9:49am Thursday 17th July 2008
11:43am Thursday 26th June 2008
ON June 15 the Fairwater Runners took part in a Relay Run which started in Grosmont at 7.30am. The run was in thirteen stages, with eleven teams taking part. Secretary Julie Roache said it was a very friendly occasion, a fun event, although it was run professionally, with proper time keeping and with the police informed and the St. John's ambulance in attendance.
2:30pm Thursday 19th June 2008
FUN DAY: Skenfrith are holding their medieval Fun Day on Saturday July 12. As usual there will be a variety of events, competitions, exhibitions and stalls providing a great day out for local people of all ages.
10:30am Thursday 12th June 2008
10:28am Thursday 12th June 2008
10:26am Thursday 12th June 2008
The Village alive trust presents a Medieval Midsummer Fair on Saturday June 21 from 2.00pm at Great Trerhew Farm, Llanvetherine. This is on the B4521 between Abergavenny and Cross Ash. There will be many interesting attractions for your entertainment, including maypole dancing, archery, magic felting workshops, licensed bar and hot dogs. Come and see Great Trerhew's medieval barn restoration. Admission is free; car parking is £5. In the evening, from 7.00pm there will be a Ceilidh and Hog Roast - admission -£7 - car parking free.
10:26am Thursday 12th June 2008
Rachael Veness had a stall in the village last weekend, selling anything and everything - books, bric-a-brac, eggs and anything else she could find or was given. She had a good weekend and plans to be there again next Saturday, weather permitting, Rachael is raising money for St. Anne's Hospice in Newport, so if you are in Skenfrith and see her, please give her your support.
10:24am Thursday 12th June 2008
Llangattock -Vibon - Avel Ploughing and Agricultural Society has its annual Shearing match on Sunday June 8th. The venue is the Graig Farm at Cross Ash, by kind invitation of the Turner Family. The Shearing match starts at 2.30 pm and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available and visitors can take a ride to the top of the Graig Hill by tractor and trailer. Apart from the fun of the ride itself there are panoramic views from the top of the hill. It is always interesting to watch the speed and skill of the shearers - and of those who roll the fleeces. Everyone is welcome and if there are any shearers who would like to take part they should contact Julie Jenkins on 01291 690292.
9:50am Thursday 5th June 2008
This is the time of year when the fields are golden with buttercups and the cow-parsley froths in the hedgerows and leans over the road. An old friend from Lancashire came to spend a few days with me last week. As we drove along the lanes near my home she suddenly said that she was reminded of lines from a poem. They were from a poem that Vaughan Williams had set to music and she quoted Where the cow parsley skirts the hawthorn hedge'. How apt this description was of our country lanes in May. We looked in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations to see if we could find the rest of the poem and its author, but to no avail. After my friend had returned to Lancashire I decided to look on the internet and in no time there it was. Silent Noon by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. And the whole poem was there too! Thank goodness for computers !
9:49am Thursday 5th June 2008
On Wednesday, June 4, there will be a coffee morning for Mission Aviation Fellowship. Frances David and Jill Bacon are organising the coffee morning which starts at 10.00am and goes on until12.30pm. Everyone is welcome to pop in for coffee and a chat. There will be plants, cakes and bits and bobs' for sale!