Vernacular Travels

An illustrated talk by Solva’s globe trotting architect, Ian McDonald. Wednesday 4 Sept at Oriel y Parc, 7pm. Entrance for Friends of Oriel y Parc members: FREE; Non members: £3. More information:
www.ian@ianmcdonald.co / @ianmcdonaldartist


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Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates

Can you play an instrument or are learning to play one?
The pirates are keen to recruit new members and welcome beginners, experienced, not so experienced and/or singers to come along, on any Tuesday evening, to the Royal George at 7.45pm, to join the group and have a go.
Ukulele players are also most welcome!


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A date for the diary:

Singing for Fun will be giving a short fun-filled concert in the Memorial Hall on Monday 16 Sept at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments.
You get in for free, but you do need to put something in the retiring bucket if you want to go home! All proceeds to Solva Care.
Our new term will begin on Monday 23 September at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. New members are always welcome – just come along on the 23rd for a free try-before-you-buy session.
www.singingforfun.co.uk


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Scarecrow Trail 2019 Update

Another good event with 26 “representations”, 66 maps sold and 24 entries submitted.
Competition Winners: Brodie Family (Cardiff) and Graham Family (Solva).
Commendation to Morwenna & Gwydion Clifford, who were very precise in their answers.
Best Scarecrow Trophy: Fiddler on the Roof (No 6) – Pat Jobson & Ray Twigg
Cleverest/Funniest: West Side Story (No 7) – Jimmy & Sandra Young.
Judge’s Award: Cats (No 15) – Molly Page – Special mention and thanks to Molly who has entered a scarecrow for the last 13 years and knitted scarecrows for the “Name a Scarecrow Raffle”.
Scarecrows 2019 Musicals (Stage or screen) held on Sunday 11 & Monday 12 August.
1. Andrew Phillips The Full Monty
2. Andrew Phillips Adding Machine
2A. Wendy Phillips Jungle Book (Bagheera)
2B. Billy Young Pirates of Penzance
3. Libby Hobbs Oliver
4. Libby Hobbs Wizard of Oz
5. Jackie Young Wicked (Elphaba)
6. Pat Jobson Fiddler on Roof, Best in Show
7. Jimmy/Sandra Young West Side Story (Jets & Sharks) Cleverest/Funniest
8. Frazer Nicol Mary Poppins
9. Gill/Ifor Thomas Showboat
10. Howard Railton Oklahoma
11. Janine Railton Sweet Charity
12. Emma Iles Wind in the Willows
13. Anne Tyler The Boy from Oz
14. Lena Dixon Legally Blonde
15. Molly Page Cats – Special Prize
16. WI/Jane Wells Fantine (Les Misérables), Great detail
17. Graham Family School of Rock
18. Jonathan Higgins Blinded by the Light
19. Thea/Mamgu Wicked
20. The Ship Inn Mousetrap
21. Jonathan Higgins Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat
22. Jackie Edwards Carousel
23. Jane & Peter Wilde Childcatcher (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Great detail
24. Julia Griffiths Wagon Train, Great detail
Duplication of No 5 and No 19 was an organiser’s error – Apologies.
Winners of “Name a Scarecrow Raffle” follows…


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… Winners of “Name a Scarecrow Raffle”

Billy Young, Bob Peel, Debbie (Pen y Cwm ), Becky Wright, Ann Tyler, Penny Lewis, Jack (nephew of Helen Thomas) and John Griffiths. Many thanks to Molly Page for knitting the super scarecrows. All the prizewinners were delighted.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Thu 5 Sep: “Crazy Rich Asians” (12)
Thu 3 Oct: “The Green Book” (12A)
Thu 7 Nov: “The Wife” (15) + a simple meal will be
available, details to follow!
Thu 5 December: “Fisherman’s Friends” (12A)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm


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Solva WI

Following the summer break in August our monthly meetings will resume on Thursday 12 September at 2pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Non-members welcome.
Our President, Mary Haughton, will give a talk entitled “The Annotated Attic”.
The competition for the Jean Platt trophy will take place and the “Flower of the Month” competition will restart.
Once again, we took part in the August Scarecrow Trail with a scarily gory and very detailed figure of Fantine from “Les Miserables!”


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Solva Churches 100+club

Thank you to all who are supporting us again this year.
Our first draw for 2019/20 was held at the Church Fete on Thursday 1 August.
The winners were:-
First Prize – Len Page £70
Second Prize – Rosemary Hampshire £45
Third Prize – Jono Voyce £30


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Capel Ucha’ Solva

Evening of Harvest Praise – Wednesday 25 Sept at 7pm. Items by the Singing for Fun Choir
– You are very welcome to join with us.


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Clwb Solfach/Solva Luncheon Club

Weekly lunches will resume on Wednesday 4 Sept at 12.30pm in Solva Memorial Hall. If you are not a member, but would like to join, contact Jane Pascoe on 01437 721544.


