Chepstow Racecourse looking for diamond wedding couples

3:20pm Monday 30th November 2009

CHEPSTOW Racecourse is looking for Gwent couples celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary this year to co-incide with the 60th anniversary of the Coral Welsh National.

Llandogo artist goes on display

12:28pm Monday 30th November 2009

An art exhibition is on display throughout December at the Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop, near Chepstow.

Chepstow takes on recession

11:23am Tuesday 2nd June 2009

A CHEPSTOW chamber of commerce meeting will take place on Thursday, June 4.

Town wall flats may obscure view

11:25am Friday 13th February 2009

Plans to build eight flats in Chepstow may obscure the view of the town’s historic Town Wall, according to neighbours and local societies.

Philip's doing well

South Wales Argus: Phillip's doing well

9:50am Thursday 11th December 2008

Chepstow basketball player, Philip Cochrane, has beaten over 150 other children to bring home the “Most Improved Player” award from the Lord’s Taverners Junior Wheelchair Basketball Regional Championships this year, writes Jane Elson.

Chepstow society

9:38am Thursday 11th December 2008

The Society’s November meeting at the Drill Hall was once again very well attended.

Male voice choir

9:35am Thursday 11th December 2008

Chepstow Male Voice Choir has started the Christmas season in Chepstow in their traditional manner.

Youth challenge

9:20am Thursday 13th November 2008

The Rotary Club of Chepstow is looking for a young person to take part in an all expenses paid leadership course during summer 2009.

Choral society

9:17am Thursday 13th November 2008

Chepstow Choral Society held its 2008 Annual General Meeting recently, which was one of the best attended for some years.

Dance fever

9:35am Thursday 23rd October 2008

Dance fever has hit Chepstow, with the Silhouette Dance Club adding four new classes to its schedule.  Thursday, October 23 from 7.30 pm sees the start of a new Salsa class. Don’t worry if you have no partner, just go along and join in.

Book events

9:33am Thursday 23rd October 2008

Chepstow bookshop is proud to present a series of author events at the town’s Drill Hall this November.

Male voice choir

9:30am Thursday 23rd October 2008

The ethos of Chepstow Male Voice Choir, as a charity itself, is to support other charities and community projects.

Flying visit for Rotary club

9:29am Thursday 23rd October 2008

Members of the Rotary Club of Chepstow recently visited Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) at their Swansea Airport.  Club members were keen to see how the £4 ,000 that they raised has been spent and the answer came quickly when the helicopter was scrambled for an emergency mission.

Summer reading scheme

9:45am Thursday 16th October 2008

Chepstow Library’s summer reading scheme was a great success with 124 children completing this year’s national reading challenge.

Ysgol Y Ffin

9:44am Thursday 16th October 2008

With the move from Sudbrook to Caldicot complete, children and staff at Ysgol Y Ffin have now settled into their new surroundings.

Talking books

9:42am Thursday 16th October 2008

If you’ve ever wondered how an audio book is produced, ‘Making Books Talk: how an audio-book is created from start to finish’, will tell you all you ever wanted to know.

Quiz league

9:59am Thursday 9th October 2008

Following my recent piece about the possible extinction of the Chepstow Quiz League I’m pleased to report that 2008/2009 season will now go ahead.

Rhythm of success

9:57am Thursday 9th October 2008

The students of Chepstow Drum School are celebrating after a good set of exam results over the summer.

Gold Challenge

10:42am Friday 19th September 2008

GOLD CHALLENGE:  Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from the Chepstow and Caldicot area will be taking part in the County’s Gold Challenge this weekend.

Mandy's walk

10:41am Friday 19th September 2008

MANDY’S WALK:   A charity dog walk held in memory of Amanda Bower has raised nearly £1,600 so far.


10:39am Friday 19th September 2008

THE wedding took place at Clearwell Castle of Amie Kate Smith, daughter of David and Karin Smith, of Chepstow, and Hugh Innes McDonald, son of Rouena Harris and the late Richard McDonald, from Birmingham.


9:53am Friday 12th September 2008

TWENTY-EIGHT members of Chepstow and Monmouth Lifesaving clubs combined forces to descend on the Cold Knap Lifeguard Station in Barry to carry out their open water assessment tests.

Male choir

9:52am Friday 12th September 2008

CHEPSTOW MALE VOICE CHOIR:  It's that time of year again, when Chepstow Male Voice Choir undertakes its commitments in other parts of the world.

Club Hola?

9:41am Thursday 4th September 2008

Chepstow youngsters have enthusiastically grasped the chance to learn some basic Spanish and French when Club Bonjour offered some one-week language courses this holiday.

Chepstow society

9:40am Thursday 4th September 2008

The August rain kept away long enough for 85 members of the Chepstow Society to enjoy their summer garden party.

Mandy's walk

9:35am Thursday 4th September 2008

A charity dog walk in memory of Amanda Bower, who died last year, has been organized by her family to raise money for the PDSA and St David’s Foundation Hospice Care.

Garden club is growing success

South Wales Argus: Garden club is growing success

12:38pm Thursday 28th August 2008

Despite the poor weather this year, there were an impressive 188 entries for Chepstow Gardening Club’s 31st Annual Show.

Rainbow's joke time

12:04pm Thursday 28th August 2008

Young members of the 1st Chepstow Rainbows have raised £130 for the Children’s Lukaemia Marathon Challenge Event. The object of the challenge was to do 26 things and get sponsorship.

An Evening of Romance

12:02pm Thursday 28th August 2008

As part of the National Year of Reading celebrations Chepstow Library is holding An Evening of Romance with Mills and Boon author Catherine George There will be free Mills and Boon goodies, refreshments and an opportunity to win a bumper bag of Mills and Boon treats.  The event takes place on Wednesday, September 3 2008 from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm. There is no charge but admission is by ticket only. These are available from Chepstow Library.

