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Coity WI: Dur­ing the re­cent Coity WI AGM three long stand­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers de­cided to step down; Jean Rees, Rita Wil­liams & Frankie Evans, all of whom have made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to Coity WI. They were thanked for all their hard work over the years and pre­sented with bou­quets as a mark of ap­pre­ci­a­tion. Jean was the found­ing mem­ber of Coity WI twenty years ago and served as Pres­i­dent at first and then as sec­re­tary, so she has cer­tainly earned a rest, although she might still be called on to share her knowl­edge and ex­per­tise oc­ca­sion­ally.

The July trip to Lam­peter was very en­joy­able. Our mem­bers were im­pressed by the Quilt­ing Museum and the Craft Shop which they had gone to visit and would rec­om­mend both to fel­low crafters. Our Scav­enger Hunt & Af­ter­noon Tea at St Donat’s Cas­tle was a suc­cess. Sarah Lit­tle­wood of St Donat’s events de­part­ment made us very wel­come.

Dur­ing the sum­mer hol­i­days when the chil­dren are away, there are usu­ally quite a few events and we were for­tu­nate to get a slot. The weather was just right; cool & over­cast, so very com­fort­able for us to fol­low the clues around the gar­dens & cas­tle be­fore go­ing in to have our af­ter­noon tea in the Hog­wort’s style re­fec­tory. Ap­par­ently the young peo­ple who study at St Donat’s love feel­ing that they are in a Harry Pot­ter story.

The tea was de­li­cious, lots of sand­wiches, scones & clot­ted cream, lemon tarts, prof­iteroles & welsh cakes. The White team won the Scav­enger Hunt prize, hav­ing solved all the clues; ex­cel­lent per­for­mance White team.

Dur­ing Au­gust we are on a break but will be back to busi­ness as usual on the 20th of Septem­ber when Mr John Sheen will tell us all about 5 Boys & a Pasty.

Coity WI meets at Gilead Chapel Hall in Coity on the 3rd Thurs­day ev­ery month 7pm-9pm.

Brexit Talk: Lord An­drew Ado­nis talk in the Sony The­atre, Brid­gend Col­lege, Cow­bridge Road, Brid­gend, CF31 3DF on Satur­day, Au­gust 25.

Event starts at 5.30pm and all are wel­come. (Free tick­ets will soon be avail­able www.eventbrite. Doors open at 5pm.

An ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss Brexit and the pro­posal of a Peo­ple’s Vote now that the Brexit facts are emerg­ing.

Fur­ther de­tails avail­able from brid­gend@ wales­foreu­

Brid­gend For Europe: A grass­roots pro EU group will hold its next meet­ing at the West­ward Cen­tre, Llangewydd Road, Brid­gend, CF31 4JR on Mon­day, Septem­ber 3 at 7.15pm. New mem­bers wel­come. (Fur­ther de­tails via brid­gend@ wales­foreu­

Brid­gend For Europe is part of a net­work of vol­un­teer groups across Wales who be­lieve our in­ter­ests are bet­ter served through close links with Europe and who are in favour of a Peo­ple’s Vote on any fi­nal deal.

Gar­den Party: You are in­vited to a Gar­den Party at Quaker Meet­ing House, 87 Park Street, Brid­gend CF31 4AZ Satur­day, Septem­ber 1, 2pm-4pm.

En­ter­tain­ment by Oa­sis World Choir; Var­i­ous Stalls; Cream teas; Ad­mis­sion free, all wel­come; Wheelchair ac­ces­si­ble.”

Glam­or­gan Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety: Ar­ranged lec­tures and vis­its on topics of lo­cal in­ter­est and other ap­pro­pri­ate his­tor­i­cal sub­jects.

Meet­ing on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month from Septem­ber to April at 7pm in Carnegie House (The Old Li­brary), 14, Wyn­d­ham Street, Brid­gend, CF31 1EF.

Mem­ber­ship costs only £7 per year payable in Septem­ber at the first meet­ing of the sea­son.

Visi­tors are al­ways wel­come (£2 each per meet­ing).

Next talk - Eg­bert the Tank and 1918 Brid­gend by John Dunk­leyWil­liams on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 12.”

Brid­gend & District Quiz League: is start­ing it’s 46th sea­son on Mon­day, Septem­ber 3 at Tondu Rail­way Club (next to Tondu rail­way sta­tion CF32 9DY) with team regis­tra­tion and a free fun, open to all, gen­eral knowl­edge quiz, start­ing at, with a buffet pro­vided after the quiz.

Come along, have a drink and a chat, ex­er­cise your grey mat­ter and meet new friends, there is no obli­ga­tion to join the League.

The League quizzes are played on Mon­day nights at home and away venues through­out the Brid­gend Bor­ough, with breaks for Christ­mas and New Year.

Any team of four or any in­di­vid­ual in­ter­ested in join­ing the League can get in­for­ma­tion from our web­site brid­ or by email or phone to stevek­ingscott@ya­ or 01656 722754.

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