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November 2013 • Issue 85 The community magazine covering Hay, Talgarth and the surrounding villages

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Welcome To our 85th issue – this month we celebrate our 7th birthday! I was hoping to inform you of some exciting changes for us, but as I’m still waiting for confirmation of a few things I will keep it under wraps until next month. If, however, you’d like to know sooner than our December issue – become a fan of our Facebook Page as our plans will be announced here mid November.

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

November Reward Member Exclusive Starbuys • Spring Flowering Bulbs, Buy any 3 packs and get the cheapest pack Free! • Spiral Pillar Candles, £2.99 each Buy 1 Get 1 Free • 3 Globe Preserve Sets, £6.99 per set, 2 sets for £10.00 • Temptations Fragrance Range, Entire Range Now ½ Price

Cheese and Wine Evening – Thurs 5th December 7pm till 9pm If you’re a lover of cheese and wine then this evening is perfect for you. We will have wine and cheese experts on hand offering tasters and advice on an exciting range of chesses and wines. Exclusive discounts on purchases, try some new wines before stocking up for Christmas. Please phone today to book your ticket.

Santa’s Grotto and his Reindeer Santa will be visiting us again this year but he is also bringing the reindeer with him every weekend in December. The grotto opens on Saturday the 30th of November, open to children of all ages. For a Christmas events brochure which also has details of Breakfast and Tea with Santa please visit our website and download a brochure from our events page. .

Late Night Christmas Shopping 12th and 19th of December, Open till 8pm Railway Restaurant will also be serving a festive menu till 7.30pm on both evenings

The Railway Restaurant

For some time now I have been working on a new website for Wye Local and Local Beacon. As I write this there are still some tweaks to do and whilst the magazine is at the printers I will be dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s! We hope you find the new site easy to use, informative and complimentary to this magazine. Please feel free to email us your thoughts as we are always open to suggestions. A big thank you to Nic at New Millennium. I went to Nic with many ideas. He was able to put them into web format and also introduce his own exciting bits. Thank you for your patience Nic!

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November Competition C J Gibbons, Family Butchers in Hay have very kindly donated a prize for this month’s Competition Winner: A voucher to the value of £15.00. Please complete the wordsearch on page 60 and send to us by 16th November 2013. Winner of last month’s competition: Chris Cull, Moccas

As many of you already know, Black Mountains Lions Club will be hosting their annual Bonfire and Firework Display on Tuesday 5th November at Clyro Court. Here’s hoping to a dry evening. Who’s feeling the Festive cheer? Perhaps you wait for the turn on of the Christmas Lights? Mac Eager will turn on the lights in Hay on Friday 29th November. When hearing this I was chuffed as Mac is as local as you get. You often see him around town in his Council gear. On the 30th November the Talgarth lights will be turned on. Both events are a chance to get the communities together.

Local Landscapes 2014 Calendar Photographs in and around Brecon, Talgarth and Hay


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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.

I will hopefully be at the Hay Winter Food Festival and Talgarth Christmas Market to sell our Local Landscape Calendars. Do pop by and say hello – a special little elf called Cariad may be there to help! Enjoy this issue. Thank you hugely for all your support over the last 7 years. Lisa Marie x

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Longtown Christmas Fair on Saturday 9th November, 10am till 4pm. With a superb group of handpicked Craftspeople participating, Longtown Christmas Fair never disappoints. Top quality gift ideas, hand made pastries and preserves, bears, bags, basketry, textiles, pictures and much, much, more! Interesting and unique products you won’t find in the high street, and all made locally. Do call in, have a cup of tea and a browse, you may be very surprised at what you find. Home made refreshments and a very warm welcome awaits you. Admision is free. Our raffle this year will be raising funds for Clodock Church.

Hay & District Royal British Legion Branch Would all Members please note that subscriptions are now due. Membership Cards are available for collection from the Branch Headquarters in Market Street.



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News from Talgarth by Cllr.William Powell Powys County Councillor for Talgarth As I sign off my column this month, I can scarcely believe that we are approaching the countdown to Christmas once again. For people of all ages, it is a special time but it can also pose real challenges, especially for those who are lonely, anxious or finding it difficult to make ends meet financially. It is good to be mindful of this in the coming weeks. One remarkable aspect of the Christmas season this year is quite how much progress has been made by local businesses, both in terms of the shops and also the hospitality sector. Unlike just a few years ago, it is now possible to get a wide range of gifts and full selection of seasonal food locally, on our own doorstep. Likewise, there are real options for those who may want to have lunch or a drink in the run up to the festive season.

Another boost for businesses locally comes in the form of the Countryside Alliance Annual Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars.’ Nominations are open until 1st November, but I understand that both the Deli Pot at WJ George Butchers and The Baker’s Table Café at Talgarth Mill have been nominated in different categories for the 2013 competition. In previous years, it has been my pleasure to welcome the team from WJ George, and also Chef on the Run from Hay on Wye, to the Senedd for the awards ceremony. I wish both businesses every success, as it is great for hard work and innovation to be celebrated.

As recently as four years ago, a survey carried out for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority identified a retail vacancy rate of over 40% here in Talgarth. With the last shop having just been let in Phoenix House, High Street, that rate is now effectively reduced to zero. Such a turnaround is little short of astonishing, especially given the difficult financial climate. It is only right to salute those who have embraced the opportunity to invest in our town, as well as those whose efforts have helped to create the level of confidence to make it possible. It is perhaps no coincidence that the Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales (CREW) is holding a national seminar in Talgarth later in the month.

Direct from the farm Come and choose your own tree grown on our plantation at:

Foresters Court, Brilley, Near Whitney-on-Wye Tel 01497 831079

Open throughout December

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I very much look forward to seeing many of you in the coming weeks, at the forthcoming Service of Remembrance on Sunday, 10th November and at other community events. In the meantime, if you have any feedback or issues of concern, please don’t hesitate to contact me on: 07703 112113 or by email: uk Alternatively, please come along to my next advice surgery on Friday, 1st November from 5:00pm at Talgarth TiRC. You can also pop into the TiRC at any time to request a call on any issue that is troubling you.

In this context, many local people have expressed surprise and disappointment that a planning application has been lodged to seek change of use on 2 & 3 Bell Street, to enable the former shops to be converted into flats. I know that the Follow signs off the A438 from the Clifford Toll Bridge or Rhydspence Inn

Town Council has held a special session to consider its response. The upper floors of both have been reinstated to a high standard as self-contained flats, with assistance from Powys County Council’s Private Sector Housing section. However, I recall Lord Livsey’s vision of those shops flourishing once again and his commitment to retaining them. Given the wider picture of Talgarth regeneration – and the real progress made over the last few years, – it is a view that I still hold.

Best wishes William

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Guy Notman Upholstery Reupholstery and loose covers Sofas & chairs made to order Hardwood frames and fully spring seats No foam used in construction Feather, fibre or feather flex cushions 2 seater sofas from £650 + fabric

• Also headboards, ottomans and footstools made to measure • Selection of fabrics • Curtain making service available

Tel: 01497 842602

Mob: 07968 144727

Will Lewis Photography Commercial Photographer

Invite you to join in the celebrations. Friday 29th November 2013, 5pm onwards. At the Butter Market and in the Memorial Square

Mac Eager who has looked after our Town’s streets for 25 years will turn on the Christmas lights at 7pm. To help get everyone in the Christmas spirit local shops will be displaying their finest Christmas goods in the Memorial Square marquee and carols will be sung by

Hay Community Choir Clifford, Clyro, Hay and Llanigon Schools Father Christmas has already promised to attend and there will be a post box for your letters To keep you warm mulled wine, mince pies and soft drinks will be available We look forward to seeing you all


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Come and Sing Fauré Requiem

Glasbury Arts Sunday 24th November 2013, Glasbury Village Hall, 10.30am - 4pm. Wire sculpture workshop for adults with Gail Stokes Hayward. Gail takes inspiration from the natural world to create beautiful art works using fine iron wire. Describing her work as three dimensional drawings, Gail uses wire as others use a pencil to create works with an energy and fluidity of line that brings the form to life with charming simplicity. Ticket Prices £40 full price, £25 concessions (unwaged, students, over-60s) 10% Member’s discount applies to both prices. Friday 1st November to Sunday 3rd November 2013, Glasbury Village Hall. Glasbury Arts 10th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition. Theme: “Community Art meets Fine Art” Opening Hours: 1st November 7-9pm; 2nd & 3rd November 11am-5.30pm FREE ENTRY. Saturday 2nd November 2013, Drama Studio, Gwernyfed High School. Workshop and Concert to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Glasbury Arts Exhibition. Produced by Welsh National Opera.10am to 4.30pm - All-day singing workshop with Welsh National Opera chorus master Stephen Harris and four members of the WNO chorus. 7.30pm – Concert with four members of the Welsh National Opera Chorus. Ticket prices: Workshop £40 full price, £25 concessions (unwaged, students, over-60s) Concert £11 full price, £9 concessions. Combined workshop/ concert tickets: £50 full price, £33 concessions.10% Member’s discount applies to all prices. Pre-concert meals available at the River Café Glasbury, book direct on 01497 847007, and at the Radnor Arms, Llowes, book direct on 01497 847460. Two-course meals are at the special Glasbury Arts price of £11.50. Tickets: by telephone on 01497 847426; in person at Old Forest Arts, The Craft Centre, Hay-onWye; or online at


Cafe + Bakery + Wood Fired Oven

on Saturday 9 November, 7.30pm

Guest Chef Night Saturday 2nd November at 7.30pm. The Gourmet Gardener cooks an eight course autumn menu £25.00 per head. BYOB.

at St Mary’s Church, Hay-on-Wye as part of the Words & Music for Remembrance

Pizza and Flix on Saturday 16th November tickets £10 per head, the film is ‘Song For Marion’ PG-13.

Singers to attend at least one of the two prior rehearsals Saturday 2 November 10.30am – 12.30pm Wednesday 6 November 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Find us at Crickhowell Market on Thursdays, & Brecon Market on Fridays.

Plus the rehearsal on the day Saturday 9 November 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Pizzas on Saturday 7th December from 5pm – 8pm with a meal deal for £12 per head.

