EGLWYS Y SANTES FAIR: Sunday, October 29, 10.30am, Bilingual Holy Eucharist, St Edwen’s Church, Llanedwen. Wed, Nov 1, 10am, Bilingual Communion Service in Church Hall, followed by refreshments and a chat; 7.30pm, Prayer/Bible Group. VOLUNTEERS: Could you spare a few hours to help with poppy selling and collections? Volunteers are needed to help out at either Waitrose Menai Bridge or Co-op, Llanfairpwll on Saturday, October 28, to Friday November 10. Collectors are only asked to do 2 ½ hour shifts, and seats are provided and you would be given support. If you feel you could help, ring the local Poppy Organiser: Doug Hardie on 01248 713145 or 07811 351271 or send an email: d email@example.com WEEKLY DRAW: The winner of the football clubs weekly draw held on Saturday Oct 21, was Stephen Mullen. Q QUIZ NIGHT: Every last Thursday of the month in the Sidings Restaurant at James Pringle Weavers. Entry fee £5 which includes sausage and chips. Prize for the winning team and runner up. 7pm start. For more information call 01248 717171. PARKINSON’S UK CYMRU: Arfon and Môn Branch. On October 27, members will be able to bring antiques (one per person) for Miss Nia Wyn Wiliams, Llandegfan, to discuss and value. Meet at 2pm as usual at R Rhosygad Chapel Vestry. (Contact numbers - 01248 714677 or 01248 361396). GWYNGYLL WI: Earlier this month Dr David Owens spoke about the early ferries which crossed the MenaI Strait. Before the construction of the Suspension and Tubular Bridges this was the only way people, an animals and goods could cross the Strait. Sl Slate was carried across in the 17th Century. The Strait is some 15 miles long in total, with very strong currents and sand banks in places. Numerous ferries were in operation, and included some very hazardous crossings. Many lives were lost. Dr. Owen’s talk was accompanied by slides showing the various ferries in operation. He was warmly thanked for a very enjoyable talk. Next meeting will be held at the WI Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday, Nov2 and will be the AGM.
Residents at a sheltered housing scheme in Amlwch have embraced the opportunity to brighten up the area by planting up hanging baskets and flower tubs around the area. “The residents at Bro Trehinon have done a brilliant job of adding some colour to the scheme and what started with a £50 local development grant from Clwyd Alyn, has become a year-round commitment to keeping the gardens there wonderful,” said Louise Blackwell, Community Development Officer for Clwyd Alyn Housing Association which manages the sheltered housing scheme for over 55s in Amlwch. “It’s lovely to see the residents taking a real pride in the area where they live and even the change in seasons isn’t putting them off as they’ve just planted up some winter pansies for the colder months ahead,” Louise added.