Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Diary - Jill Goudge

Clean-up day: This Satur­day mem­bers of St Ill­tyd’s Church will be hav­ing a hold­ing a clean-up of the church grounds. It will be a time of rub­bish col­lect­ing, weed­ing and prun­ing etc. If you’d like to help you would be made very wel­come. We aim to be­gin around 10am. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided.

Book do­na­tion: Mr Em­lyn Hatch has very kindly given me, what looks like a col­lect­ing book dated 1912. Al­though some re­search is needed, the book is very in­ter­est­ing with lots of Brid­gend town street names and peo­ple’s names. Many thanks to Em­lyn and daugh­ter Caroline.

Photo ex­hi­bi­tion: I am plan­ning an­other pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tion of my col­lec­tion of many lo­cal pho­tos of Brid­gend with many more do­nated. In­cluded this time will be plans and maps from Brid­gend’s by­gone days. The ex­hi­bi­tion will be held in Carnegie House (the for­mer li­brary) for a week at the end of Oc­to­ber. More on the event will fol­low.

Fam­ily his­tory: If you’re in­ter­ested in lo­cal or fam­ily his­tory, Ty’r Ardd, lo­cated in Sun­ny­side, holds much you might find of in­ter­est, and is ac­ces­si­ble for ab­so­lutely free! The cen­tre is open be­tween 9am and 1pm and 2pm and 5pm Mon­day to Satur­day, open­ing later on Tues­day and Thurs­day. Ty’r Ardd of­fers free one-to-one fam­ily his­tory ses­sions. If you are in­ter­ested but don’t know where to start, book for an hour and you will be taught. As well as ex­pe­ri­enced staff avail­able to as­sist you, the cen­tre of­fers a range of fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing lo­cal news­pa­pers back to 1804, the in­dex of all reg­is­tered births, mar­riages and deaths in Eng­land and Wales back to 1837, maps of the county dat­ing back to 1840, parish records dat­ing back to the 1500s, mon­u­men­tal in­scrip­tions taken from lo­cal ceme­ter­ies and free ac­cess to www. ances­try.com. Call John or Bryn on 01656 754810 for more in­for­ma­tion, or visit the web­site at www.brid­gend.gov.uk/ ser­vices/li­braries/lo­ca­land-fam­ily-his­tory.aspx

Gar­den party: Brid­gend Quak­ers in­vite you to a gar­den party in aid of Friends of Monze, to sup­port self-help projects in Zam­bia. Deana Owen will share the lat­est news fol­low­ing her re­cent visit to Monze. The event will take place on Satur­day, September 16 be­tween 2pm and 4pm at the Quaker Meet­ing House, 87 Park Street. There will be cream teas, a kid­dies’ cor­ner, books, crafts, home pro­duce, plus African drumming by Womp. All are wel­come. If wet, events will take place in the Meet­ing House.

Birth­day wishes: Lo­cal lady, Val would like to wish her great­grand­daugh­ter Layla Rose a very happy first birth­day on September 6, lots of love from nan­nie and ganie.

Hospi­tal Chris­tian Fel­low­ship Ser­vice: This Fri­day is the next Hospi­tal Chris­tian Fel­low­ship Ser­vice which as al­ways is held in the Hospi­tal Chapel, Princess of Wales Hospi­tal, Coity Road. Mr Jeff Gray, from Brid­gend, will lead the 3pm ser­vice and all are very wel­come.

Com­mu­nity days: Come along to one of our com­mu­nity days to share and record your mem­o­ries and sto­ries linked to World War II. Bring old pho­tos or mem­o­ra­bilia along if you would like them to be recorded as part or our de­vel­op­ing ar­chive. Come and chat over a cuppa with our young his­to­ri­ans from Bryn­tirion Com­pre­hen­sive. The next meet is this Satur­day be­tween 11am and 2pm.

Ac­cred­ited course: Brid­gend Com­mu­ni­ties First Steps to Ex­cel­lence course, ac­cred­ited will take place on September 12, 13, 19 and 20 from 9.15am un­til 3pm at Brid­gend YMCA, Angel Street. Find out how to gain con­fi­dence to try new things, mo­ti­vate yourself, reach your po­ten­tial, achieve new am­bi­tions, stretch your com­fort zones, seek new op­por­tu­ni­ties, in­crease your self­es­teem and set goals. Bring a packed lunch. Free to all liv­ing in Brid­gend Com­mu­ni­ties First post­code ar­eas. For fur­ther de­tails, con­tact Jess on 01656 643634/07974 399194 or email Jes­sica.Jones@ brid­gend.gov.uk Send Your News To: 01656 740026 Smart me­ter ad­vice surgery: In con­junc­tion with Cefn’s Young at Heart, you are in­vited to come along for a cuppa whilst learn­ing more about the roll out of Smart Me­ters and what they mean for you and your en­ergy bills. Two rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Smart En­ergy GB (the voice of Smart Me­ter Roll Out) will be on hand to ex­plain ev­ery­thing.

This aware­ness has been ini­ti­ated by AM Huw Ir­ranca Davies and MP Chris El­more, both of whom will be present and who are happy to take gen­eral surgery case­work also.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Huw Ir­ranca Davies on 01656 737 777 or Chris El­more on 01656 850 034.

Cefn Sports and So­cial Club: A 60s themed char­ity night will be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14 at 7.30pm in aid of the Cefn Young Foot­ballers and the pro­posed sen­sory unit at Cefn School.

There will be live mu­sic, a raf­fle and prize for the best 60s fancy dress.

Tick­ets are £5 each and are avail­able at the bar.

Char­ity cof­fee morn­ing: , Cefn Cribwr Green Hall’s annual Cof­fee Morn­ing for Cancer will be held on Fri­day, September 15 from 9.30am.

There will be crafts, holis­tic ther­a­pies, card read­ers, medium, gifts, hand­made stalls, beauty treat­ments, sk­in­care and much more, plus a raf­fle and re­fresh­ments all on of­fer.

Pro­ceeds will be do­nated to Ward 11 at Sin­gle­ton Hospi­tal, which is our lo­cal leukemia and cancer treat­ment cen­tre. En­try is just £2 and in­cludes a cup of tea or cof­fee.

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