Fee to participate: £10 (Free for school age children) in aid of church refurbishment

Contact JOHN FUNNELL on 01497822513 or 07866933600


talgarth mill, the square, talgarth, ld3 0bw t.01874 711125

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Clocks Watches Clogau Gold Jewellery Silverware A nice selection of gifts in stock 10 High Town Hay-on-Wye Hereford HR3 5AE Tel: 01497 821848 Repairs & Restoration of Antique & Modern Clocks, Watches, Barometers & Jewellery

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News from Glasbury Ward by Chris Davies Powys County Councillor for Glasbury At the time of going to print we are all holding our breath at Powys CC as we await the funding settlement from the Welsh Assembly. The forecast is not good and with the directive that ‘statutory services’ like Adult Care and Education cannot be touched it appears that difficult decisions will be made in other areas. Powys has received the lowest settlement in Wales for five out of the last six years. It is a pity that we have allowed our politicians to accept this without successful challenge. Let’s see what the future brings!

Christmas gift ideas

Even in difficult economic times local community spirit always shines through as was shown recently with a number of Macmillan coffee mornings held in the area. My wife and I attended two of these events and our thanks and congratulations must go to Marian Lally and her team at Llanigon along with Jane Nicholls and her team at Painscastle not to mention everyone who supported these events. Between them nearly £2,500 was raised for this most important charity. There are some great events taking place in the

ward in November. The first hosted by Glasbury Arts is the 10th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition at Glasbury Village Hall on the weekend of 1st – 3rd November. A great local success story. The second is the Annual Fire Works display at Clyro Court on Tuesday 5th November. This is hosted and organised by the Black Mountains Lions who do so much to raise money for local good causes. The gates open at 6-15pm and the fireworks start at 7pm so bring the family along for a great evening out. The Radnorshire Committee of the Royal Welsh Show are hosting ‘Radnorshire’s Got Talent’ on Saturday 23rd November in Painscastle Village Hall. If you can sing, dance or play the spoons – you are welcome to enter. If you just wish to come along and enjoy the local talent, tickets will be available on the door. 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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News from


Fairtrade Hay

Josephine Flinning

Fairtrade Hay have had a busy couple of months. We had stalls at the Butter Market in August, selling products made by the Zabaleen garbage collectors of Cairo. These included some wonderful iPad cases made from silk ties collected from Hay. We also ran a tea and cake stall at the welcome party for visitors from Timbuktu which raised £140.

MSc, BSc (Hons) Lic Ac. M.B.Ac.C. 


Jo went to the Fairtrade supporters’ conference in London and heard some inspiring speakers and met like-minded people from other Fairtrade towns. Next year’s Fairtrade Fortnight theme is around bananas. Currently bananas are being sold cheaper than the cost of production, being used as loss leaders in price wars which is disastrous for small farmers. You’ll be hearing much more from us on this next year! If you’re planning your Christmas shopping, there are plenty of fair trade options in Hay. Flow have some gorgeous clothes from People Tree, Number Two have great homeware from Nkuku, and Eighteen Rabbit at the Castle have a wide range of stylish fair trade gifts from around the world. It’s the sixth annual fair trade Christmas market on 7th December, 10am – 5pm in the Butter Market. Come along to find some fabulous, unique fair trade gifts including alpaca scarves, African ornaments, jewellery from Timbuktu, eco-friendly gifts and lots more. We’ll be serving fair trade hot chocolate and mince pies and there will be some festive musical entertainment. Buying fair trade at Christmas supports small producers in developing countries to live a more sustainable life.

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Beacons Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


A lovely shop in the Castle grounds of Hay-on-Wye


• High Powered • Truck Mounted • Steam Cleaning

Vintage Clothing and 1960’s dresses, handbags and hats / Gloves for all occasions / Mens’ dinner jackets and other menswear / Military items / Table cloths, lace, sheets, pillowcases and bolster cases / Handmade soaps and candles / Paintings and prints / Jewellery / Variety of books


• Fast Drying • We Don’t Use Your Water • We Don’t Use Your Electric • Safe & Pet Friendly Chemicals


• Fully Insured Call: Simon on 07813261697 Email:

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The Woodland

Davies Partnership LLP

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Dee’s Mobile Domestic Services Over 30 Years Of Professional Experience


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

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

It has been a hectic summer for Hay Together with renovation and decoration taking centre stage. After a lot of work our new Community Hub and meeting spaces up the Cobbles beside the Castle are looking great. Posted outside the enormous map of Hay, kindly donated by Ordnance Survey, is already turning into a mini tourist destination. There is also a large outside community noticeboard. We intend to have the Community Hub open on a regular basis very soon.

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We plan to hold another public meeting at 7.00pm on Wednesday 13th November at Hay Primary School. Everyone in Hay is warmly invited to attend, to hear an update on what we have been doing so far, but also crucially to feed in to where we go next. As well as the opportunity to voice your opinions, you’ll be able to hear short presentations from groups and organisations working in Hay who offer support to the town. Hay Together aims to bring the town together to improve the wellbeing of the wider community for the benefit of all. We can only do that with your input. We hope you will be able to join us on the 13th to make your voice heard and contribute to our mission.

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It’s not too late to organise your Festive celebrations!

For the second month running we include some suggestions of where to book that all important Christmas Works Party. In fact whilst I write this, I’m putting a note in MY diary to organise the venue for my team as soon as this issue goes to print! November and December always proves to be busy with social events, so the sooner I get this done, the less stressful it will be. My plan will be to ring a few of the local restaurants, ask them for their menus, show them to the team – and book a date that everyone at Wye Local and Local Beacon can make. Hopefully taxis, childcare and fancy dress costumes will fit around this nicely!!! If family are coming to visit in the run up to Christmas, book somewhere in advance for a sociable meal – think of all the washing up you won’t have to do! Whatever your plans, I hope you experience good food, fine company and have a jolly good time!

Phil Swaine

Craig Pritchard

General Handyman Home & Garden

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• Small jobs • Repairs • Larger projects

All aspects of electrics, Domestic, Commercial, Industrial. Inspecting and testing. Part p registered.

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The Castlefields and Seven Stars, Aberedw

Christmas Menu 2013 Starters

Homemade Soup of the day

Freshly made soup with croutons served with fresh bread roll

Homemade Chicken Liver Pate

Served with a cranberry and apple chutney & toasted rustic bread

Breaded Brie Wedges

Served with Port & Cumberland Sauce

Homemade Pork Balls

Served with sweet and sour sauce and noodles

Main Couse Traditional Roast Turkey

Locally sourced turkey crown served with roast potato, pigs in blanket, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and homemade gravy

Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb

Succulent shoulder of lamb slow cooked in a cider and leek sauce,

10oz Sirloin Steak (£3 supplement)

Grilled to your liking & served with a peppered sauce

Parsnip, Chestnut & Lentil Suet Pudding

Homemade with roasted parnips, chestnuts, lentils and cranberry encased in suet pastry Served with caramalised onion & red wine sauce

Seabass & Asparagus

Grilled fillets of Seabass served on a bed of asparagus and new potatoes served with a white wine sauce


Traditional Christmas Pudding Served with Homemade Brandy Sauce

Chocolate Mousse & Cointreau

White & milk Belgian chocolate mousse with Cointreau & Shortbread biscuit

Warm Sweet Waffle

with Movenpick panna cotta ice cream and raspberry coulis

The Castlefields

Clifford, Hereford, HR3 5HB

2 Course £13.95 3 Course £15.95

Telephone No: 01497 831554

The Seven Stars

Aberedw, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3UW

Telephone No: 01982 560494

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The Radnor Arms



The Square

Llowes, Hereford, HR3 5JA

We don’t do foams, Jus or deconstructed food, so you won’t find us in the Michelin or good food guides, but we do serve good wholesome plates of pub grub and more!!


Winning public bar

TAPAS Evening

Throughout December Christmas Sunday Carvery 1 course £8.95 2 course £11.95. 3 course £13.95 Booking advised. Christmas Hot Curry Buffet, throughout December every Saturday Evening 7 till 9 £10.95 Booking advised.

Telephone: 01874 711253

Starting Thursday 7th November and every Thursday after, from £3/plate. Traditional Turkey Lunches/Dinners Served every Wednesday in December (other days by arrangement) £9.50

Don’t forget our Friday “fish and chips or home-baked ham, egg and chips” lunchtime special for £5.50. Add a pud for £2.50

Traditional Sunday Roasts From £7.50 every Sunday Christmas/New Year Opening: Open until Sunday 22nd December (lunchtime) Open Friday 27th - Tuesday 31st December. Then we will be closed for our Christmas break, and will be open again from Wednesday 17th January. The management reserves the right to withdraw any of these offers without notice

Tel: 01497 847460 www.The Email: TheRadnor

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The River Cafe Glasbury FAMILY BUTCHERS

Rhosgoch Golf

01497 820 636

Rhosgoch (5 miles from Hay-on-Wye), Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3JY

and Leisure club 9 HOLE COURSE

set in beautiful countryside

Green fees £9 for 9 holes & £13 for 18 holes weekdays

Membership £200 from 1st April 2013 (Part year negotiable)

Function room ideal for your Christmas or Birthday party Set in quiet & peaceful countryside.

Is trying to tempt you away from the fire for

Sunday Carvery (booking essential)

an evening of chat, good food and laughter Please come and join us for....

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Weds Nov 6th Glasbury & Llowes Village Supper Weds Nov 13th Clyro & Brilley Village Supper Weds Nov 20th Llanigon & Cusop Village Supper Weds Nov 27th Hay & Clifford Village Supper

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(All @ £12.00 Two Courses & Coffee) Please Telephone Us To Book Your Table...

Tickets £3.00 Starts at 9pm

If you are planning a festive gathering Please book for our delicious Christmas Menu from November 28th and all through December Please email us if you would like to see a menu (1 Course, £17.50, 2 Courses £20.00 & 3 Courses £22.50 - All include prosecco, coffee and truffles) Free transport home by prior arrangement!