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Parc y Capel 100 Club

August Draw Results:
1st £50.00 Sally Wilson lucky number 79
2nd £30.00 Jane Wilde lucky number 124
3rd £20.00 Geoff Kingston lucky number 38


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Catrin Rees-Doherty
I will be teaching Hatha Akhanda yoga in Solva Memorial Hall from Tuesday 24 September for 5 weeks (to start
with). The class will be from 6-7.30pm and is suitable for all levels. Hatha, Akhanda Yoga – in Sanskrit, yoga means to yoke, union of the mind, body and spirit. Akhanda means whole, indivisible. Catrin is a member of Yoga Alliance UK. For more information call 07581 201477.


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Church Fete update

A big thank you to everyone who helped and supported this year’s Church Fete and Dog Show.
A list of services for September are in the church porches and on the gdlma website.


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Edge Festival News

So the biggest festival Solva has ever seen drew to a close with no injuries, no upsets and a great deal of money raised to help sustain our community going forward. This year saw the introduction of a video wall behind the stage which greatly enhanced the viewing experience and provided an opportunity for local businesses to advertise to over
2000 people who visited the festival site over the weekend. The music was widely praised as covering most genres from choirs to full on rock and roll. Who was best? Depends on your taste; but great reviews were received for the Bob Marley Experience who benefited from playing on a sunny Sunday afternoon, transporting the audience to Solva’s version of Jamaica.
There were no disasters, although the Saturday night rain caused a distribution board to fuse putting the stage and
Lady Gaga into darkness. Our expert crew identified the problem and got the show back on quickly. The bar had the biggest range of beers and ciders that has been put on at an event in Pembrokeshire – more than most beer festivals, and this year the planning was so good that we did not run out. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped, doing all manner of things from erecting the tents on Wednesday to clearing up on Monday. Thank you to the community for putting up with the noise and additional people and cars. So now we have to distribute the funds. If you or your organisation think that you are deserving of a grant from the festival please put in a request with Ifor Thomas, 07971 038643. We must receive this by 20 September. We are again providing grants to individuals to help with life opportunities, so apply! Don’t forget to relive the festival by watching it on Showboat TV.
NB. Congratulations to Aidan Davies, who won the overall trophy for the tallest sunflower!


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Solva Heritage Society

Solva Heritage Society: Memorial Hall Thursday 25 July Review Great enjoyment was had by all as Alan Davies enthralled with informative and often hilarious stories of his childhood in Prendergast during 1950s and through to 1960s. The October meeting should provide further interesting facts and stories of Prendergast. It is hoped that this is the beginning of the Story of Solva – as we investigate and build it street by street. Please begin searching for photographs and stories of Main Street for the next chapter.
Tel: 01437 721073 e-mail: solvaheritagesociety62@gmail.com


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Four Big Books

The Odyssey, The Iliad, The Bible, The Koran – four books that have influenced how we think, what we believe and how we behave. I am thinking of offering a series of seminars with the aim of looking at these four books, considering how they came to be and their impact and influence on us as works of literature. If you would be interested in attending a course of about 8 sessions probably at the Memorial Hall in Solva, give me a ring on 01437 721580 – I have not yet fixed date and time, it will depend on the response! Many thanks Mollie Roach.


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Solva Woollen Mill opens a new city branch

The former Police Station has been transformed into the latest addition to St Davids High Street. Solva Woollen Mill last had a shop in St Davids over 40 years ago – where the surf shops are situated. Some of the old police cell remains for those who would like to reminisce on the cell bench! The shop has a lot of new products as well
as some familiar items and we’re hoping to be open all year so please pop in!


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North Pembrokeshire Open Studios

This new art trail continues until Sunday 8 September with 37 North Pembrokeshire artists opening their studios to visitors: between 11am-4pm. In Solva, Nicola Schoenenberger and Sarah (Burns) Morgan will be at Genista in St Brides View, with original paintings of local seascapes and landscapes plus prints and cards. Also open are Warren S. Heaton at Oriel Fach in Solva’s Main Street and Robert Davies at Rookwood Art Gallery, Llanunwus. Contact for information and brochures: Sarah (Burns) Morgan 07909 697109 or Nicola Schoenenberger 07712 013771.


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Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 4 Sept at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall.
Items on the agenda:
▪ Solva Speed Limit – rumble strips
▪ Glanhafan – Proposal for new waiting restrictions
▪ Trecadwgan Community Farm
▪ Peninsula Local Energy Action Group
▪ Dog Fouling – Enforcement officers debate
▪ Solva Emergency Climate Action Plan
▪ PCC Community Development Project (Transfer of Non-Statutory Services)
▪ Solva Community Land Trust
▪ Solva Community Tourism Initiative
▪ Play & Skate Parks
▪ AFC project
▪ Solva Path Project
▪ Finance report
▪ Planning applications
▪ Local concerns
Members of the local community who wish to attend. Please inform SCC Clerk BrucePayne on 07890 987259.


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Solva Community Land Trust

The Solva Community land Trust is now up and running with a view to taking control of the housing project planned for the football field opposite Bay View Stores. Pembrokeshire County Council has given an informal commitment to hand over the project and the funding that goes with it, to Solva Community Land Trust. This means the community can determine what housing goes there and who will be eligible to occupy the new houses. The funding for this comes from the “second homes tax” and PCC is keen to show that the money is being put to good use. Everyone can become a shareholder for a nominal payment, details of which will soon be available.
PCC is due to formalise this process by the New Year so hopefully house construction will be able to start in 2020.


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