Zoe 07747 465994. Felindre Singers: 7 - 8pm at Felindre Village Hall. Felindre Singers Rehearsing. Art Class (any medium): 7 - 9pm at Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. Qi Gong: 7 - 8.30pm at Cusop Village Hall. Small friendly group practising Qi Gong. Contact Sandy Sandaver 01497 821625. Hay Theatre Club (adults): 7.30 – 9.30pm. The Globe in Hay. Action packed practical professionally led

What’s on: during the week / month theatre workshops, lots of fun in a safe and non-competitive environment with a glass of wine or 2. A real social club with a theme. Sessions £6. Check out Hay Theatre Club on Facebook. Contact Janine Sharp (alias Linda Luvvie) 07733 055430. Shortmat Bowls: 7.30 - 9.30pm at Llanigon VIllage Hall. Contact Rob Williams 01497 820692. Hay Community Choir: 8 - 9.30pm. Term time only.Hay Parish Hall.Open to everyone who enjoys singing and wants to have fun! Cost: £4. Contact 01497 822952 or Charity Quiz Night: 9pm at The Harp Inn, Glasbury. Contact 01497 847373. FRIDAY Beginner Pilates: 9.15 - 10am at the Gym & Tonic Health Club. You simply MUST try this class. Get stronger, longer, posturally correct with an expert in this field. Suitable for everyone. £6. Contact 01497 822995. Busy Bees Parent & Toddler Group: 9.30 - 11.30am at Clifford Community Centre. Contact Jane 01497 831427 or Di 01981500136. Ffynnon Gynydd Parents and Tots Playgroup: 10 - 11.30am at Ffynnon Gynydd Primary School.Lots of different fun activities for little ones which change each week. Athletic Pilates using weights: 10.30 11.15am at the Gym & Tonic Health Club. Suitable for the more experienced or conditioned participants. £6. Contact 01497 822995. Brecon & District Credit Union Collection Point: 11am – 1pm.Talgarth Library. Support your community bank with a savings account or a low interest loan. Contact Jan 01874 711665. Music & Movement for Mums and Tots (birth to school age): 2.15pm at Cusop Village Hall. Term time only. Led by Anna Carlisle. £4 per child or £6 for family of 2 children.Contact Ros Murphy 01497 831007 / 07799 652120. New Junior Netball Team Training: (term time only): 4-5pm (9-13 year olds), 5-6pm (13-18yrs). Gwernyfed High School. Contact 07891 371458.

Spinning: 6pm & 7pm at Gwernyfed Sports Centre. Call to book Contact 01497 847740. Junior Table Tennis Club: 7 - 8pm at Gwernyfed Sports Centre. For ages 7 16. 50p per player. Contact 01497 847740. Red Kite Workshops: 7 - 8.30pm at The Drama Studio, Gwernyfed High School.Term time only. SATURDAY Kettlercise: 9.30am at Gwernyfed Sports Centre. Call to book. Contact 01497 847740. Wye Local Car Boot Sale: (every other Saturday) 9.30am – 12noon. Hay Primary School. Sellers from 8.45am. Buyers from 9.30am. £5 per boot, £10 per van. Refreshments stall. Contact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355. Kids Dance Classes with Lauren: 3-7 years and 8 - 11. At G&T's health club, Hay. Please call for details 01497 822995. Childrens' Painting Classes: 10.30am 12noon at Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. Hay Youth Theatre: 10.30am 12.30pm. The Globe in Hay (7-11 year olds). Come and have some confidence building fun with our family-like group. Professionally led by Janine Sharp. Contact 07733 055430. Art Class for Children (11 - 18yrs): 11am - 12.30pm at Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. SUNDAY Car Boot Sale: open to the Public from 10am (access for sellers – 9am) at Bookends Car Park,Three Cocks, LD3 0SD. £3 per boot. £5 per boot, or £8 for stall hire. Contact 01497 847791. Gwernyfed Rugby Training: 10.30am. Under 7s & 8s. Contact 07855 271631.