The River Cafe Glasbury Fresh Food Cooked Daily

THE TRAM INN Real Ales • Traditional pub meals Family garden with petanque area Games Room • Real fires A warm welcome • Family friendly Functions/special occasions catered for

Celebrate with us and Dance into 2014 4 course Meal £24.95

3 course Christmas menu for £22 Please visit our website for more details

Karoke Evening

Opening times:

Tel: 01497 847007

Food served:

Christmas Eve at 7.30pm

Tuesday - Saturday: 12 - 3pm & 6 - 9pm Sunday (roast dinners): 12 - 3pm Drinks served until late every evening Closed Mondays Email: Located on the bridge at Glasbury-on-Wye

The Castlefields

Clifford, Hereford, HR3 5HB Telephone No: 01497 831554

THE TRAM INN Eardisley, Hereford HR3 6PG Tel: 01544 327 251

(3 miles west of Hay-on-Wye)

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Shop Locally this Christmas

Christmas shopping is usually a stressful experience but it really doesn’t need to be. Why not start your Christmas list locally, right here on your doorstep in the towns of Hay and Talgarth? I think you’d be genuinely surprised on what and who you could buy for. Many of the local shops offer very competitive prices, not just competing with shops further afield but also with internet prices. Plus many of the shops offer unique gifts that you just won’t find elsewhere. To make it stress free, break up the shopping trip with some tea and cake in a local cafe, or end the day with food and beverage in a local restaurant. Going local means no fuel costs, bumping into familiar faces and keeping your hard earned dosh within the community.

Xmas party packages available 23 Nov-23 Dec

Package 1

Express shellac manicure, spray tan and lash extensions for just £50

Package 2

Natural or french acrylics, eyebrow wax and semi permanent mascara for just £65 and includes free nail art and mascara removal

Call shelley on 07957211949 to book


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

s Open Week Christma17th November 11th – Christmas Gifts and Decorations

Refreshments and a mince pie whilst you browse.

Looking forward to seeing you at The Coach House, Brobury House, Bredwardine, Hereford Tel: 01981 500777 Ample Free Parking OPENING TIMES: MON-FRI 10-5PM SAT 10-4PM

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There’s a fabulous opportunity to get lots of your Christmas shopping for gifts on Saturday 9th November all under one roof at the Butter Market in Hay. It’s that time again when exclusive craftspeople come together as Artisans at Hay to show, talk about and sell their creations. The ever-popular show has an extensive range of goods for both children and adults and there are bound to be treats for everybody. There’s also a chance to commission that special unique gift, tailor-made to match your specifications. Why go and get a mass-produced present when you can get something that has been hand-crafted and made with total commitment and dedication to a chosen craft? You’ll be able to choose from Rachel Pritchard’s contemporary ceramics, or Neil Alcock’s stoneware, Woodend’s environmentally friendly children’s toys, Wood at Golden Valley’s beautiful turned wood for the home, Peter King’s wonderful metal sculpture, Karen Wallace’s children’s books – signed and dedicated on the spot! For the senses, there’s Castello de Haia’s soaps and Guthrie & Bees’ Welsh Honey! Richard Evans will be selling his exclusive artworks – some on special offer, and there are Shelley Faye Lazar’s vibrant scarves too. We will be open from 10am to 5pm and look forward to seeing you.

During half-term, just pop in and pick up a wooden star. When it’s decorated we’ll exchange it for a token which means you can get a 10% discount on anything you buy in the shop on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout November. All the decorated stars will be hung in our Christmas window. It’ll be beautiful!



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‘Have Yourself a Very VINTAGE Christmas’ The last weekend in November is promising to be a shopping extravaganza for Hay-onWye. Not only do we have the turning on of the Christmas lights on Friday 29th November, followed by the Food Festival on Saturday but on Sunday 1st December things will get VERY Christmassy. Hay Does Vintage returns with its 3rd vintage fayre in the centre of Hay, aptly titled ‘Have Yourself a Very VINTAGE Christmas’.

On Sunday 1st December 2013

10.30am - 4pm

curios, collectables, books and some upcycled items all perfect to give as gifts this Christmas.

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You can’t help but notice the amount of people that visit the fayre wearing vintage clothes ‘It’s a great excuse to get really dressed up and feel incredibly glamorous’ says Naomi, ‘and we love seeing individual styling’. Encouraging this is the ‘strolling fashion show’, back by popular demand. This year it will be co-ordinated by Kate Sly who offers personal styling and colour analysis at Fashion Farmer. Kate will be showcasing how to wear vintage fashion for different body shapes and ages and will be on hand to offer tips with Naomi doing the make-up on the models. Also back by popular demand in the Marquee is the Travelling Tearoom, serving teas and delicious homemade cakes all served on vintage bone china. It’s a great spot to catch up with friends and relax with a cup of tea. This year the cakes will be served with a seasonal twist of course.......


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‘We carefully select our traders for each event, bringing back some favourites and introducing some new ones to keep things interesting’ says Jo ‘Our aim is to gain a reputation for providing a high quality fayre each time and it’s really lovely to see returning visitors that appreciate our efforts’

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The pair are keen for shoppers to seek less conventional gifts for loved ones this season and browse all the wonderful things the fayre and shops in Hay have to offer. This year both the Marquee, Market Square car park and Buttermarket will be filled with fantastic vintage and retro traders selling a huge choice of furniture, clothes, jewellery, kitchenalia,

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Organisers Jo Hodges & Naomi Parsons will have completed a year of vintage events in the town since meeting at a wedding fayre less than 2 years ago. Whilst exhibiting for their own businesses at the fayre (Jo hires out vintage crockery with Sipping Pretty and Naomi is a makeup artist with her business Naomi Emmanuelle Makeup) the pair discussed the possibility of hosting a vintage event in Hay. ‘We are thrilled at the success of each event and the support we have received from local businesses and friends’ they say.

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Superfine Merino The Rohan Superfine Merino takes full advantage of the incredible properties of nature’s finest technical fabric - it’s very rare and very special. It’s incredibly soft, luxuriously comfortable, high wicking, UV protective and has an uncanny natural resistance to the build up of odour. We think it makes the perfect cold weather base layer. From crew and zip neck tops to necktubes, scarves and hats A perfect Christmas gift idea to keep your loved ones cosy and warm over the chilly winter months.

Brecon,Talgarth and Hay

ON SALE NOW IN VARIOUS OUTLETS BRECON: Bishops Meadow Garage, Brecon Cathedral Shop, Brecon Photo Centre, Brecon Tourist Information Centre, Cariad, Edwards News, My Deli,The Hours, The Retreat, The Rustic Retail Company. TALGARTH: Siop Y Bont, The Deli Pot, Talgarth Mill, Talgarth Stores, Talgarth Tourist Information. HAY: Bartrums, Broad Street Books, Country Supplies, Dolls House Fun, F W Golesworthy’s, Gibbons Butchers, Hay Newsagents, Hay Post Office, HayTourist Information, NumberTwo, Pughs of Londis, R M Jones Pharmacy, TheThoughtful Gardener. SURROUNDINGVILLAGES: Boughrood Stores, Church Barn Farm Shop, Clyro Post Office, Friends of Bronllys Hospital, Glasbury Arts,Glasbury Station,LibanusVisitor Centre,Regent House Filling Station, Talybont Stores,The Old Railway Line Nursery,Three Cocks Garage,Wye Knot Stop.

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Makes the ideal present this Christmas

01497 822540 Peter & Fiona Rohan 23 Castle St, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5DF To advertise in Wye Local please call Clare: 07811 961983 or email:

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small farms Christmas Crafts – Organic and locally produced meat

Are you finding it difficult to think of gift ideas this Christmas? Fashion Farmer can offer GIFT VOUCHERS for any amount of £££s to put towards: • Colour Analysis • Personal Shopping • Wardrobe Weeding • Mens Styling • Wedding Styling

Craft Crafts- – Lightbulb Decorations What WHAT You YOU Need: NEED: What You Need: Burned Burned out out light-bulbs. light-bulbs.

Beef and Lamb reared on our farms at Lower Pothamal and Ciliau, or bought locally.


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Email: Telephone: 07792963197

jewellery • knitware & clothing lighting • painting • pottery • prints textiles • handmade cards • unusual gifts original art • great presents


Deck the Halls with boughs of holly

Our beef is hung for 21 days before being prepared for the shop. Rib and Sirloin on the bone a speciality Free range woodland pork from Monmouthshire and our poultry is either organic or free range. We have a small deli counter selling organic butter, cheese, milk and eggs plus Bernie’s pasties. We also stock award winning Trealy farm charcuterie.

Acrylic Acrylic paint, paint, brushes brushes and and water. water. Wire to hang your ornament Wire to hang your ornament -- gold gold is is best. best.

Make Make Christmas Christmas decorations decorations using using something we something we all all have have aa lot lot of used lightbulbs! lightbulbs! of -– used What WHAT You YOU do: DO: What You do: Carefully Carefully paint paint your your lightbulb lightbulb using using as as many many or or as few colors as you choose. You could as few colors as you choose. You could paint paint simple simple shapes shapes or or you you could could get get really really fancy fancy and and make the the lightbulb lightbulb look look like like Santa’s Santa’s head. head. make Wait Wait for for the the paint paint to to dry. dry. Wrap some wire around Wrap some wire around the the coiled coiled end end of of the the light bulb bulb and and hang hang itit on on your your Christmas Christmas tree tree light –– voila! voila!

Orders are now being taken for Christmas We would be happy to discuss your Christmas requirements by email, telephone or call and see us in the shop.

A wonderful time of year to decorate the home with holly, ivy & mistletoe. Use inviting seasonal home fragrances from Castello de Haia: No1 Autumn/Winter.

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THE SHED TIDY – a perfect man gift. OBJECT OF DESIRE – Indoor watering can, beautiful & elegant.

