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SWANSEA ECHOES OF THE PAST

TRIP BACK IN TIME

What an apt title for the latest – and 20th in consecutive years – pictorial nostalgia book from David Roberts, Swansea Echoes of the past is. There can be few who don’t look forward to this annual treat and we are delighted to share this pre-print peek inside. The pictures offer an unrivalled trip back in time. Some take us back decades, others just a few years, but their effect is just the same – they show us just how quickly our city is undergoing change these days.  The women enjoying an open top ride along Swansea seafront’s Mumbles Road, here are enjoying feeling the wind in their hair aboard South Wales Transport’s Bristol K type double-decker which ferried many of us around the bay in its time. This timely photographic reminder is among more than 350 images that fill the 192 pages of this lovely case-bound book. Swansea Echoes of the past captures some fantastic glimpses of Swansea in the past. For details on how to obtain a copy visit www.bryngoldbooks.com or phone 01639 643961.

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BISHOPSTON MEN’S SOCIETY

PROGRAMME OF TALKS

The Men’s Society meets at The Glebe Hall on the first and third Wednesday of each month between September and April commencing at 19:30.  They have a varied programme of talks and social events where the main aims are to learn, enjoy and socialise.  Members come from Bishopston and the surrounding district.  Visitors and potential new members are always given a warm welcome.  In fact, new members are always needed to ensure the society’s future!

If you would like more information, please contact either Ted Howell on 01792 233998 or Colin Griffiths on 01792 232933

This year’s programme is shown below.

4 October               Maureen Clayton                    Life behind the big wall

18 October             Dr Dawn Morgan                   3D Printing in Modern Living

1 November           Peter Douglas-Jones               A Day on a Grouse Moor

15 November         Barry Evans                            The Life and Works of Adelina Patti

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THE PAUL POPHAM FUND

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

The Paul Popham Fund Renal Support Wales are looking for volunteer fundraisers to help with organised collections within local supermarkets. The next collection is in Tesco, Oystermouth Road on 10 September from 10:00 to 16:00. If you have any free time and would like to help, then they would love to hear from you.  Visit www.paulpophamfund.co.uk for further information or call 0333 2001285. There will be future fundraising events, so if you’d like to get involved please visit the website or give them a call.

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AUTUMN FAYRE

HOLY CROSS CHURCH

Holy Cross Church, Fairwood Road, West Cross is holding an Autumn Fayre on Saturday 7 October, 11.00 till 1.00. There will be tea and coffee, cakes and soup available for a small fee.

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COMPETITION WINNER

ROCKS SOFT DRINKS

David Marshall of Mumbles was the lucky winner of a case of Rocks soft drinks last month.

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TWINNING ASSOCIATION OF MUMBLES (TAM)

EVENING TALK

On Friday 13 October at 19:30 at Norton Village Hall, TAM will be hosting a talk by the ever popular Professor Prys Morgan on the subject of keeping up with the Jones’s, Thoughts on Welsh Surnames. Tickets are £12 and include a meal (BYO Drinks). Available on 01792 204967 or check out the website: www.mumblestwinning.org

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LOCAL TALENT

LOCAL AUTHOR

 ‘St. Catte’s Academy for kittens’ by Uplands resident Moira Bates is described as St Trinian’s for kittens. It’s the premier independent school for kittens, where they learn how to teach their humans how to provide a comfortable, well organised home.

It all started when Moira felt she needed to explain to her cat why a trip to the vet was necessary, from here she jotted down her ideas onto bits of paper and the backs of envelopes, and the world of St Catte’s developed.

There is narrative in the conventional sense; it is based on a series of text messages, emails and memos etc. Not only did Moira write the book, but she also provided all the illustrations too.

St. Catte’s Academy for kittens is available from Cover to Cover bookshop in Newton Road, Mumbles priced at £5.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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