IN THE MONTH First Monday CATS (Complementary and Alternative Therapy Society) Meeting: at The Cottage, Hay Road, Talgarth. Contact Rita Rogers 01874713161. Third Monday Friendship Club: 2.30 - 4pm at Llanigon Village Hall.Tea, cakes and chat. Contact Ann Pritchard 01497 847221. Last Monday Dolls House Club: meets 7pm. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. First Tuesday Glasbury WI: 7.30pm at Glasbury Village Hall.Contact Angela Evans 01497 847440. Third Tuesday Transition Town Hay Meeting: 7.30pm at The Kilverts. Come along to find out more about the transition movement, enjoy an informal discussion or bring an idea for a new project. Royal British Legion (Womens Section): 7.30pm. St John's Hall, Hay. Talks, discussions, demonstrations, quizzes etc. Your membership will also help in the running of the RBL. Contact BarbaraTravers 01497 847777. Last Tuesday Hay Neighbourhood Policing Team public PACT Meeting: 7.30 - 8.30pm at the Hay Town Council Offices, all are welcome. Contact on 0845 3302000. First Wednesday Llanigon WI: meet 7pm at Llanigon Village Hall. New members are always welcome come and join us. Contact Anne Gibbons 01497 820997. First & third Wednesday Black Mountains Lions Club: meets 7.45/8pm. Contact David James 01497 820227. Second Wednesday

Tennis Club: 11am - 1pm at the Tennis Courts, Hay. Contact Alun Smith 07967 914123.

Three Cocks WI: meets 7pm in St. Peter’s Church Hall, Glasbury. Contact Anne Collins 01497 847370.

‘Sound of the Baskervilles’ – Open Mic Session: 4pm. Baskerville Arms Hotel, Clyro. Contact 01497 820670.

Hay WI: 7.30pm at St John’s Rooms, Lion Street, Hay. Contact Ellie Spencer 01497 821650 for more details.

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What’s on: during the month Third Wednesday

Last Sunday

Hay Luncheon Club: at The Masonic Hall, Hay. We have a delicious roast dinner and a speaker or activity afterwards, a very pleasant, sociable time together after our meal and raffle. Please contact Sandra at Hay and District Community Support Office on 821031 orTrish Kiddle on 01497 821276.

Drover Cycles Bike Club: meets 10am at Drover Cycles (top of Main Car Park, Hay). Contact Lindsey 01497 821134.

First Thursday

Now until Saturday 13th July

Stitch ‘n’ Bitch: 6 - 8pm at The Swan Hotel, Hay. Talgarth WI: 7.30pm. Talgarth Library. New members always welcome! Contact Jan 01874 711665. Second Thursday Three Cocks Vintage Society: meet at The Harp Inn, Glasbury at 8pm (except August). Contact Margaret S James 01874 711110. Fourth Thursday Hay-on-Wye Amnesty Group: 7 8pm, The Globe at Hay. Contact Sean O'Donoghue 01497821153. Last Thursday Talgarth and District Historical Society: 7.30pm at Gwernyfed Rugby Club. See local posters for details. Quiz Night: 7.30pm. The Rhydspence Inn. Contact 01497 831262. First Friday Cllr. William Powell’s Advice Surgery: 5 - 7pm at Talgarth Information and Resource Centre. Contact 07703 112113 or email: Bingo: eyes down 7.30pm. Glasbury Village Hall. Contact Darren Ricketts 01497 847250. Last Friday Aerobics Masterclass with Cat: 6pm at Gym & Tonic Health Club. Different theme each time. Booking essential on 01497 822995. First Saturday Charity Table Sale: 9am onwards at Talgarth Church Hall. Contact Tony James 01874 711289. First Sunday of each month Talgarth Country Market: from 10am 1pm in theTown Hall.

