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least Canol­radd Level) and Welsh speak­ers. £3 each or free to mem­bers. 2019 mem­ber­ship starts in Jan­uary at £12 each.

For fur­ther de­tails, con­tact Pat Jones-Jenk­ins as above.

Spir­i­tual Heal­ing: Spir­i­tual heal­ing is of­fered each Tues­day from 6pm-7.30pm at the Yny­saw­dre Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (at the junc­tion of Bryn Road and Heol-yrYs­gol).

There is no charge for the ser­vice but a small do­na­tion to help de­fray ex­penses is ap­pre­ci­ated.

Chris­tian Spir­i­tu­al­ist Church: Meet Sun­days at 6.30pm at the Yny­saw­dre Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Nazareth Chapel: Nazareth Bap­tist Chapel Bryncethin of­fers a ser­vice at 4pm each Sun­day. For more in­for­ma­tions, call An­drew Davies on 01656 663 652.

Items: Please send items to the ad­dress at the head of the col­umn by the Wednes­day evening for pub­li­ca­tion the fol­low­ing week. Send Your News To: 16 Nant Yr Adar, Brid­gend, CF31 4TY john.dunk­ley-wil­[email protected]­look.com

Cymdei­thas Hanes Bro Ogwr/ Brid­gend and District Welsh His­tory So­ci­ety: Nos Lun, 14 Ion­awr, 7 30yh yn y Clwb Criced Tondu. Bydd Richard Gam­mon yn siarad am “Streic Cy­fu­niad Y Cam­brian a Therfys­goedd Tony­pandy”. Bydd croeso cynnes i ddys­g­wyr (o leia Le­fel Canol­radd) a siarad­wyr. £3 yr un neu am ddim i aelo­dau.

Mae aelo­daeth 2019 yn dechrau ym mis Ion­awr - £12 yr un. Am ragor o fanylion, cy­sylltwch â Pat JonesJenk­ins, 01656 741622, patjones­jenk­[email protected] google­mail.com

Mon­day evening, 14 Jan­uary, 7 30pm in the Tondu Cricket Club. Richard Gam­mon will be talk­ing about The Cam­brian Com­bine Strike and the Tony­pandy Ri­ots.

There will be a warm wel­come to learn­ers (at least Canol­radd Level) and Welsh speak­ers. £3 each or free to mem­bers. 2019 mem­ber­ship starts in Jan­uary at £12 each.

For fur­ther de­tails, con­tact Pat Jones-Jenk­ins as above.

Brid­gend Writ­ers’ Cir­cle: De­cem­ber’s meet­ing saw the pre­sen­ta­tion of tro­phies, cups and cer­tifi­cates to this year’s suc­cess­ful com­pe­ti­tion win­ners.

The Saviker Shield be­ing won by John Bow­didge, for his poem Lit­tle One and mem­oir Mem­o­ries of Wartime; Claudette Evans, re­ceived the run­ner-up Shield for her story The Great Gnome Mys­tery and col­lected the En­deav­our Shield for her jour­nal­is­tic ef­fort Your Starter for Ten.

Other win­ners re­ceiv­ing their tro­phies were: Bri­die Bran­well – the Keith Cole Shield and Michael Hayes for his Mono­logue.

Un­for­tu­nately, Liz Ma­honey was un­avail­able to col­lect her Rail­ton Shield, and she also won the an­nual short play com­pe­ti­tion, with her farce What a Shower.

En­tries be­ing read and judged on the evening, by Alex Mar­shall.

Mem­bers and guests were also treated to a buf­fet and read­ings from the Og­more Val­ley Lo­cal His­tory So­ci­ety’s An­thol­ogy Wartime Mem­o­ries.

The Brid­gend Writ­ers Cir­cle will take a break un­til Fe­bru­ary, when they meet again at 7pm, on the first Thurs­day of the month at Carnegie House, Wyn­d­ham Street, Brid­gend, where new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

The Cir­cle’s an­nual short story com­pe­ti­tion for this year is 1500-1800 words on a theme of your choice.

En­try is £5 for a sin­gle story, £7.50 for two sto­ries; clos­ing date is Fri­day, March 1, 2019.

Prizes are £100, £50, £30 and pub­li­ca­tion on the Cir­cle’s web­site.

The judge is Colum San­son-Re­gan.

Rules, con­di­tions of en­try and en­try form can be viewed at: http://brid­gend­writ­ers. web­plus.net.

Con­tact: [email protected] hot­mail.co.uk

Lions Club of Brid­gend: Brid­gend Lions are now col­lect­ing books in readi­ness for their 2019 spring Book Fair, as well as DVDs, CDs, Jig­saws and com­puter games.

All do­na­tions can be handed in at the West­ward Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Sun­days be­tween 10.30am and 11.30am. (Please do not de­liver books out­side of these hours.)

Books can also be de­liv­ered to Aberken­fig Wel­fare Hall on week­day morn­ings from 11am.

