Articles from issue : December 2019

History of Pantomime

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

As this month’s magazine is the Christmas edition I thought we should look at the history of pantomime and why children and adults alike, enjoy this very British festive fun. Pantomimes are usually based on well-known fairy tales. Included in

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Auto News

With Liam Bird

VOLVO ENTICES BRITISH CAR BUYERS WITH ONE YEAR’S FREE ELECTRICITY OFFER Volvo’s aim is to maximise the fuel and emissions-saving potential of its hybrid technology by encouraging people to plug in their car and keep the hybrid system’s high-voltage battery

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Culinary Causerie with Lesley Williams

Booking a table at Mumbles’ newest restaurant was an achievement in itself; with less than 30 covers they were in high demand. But my perseverance paid off, and I secured a Thursday night table. We’d been invited to the Môr

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The Glynn Vivian – Swansea Stories

The Art Scene with Lesley Williams

To celebrate Swansea’s 50th anniversary as a city, the Glynn Vivian has an exhibition called Swansea Stories in which they are showing the largest selection of their permanent collection ever displayed. The Gallery’s collection includes works from the 18th century

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20 years of first-class service

With CGS Garage Doors

  Established in 1999, C.G.S Garage Doors has been giving a first-class service to people in the Swansea and surrounding areas for 20 years. The business is based on customer satisfaction, providing top quality doors and repairs with a high

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The Book Department

With Dr Alyson Hitch

Well, it’s that time of year again when we all go blank and realise we haven’t a clue what to give our friends and family for Christmas. As drastic as it might seem, why not do something really radical and

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Completing your Self-Assessment

Accounting reminders with Allchurch & Co

As the 31 January 2020 approaches its important to set time aside to complete your 18-19 self-assessment tax return and pay your tax bill (if you are required to submit a self-assessment by HMRC). We wanted to share some common

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Snippets for December and January

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

SWANSEA – SALUTE TO A CITY SANTA SMILES! Jingle bells, jingle bells . . . yes Christmas is coming at us at a terrific rate of knots. It seems like only yesterday that we were wishing one another a Happy

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The Origins of Christmas

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

This month many of us will sit down on Christmas Day and tuck into a traditional Christmas dinner. Charles Wilson Watkins, our family historian has been looking into the origins of this annual meal. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being

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Hinds' Sights with Liz Hinds

This month Liz looks at racism, sexism and inclusivism and how we should all try to be a little kinder to each other – even when they are supporting the other side. ‘There may be troubles ahead…let’s face the music

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Understanding the Probate process

Private Client Team with Natalie Thomas - DJM Solicitors

Losing a loved one can be a confusing and difficult time. Not only will you deal with grief, but often you are faced with dealing with their financial affairs.   We would suggest you establish early on if the deceased

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The day I was scammed

With BAY editor Lesley Williams

I never thought I would fall foul of a telephone scammer, but last month I did. They were so clever and convincing, that I fell for it hook, line and sinker. I’m not proud of the fact and would ordinarily

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