Fouth Sunday Services at Penyrheol Baptist Church: 3pm. Contact 01874 711061. DURING THE MONTH The Hay Makers Festival Exhibition: The Hay Makers Gallery, St. John’s Place, Hay. Contact 01497 820556. See advert on page 35. Friday 5th July Get Quizzical Pub Quiz: 8pm. The Globe at Hay. £2. Contact 01497 821762. See advert on page 42. Saturday 6th July Wye Local Car Boot Sale: 9.30am – 12noon. Hay Primary School. Sellers from 8.45am. Buyers from 9.30am. £5 per boot, £10 per van. Refreshments stall. Contact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355. See advert on page 49. The Crafters Corner Craft Fair: 10am – 4pm. St Michael's Church Hall, Brecon. Face-painting, children’s craft workshops running all day. Refreshments available. Contact Marie 07549 519894. Glasbury Players present “Perfect Weather for Gardening…..!”: 7.30pm. Glasbury Village Hall. A miscellany of writing and song. Tickets £5, available from Hay Deli, Glasbury Petrol Station and on the door. See advert on page 9. Shenanigans presents - The Mankala Band + More Like Trees + DJ: 8pm. The Globe at Hay. From £8 Contact 01497 821762. See advert on page 42.

more. Contact Nicola 01874 713166. See advert on page 5. Start Select Sunday (Retro Gaming Club): 12.30 – 3.30pm.The Globe at Hay. Donation Entry. Contact 01497 821762. See advert on page 42. Monday 8th July Hay Town Council Meeting: 7pm. 1st Floor Council Offices, Hay. See article on page 61. Friday 12th July ‘Wild Animals and Wedding Outfits’ Book Launch: 8pm. The Globe at Hay. £5. Contact 01497 821762. See advert on page 42. Saturday 13th July Hay FC Fundraising Day: kicking off at 9.30am with a Car Boot Sale. Followed by a Charity Football Match, stalls, food, musid ... See article on page 64. Oxfam Fete: 10am – 3pm. The Butter Market, Hay. Cakes, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery. 50/50 Furniture Auction: 10am (Viewing commences). Glasbury Village Hall. Refreshments available. In aid of St Meilig’s Church. Contact 01497 847429 or 01497 847099. Brecknock Farmers Market: 9.30am – 2pm. Brecon Market Hall. Contact 07805 375636. See advert on page 57. Felindre Village Fete: 2pm onwards. The Bottom Park, opposite The Three Horseshoes, Felindre. Free entrance. Lots of stalls and entertainment. Barbecue food and drinks on sale from The Three Horseshoes. A traditional afternoon for all the family.

Folk and Irish Music Session: 8pm. The Harp Inn, Glasbury. Contact 01497 847373. See advert on page 3.

The Bakers’ Table present “Brodyr, Jeff Alderman and Chris Hudman”: 5 - 8pm.The Bakers’Table,Talgarth Mill. Live music and three course pizza meal deal - £12 per head. Booking essential. Contact 01874 711125. See advert on page 2.

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Tuesday 16th July

Talgarth Country Market: 10am – 1pm.Town Hall,Talgarth. Come along and treat yourself to local, seasonal produce and arts and crafts, bread from Melin Talgarth Mill, and much

Glasbury Get-Together Club - Trip to Moors Meadow Garden in Bromyard: 10am. Leaving from Glasbury Village Hall. New members and guests welcome. See article on page 12.

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What’s on: during the month / next month Thursday 18th July An Evening with Kevin Bowen – Psychic Medium: 7pm. Baskerville Arms Hotel, Clyro. Tickets £10 pp. Contact 01497 820670. See advert on page 66. Friday 19th July

Hall Hotel, Clyro. Free local transpor t can be arranged by Dial-a-Ride. Bar open and bar snacks available. Fun Night. Raising money for local charities. All welcome. Contact 01497 820033. Friday 26th July

Mike Heron and The Trembling Bells: 8pm.The Globe at Hay.Tickets £10/12/14. Contact 01497 821762. See advert on page 42.

Kerfuffle Comedy Showcase: 8pm.The Globe at Hay. Tickets £5/7/9. Contact 01497 821762. See advert on page 42.

Midsummer Concert with The Monday Choir: Church of Holy Trinity at Bettws near Clyro. A fundraising concert in aid of Hay Community Support. Tickets £7 (includes a glass of summer punch and nibbles), available from our Community Support Office, Oxford Road. Contact 01497 821031. See article on page 16.

Welland Steam & Country Rally: Woodside Farm, Welland, Nr Upton-upon-Severn, Worcs. Contact 01531 890417 or 01531 890762. See advert on page 41.

