Send Your News To: John Dunkley-Williams firstname.lastname@example.org ●
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. co.uk). 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@ walesforeurope.org
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@ walesforeurope.org)
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 8.pm, 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 bridgendquiz.com or by email or phone to email@example.com or 01656 722754.