Articles

June 2016

Dig It with Fulke Andel

Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener

  Well here we are heading towards midsummer, with the longest day of the year on the horizon. The extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth. But this extra light and warmth also

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June 2016

Criminal Records

Family History with Charles Wilson Watkins Charles is a researcher and family historian. Do get in touch if you need help in finding out about your ancestry - swanseafamilyhistory@yahoo.co.uk

In this month’s article I will be removing the dust off the record books, on criminal records and what information they provide. The earliest form of criminal deterrent in Swansea during the latter part of the 18th Century was the

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June 2016

Gower Coast Adventures and Sea Watch

Earlier this year, GOWER COAST ADVENTURES and SEA WATCH conducted a survey of the porpoise around our coast. Matthew Clough, the Wales Development Officer for SEA WATCH contacted TheBAY to tell us all about SEA WATCH and what they discovered

Sea Watch is a national charity dedicated to research and conservation of cetaceans (whales, dolphin and porpoise) around the UK. Last year we received funding from the marine conservation charity, Sea Changers for boat based surveys in south and west

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June 2016

Leaps and Bounds

BAY Bugs with Dr Isabella Brey

Few things are more evocative of a hot summer’s day in the country than the rasping chirps of grasshoppers. But the very sound that evokes scenes of relaxation and tranquility for us denotes the most eventful period in the life

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June 2016

Badger’s Album of the Month

Listen out for Badger & Claire presenters of the breakfast show on the wave 96.4 fm

Beyonce – Lemonade BADGER’S album choice for June is all about infidelity. The title apparently comes from the saying ‘if life gives you lemons – make lemonade’. OOH look Beyonce released an album that nobody was expecting! There’s a whole

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June 2016

SAFEagent Awareness Week

With Hannah McCartan

BEST LETTING AGENTS UNITE TO PROTECT LANDLORDS AND TENANTS McCartan Lettings supports SAFEagent Awareness Week 2016 This June, 3,000 professional lettings agents across the UK will unite for SAFEagent Awareness Week – highlighting to consumers the importance of choosing a professional

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June 2016

Snippets

Our monthly look at events and happenings plus other interesting bits and bobs

  SWANSEA – MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS! HATS THE WAY Hats certainly seemed to have been the order of the day at least with the fashion conscious women members of the congregation of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Townhill, who

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May 2016

Scaredy Cats

HOW THE GHOSTS OF MARGAM CASTLE AND OTHER HAUNTED BUILDINGS TOGETHER WITH SCAREDY CATS PARANORMAL GROUP ARE HELPING THE STRAY, RESCUED, INJURED AND FERAL CATS OF SWANSEA AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

On average Swansea Cats Protection spend £150 on each of their rescued cats, so fund raising is vital and coming up with different ideas can be challenging! Swansea Cats Protection teamed up with RIP South Wales Paranormal Group to form

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May 2016

The Written World

With Sarla Langdon

  The Way Things Were by Aatish Taseer (Picador £16.99) We welcome a serious new Indian novel by a British/Indian writer Aatish Taseer, whose book The Way Things Were is a work that is as important in analysing the nature

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May 2016

Miniature Marvels

with Dr Isabella Brey

  Rarely more than a centimetre in length, yet with exquisitely intricate patterns and often rich and beautiful colours, plant bugs (family Miridae) are living proof that the best things do, indeed, come in the smallest packages Like their larger

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