Saturday 20th July Wye Local Car Boot Sale: 9.30am – 12noon. Hay Primary School. Sellers from 8.45am. Buyers from 9.30am. £5 per boot, £10 per van. Refreshments stall. Contact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355. See advert on page 49. Sixteen Tambourines Indie Disco Bells: 8pm.The Globe at Hay.Tickets from £2 (Free before 10pm). Contact 01497 821762. See advert on page 42. Mediterranean Wine Tasting, Cheeses and Antipasto: 8pm. The Harp Inn, Glasbury. Contact 01497 847373. See advert on page 3. Sunday 21st July Baking Course: The Bakers’ Table, Talgarth Mill. Booking essential. Contact 01874 711125. See advert on page 2. Penyrheol Baptist Chapel Anniversary Services: 3pm (led by Janet Matthews) and 6pm (led by Rev'd Anne Roberts, Association Minister). Contact 01874 711061. Wednesday 24th July Glasbury Get-Together Club: 2.30 – 4.30pm. Glasbury Village Hall. See article on page 12. Thursday 25th July Prize Bingo: 7 for 7.15pm. Baskerville

Friday 26th – Sunday 27th July

Saturday 27th July Yew Turning: 10am - 4pm. The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Ralph and Elke Curtis from Yew Turn will be demonstrating how to turn yew wood into various shapes. Youngsters will also be able to take part in a toadstool painting workshop on the day.The toadstools will be available to purchase from £2 and painting materials will be provided by the garden centre. Contact 01497 847055. Quiz Night: 7.30pm. Cusop Village Hall. Another light-hear ted but challenging quiz for you to come and try. Our usual format, with a surprise or two. Teams of 3-5. Come as a team or join one on the night, £2.50/head. Prize for winning team. Bring a bottle if you like – we will have tea/coffee/cake available. Contact Alison 01497 820152. Disco Night - 60’s and 70’s: 8pm. Llanigon Village Hall. Bar, snacks etc. Entrance £5. In aid of roof repair funds. Contact 01497 847479. Winter Villains + Joel Harries: 8pm. The Globe at Hay. Tickets £5/6/7. Contact 01497 821762. See advert on page 42. Traditional Pub Sing-Along: 8pm. The Harp Inn, Glasbury. Piano, guitar and vocals. Contact 01497 847373. See advert on page 3. Oldie’s Disco Night: Baskerville Arms Hotel, Clyro. Contact 01497 820670. See advert on page 66. - 71 -

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July Herbfarmacy Open Farm Weekend: 10am - 4pm. Celebrating 30 years of growing herbs! Guided walks amongst the herbs, light snacks, stalls and demos. Contact 01544 327371. Friday 2nd August “Festus Coxsone” – Reggae DJ Legend: 8pm. Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro. Caribbean BBQ. Tickets £8 in advance/ £10 on night. Contact 01497 820033. See advert on page 18. Saturday 3rd August Wye Local Car Boot Sale: 9.30am – 12noon. Hay Primary School. Sellers from 8.45am. Buyers from 9.30am. £5 per boot, £10 per van. Refreshments stall. Contact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355. See advert on page 49. Brecon County Show: The Showground, Watton Villa, Brecon. Contact 01874 611881. See advert on page 21. Strawberry Day: 10am - 4pm. The Old Railway Line Garden Centre. Thursday 8th until Sunday 11th August Brecon Fringe Festival: See advert on page 55. Sunday 11th August Steam and Vintage Rally: Boatside Farm, Hay. Contact 01874 711110. See advert on page 3.

NEWSFLASH! This year we will be producing a full colour supplement that combines the annual Brecon Jazz Festival and Brecon Fringe Festival to go out with August issue. To include interesting articles, music profiles and event listings .... prices start from £50. Supplements will be delivered to Brecon, Builth, Crickhowell,Talgarth, Hay-on-Wye, Kington and surrounding villages. Interested? Check out the advert on page 2 and email: for more details.

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Wye Local issue 81 / July 2013  

Welcome to our July '13 issue of Wye Local - the community magazine for Hay on Wye, Talgarth and the surrounding villages.