Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

Winter 2018

Operation Musketeer

With William (Bill) Evans

THE SUEZ CRISIS In our August/September issue Bay’s family history contributor Charles Wilson Watkins, requested that any readers with information on the Suez crisis of 1956 to get in touch. WILLIAM EVANS of Brynmill contacted us to say that he

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Winter 2018

Steel City

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

Across the bay from Swansea lies one of the most industrial areas in South Wales. Port Talbot is home to many engineering factories and one of the largest steelworks in Europe. It is also home to one of Wales’ premier

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Winter 2018

The Written World

With Sarla Langdon

The Booker Prize 2018 was won predictably by a woman writer, Anna Burns for her novel Milkman, set in Northern Ireland. As a voice of the Irish troubles, Anna Burns joins a seriously illustrious panel; she also carries on the

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Oct 2018

Family History

With Charles Wilson-Watkins

Jewish Cemetery Update In October 2016, I wrote an article entitled Exploring Swansea’s Graveyards. In the piece, I revealed that “The oldest Jewish cemetery in Wales was opened in 1768 and by 1965 was practically full. The ‘new’ cemetery was

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Oct 2018

Hinds’ Sights

With Liz Hinds

ARE YOU HAVING A LAUGH? Laughter, they say is the best medicine – Laugh and the world laughs with you. Liz Hinds certainly thinks that laughter is important, and the ability to laugh at herself is a must – especially

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Oct 2018

Epic Charity Walk

With Chris Lewis & Jet!

LOCAL VETERAN’S ROUND UK COASTLINE TREK FOR SSAFA – SO WHERE IS HE NOW? In August 2017 military veteran, Chris Lewis from Killay, began walking all around the coast of the UK to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces

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Oct 2018

The Written World

With sarla Langdon

TWO WELSH WRITERS STEAL THE SHOW Tirzah and the Prince of Crows by Deborah Kay Davies (Oneworld £12.99) When Margo Weale, publicity director at the prestigious Oneworld Publishing, told me about Welsh writer Deborah Kay Davies’ new novel, I made

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Oct 2018

The Cine Files

With Emlyn Roberts-Harry

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS October and Hallowe’en are traditionally the time when the horror genre films make an appearance, and this month is no different. Emlyn’s review this month features a PG rated film. PG or

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Oct 2018

The Art Scene

With Mark Rees

Swansea Fringe, a love story and things that go bump in the night MARK REES GIVES US A ROUNDUP OF SOME OF THE EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS IN THE ART SCENE THIS MONTH. Did you go to the revived Swansea Fringe

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Oct 2018

Surfing

With Chris 'Guts" Griffiths

SEASONAL OBSESSIONS In the middle of winter when it’s so cold but the surf’s pumping, you obsess over the start of spring and summer when the water takes on a more inviting temperature, so you can shed a bit of

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