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Sun­day ser­vices: All Saints Church Penyfai:

First Sun­day of the month – Holy Eucharist at 10am.

Sec­ond Sun­day of the month – Holy Eucharist 11.30am.

Third Sun­day of the month – Morn­ing Prayer, 8.30am.

Forth Sun­day of the month – Benefice Eucharist 11am.

Fifth Sun­day of the month – Benefice Eucharist at 11am, fol­lowed by lunch.

For more information, con­tact the Rev An­thony Beer on 01656 859487.

Smyrna Chapel Ser­vices: A tra­di­tional Sun­day school ser­vice in Smyrna Chapel, Penyfai, al­ways starts at 10.30am and the evening ser­vices take place in Smyrna Chapel start­ing at 6pm.

There is a cof­fee morn­ing every Tues­day in the Smyrna Chapel vestry from 10am-12noon where stalls of pro­duce are also on of­fer.

Bi­ble stud­ies take place on Thurs­days at 7.15pm and are led by Mar­lyn James and Dorothy Evans.

Play and Com­mu­nity Play­group: The play­group is open to chil­dren from two to four years of age and is held from 9.15am3pm in the af­ter­noon from Mon­day to Fri­day dur­ing term time. Call 07813 392 464.

Penyfai WI News: Everone was wel­comed back after the sum­mer break in the Septem­ber meet­ing where the speaker was Stephen Jarvis, who gave a talk on Dis­ap­pear­ing Foods. Bev­erly Harry gave the vote of thanks.

Many mem­bers went on a won­der­ful fed­er­a­tion sum­mer trip to Chave­nage house Tet­bury in Au­gust. The tour and meal at the house were par­tic­u­larly ap­pre­ci­ated.

More trips have been or­gan­ised by the Penyfai WI, the lady mem­bers

Sus­tain­able Wales: Sussed is cel­e­brat­ing it’s 20th anniversary in Porth­cawl with a se­ries of Coun­ter­point talks by three speak­ers, at The Green Room, above Sussed, in James Street, off John Street, at 8pm.

The first of these talks is by Prof Al­lan Wil­liams on the sub­ject of Ma­rine lit­ter this Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, at 8pm.

This is then fol­lowed by a talk on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27, by Pro­fes­sor Mer­ryn Hutch­ings of Lon­don Metropoli­tan Univer­sity, who will be speak­ing on chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion.

The fi­nal talk is on Fri­day, Novem­ber 3, when lo­cal artist Kevin Sin­nott will dis­cuss his work and gallery.

The se­ries cul­mi­nates at the Stage Door with the AGM in the Grand Pavil­ion on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 16, from 6.30pm-10pm, with plenty of mu­sic, po­etry and a per­for­mance by One Time Alive who are launch­ing their new al­bum.Call Robert on 01656 773627 or 0745 295 6330.

Porth­cawl Male Choir: The choir held their An­nual Cel­e­bra­tory Con­cert at the Grand Pavil­ion last week­end and per­formed to a full house. They sang a var­ied pro­gramme in­clud­ing hymns, stan­dards and bal­lads and a new com­po­si­tion by Karl Jenk­ins, called Bene­dic­tus.

The guest celebrity was Mike Doyle. The choir was in fine voice and with 43 men on stage the qual­ity of sound was ex­cel­lent.

Li­ons Club In­ter­na­tional

Christ­mas Ser­vice: The Cancer Re­search Can­dlelit Christ­mas Ser­vice is on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 10 at All Saints, Vic­to­ria Av­enue, at 4pm.

There will be guest soloists and choirs and then we are asked to go to the front of the nave and light a can­dle to a loved one or a friend.

The lights are then dimmed and the sole il­lu­mi­na­tion is pro­vided by the can­dles.

Porth­cawl San Se­bas­tion Town Twin­ning Or­gan­i­sa­tion: Cow­bridge Twin­ning As­so­ci­a­tion has in­vited mem­bers of PSSTTA to join them at a Rous­sil­lon evening this Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13 at 7.30pm at the Lesser Hall, Cow­bridge. Rous­sil­lon is part of Cata­lan, has direct links with the Knights Tem­plar and has Ro­man, Greek and Mus­lim his­tor­i­cal con­nec­tions.

Tick­ets cost £15 and there will be mu­sic, danc­ing, wine and a tra­di­tional Rous­sil­lon meal (Les boles de pi­co­lat and crème cata­lane).