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Bonfire and

Firework Display On Tuesday 5th November 2013 To be held at Clyro Court, Clyro, Near Hay-on-Wye

Entrance from 6pm Please come early

News from Gwernyfed High School At the start of October, Gwernyfed High School opened its doors to pupils and parents from the primary schools, for an action packed Open Evening. Sixth formers, acting as tour guides, welcomed the pupils and parents and took them around the school, introducing them to staff and providing information on the provision at Gwernyfed. Staff and Pupils were available to showcase every department with interactive activities and information on the course of study. Activities ranged from spectacular interactive science experiments, to map reading challenges in geography, and engaging drama sessions. There was also a pupil quiz to complete with prizes! Parents and

pupils took the opportunity to look at current pieces of work and talk to both teachers and pupils about the subject areas. Parents commented on the ‘great community feeling’ at Gwernyfed and their recognition of the school as ‘a caring environment with the success and happiness of pupils at its heart’. Mr Simon Hanks, Head of Year 7, commented ‘This year’s Open Evening was the most interactive and enthusiastic to date – the sixth form tour guides presented themselves well, showing high levels of interest and pride in their school.’ Photo: Ethan Gardiner experimenting in Science

Bonfire lit 6.45pm Fireworks 7pm Adults - £4.00, Children £1.00

available Refreshments & other stalls Lions will again be holding a Guy Fawkes Competition For Primary School Children Prizes for Primary Schools of Winners First - £100

Second - £ 20

Third - £ 10

N.B. All Guys to be delivered to Clyro Court on Tuesday 5th November No later than 6.30pm


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News from Hay Cheese Market Building work on the Cheese Market has begun! This is an exciting landmark in the projects own history, since it has taken nearly six years of voluntary effort to reach this stage. From now on you will start to see the changes taking place. Scaffolding will be erected and repair work will begin – to the cracks in the walls, the roof and the gaps in the gable ends and so on. It is also when refurbishment will start to take place, in terms of removing the breezeblock toilet, reinstating the old iron railings and transforming the first floor into accommodation.

In the meantime we will try to cause minimal disruption. A few car parking spaces will be lost in the Memorial Square car park while the scaffolding is up and some of the trade pitches at Hay Market will be moved slightly in order to create space for the builders. The disruptions will be short-lived. The benefits of the project will be long-lasting! Any queries should be directed to info@ Follow us on Facebook: /HayCheeseMarket and Twitter: @haycheesemarket

Of course, all this will take time, but we aim to have completed the work by end of April next year.

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Joinery LTD JDW JOINERY LTD is a family run company specialising in the design and manufacture of purpose made joinery. Which includes: Windows, Doors, Frames & Screens, Oak Framed Porches, Sunrooms/Conservatories, Staircases, Handmade Kitchens – with design & installation.

Ideal Christmas Gift rrp £6.50

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Cleaning Services Wooden Floor Sanding Service

Heritage Wood Restoration & Repairs


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 Most types of flooring machined scrubbed and re-sealed

Antique & contemporary furniture, Doors, floors, staircases, panelling, beams, carvings, ect.

 Pressure washing of patios  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!

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

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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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A Weekend of Wonder and Joy in Hay 29th November – 1st December 2013. We’re looking forward to a bigger and bolder Hay Festival Winter Weekend this year with a great lineup for adults and kids alike. Ranulph Fiennes talks about Cold, his extreme adventures at the coldest temperatures on Earth, while Simon Singh shares the mathematical secrets that inspired the writers of The Simpsons, and uses specific episodes to explain concepts ranging from pi and the paradox of infinity to the origins of numbers. Archie Miles uncovers the roots of the great British oak, and leader of the Green Party Natalie Bennett introduces a new EJF initiative, Postcards from the Frontline. Economist Vicky Pryce discusses her powerful book on Prisonomics: Behind Bars in Britain’s Failing Prisons with Erwin James; and horticultural historian Jennifer Potter considers how the lotus, lily, sunflower, opium poppy, rose, tulip and orchid have come to be metaphors for life, death, purity, passion, greed, envy, virtue, hope and consolation.

need to start your own business in the new year. In the evenings there is music and laughter – skiffle band Thrill Collins, who’ve wowed crowds all over Europe and provided the opening set at Glastonbury 2013, offer a tongue-in-cheek journey through some of the greatest guilty pleasures of our time. You can enjoy a tour of popular classics performed by The Peregrine Quartet, from Bach’s Air on a G String to Tango per una Cabeza; and the writers of QI, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson, share their latest 1,361 QI Facts To Stun Your Budgie. The festival will take place at The Swan Hotel, Hay Castle and Richard Booth’s Bookshop. Join us for mince pies, mulled wine and sparkling stories. Box office: 01497 822 629. Full programme online at

For young readers, Michael Rosen performs Alphabetical, Tracey Corderoy reads from her latest Hubble Bubble book, and Ella Hickson talks about her adaptation of Peter Pan – this season’s family show for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Drop in to our story-telling and craft-making workshops; learn how to draw Penguins in Christmas Jumpers with illustrator Alexia Tucker; and be spellbound by Theatrix’s magical shadow puppet show of The Christmas Carol for young children.

The Cutting Room Uni-Sex Hairdressers

Tel. 01497 821555 Monday.........................9.00am - 5.30pm Tuesday.........................9.00am - 5.30pm Wednesday....................................Closed Thursday.......................9.00am - 5.30pm Friday............................9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday (every other).....9.00am - 5.00pm

Teenagers can Make a Book in a Day, with the expert teaching of local author Jenny Valentine in cahoots with local designer Paul Thomas.Workshops for grown-ups include a Women in Business forum chaired by Kitty Corrigan (former Deputy Editor of Country Living) – come and learn everything you

Stockists of: Moroccanoil and full range of Wella products Gift Vouchers Available

40 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye

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After a lot of hard work securing visas and some hastily rearranged plans, we were delighted to welcome teachers and midwives from Timbuktu to Hay for a weeklong visit.

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

The group received a warm welcome from people in Hay, and were able to spend time with several community groups including Hay Feminists, the Hay Choir, Hay on TV, local potters and musicians. The groups in Hay have been left with plenty to think about in terms of how we can build links and support our twin town further in the future. This could be through raising funds for much needed equipment such as computers, sending medicines, or funding counselling for women who suffered sexual violence during the recent troubles. The midwives and teachers found their visits to schools and hospitals incredibly useful. Whilst they are in desperate need of better equipment, they were able to learn techniques that may improve their ways of working in Timbuktu. The teachers met with funder organisations in Cardiff and it is hoped that we can provide support for additional English language teaching in schools over the coming months. You can read more about the visitors experience on our website:, and see photos on

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We now stock blinds Tel. 01497 820077 2 Glanwye Business Park, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5EW

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

Please come along to the Hay2Timbuktu AGM on 14th November, 7pm at the Parish Hall. This will include presentations and films from some of the local groups that have initiated twinning projects and updates on the charity’s work.



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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

Gardeners Tips & Advicefor November Flower Garden • Continue planting tulips and hyacinths • Divide perennials • Protect young, tender plants from wet and frost • Remove dead leaves and flowers Kitchen Garden • Plant garlic bulbs • Continue to harvest winter crops such as leeks and brussel sprouts • Continue to plant fruit trees • Plant summer flowering raspberry canes and other soft fruit Greenhouse • Ventilate the greenhouse well on sunny days • Reduce watering to a minimal level • Check any stored crops of fruit and veg within the garden centre • Grow windowsill salads and herbs The Lawn • Keep off the lawn as much as possible to prevent

damage when wet

• Continue to cut the grass if necessary but raise the cut height • Lay turf if required • Clear up leaf fall on the lawn General Advice • Carry out any winter digging or forking over • Check through the garden for any plants

that may be damaged by frost and move them undercover or inside • Keep an eye on paths and patios, they will become slippery when wet. Pond • Clean pond filters and pumps if required • Net off any leaf fall to prevent decomposition in the water.



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Get to really know.......... Name? Robert Williams Place of Birth? Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, although my formative years were spent in Surrey Where do you live now? Between Hay and Glasbury Marital status? Married to Clare Occupation? Retired Racehorse Trainer. I now have a very varied lifestyle which suits me well. I am part of the Wye Local and Local Beacon teams and part of the front of house teams at The Harp Inn at Glasbury and The Bridge Inn at Michaelchurch Escley Children? Two daughters, Hannah, a teacher in London and recently married, and Emily, who works in Marketing and lives in Switzerland Pets? Our lovely dog Pip and Rowley the cat Favourite childhood TV programme? Watch With Mother Are you a collector of anything? Cookery books If you could have any superpower, what would it be? To be able to see into the future What is usually your first thought when you wake up? Why did I have that last drink last night?! Do you believe in ghosts? I didn’t until I was a guest in an old farmhouse in Gozo when I awoke to a feeling that there was a presence in my bedroom …… or could it have been my hostess visiting me! Most exciting thing you’ve won? It was when Mister Majestic, a horse I trained won The Middle Park Stakes, a Group One race run at Newmarket Two lessons life has taught you? To be patient and not to act on impulse What makes you grumpy? Banks and energy companies, foreign call centres, political correctness and being asked inane questions because of the Data Protection Act You are given one million pounds, what do you spend it on? Family and travel Do you have any bad habits? None that I am aware of, but perhaps you should ask Clare! Which bad habits drive you crazy? Bad spelling and poor organisation


List one thing you wish you could change about yourself: Would like to be taller and slimmer If you could visit anywhere in the world where would you go? To visit the ice fields and glaciers of Alaska




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What has been your most embarrassing moment? Telling an owner that his horse was a certainty in a four runner race. We had a bet that if it didn’t win I would run naked down the road in Newmarket. It didn’t win …. !! Name one regret you have: Not going to University Name one thing you miss about being a child? Having no responsibilities What’s your favourite song of the moment? I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons What’s your favourite song of all time? Love is All Around by Wet Wet Wet

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What’s your favourite thing to do on a Saturday night? Work at The Bridge Inn at Michaelchurch Escley. Always such a great atmosphere. It also means that I don’t have to endure X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing on television

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What’s your favourite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon/evening? Cooking the supper, helped along by several glasses of wine!

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Do you have any hidden talents? Many …. ! What would be your dream job? Glamour Photographer’s assistant!

Best present ever received? A lovely gold Longines wrist watch

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Some yourself up in just five words: Conscientious, tidy, organised, passionate, analytical.

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The Thoughts of a Greengrocer I finished last month by telling you that I was going to have a few days off and I used these to go over the Channel to France. I have always enjoyed driving on the French roads as they are quite empty compared to ours. I went as far as Chinon in the Loire Valley. It is noticeable that the prices over there are now much on a par with ours for food.The big difference between food shopping in France and at home is the fresh food in the major supermarkets. Fruit and veg. is frequently from a local grower and little of it is pre-packed. Also I saw that the supermarket is willing to sell produce for flavour rather than looks. Little bits of scab and other marks don’t matter. Root vegetables are still dirty with soil on them and so on. Because we have become so used to the extra clean, evenly shaped, identical sized under-ripe stuff I would struggle to sell some of what I saw. The other thing that took my interest was the wine for sale. This was mainly local wine with a fair bit of other French types and a tiny shelf of foreign wines. The prices impressed me so I took more notice than I have done in the past. We know that the French don’t have alcohol duty on each and every bottle as we do and this makes an enormous difference particularly when vat is charged on the duty paid. The net result is that a simple but nice bottle of wine in France is likely to be half or less than the same bottle in Britain.