Al­ter­na­tively, call 0845 833 9582 to ar­range a col­lec­tion. nor­mal for the rest of the week.

Col­lec­tions will be made as usual on New Year’s Eve, but there won’t be any col­lec­tion on New Year’s Day so ev­ery­thing will be one day later up un­til Satur­day, Jan­uary 5.

Col­lec­tions will be back to nor­mal from Mon­day, Jan­uary 7.

The main fes­tive item that can’t be re­cy­cled is wrap­ping paper, while cer­tain types of pack­ag­ing can’t ei­ther, such as black plas­tic, cel­lo­phane wrap and poly­styrene.

Rather than us­ing one of their al­lo­ca­tion of blue bin bags, res­i­dents are rec­om­mended to use a black plas­tic bin bag should they need to use the ex­tra al­lowance for their first refuse col­lec­tion fol­low­ing Christ­mas Day.

To find out more about re­cy­cling in Brid­gend County Bor­ough please visit www. re­cy­cle­for­brid­gend. wales. Geraint Hal­stead and pacey wing John Lewis, whilst huge games for Pon­ty­cymer came from fa­ther and son Steve and El­lis Ma­jor, Zack James, Scott Hamp­ton and Ethan ‘Side­step’ Stead.

The two clubs have en­joyed a very good re­la­tion­ship with one an­other over the decades, due to the fact that they played side by side at Llangeinor Park un­til the con­struc­tion of Llangeinor swim­ming pool in 1967.

A large part of the play­ing area had to be de­mol­ished to pro­vide an ac­cess road, and so the coun­cil built Lawrence Park, which to this day is the home of Pon­ty­cymer rugby.

The Jimmy Walker me­mo­rial match has forged friend­ships be­tween the clubs, and it has be­come the high­light for many over the yule­tide pe­riod, with large crowds brav­ing the weather to en­joy the Box­ing Day fix­ture, and this year proved to be no ex­cep­tion.

Thank you to all who turned out to watch.

Carol Ser­vice: The res­i­dents of Dar­ren Bun­ga­lows and King Ed­ward Street showed the true spirit of Christ­mas when, on Christ­mas Eve, they gath­ered in the grounds of Dar­ren Bun­ga­lows to sing tra­di­tional car­ols around the Christ­mas tree.

The evening was an­other great suc­cess, and a huge thank to those who at­tended, and to every­body who sup­plied re­fresh­ments. It was great to see so many peo­ple en­joy­ing a tra­di­tional yule­tide con­cert.

Plans are al­ready in place to make next year’s event big­ger and bet­ter, if at all pos­si­ble.

Rugby Fix­ture: On Satur­day, Jan­uary 5, Pon­ty­cymer Rugby Club will play their first game of 2019 when they wel­come lo­cal ri­vals Bryncethin to Lawrence Park. to Patrick and Paul of Lale­ston Gar­den­ing Club for all their news­let­ters of 2018.

New Mem­bers are al­ways wel­come and here is the first news­let­ter for 2019.

Lale­ston Gar­den­ing Club: Mem­bers are re­minded that the first lec­ture of 2019 takes place on Mon­day, Jan­uary 14, at the usual time of 7.30pm when Kevin Thomas makes a wel­come re­turn to the club to give a talk en­ti­tled 12 months in the Small Green­house.

Kevin is a pop­u­lar lec­turer who has vis­ited the club on many oc­ca­sions and given talks on a wide range of hor­ti­cul­tural top­ics.

Green­house man­age­ment should be of great in­ter­est to a num­ber of the new mem­bers from the lo­cal al­lot­ments who are keen to pro­duce their own veg­eta­bles for the ta­ble.

De­tails of all lec­tures are in­cluded on the club mem­ber­ship card and at­ten­dance at the lec­tures is a sure way of get­ting to know about forth­com­ing events at the club and meet other mem­bers.

The club is plan­ning a Chi­nese Evening for Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 8 to usher in the Chi­nese New Year.

This func­tion is the brain­child of Linda Thomas who will use her ex­pe­ri­ence with Chi­nese cui­sine to lead the ar­range­ments with other mem­bers of the clubs ladies sec­tion for what should be a most en­joy­able evening.

This is a new ven­ture for the club and builds on the suc­cess of the Curry Evening held last year.

Gar­den­ers and Al­lot­ment hold­ers in the area will be de­lighted to hear that an­other Mega Plant Sale is be­ing planned for May.

This will be the club’s 7th An­nual Plant Sale and is a mas­sive un­der­tak­ing for a small num­ber of ded­i­cated mem­bers who de­vote so much time and ef­fort over many months to pro­duce the thou­sands of plants nec­es­sary for the sale.

The club’s not for profit shop (The Cabin) at Cliff Cot­tage will re­open for busi­ness on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 2.

Although the shop has been closed since Novem­ber there have al­ways been mem­bers

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