Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

June 2021

Top Shots

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

  Last month’s flat spell eventually ended and there’s been a pretty decent run of waves of late.With so many more people taking up surfing recently, I’ve been too busy making surfboards to travel much in search of waves (apart

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May 2021

Auction Houses

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

The word “auction” derives from the Latin, auctum which means to grow or increase. During the 17th century, auctions were relatively uncommon as it was common practise to either haggle or have a set price. The two major auction houses

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May 2021

Perfect Timing

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

Chris and his mates were glad that lockdown was finally lifted so that they could travel to find the perfect wave… They say all good things come to an end, and so it was with the amazing run of swell

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May 2021

The Book Department

Bay books with Dr Alyson Hitch

This month we go to one of the most remote places on Earth with photographer Colin Prior, find out what all those unused keyboard symbols actually mean, take a trip down memory lane with some vintage advertising, and discover a

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April 2021

Tree Circles

Reader Appeal with Lesley Williams

I was contacted last month by readers Mr & Mrs Evans of Tycoch who wanted to know if I had any knowledge of the tree circles planted in the grounds of Sketty School. I went to the original Sketty School

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April 2021

Pick of the Pops

With Charles Wilson-Watkins

What’s your special No. 1? Mr and Mrs R. Harris contacted the Bay Magazine. This April, they will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They wanted to know who was number one at the time of their wedding, 17th April

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April 2021

Tubular Swells

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

Tube riding is considered the ultimate manoeuvre in surfing. This is where a surfer positions himself behind the heavy pitching lip of a breaking wave and actually rides inside the space created behind it. Unfortunately, due to the large continental

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April 2021

Lockdown Watchlist No. 5

The Cine Files with Emlyn Roberts-Harry

While cinemas remain closed, we are still reliant on our televisions for small screen entertainment. Here are three more suggestions from Emlyn that he thinks you might enjoy. Le Mans ’66 Lousy title, very entertaining movie. Called Ford v. Ferrari

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