Castle Greengrocers Retailer & Wholesaler

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

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

Back home we are still seeing plenty of local apples and we are almost onto the local pears. Plums and so on are finished but suddenly only today (I write this article on the 14th of each month) I have some local quinces brought in. I have enthused about these before but the jelly that can be made from them is gorgeous and adding some grated into apple pies and crumbles makes a big difference; or just leave them in the kitchen for the sake of the scent. In Birmingham there is still a lot of talk about building a new whoelsale market on the outskirts of the city - depending on which side this could seriously help or hinder us on our visits to market - perhaps I’ll be retired before it is all settled. On which happy note I’ll leave you - remember, next month is Christmas! Article sipplied by Sturat Pritchard, Castle Greengrocers.

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Poem Corner

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Carry their spoils of the day Buckets of shells, emptied homes of Razor clams, limpets and whelks Inspecting, prodding their cache of Incarcerated, wiggling sand eels and crabs

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Like the ship of the desert trudging Dirty, tacky, sweaty salt on every inch Arms buzzing with blossoming red

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Tightening under the lengthening shadows Sand gives way to man-made surfaces Gravel-pricked feet ouch-ouch over hot tarmac The smell of vinegar and frying oil and fish


Without words, our smiles return and steps quicken.

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by Father & Son

(Colan & James Badham)


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There is a guy who lives in a one storey house. Everything in his house is pink. The lamp is pink, the bed is pink, the television is pink, the computer is pink, the mirror is pink, the kitchen is pink, the windows are pink, even the plants are pink.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 Venue:The Globe, Newport St, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5BG Special guest s Doors: 7:00 PM Hay-on-Wye ar tists: Admission: Donation writer Simon Pe ttifar Info line: 07961 589616 and pia sponsored by Literature Wales

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They love it! Nino and Maria Williamson can keep you warm, provide cheaper postage for your business, and find you something to read! The local brother and sister team are W2, serving Hay and a wide area reaching to Hereford and beyond. They sell UK Heat Logs. Made from compressed recycled sawdust and wood waste, Heat Logs are a clean, safe eco-friendly alternative to wood. Suitable for open fires and wood burners, they burn longer and hotter than seasoned wood. Conveniently wrapped, you can order any quantity. W2 deliver large quantities to your door. W2 also run a Small Business Posting Service, offering businesses discounted postage costs on letters and parcels. The service saves time for businesses by collecting and stamping the post, working with Royal Mail and other providers to secure best postage costs. Added to this, a thriving internet business selling books keeps Nino and Maria busy. They love it! Tel: 01432 352776 or Email:

Heat Logs Eco-friendly, long burning briquettes. Made with clean sawdust from local sources. Minimal ash, no sparking, clean to handle. Prices starting from ÂŁ3.00 per Pack

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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:

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Hay & Brecon Farmers Now Part of Powys Local Loyalty At Hay & Brecon Farmers we try to commit ourselves to being the heart of the rural community. Not just in the towns where we are based, but throughout our entire depot network which covers south Powys. Following this, when we were approached by Rachel, the creator of Powys Local Loyalty Scheme, we thought that it was an excellent venture and a great way of helping not only our business, but other businesses in Powys to gain extra revenue so that ultimately we keep jobs in the local community. For those of you who haven’t heard of Powys Local Loyalty, it is a scheme where participating businesses offer exclusive promotions to members of this scheme. This means that

members can enjoy great savings by doing their shopping and obtaining their services locally in Powys. There are already over 50 participating businesses and the scheme is growing rapidly, and it’s FREE to join!

To kick start the scheme with us, Hay & Brecon are offering a 10% discount on all Regatta Clothing lines until the end of April 2014. Sign up for the loyalty scheme at any of our depots and collect your card there and then. To find out more about the scheme please visit our website: or

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Bryngwyn Riding for the Disabled Group

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Bryngwyn Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Group is celebrating its second year of riding. The Group based at Bryngwyn Ridng Centre, near Painscastle has been running since May 2012 and now provides riding sessions for up to 15 children every other Saturday. The Group also now offers sessions for adults that can be tailored to suit specific needs and requirements.

who are not in school.

The riders have made huge progress this summer and have enjoyed rides out on the hills as well as fun and games in the outdoor school. The weather has certainly helped, with lots of warm sunshine. All the volunteers have been fantastic too in helping to provide safe, rewarding sessions for the riders and we couldn’t do it without them.

If you would like to find out more please contact Becky Webb on 01982 551618, or go to

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The Group always needs volunteers to come and help at riding sessions and support fundraising activities. You do not need previous experience of working with horses or children, just a willingness to learn and be part of an enthusiastic team. Whatever your interests and experience we can find a role to suit you. All volunteers need to fill in an application form and complete training sessions.

The next training day is Saturday 9th November.

Highlights this year have included the Summer Fun Day, to which over 100 people came. Entertainment on that day included a musical ride performed by riders from Bryngwyn Riding Centre, a dog show and a demonstration by all the riders from the RDA Group. The Group is also very grateful to all those who provided donated goods for the Charity Shop, which was organised in Llandrindod Wells in September. This raised £1,345 which will go towards purchasing new resources for the Group, such as special equipment and riding hats.

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The Group has started running sessions on Mondays and other weekday afternoons, depending on demand, for adult riders. More riders could be accommodated, so if you know of somebody who would like to come along please get in touch. This could be adults or children

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Comfort food for cold nights Homity Pie IngredIents Cooking spray 340g potatoes, peeled and cubed 225g onions, chopped 225g leeks, thinly sliced 198g frozen peas 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped A handful of fresh parsley, chopped A handful of fresh thyme, chopped 2 eggs, lightly beaten 85ml of vegetable stock 160g Cheddar cheese, grated Salt and freshly ground black pepper

no kitchen should be without the heady, aromatic flavour of thyme.

Potato soup with thyme

PreParatIon metHod Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7. Spray a medium-sized, ovenproof dish with low calorie cooking spray. Boil potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain return to the pan and mash. Set aside until needed. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and stir-fry the onions, leeks and peas over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened. Add the mashed potatoes, garlic, parsley, thyme eggs, stock and half the cheese, season and stir to combine. Spoon the mixture into the prepared ovenproof dish and scatter over the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. To advertise in Wye Local please call Clare: 07811 961983 or email: - 58 -

IngredIents 55g/2oz butter 425g/15oz potatoes, peeled and diced to 5mm/1/3in 110g/4oz onions, diced 1 tsp salt freshly ground pepper 900ml/1½pt home-made chicken stock or vegetable stock 120ml/4fl oz creamy milk freshly chopped thyme to garnish PreParatIon metHod Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan.When it foams, add the potatoes and onions and toss them in the butter until well coated. Sprinkle with salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cover the lid of the saucepan. Sweat on a gentle heat for approximately 10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring the stock to the boil. When the vegetables are soft but not coloured add the boiling stock and continue to cook for about 1015 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Add the milk and purée the soup in a blender or food processor.Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve sprinkled with a few freshly chopped thyme.

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Dip a 60cm square (approx) piece of unbleached cotton cloth in boiling water then lay over a bowl or colander.

155g brown soft sugar 4 eggs

Put the pudding mixture in the cloth and then tie the cloth securely with string, leaving 4cm or so space at the top between the pudding and the string for the mixture to expand.

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Place the pudding into a large pot of boiling water and cook for 5 hours. Check it every half hour or so and top up with more boiling water if required.

250g raisins 250g currants 250g sultanas 125g mixed peel and cherries

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On the day, boil for 2 hours till hot, then serve with ice cream, custard or brandy butter.

For the chance to WIN a voucher to the value of £15.00. Very kindly donated by C J Gibbons, Family Butchers in Hay. Please complete the wordsearch, fill in the details below and send to Wye Local (address is on page 1). Closing date is Friday 16th November 2013. Name:.................................................................................................. Address:.............................................................................................. Telephone Number:....................................................................

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Local Talent: Janine Sharp and Sue Hodgetts Artists Names? Janine Sharp and Sue Hodgetts Type of Artist? Janine specialises in Performing Arts and Sue is a Business Coach and scrapbooker. Both are founders and trustees of Hay Theatre Community Interest Company. Range of Products? Director, playwright, performer, musician, singer, drama teacher/tutor, workshop leader, Arts Awards Advisor. One to one tuition, auditions, voice, speech for people who have suffered stroke (through theatre techniques and confidence building). Teacher Inset training, Drama techniques for TFL (British Council), Curriculum subjects taught through Drama. Script commissions (new, adaptations or themes). Directing contracts, project management and site specific work. Where can your products be purchased? Hay Theatre CIC based at The Globe in Hay, Newport Street, HR3 5BG includes Hay Junior and Senior Youth Theatre (Saturday), Hay Theatre Club for adults (Thursday 7.30pm) and Hay Reminiscence Theatre Group (Friday 1.30-3.30pm). Home visits or private drama sessions can be arranged at Janine’s studio in Vowchurch. Price range? Most group sessions are £6 per person, although thanks to grant funding our ‘Reflections’ Reminiscence Workshops are free. One to one is £25 an hour. How long have you been an artist? Janine has been in theatre since she was 10 and since coming to Herefordshire in 2002 moved from performance into writing, directing and teaching. Sue retired early from corporate life, ran her own craft workshops and shop for 5 years before moving to Hay in 2012. With a shared love of theatre, they established Hay Theatre CIC in May 2013. Where did you train or gain experience? Janine trained at Brighton School of Music and Drama and London University Goldsmiths College. Sue studied at Swansea University and gained senior management experience through over 25 years at Transco/National Grid.

