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Remembrance Sun­day in Cefn: The annual act of remembrance will be­gin at 10am at the Wes­leyan Methodist Church (the Chapel next to the Com­mon) on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, the cen­te­nary of the 1918 Ar­mistice.

The ser­vice will start at the vil­lage war me­mo­rial on the com­mon at 10.55am.

Cefn School bell to ring out on the cen­te­nary of the end of World War One: At 12.30pm on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, the cen­te­nary of the end of World War One, the bell of Cefn School will be tolled, to­gether in uni­son with thou­sands in vil­lages, towns and cities across the land.

This will be in remembrance of the end of the first World War and the 1,400 bell ringers who lost their lives dur­ing it. Church bells across the UK re­mained re­stricted through­out the course of the war and only rang freely once Ar­mistice was de­clared on 11 Novem­ber 1918.

The ring­ing of church bells erupted spon­ta­neously across the coun­try, as an out­pour­ing of re­lief that 4 years of war had come to an end. look­ing for­ward to next year’s party which will be big­ger and bet­ter, if at all pos­si­ble.

Pon­ty­cymer are due to play Ban­wen at Lawrence Park on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10. Please check the Pon­ty­cymer R.F.C. Face­book page for more in­for­ma­tion on this fix­ture.

Garw SGBC: Well done to Garw SGBC, who re­cently won their open­ing Welsh Cup fix­ture 4-2 against Sarn at Yny­saw­dre. Two goals came from Will Jones with a goal each for cap­tain Nathan Rose and Damien Barnard.

Brid­gend Cas­tle Play­ers: On Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, Brid­gend Cas­tle Play­ers present their lat­est pro­duc­tion, Evening of Remembrance, at Bet­tws Com­mu­nity Club.

As well as two plays, The Plan of At­tack by Phil Nash & The Pris­oner’s Friend by Peter Drake, the evening will also in­clude a themed quiz, read­ings of ac­tual let­ters re­ceived from the front­line of WWI, a buf­fet, and much more.

Doors open at 7pm and the show starts 7.30pm. Tick­ets are priced at £2.50, with all pro­ceeds be­ing do­nated to the RAF Benev­o­lent Fund, and are avail­able from Bet­tws Com­mu­nity Club, Brid­gend Cas­tle Play­ers’ Trea­surer, Rhian – trea­surer@ brid­gend­castle­play­ers.org / 07814 881445, and also on the door on the night.

Please come along and sup­port this worth­while cause.

The quiz is al­ways light­hearted and an in depth knowl­edge of hor­ti­cul­ture is not nec­es­sary as the an­swers are mul­ti­ple choice and a guess is al­ways worth a go. It is a lit­tle eas­ier than the Chase or Master­mind, so come along and have a go!

This is a pop­u­lar evening amongst mem­bers and there is al­ways a good at­ten­dance. After the quiz has fin­ished and prizes awarded to the win­ners, light re­fresh­ments are pro­vided.

A num­ber of new mem­bers have joined the club since the Annual Show on Septem­ber 1 and these new mem­bers are cor­dially in­vited to come along and meet ex­ist­ing and other new mem­bers in an in­for­mal, light hearted set­ting.

Win­ter is a quiet time for gar­den­ers and al­lot­ment hold­ers alike, but this is still an ac­tive time for the club, with plenty for the club com­mit­tee to fo­cus on dur­ing its monthly meet­ings, with a range of ac­tiv­i­ties be­ing planned for the com­ing months.

The ladies sec­tion are busy mak­ing ar­range­ments for the annual Mince Pie and Cof­fee morn­ing on Satur­day, Novem­ber 17.

The Club Pres­i­dent Mar­garet Wor­gan is busy tak­ing book­ings for the club’s Christ­mas Din­ner to be held at Pyle and Ken­fig Golf Club on Fri­day, December 7.

A Chi­nese Night is be­ing planned for Fri­day, Jan­uary 8 to usher in the Chi­nese New Year.

With the next Annual Plant Sale be­ing held in May next year, this will in­volve a lot of for­ward plan­ning by the com­mit­tee and mem­bers over the com­ing months.

On­go­ing main­te­nance work to en­sure Cliff Cot­tage is at its best moves in­doors dur­ing the win­ter, with vol­un­teers help­ing with paint­ing and other tasks on Thurs­day and Satur­day morn­ings.

Copies of the Au­tumn and Win­ter edi­tion of the clubs mag­a­zine is avail­able from Cliff Cot­tage. The mag­a­zine is edited by Sue Ford, is a good read and gives use­ful in­for­ma­tion about the club and its ac­tiv­i­ties.

Club mem­bers re­cently at­tended a fund rais­ing cof­fee morn­ing at Cliff Cot­tage in aid of the chil­dren’s char­ity “Y Bont” which proved to be a very en­joy­able and suc­cess­ful fund rais­ing event. The or­gan­is­ers were de­lighted with the fa­cil­i­ties that were avail­able to them.

Why not come to our next ad­ver­tised lec­ture and meet some of our

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