Dance club

11:59am Thursday 28th August 2008

Silhouette Dance Club returns for a new term with dance classes for all ages, abilities and dance styles.

Lave net fishery

8:31am Thursday 21st August 2008

A late start to the season and poor weather has failed to deter the Black Rock fishermen this year – so far they have managed to take four salmon and have recruited a new fisherman to their ranks.


8:29am Thursday 21st August 2008

Thirty-one children enjoyed Chinese-themed stories at the first of Chepstow Library’s summer storytimes.

Art exhibition

8:27am Thursday 21st August 2008

Every six weeks, the Café at the Brockweir & Hewelsfield Village Shop hosts a new exhibition of work by local artists. This policy has been extremely successful, with some new and some more established artists enjoying a new audience for their work, often with excellent sales.

Pirate fun

South Wales Argus: Pirate fun

10:02am Thursday 14th August 2008

Pirates and parrots were the order of the day for an end of term treat for children in the infant department at Ysgol Y Ffin, Sudbrook.

Get crafty

10:00am Thursday 14th August 2008

Chepstow Museum will be running it’s popular drop in and make sessions  again this Summer.

Music exam ssuccess

9:58am Thursday 14th August 2008

Young music students from Chepstow have achieved success in the summer 2008 Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music theory examinations.

Choral Society

9:53am Thursday 14th August 2008

A rousing Festival Concert completed Chepstow Choral Society’s 2007/2008 programme.

Town quiz

3:04pm Thursday 7th August 2008

Usk Civic Society and Usk Rural Life Museum have joined forces to challenge the people of Usk with an exciting competition to find out how well they know their town. The competition takes the form of a picture quiz of places in Usk for entrants to identify, and then, in up to 50 words, they have to write about what makes Usk special for them and include a photograph or draw a picture to show this.

Summer fun

3:02pm Thursday 7th August 2008

Once again the Rural Life Museum in Newmarket Street, Usk, is offering some alternative activities during the summer school holidays. There are two fun mornings remaining in August – this coming Wednesday, August 6 and Wednesday August 20. Both sessions last from 10am to 11.30am and are suitable for children aged between 5 and 11, although children under 8 must be accompanied by and adult. For just £2 each, children can have fun trying their hands at salt dough, finger puppets, rag rugging, gargoyles, peg dolls, and lots more activities and quizzes.

Grand Draw winners

3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2008

Usk businessman and property developer John Badland was delighted that the annual Grand Draw which he sponsors for St. Anne’s Hospice raised more than £24,000 this year. It is one of the Hospice’s biggest fund-raising events and has been sponsored by Mr. Badland for the last four years, raising a total of £81,000. All of this money goes towards the annual costs of £1.2 million which are needed just to keep the hospice going.

Rotary club

South Wales Argus: Rotary club

2:56pm Thursday 7th August 2008

Chepstow Rotary has a new man at the helm.  At the beginning of July 2008 Rotarian Ray Lee accepted the Presidency of the Rotary Club from outgoing President, Eddie Jones.

Male voice choir

2:54pm Thursday 7th August 2008

There was standing room only in St Mary’s Priory Church for the ‘Thank You Concert’ which was held as part of the Chepstow Arts and Community Festival and to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the formation of the choir.

Chepstow Round Table

2:52pm Thursday 7th August 2008

Members of Chepstow’s Round Table have had a busy July this year, although events haven’t always gone to plan!

End of an era

9:10am Thursday 31st July 2008

The end of the Summer term marked also marked two other significant ‘ends’ at Ysgol Y Ffin, Sudbrook.  The first was the leavers’ assembly for the first children who had had their entire primary education at the Welsh Medium School, which opened in 2001 on the Sudbrook site. The children will now move on to Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw in Pontypool, with one other pupil going on to attend Bristol Cathedral School.

Bulwark walk

9:08am Thursday 31st July 2008

Most of the population of Chepstow live in Bulwark and most probably would not think of the area being rich in history.

Summer rockschool

9:06am Thursday 31st July 2008

Budding young rock musicians will have the chance to record their own CD at a Summer Rock School to be held in Chepstow later this month.

Chepstow society

9:02am Thursday 31st July 2008

A lecture about the Second World War as seen through the eyes of children was the basis for the July meeting of the Society, which was also one of the Society’s contributions to this year’s Chepstow Festival, as well as part of the celebration of its 60th anniversary.

Putting their best feet forward

South Wales Argus: Putting their best feet forward

10:19am Thursday 24th July 2008

A spectacular display of dancing brought the term to a close at Chepstow’s Silhouette Dance Club, writes Jane Elson.

Gwent wildlife trust

9:53am Thursday 24th July 2008

The Chepstow Group of Gwent Wildlife Trust has run two events as part of the Chepstow Festival.  The wide-ranging Festival publicity always guarantees some extra interest, but it was still startling when 60 people turned out on a very indifferent, grey evening to take part in the walk at Mathern.  Unfortunately, owing to safety concerns, it was necessary to alter the route of the walk and apologies are due to those who were disappointed in this; however, the new route followed a very scenic and interesting series of paths, making walkers and members realise what beautiful countryside lies behind the well-known roads and villages. Some handsome trees were identified,  different types of grassland discussed, and some helpful tips on bird identification were given.

Flower festival

9:50am Thursday 24th July 2008

A colorful and perfumed welcome greeted visitors to Chepstow Methodist Church’s 2008 flower festival, which was entitled, ‘Favorite Hymns’.

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