What has been your proudest moment? Janine’s many challenges include walking a tightrope in a circus show, hanging upside down playing sax, co-presenting BBC TV Playaway. Sue is proud of hanging upside down when abseiling down a viaduct (not intentionally). Both are proud of launching an independent Theatre Company for the benefit of the local community and receiving their first grant from Arts Council Wales to produce a new piece of theatre. What would you class as ‘your masterpiece’? Janine was commissioned to write and direct an adaptation of The Borrowers for The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford which completed a successful tour of major UK theatres. Sue made a tree from carpet underlay for Hay Theatre Club’s Christmas Show and performed from inside it (tee hee!). Have you any future plans for your work? Hay Theatre CIC are using their first small grant to write and produce a drama based on oral history. This idea came from a living history project Janine initiated called ‘Storytrain’, set on the Golden Valley Railway. Now the new ‘Reflections’ project will collect stories from senior members of Hay community through workshops and use them to develop a play. This drama will be performed in the form of a LIVING SCRAPBOOK at The Globe in October 2014 accompanied by an exhibition and a pop-up scrapbook. What advice would you give a local artist? Don’t give your ideas away. What other local artists do you admire? Vamos Theatre Company Artist statement: Janine says “Art is nothing to do with fame.” Sue sings “I’m gonna live forever!” (to the tune of Fame).

REFLECTIONS A Living Scrapbook Reminiscence Group

For more information contact Janine Sharp on 07733055430 or Sue Hodgetts on 01497 822523 or



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News from Hay Town Council Putting the clocks back is the cue each year to start thinking about the coming winter. One of the most important dates in the autumn calendar is Remembrance Sunday, which this year will be on the 10th November. We will meet at the Town Clock ready to leave at 9.30am for the parade to St Mary’s Church where the Remembrance Service will be held. We will return to the Cenotaph for the Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths at 11.00am. We would like to encourage you to join us as we remember those who gave their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. Preparations are already underway for the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch. We try very hard to make sure we invite all Hay’s older residents, and we’d like to ask for your help in reaching everyone this year. If you know of

someone who would like an invitation, please ask them to contact Hay Dial-a-Ride on 01497 821616 and add their name to the guest list. Some members of Hay Town Council are members of a group looking at Affordable Housing in Hay. There is currently a shortage of decent, affordable homes nationally and this group has been exploring ways of addressing the crisis in Hay. The group produced an excellent report on their findings, and the Council was pleased to recommend it to the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and Powys County Council for their consideration. The next Town Council meeting will be on Monday 4th November at 7.00pm in the Council Chambers. You are very welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you.

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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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News from Hay U3A

Our next U3A meeting will be on Tuesday 19th November 2013 at The Swan at Hay, Church Street. The morning session begins at 10.30am. We are very fortunate to have the historian Maureen Passey coming to tell us about the world famous Herefordshire School of Stone Carving of which she is a notable authority. Much of the work of this medieval school survived the Reformation and can still be seen decorating both the outsides and insides of many churches with in an hour of Hay.

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HGV Testing Station Thursdays & Fridays Class 4,5 & 7 Mots See the cars at:

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The entrance fee is £3 for members and £5 for non-members and pre booked light lunches are available from the Swan from 12.15pm.


HYPNOTHERAPY IN HAY WHY HYPNOTHERAPY? Hypnosis is a gentle, safe and enjoyable therapy that can enable you to make significant changes in your life. It is highly effective if you want to:

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Stop smoking Control weight Relieve stress Deal with phobias Stop habits such as nail biting Improve self-confidence Resolve many other problems such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, etc.

Hypnotic Gastric Banding IS now available locally Lose weight the easy way Shrink your size the easy way No need to diet with the easy way Call Angela 01597 850014 / 07967 298725 At Health Matters Broad Street Hay on Wye

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News from Totally Local Totally Locally is coming to Hay, and we have been busy getting out and about to meet as many local businesses as we can. If we haven’t spoken to you yet – we’re sorry! Do please drop us a line via Twitter so we can catch up. Totally Locally has been really successful in towns like Hay up and down the UK with a simple message about supporting your local, independent shops and businesses. It’s not about being anti-supermarkets or anti-internet; most of us will use a big supermarket or buy online from time to time. It is about stressing the importance of a thriving local economy and the benefits that choosing local suppliers can have for all of us.



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The average age for women to go through the Menopause in the UK is 52. Symptoms might include night flushes, sleeplessness, fatigue, insomnia, joint pain, and irregular periods, less sex drive, or none of these things! As we approach this age we become concerned with how we’ll ‘go through it’. As I’m reaching this age I feel the same way (!), so I recently did a brilliant course on the menopause (MP), and learnt an awful lot more. I have a lot of women at the Club at this stage of their lives and I wanted to be ready to help them. It’s a vast subject and defines a time in a woman’s life which can be more than a little scary, and one of bewilderment as we enter the post child rearing years.

As we go to print we are planning our first public meeting at The Swan. We hope that some of you were able to make it along! However, Totally Locally isn’t about long meetings, or committees, agendas and minutes. It’s also definitely not a competitor to organisations such as the Chamber of Commerce, WI and Hay Together who already do an amazing job of working for the people of Hay. We want to work with all interested local groups to stress the value of choosing local. We hope to formally launch Totally Locally Hay as part of the Winter Weekend at the end of November. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on our Twitter feed - @totallyhay – or on our Facebook group. Our independent businesses are part of what makes Hay such a special place, and hopefully Totally Locally can play a role in supporting their continued success.

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you can to remain calm, to keep those cortisol levels down. There’s a way to know if your night sweats are Adrenal fatigue or the Menopause – get to our special night and I’ll reveal all, and plenty more!) • If you need to lose weight do it NOW. Estrone is produced post PM – this is stored in your fat cells – so it’s t’s so much harder to lose fat once you’ve hit the menopause. Clean up your diet and re-boot your system. Take toxins OUT! Many play havoc with your hormonal systems anyway (again I have far more on this…) • Get to bed and asleep by 10.30am 5 night a week. This will also help to keep Cortisol levels in check! (You’ll also feel amazing for more sleep)! I’ll reveal a great trick to get you back to sleep I learnt when I did Hypnotherapy (if it’s good enough for NASA....)!

(Or flip it!): It CAN also be highly liberating:.You care less what people think as you gain life’s experiences, find more confidence, have less immediate worries with the day to day care of kids, and of course, you don’t need to find the money every month for sanitary wear or be concerned with contraception! (as a consequence sex life often improves!). I’m going to be putting together a ladies night (see below) - where we can all get together to discuss all these issues and solutions – the good and the bad, but in the meantime here are some bullet points (I only have so much room here and there’ll be a lot of questions I guarantee it). Through all this remember - many sail through it with no or few problems! Preparation is key! Here we go – top tips:

• Eat plenty of: red onions, garlic, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage (all steamed). These contain 3 Carbinole – great for detoxifying.

• Keep a very open mind as to what’s available. It’s an extremely individual experience. I avoid all pharmaceutical drugs IF I can but if all else failed, and I was suffering – stick that patch on my butt! Look at alternative medicines such as Black Cohosh. Also look at be-spoke bio-identical hormone therapies. Find a practitioner in this and although perhaps expensive the prescriptions given are mixed for YOU - not generic as with HRT (although HRT works for many). I have many more ideas to help (too little room here)

• Add resistance training to your routine. You know from so many previous posts I’ve written here for Wye Local just how much I endorse this training for ALL. Added to this it is anti-osteoporosis – post MP women can be prime candidates for this condition. It’s a win-win.

• DE-STRESS. There’s an extremely fine line between the symptoms of MP, and adrenal fatigue. You MUST look after your mental health, get good quality sleep, and care for yourself. If anything I’d treat a client FOR adrenal fatigue first, (never any harm done) and see what gives with ‘menopausal’ symptoms, as supporting the adrenal glands allows for a more appropriate stress response, levels out cortisol spikes, restores sound sleep, and, so provides for a more physiologically balanced sex hormone profile. Take time out for yourself. Do all

• Reduce (but never abandon) carbohydrate. Especially on days when you have no exercise (carbs are a FUEL source). Make your carbs well timed (Intra workout), and of a good quality (whole-grains, & vegetables and NOT sugar laden)! Sugar and stress sit on the tummy! • Drink Passionflower, camomile, and Tulsi tea post noon to again reduce Cortisol (are you seeing a pattern here!), ready for bed. Avoid caffeine after noon too.

This women’s night only will be on: 10th January 2014 at The Swan, Hay –On –Wye. Canapés, Q’s & A’s, fun, take away information, and entertainment is GUARANTEED as always with me! Drinks available at the bar. Just £20 per head, limited places. We can take cards over the phone Let’s de-mystify the Menopause, share experiences and offer solutions and info. Book through me at the Club on 01497 822995. Or e-mail: 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

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What’s on: during the week 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 07786552832 or Hannah 07557410864. 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. Llanigon Playgroup: 9.30 - 11am (come any time between 9 and 9.30am). Term time only. Llanigon School. Weekly themes and activities, everyone 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.

The Free Hay Shopper to the Coop: 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. 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 07913864744 www. Life Drawing: 10am - 4pm at Clyro Village Hall. Beginners welcome. Contact 01497 831550. MODELS WANTED. Hayday Café: (first Monday of the month). 2 – 4pm. Cusop Village Hall. A new cafe for people living with dementia. Transport can be arranged. Contact Trish Richardson 01497 821381. - 70 -

Hay Bridge Club: 2 – 5pm. The Bowling Club, Hay. Our friendly relaxed Bridge Club is now up and running. New members of all standards welcome. Contact Jenny 01497 831287. Ti & Fi, Welsh Mother and Toddler Group: 2 - 3.30pm at the Talgarth School’ hut’. Mostly non welshspeakers, informal and relaxed and provides an opportunity for pre schoolers (and their mums) to learn basic Welsh language before they start school. Friendship Club: (third Monday of the month) 2.30 - 4pm at Llanigon Village Hall. Tea, cakes and chat. Contact Ann Pritchard 01497 847221. Zumba Gold: 5 - 6pm Hay Parish Hall. Exhilarating and easy going exercise with Latin inspired dance moves - easy to follow and suitable for everybody. Beginners and Senior Dancers especially welcome. Additional classes at

