Articles

Winter 2015

BAY Business

with Daryl Edgecombe

Why this Swansea business is grasping the Nettl In May 2005, Daryl Edgecombe started a business in Swansea that would trade as printing.com for a further 10 years. Over 14,000 projects later and with over 2000 customers, the business is

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Winter 2015

BAY Business news

3D Printing with Cartridge World

3D PRINTING  more convenient product sourcing 3D printing is not a new technology – in fact the first 3D printer was invented over 30 years ago. 3D printing technology is becoming more and more affordable with the Fused Deposition Modeling

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October 2015

All things books

With Sarla Langdon 

Mysterious Marco Polo—Merchant and Explorer Extraordinaire The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps by Prof Benjamin B Olshin (University of Chicago Press £31.50) Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls by Marco Polo (Penguin Little Black Classics £0.80) As

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October 2015

NICHOLASTON HOUSE

in Penmaen

NICHOLASTON HOUSE Nicholaston House, in Penmaen was purchased by the Swansea City Mission in 1998 and is now a Christian Retreat and Conference Centre. Set in tree lined grounds, the house overlooks Oxwich Bay with the moorland of Cefn Bryn

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October 2015

Travel

with Liz Barry

Liz fell in love with the city of Carcassonne while travelling through the Languedoc-Roussilon region of France courtesy of Brittany Ferries CARCASSONNE La Cite de Carcassone is every child’s image of a fairytale castle, with its turrets topped with conical

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October 2015

MOUNTAINBIKE TRAILS

 WITH KIM JONES

MOUNTAINBIKE TRAILS Combe dancing in The Quantocks Combe: / ku:um/ n. valley on the side of a hill (populated by mountain bikers!!!). The Quantocks are litter-ed with combes and have to be one of the most fun places to ride

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October 2015

SURFING

SURFING WITH CHRIS ‘GUTS’ GRIFFITHS

Connor and the Cliffhanger Connor Griffiths bags a silver medal at the European surfing champs! In a stunning turn of events, the Swansea surfer went from being a late replacement for the Welsh team heading to the Euro surf championships

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October 2015

A Pilgrim’s Diary

FATHER ANDREW PEARCE Rector at St Theilo’s Church, Bishopston

A Pilgrim’s Diary: 2. The Way of the Cross Last month, I began my Pilgrim’s Diary by sharing some of my thoughts and impressions on our first full day in the Holy Land, as we perambulated through the Old City

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October 2015

Family History

With Charles Wilson-Walkins

Family History CHARLES WILSON-WATKINS is a researcher and family historian. This month’s article will help those who want to find further information on military service papers. If you need help in tracing your family history, do get in touch with

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October 2015

Album Choice

LISTEN OUT FOR BADGER & CLAIRE PRESENTERS OF THE BREAKFAST SHOW ON THE WAVE 96.4FM

Badger’s album of the month for October is by Canadian singer and song writer Abel Tesfaye aka the Weeknd. No that’s not a typo, he evidently thought that an extra e would be a vowel too many The Weeknd BEAUTY

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October 2015

BAY Bugs

with Dr Isabella Brey

SPHEKSOPHOBIA The approach of a wasp’s ominous buzz along with a glimpse of its black and yellow warning colours are more than enough to make the spheksophobics among us hyperventilate and break out in a cold sweat. Even without an

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October 2015

DIG IT

with Fulke Andel

DIG IT Gardening Advice for the NEW (and not so new) Gardener Well, the final throes of summer didn’t amount to much. The rain gave my arch enemies the conditions they needed to chomp their way through whatever bedding plants

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October 2015

Swansea Cats Protection

THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION

THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION Thank you to everyone for making the 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION a massive success with well over 300 entries.  It was very, very difficult to choose just 12 winners

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Buying Art – Ocotober 2015

DAVID AND ALEXANDRA ROE, DIRECTORS OF SWANSEA’S ATTIC GALLERY, OFFER SOME EXPERT ADVICE

Buying Art  Where to buy art. Pitfalls to avoid COLLECTING ART CAN NOT ONLY ENHANCE YOUR HOME BUT BE A HUGELY ENRICHING HOBBY. HOWEVER, IT CAN BE HARD TO KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. DAVID AND ALEXANDRA ROE, DIRECTORS OF SWANSEA’S

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October 2015

Garden BirdWatch

 with Amanda Skull

BIRD OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER: COAL TIT Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for theBritish Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or

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