Con­tact Me­lanie Weaver by this Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 5 (me­lands@ hot­

Porth­cawl Townswomen’s Guild News: PTWG will be hold­ing their next meet­ing this Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11 at 2pm in All Saints Church Hall when the guest speaker will be Pat John­son, who will be ask­ing ‘What is she do­ing in the shed?’ All are wel­come. Call Dorothy Thomas on Porth­cawl 772157.

Satur­day Pop-Up Café Is Back: Restarting after the sum­mer break the Com­mu­nity run Café in the Green Room above

Rugby icon David Duck­ham re­turns to Porth­cawl RFC this Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 12. Tick­ets cost £12 (with food) from the club on 01656 784242 or Paul Field­ing on 07768 418308. Sub­scrip­tions for the 2017-18 sea­son are also now due.

An Evening of En­ter­tain­ment in Mem­ory of Rev Paul Floe: This has been ar­ranged for next Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20, at the Porth­cawl RFC Club­house. It is hard to be­lieve that Paul passed away a year ago at the end of Oc­to­ber and this will be an op­por­tu­nity for his many friends to get to­gether to cel­e­brate his life.

There will be a quiz, raf­fle and mu­sic and all monies raised will help pro­vide wa­ter pumps in the Phillip­ines, which was a cause close to Paul’s heart. Tick­ets cost £10 in­clud­ing a buf­fet.

Civic Trust AGM: The Por­thy­cawl Civic Trust So­ci­ety have given no­tice that their AGM will be held in Trin­ity Church, John Street Porth­cawl this Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 12, at 7pm.

This will be fol­lowed by an il­lus­trated talk by Robert Tay­lor from the Porth­cawl Art So­ci­ety on the RAF Sta­tion on Stormy Down.

Ta­ble-Top Sale: Held Fri­days at Grif­fin Park Hall, in New Road, from 8am-12noon. I be­lieve that re­fresh­ments are avail­able.

Mu­seum and His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety AGM: The An­nual AGM is next Tues­day Oc­to­ber 17, at 7pm at the Y Cen­tre. After the of­fi­cial items have been ad­hered to, our recorder, Mrs Elaine New­man, will give a brief pre­sen­ta­tion on how the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion is pre­served and cat­a­logued. A visit has been or­gan­ised to Caer­leon Ro­man Fort on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 30.

If you are in­ter­ested, put your name on the sheet in the mu­seum of­fice.

Paul Robe­son: Last Wed­nes­day saw the start of the 60th anniversary of the ground-break­ing transat­lantic tele­phone call that Paul Robe­son made from Amer­ica to the Miner’s Eisteddfod in the Grand Pavil­ion Porth­cawl to show sol­i­dar­ity with the men from the coal fields and their fam­i­lies.

The may­ors of Porth­cawl and Brid­gend County Bor­ough were there in The Stage Door, to­gether with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of An­wen, the cul­tural trust who now have re­spon­si­bil­ity for the Grand Pavil­ion and the other Cul­tural Cen­tres in the Bor­ough, to lis­ten to Roger Price speak­ing on be­half of the Min­ers’ Eisteddfod Com­mit­tee, and Wales’ own Bev­er­ley Humphreys who set the scene for the Robe­son Re­mem­bered event.

This will start its tour in Porth­cawl on Fri­day and Satur­day, Novem­ber 3 and 4. Tick­ets cost £7 from the box of­fice.

The tour will then move to The Park and Dare Hall in Tre­orchy on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11 and Maesteg Town Hall on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18.

The event will in­clude con­tri­bu­tions by The Brid­gend Youth Theatre and the Tre­orchy Male Choir and should be a must for peo­ple of the town.

Peo­ple have al­ways won­dered who paid for the 35 minute phone call be­cause it was one of the first transat­lantic calls ever made and would be well out of the fi­nan­cial reach of most peo­ple and es­pe­cially Paul Robe­son who at that time had been de­prived of his pass­port and his liveli­hood by the McCarthy regime.

Bev­er­ley Humphries dis­closed the fact that some years ago when car­ry­ing out an in­ter­view with Harry Be­la­fonte and he told how Paul Robe­son had be­friended him how he had in fact paid for the call for his friend; adding the fact that it cost him ‘an arm and a leg.’

I must ad­mit, I can’t wait for the ac­tual event in the Grand Pavil­ion.

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