Talgarth Town Hall on Thursdays 10.30 - 11.30am and at Brecon Mind Mondays 2-3pm. Contact Wynona 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. CraftClass: 7 - 9pm. Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. Llanigon YFC Meeting: 7 - 9.30pm at Llanigon Village Hall. Contact Philip Price 01497 847342. Christianity Explored Course: 7pm. Felindre Village Hall. Arranged by Penyrheol Baptist Chapel, this course which is free of charge will be led by Rev’d Anne Roberts and will run for 9 weekly sessions on Mondays as from 16th September. Contact Secretary Janet Matthews 01874 711061. Short Mat Bowls: 7.30 - 9.30pm at Clyro Village Hall. All ages and levels of expertise welcome! Contact Liz Griffiths 01497 820570 Bell Ringing Practice: 7.30pm at St.Peter’s Church, Glasbury. New ringers are always most welcome. 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 Schoolage. 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. 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 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. Spanish Class with Mely: 10am - 12 noon. Hay. Beginners only. Get ready for fun and hardwork. Contact 01497 820991 or 07837160505 Art Class (any medium) : 10.30am 12.30pm at the Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913 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 07507508172. 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 07772661480 Talgarth Bowling Club (Practice Night): 6.30pm, Talgarth. New bowlers welcome. Contact 01874 623477. Glasbury Paddlers: Canoe club meets at 6.30pm at Glasbury. Formore 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 07812691345. - 71 -

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 07913864744 Drew 07812691345. Zumba: 7.45 - 8.45pm. Glasbury Village Hall. This fun inclusive group welcomes all to come and get fit while having a laugh with us. Suitable for beginners. Bring a drink. Classes £4.75 (pay on arrival). Pre-booking not required. Talgarth YFC Meeting: 7 - 9pm at Gwernyfed Rugby Club, Talgarth. Contact Kayleigh 01874 658713 Death Café: (first Tuesday of the month) 7.30pm at Glasbury Village Hall. Contact Angela Evans 01497 847440. Hay Camera Club: 7.30pm at Llanigon Village Hall. Contact Christine Starnes 01981550589 or 07932716035. Transition Town Hay Meeting: (third Tuesday of the month)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): (third Tuesday of the month) 7.30pm. St John’s Hall, Hay. Talks, discussions, demonstrations, quizzes etc. Your membership will also help in the running of the RBL. Contact Barbara Travers 01497 847777. Hay Neighbourhood Policing Team public PACT Meeting: (last Tuesday of the month) 7.30 8.30pm at the Hay Town Council Offices, all are welcome. Contact on 08453302000. 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 07511207769.

What’s on: during the week WEDNESDAY Whitney Crocodiles Parent & Toddler Session: 9.30 - 11am. Term time only. Absolute Beginners ‘Pick ‘n Mix’ Class: 9.15 – 10am. Gym & Tonic, Hay. 3 disciplines at easy entry level! 3 sampler classes of 15 minutes each - you’ll love this introduction to feeling great even if you’re terrified of fitness! Different each week but always easy! All welcome. Contact 01497 822995. Art Class (anymedium): 11am 1pm at the Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. Hay Luncheon Club: (third Wednesday of the month) 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 or Trish Kiddleon 01497 821276. The Scribblers: 4.15 - 5.30pm at The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay. Contact Sophie 01497 822620. 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 82299. Womens Walk to Run: 6pm .Hay and Gwernyfed Sports Centre. Introduction to running, with the aim of running 5K by the end of the course. £3per session or £20 for all 8 sessions. Contact Jo Lord 01497 847740 or 07831609889. 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 AlunSmith 07967914123.

Live Music @ Baskerville HallOpen Mic Acoustic Night: doors open 7pm. Music 8.30pm. Food available 7 – 9.30pm. Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro Court. Free admission, all welcome. Contact 01497 820033. Llanigon WI: (first Wednesdayof the month) meet 7pm at Llanigon Village Hall. New members are always welcome come and join us. Contact Anne Gibbons 01497 820997. Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force: 7 - 9pm at Old School Bldg, Church Lane,Talgarth. Ages 12 (Yr8 HighSchool) -18yrs looking for a new exciting, fun and challenging activity. Headquarters Contacts: 01874 813756. Website:www. Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force: 7 - 9pm at The Cadet Centre, Gypsy Castle, Hay-on-Wye. Please see details on previous listing. Spinning: 7.30pm at Gwernyfed Sports Centre. Call to book. Contact 01497 847740. Adult Drama Club: 7.30 - 9.30pm. The Globe at Hay. £6 per session, no booking necessary. Contact 07733055430. Black Mountains Lions Club: (first & third Wednesday of the month) meets 7.45/8pm. Contact David James 01497 820227. Three Cocks WI: (second Wednesday of the month) meets 7pm in St. Peter’s Church Hall, Glasbury. Contact Anne Collins 01497 847370. Hay WI: (second Wednesday of the month) 7.30pm at St. John’s Rooms, Lion Street, Hay. Contact Ellie Spencer 01497 821650 for more details. 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 07786552832 Hannah 07557410864. Free Weights Blitz: 9.15 - 10am at Gym and Tonic Health Club. All welcome - this is a great session. MELTS body fat! £6. Contact 01497 822995. - 72 -

What’s on: during the month 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. Glasbury Village Hall. There are programmes for parents to beand parents with new babies, plus individual support and information. Contact Sally 07590417752 or Rachael Labourne (Health Visitor) 01874 713014 or 0796814550. Brecon and District Credit UnionCollection Point: Open10am - 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 – 5years. Just turn up and join in! £1per session. Contact 01497 820860. Bell Bank Club for the blind and partially sighted: 2 - 4pm.The Parish Hall, Lion St., Hay. Anyone who is blind or has restricted sight is very welcome to join us for chat, speakers, outings, etc. Contact Eileen Bufton 01497 820897. Gwernyfed Ladies RFC Training: 5.30pm (U15’s girls) 6.45pm (Ladies). Gwernyfed Rugby Club,Talgarth. Kettlercise: 5.45pm at Gwernyfed Sports Centre.Call to book. Contact 01497 847740. Raven Drama: 5.30 – 7pm (Term time only). Llangorse Village Hall. Age 7 -14yrs. Contact Lynn Clausen 07949 329561. Bowling: Arrive any time between 6 and 8.30pm at Brecon Road Hay. All welcome. Freestyle Fitness Yoga: 6 - 6.45pmat the Gym & Tonic Health Club Contemporary and sociable - the’ East has been taken out’, leaving us tosimply explore the poses. £6. 01497 822995. Contact 07747465994. Stitch ‘n’ Bitch: (first Thursday of the month) 6 - 8pm atThe Swan Hotel, Hay. Table Tennis: 6.30 - 8.30pm atGlasbury 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’sYoga class) then join our RBT Kettlebellclass - 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 07747465994. 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 CusopVillage Hall. Small friendly group practising Qi Gong. Contact Sandy Sandaver 01497 821625. Talgarth WI: (first Thursday of the month) 7pm.Talgarth Library Hay-on-Wye Amnesty Group: (fourth Thursday of the month)78pm,The Globe at Hay. Contact Sean O ’Donoghue 01497 821153. Talgarth and District Historical Society: (last Thursday of the month) 7.30pm at Gwernyfed Rugby Club. See local posters for details. Quiz Night: (last Thursday of the month) 7.30pm.The Rhydspence Inn. Contact 01497 831262. Talgarth WI: (first Thursday of the month)7.30pm.Talgarth Library. New members always welcome! Contact Jan 01874 711665. Hay Theatre Club (adults): 7.30 – 9.30pm.The Globe in Hay. Action packed practical professionally led theatre workshops. A real social club with a theme. Sessions £6. Checkout Hay Theatre Club on Facebook.Contact Janine Sharp (alias Linda Luvvie) 07733055430. Shortmat Bowls: 7.30 - 9.30pm at Llanigon VIllage Hall. Contact Rob

Williams 01497 820692. Three Cocks Vintage Society: (second Thursday of the month) 8pm.The Harp Inn, Glasbury. Contact Margaret James 01874 711110. 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 01981 500136. Yoga and Meditation with Georgie: 10 – 11.30am. Richard Booth’s Bookshop Yoga Studio, Brooke St, Hay. Be happy, strong, calm & full of energy. All welcome! Contact / 07807 550653. 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 UnionCollection Point: 11am – 1pm. Talgarth Library. Support your communitybank with a savings account or a low interest loan. ContactJan 01874 711665. Hay Theatre CIC - Reminiscence Workshop: 1.30 – 3.30pm. The Globe at Hay. A reminiscence group for over 65s. Contact Janine Sharp 07733 055430. Music & Movement for Mums and Tots(birth to schoolage): 2.15pm at Cusop Village Hall. Term time only.Led by Anna Carlisle. £4per child or £6 for family of 2 children. Contact Ros Murphy 01497 831007/07799652120. - 73 -

Junior Netball Team Training: (term time only):4 - 5pm (9 - 13 year olds), 5 - 6pm (13 - 18yrs). Gwernyfed High School. Contact 07891371458. Cllr.William Powell’sAdvice Surgery: (first Friday of the month) 5 - 7pm at Talgarth Information and Resource Centre. Contact 07703112113 or Aerobics Master class with Cat: (last Friday of the month) 6pm at Gym & Tonic Health Club. Different theme each time. Booking essential on 01497 822995. 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. Bingo: (first Friday of the month) eyes down 7.30pm. Glasbury Village Hall. Contact Darren Ricketts 01497 847250. SATURDAY Charity Table Sale: (first Saturday of the month) 9am onwards at Talgarth Church Hall. Contact Tony James 01874 711289. Kettlercise: 9.30am at Gwernyfed Sports Centre.Call to book.Contact 01497 847740. Childrens ’Painting Classes: 10.30am - 12noon at Dolls House Fun, Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. HayYouthTheatre: 10.30am - 12.30pm. The Globe in Hay (7 - 11year olds). Come and haves some confidence building fun with our family - like group. Professionally led by Janine Sharp. Contact 07733055430. Art Class for Children (11 - 18yrs) :11am - 12.30pm at Dolls House Fun, Hay.Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913. Hay Senior Youth Theatre:1 - 3pm. The Globe in Hay. 12-16years. Fun & Laughs. Professional performance skill training. Contact Janine Sharp 07733055430.

