Articles

April 2016

Picture Perfect

A profile on artist Chris Garrington

“It took a loaded gun pointed at my head to make me follow my dreams.” Have you ever stood in a gallery admiring portraits and wondered if you or a loved one could be immortalised in a painting?  Chris Garrington

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April 2016

The Cotswolds

With Liz Barry

LIZ BARRY HAS BEEN ON HER TRAVELS AGAIN, ALTHOUGH NOT TOO FAR THIS TIME. THE COTSWOLDS ARE ONLY A COUPLE OF HOURS DRIVE AWAY, AND MAKE THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR A WEEKEND BREAK All photographs by Liz Spring is a

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April 2016

Family History

With Charles Wilson-Watkins

Lloyds Register and Emigration Continuing the theme of last month’s article on the docks in Swansea, this month’s topics will include the Lloyds Register and ship’s passenger’s lists. Lloyds Register was first published in 1764-66, 1786-71 and then annually since

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April 2016

Cats Protection

Homes needed for cats

SWANSEA AND DISTRICT BRANCH OF CATS PROTECTION ALWAYS HAS CATS LOOKING FOR THEIR ‘FOREVER’ HOMES. HERE ARE JUST A FEW PICTURED ON THESE PAGES… Ben is a young male cat about 18 months old, unfortunately the children in the family

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April 2016

Snippets

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

RAJ PLUMBING AND HEATING WINNER ANNOUNCED Plumbing and heating engineer, Robert Jamison (left) came up with a novel way to reward his customers last year. Every householder who had a new Worcester Bosch boiler fitted by RAJ Plumbing and Heating,

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March 2016

Special Homes Needed for Special Cats

Swansea and District Branch of Cats Protection is appealing for owners to adopt one of their special cats in the charity's care this winter

We have many loving cats requiring a home but we are having great difficulty in finding new owners for some of our older and problem cats. At the moment we are looking for homes for two FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus)

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March 2016

Garden Birdwatch

With Amanda Skull

Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden Bird Watch scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or other animal that you might

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March 2016

Dig It

With Fulke Andel Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener

Let’s hope we’ve seen the last of the heavy rain. It strikes me that ever since the Met Office started naming the storms, they’ve become more productive. Perhaps we should petition them to go back to having anonymous storms! I

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March 2016

Bay Bugs

With Dr Isabella Brey

Going it alone Bees are among the first insects that can be seen out and about again in spring. But only some of the bees happily buzzing around the cheerful spring flowers are our carefully tended and pampered honeybees, which

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March 2016

The New Welsh Landlord Licensing Scheme

By Hannah McCartan, MD of Swansea based McCartan Lettings who offers advice to landlords on the new Welsh Landlord Licensing Scheme

What is the New Welsh Landlord Licensing Scheme and Does It Apply to Me? The New Landlord Licensing Scheme, known in the region as Rent Smart Wales, is legislation introduced at the end of 2015 to improve the image and

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March 2016

Family History with Charles Wilson Watson

Charles is a researcher and family historian. Do get in touch if you need help in finding out more about YOUR ancestry

THIS MONTH CHARLES LOOKS AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DOCKS IN SWANSEA AND GIVES AN UPDATE TO THE ARTICLE IN LAST MONTH’S MAGAZINE – INCLUDING A VERY STRANGE COINCIDENCE Swansea Docks Do you have any ancestors who worked at the

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March 2016

Bay Interiors

Chantele Cross-Jones looks at inspired looks for nurseries

COOL NURSERY THEMES Designing and decorating the nursery is one of the most fun things you can do on the lead up to your little one’s arrival. You may decide to go down the simple route and pick up all

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