What’s on: during the week / month SUNDAY Indoor Car Boot Sale: 9am – 12 noon. Gym & Tonic Health Club, Hay. Traders - £10 per table, set up from 7.30am, Own table required. Dry and warm. Booking essential. Maximum 9 tables. Contact 01497 822995. Talgarth Country Market: (first Sunday of the month) from 10am 1pm in theTown Hall. Drover Cycles Bike Club: (last Sunday of the month)meets 10am at Drover Cycles (top of Main Car Park, Hay).Contact Lindsey 01497 821134. Tennis Club: 11am - 1pm at the Tennis Courts, Hay. Contact Alun Smith 07967914123. Services at Penyrheol Baptist Church: (fourth Sunday of the month) 3pm. Contact 01874711061. ‘Sound of the Baskervilles’–Open Mic Session: 4pm. Baskerville Arms Hotel, Clyro. Contact 01497 820670. DURING THE MONTH Now until Saturday 16th November The Hay Makers Autumn Exhibition: The Hay Makers Gallery, St. John’s Place, Hay. Contact 01497 820556. Friday 1st November until Sunday 3rd November Glasbury Arts 10th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition: Friday 7 - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5.30pm. Glasbury Village Hall. Free entry. Exhibition theme: “Community Art meets Fine Art”. Contact 01497 847426. See articles on pages 6 and 9. Saturday 2nd November Workshop and Concert to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Glasbury Arts Exhibition: Workshop 10am – 4.30pm, Concert 7.30pm. Drama Studio, Gwernyfed High School. Tickets: Workshop £40 full price, £25 concessions (unwaged, students, over-60s) Concert £11 full price, £9 concessions. Combined workshop/ concert tickets: £50 full price, £33 concessions. 10% Member’s discount applies to all prices. Contact 01497 847426. See article on page 6.

Guest Chef Night - The Gourmet Gardener: 7.30pm.The Bakers Table, Talgarth. Our guest chef cooks an eight course autumn menu. £25 per head. BYOB. Contact 01874 711125. See advert on page 7. Folk and Fireworks Music Session: 8pm. The Harp Inn, Glasbury. Contact 01497 847373. See advert on page 17. Sunday 3rd November 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 more. Contact Nicola 01874 713166. See advert on page 2. Monday 4th November Hay Town Council Meeting: 7pm. The Council Chambers, Hay. All welcome. Tuesday 5th November Black Mountains Lions Club Fireworks Night: 6pm (Gates open), bonfire lit at 6.45pm, fireworks at 7pm. Clyro Court, Clyro. Adults £4, Children £1. Refreshments & other stalls available. See advert on page 32 and article on page 9. Wednesday 6th November Glasbury and Llowes Village Supper: River Café, Glasbury. An evening of good food and laughter. £12 for 2 courses and coffee. Contact 01497 847007. See advert on page 20. Thursday 7th November Flicks in the Sticks presents – “Trance” (Cert 15): 7.30pm. Brilley Village Hall. Cabaret Seating. Bring your own refreshments. Danny Boyle’s new thriller stars James McAvoy. A fast moving, psychological crime thriller that twists and turns as the complicated plot unwinds.Tickets £3.50, Children £2.50. Contact 01544 327227. Friday 8th November Talgarth Male Choir: 7.30pm. Church of St John the Evangelist,Tretower. Saturday 9th November Brecknock Farmers Market: 9.30am – 2pm. Brecon Market Hall. Contact - 74 -

07805 375636. See advert on page 2. Artisans at Hay: 10am – 5pm. The Buttermarket, Hay. See article and advert on page 25. Longtown Christmas Fair: 10am 4pm. Free admission. See article on page 2. Autumn Fair - Bronllys Hospital & Community League of Friends: 2 – 4pm.  Talgarth Church Hall. Come and Sing Fauré Requiem: 7.30pm. St Mary’s Church, Hay. Part of the Words & Music for Remembrance. Contact John Funnell 01497 822513 or 07866 933600. See advert on page 6. Stories, Rhymes..... and Supper: 7.30pm. Cusop Village Hall. Join us for an entertaining evening of short stories, extracts and verse performed  by Phil Smith, actor and raconteur. Entrance £5, includes supper, tea & coffee - all you need bring is a bottle. Contact Ainsleigh 01497 820332, or Paul 01497 822885. Sunday 10th November Remembrance Day Parade and Service: 9.30am. Town Clock for the parade to St Mary’s, 11am at Cenotaph for the Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths. See article on page 65. Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Service and Parade: Muster at Hay Town Clock at 2.30pm for Service at St Mary’s Church at 3pm. Hay Music presents - Jayson Gillham: 3pm. Dorstone. Fabulous young pianist – Finalist Leeds International Piano &Warsaw International Chopin Competitions, and Commonwealth Musician of the Year. Plays Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt & Debussy. Tickets £12.00, advance booking essential, from Old Forest Arts, Craft Centre, Hay. Contact 01497 821458. Monday 11th – Sunday 17th November Coach House Interiors - Christmas Open Week: The Coach House, Brobury House, Bredwardine, Herefordshire. Contact 01981 500777. See advert on page 23.

What’s on: during the month / next month Wednesday 13th November Glasbury Get-Together Club: Morgan Car Factory Tour, Malvern. 10am. Leaving from Glasbury Village Hall. New members and guests welcome. Tour cost £12.50 plus coach travel. Members reduced travel cost. Contact Gloria 01497 847726, Geraldine 01497 847697, or Bob 01497 842900. Clyro and Brilley Village Supper: River Café, Glasbury. An evening of good food and laughter. £12 for 2 courses and coffee. Contact 01497 847007. See advert on page 20. HayTogether – Public Meeting:7pm.Hay Primary School. See article on page 13. Thursday 14th November Hay2Timbuktu AGM: 7pm. The Parish Hall, Hay. This will include presentations and films from some of the local groups that have initiated twinning projects. Everyone is welcome, it may even inspire you to start your own twinning project so do come along! See article on page 40. Saturday 16th November Flix in the Stix (Talgarth) presents: ‘Song for Marion’: 7.30 for 8pm. Pre film pizzas available atThe Bakers’Table from 5pm. Entrance to film £4, pizza and film £10. Early booking essential. Contact The Baker’s Table 01874 711125. See adverts on page 2 and 7. Sunday 17th November until January 2014 The Hay Makers Christmas Exhibition: ‘The Hay Makers Gallery, St. John’s Place, Hay. Contact 01497 820556. See advert on page 23. Tuesday 19th November U3A Hay – The Swan at Hay: 10.30am – Morning session: Historian Maureen Passey tells us about the world famous Herefordshire School of Stone Carving of which she is a notable authority. The entrance fee is £3 for members and £5 for nonmembers. New members always welcome. Contact Rodney Mace 01497 820679. See article on page 66. Wednesday 20th November Llanigon and Cusop Village Supper:

River Café, Glasbury. An evening of good food and laughter. £12 for 2 courses and coffee. Contact 01497 847007. See advert on page 20. Thursday 21st November Robert Priest – Canadian Poet & Singer / Songwriter: 7pm.The Globe at Hay. Donation entry. Contact 07961 589616. See advert on page 51. Saturday 23rd November Quiz Night: 7.30pm. Cusop Village Hall.Another light hearted quiz hosted by Alison & Jim. Our usual format: teams of 3-5 people. Come as a team or join one on the night, £2.50/head. Locally-sourced prize for the winning team. Bring a bottle if you like – we will have tea/coffee/cake available. Contact Alison 01497 820152. Glasbury Historical Society presents – “People and Places”: The Harp Inn, Glasbury. Contact 01497 847373. See advert on page 17. Mexican Party - Golden Valley Spanish Group: Vowchurch Village Hall. Film, music, Mexican food and tequila! Contact Mely 07837 160505. Sunday 24th November Glasbury Arts - Wire sculpture workshop for adults with Gail Stokes Hayward: 10.30am – 4pm. Glasbury Village Hall.Ticket Prices £40 full price, £25 concessions (unwaged, students, over- 60s). 10% Member’s discount applies to both prices. Contact 01497 847426. See article on page 6. Annual Golden Valley Hunt Auction: 7.30pm.The Baskerville Arms, Clyro. Wednesday 27th November Glasbury Get-Together Club: 2.30 – 4.30pm. Glasbury Village Hall. Hay and Clifford Village Supper: River Café, Glasbury. An evening of good food and laughter. £12 for 2 courses and coffee. Contact 01497 847007. See advert on page 20. Thursday 28th November Ethel’s Christmas Bingo: 7pm. Clifford Village Hall. See advert on page 33. Friday 29th November Christmas Lights – Switching on Celebrations: 5pm onwards, - 75 -

switching on of lights 7pm. The Buttermarket and Memorial Square, Hay. See advert on page 5. Christmas Open Evening: 5pm. C.J. Gibbons Butchers, Hay. Contact 01497 820636. See advert on page 41. Carmina Concert: 8pm. Llanthony Priory Hotel, Llanthony, near Abergavenny, NP7 7NN. Free entry – voluntary contributions welcome! Carmina’s music is an intoxicating blend of Celtic tunes and jazz improvisation, woven together in powerful original songs, led by awardwinning songwriters Pippa Marland and Rob King . Friday 29th November – Sunday 1st December Hay Festival Winter Weekend: Contact 01497 822629. See advert and article on pages 38 and 39. Saturday 30th November Hay-on-Wye Winter Food Festival: 10am – 4pm.The Memorial Car Park, Hay. Free entrance. See advert on back cover. Opening of “Santa’s Grotto and His Reindeer”: The Old Railway Line Garden Centre & Restaurant, Three Cocks. Open every weekend in December. Contact 01497 847055. See advert inside front cover. Late Night Christmas Shopping in Hay: Shops will stay open until 8.30 / 9pm. Black Mountain Bluegrass: 8pm.The Harp Inn, Glasbury. Contact 01497 847373. See advert on page 17. Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December Art at No.10 – Christmas Show: 10.30am – 5pm Saturday, 11am – 4pm Sunday. 10 The Struet, Brecon. Contact 01874 638949. See advert on page 30. Sunday 1st December Hay Does Vintage presents – “Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas”: The Market Square and Buttermarket, Hay. Entrance £1 (children free). Contact 01497 820733. See article and advert on pages 26 and 27.


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Wye Local issue 85 / November 2013  

To our 85th issue – this month we celebrate our 7th birthday! Black Mountains Lions Club will be hosting their annual Bonfire and Firework D...

Wye Local issue 85 / November 2013  

To our 85th issue – this month we celebrate our 7th birthday! Black Mountains Lions Club will be hosting their annual Bonfire and Firework D...