Betty Temple 100th birthday

Open birthday invitation
Don’t forget Betty Temple’s 100th birthday celebration at the Harbour Inn on Wednesday 5 December, from 3pm onwards. Please come along and make the day special for her.


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“Solva Remembers” “Solfach yn Cofio”

The events in the village that led up to Remembrance Sunday’s service at the cenotaph have been phenomenal.
Commemorative services were held throughout the year in and around Solva, remembering those lost in battle. Exhibitions were staged simultaneously to bring to life the events that occurred a hundred years ago. Finally on Saturday 10 November groups, societies, clubs and individuals created a special event in the Memorial Hall with drama, music and poetry to demonstrate that Solva did indeed remember. Thanks must go to 14th Signal Regiment,
Bay View Stores, Capel Ucha, Mamgu’s Welshcakes, SADS & YSADS, Solva Care Friday Club, Solva Community Council, Solva Community Cinema Club, Solva Craft Group, Solva Heritage Society, Solva Women’s Institute, Solva Youth Club, The Church in Wales and numerous individuals who worked tirelessly to make everything come together. Thank you.


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Solva Memorial Hall – Update

Solva Memorial Hall was built in 1812 as a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – the second non-conformist place of worship in Solva, after Zion Chapel (Capel Ucha’) in 1798. Many more followed: the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in 1815; the Baptist (Capel Bach) in 1816; Mount Pleasant in 1864; and finally Capel y Cwm in 1887. Prior to this, records show there had been a Vicar in Whitchurch since 1351, which is where the inhabitants of Solva would have worshipped.
The village grew, its population increased and St Aidans church opened in 1879 in Solva as a “chapel of ease”. The Wesleyan Methodist chapel became a British school, which eventually merged with the national school, located above the memorial cross, but the additional places of worship plus the moving of the school meant that it struggled in the 1890s and eventually closed in 1903. After WW1 monies were raised for a Memorial Hall. In 1921 foundation stones were laid for a rear extension (Main Hall) of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and it opened in 1922.
Today Solva Memorial Hall is busy and active, catering for a host of activities in the village. It can be hired for both private and commercial functions: wedding receptions, dinner dances, parties, concerts, meetings, training and
conferences, community events, art classes, exhibitions, fashion shows, dances, fitness classes and stage / cinema productions. It is a fantastic venue and the charges are very reasonable. New contact details: phone: 07943175485 email: solvahall@btinternet.com, website: solvamemorialhall.co.uk.


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New Houses

With the advent of new Council houses coming to Solva, in the near future, anyone who wishes to be considered for one of these properties is required to be registered on the Choice Based Lettings housing list. Please contact PCC and its website for details.


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Solva Community Cinema

Presents:
Thu 3 January: Mamma Mia Here we go again! (PG)
Thu 7 February: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15)
Thu 7 March: Hidden Figures (PG)
Thu 4 April: A Star is Born – TBC (15)
Adults: £5.00, Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm


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Solva WI

We started our November meeting early to enjoy lunch – Four members each made a soup and all were declared delicious. This was followed by coffee and a large box of chocolates which disappeared very quickly!
The meeting included various Pembrokeshire Federation items and reminders including the Dewisland Carol Service, being hosted by Menevia WI at Ebenezer Chapel, on Sunday 2 December and the mini-consultative meeting at Camrose on Monday 3 December. Four members are going to Denman College on Wednesday 5 December to enjoy “Advent in Oxford”.
Our Annual Meeting followed, with reports from the committee and the President. We agreed that it had been a busy and enjoyable year and not much quieter than our Centenary Year in 2017!
After some discussion it was agreed that we would have a President, with two Vice Presidents to share the load. We have replacements for Secretary & Treasurer, and a new member on the committee – a good start for the coming year. Our next meeting on Thursday 13 December includes a Christmas tea with food supplied by members and there’ll be 1 or 2 games! Please remember items for PATCH. We will be having our Christmas Dinner on Tuesday 18 December at the Cambrian Inn – meal choices to be made at the December meeting.


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Solva Community Christmas Fair x 2

A reminder that the Solva Community Christmas Fair will take place in Lower Solva on both Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 12 December, starting at 5.30pm. There will be stalls showcasing a range of products, music, games for the children and an Elf Hunt. Also you and your little ones can meet Santa in his Grotto! Anyone interested in donating items for the Christmas Hamper or Christmas Bottle Stall please contact Jo Gibbins at the Bay View Stores.


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Parc-y-Capel 100 club

November Draw winners were:
1st Rhian Perry No.10 £50
2nd Julie Davies No. 34 £30
3rd Lesley Robertson-Steel No.113 £20


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Church 100+ club

The second draw of the Solva Churches 100+club for 2018/19 took place on Sunday 7 October at the Harvest Festival.
The lucky winners were:
1st Camilla Youde (No 1) £70
2nd Annette John (No 72) £45
3rd Jane Wilde (No 98) £30
Next draw will be held at the Christmas Tree Festival on Sunday 2 December.


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Parc y Capel – Carols & Magic!

Community Carol singing will take place in Parc y Capel on Wednesday 19 December at 5.30pm. Everyone most welcome. Mulled wine, mince pies, tea, coffee etc. will be served in the Memorial Hall. Special attraction – a magic show!


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Capel Ucha

The Capel Ucha carol service will be held on Sunday 23 December at 4 pm, and the Christmas Day Morning service will begin at 9.30 am.


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New Year’s Day Treasure Hunt

Don’t Forget the New Year’s Day Treasure Hunt.
Starting at Bay View Stores
10 – 10.30am and finishing in the Ship Inn.


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Solva AFC Car Boot Sale

On the pitch by the road, opposite Bay View Stores.
1st Sunday of every month from 10.30am onwards.
Starting 6 January 2019 (weather permitting).
£10 a pitch. Proceeds to support Solva AFC junior and senior teams. For more information contact Club
Secretary on 0795242589 or email solvaafc@gmail.com.


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Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi

On what was probably the best sunset evening of the year, the Children from Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi, together with schools from the surrounding area, took part in the “Adders are Amazing” Parade up at St Davids Airfield. They had the opportunity to parade the incredible adder they made. On the same day the TV legend Iolo Williams visited the school to inspire the children with his talk and enthusiasm for the project. What an exceptional day!
Remembrance Commemorations – Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi took part in a very special day at St Davids Cathedral commemorating the events of WW1. The event, supported by the Royal School of Church Music involved
a series of workshops: the day ended with a moving service.
Children in Need Fundraising – The children from Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi worked really hard to raise the phenomenal amount of £1000 pounds, through a series of fun activities that were organised by the Charity Committee.


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Solva Navy Connection

Max Fulthorpe, aged 20, has recently completed his initial training at HMS Raleigh – the top recruit of his intake. After 10 weeks RN intensive training, Max is now undertaking a 32 week Marine Engineering course at HMS Sultan, Portsmouth, prior to his first deployment. Well done Max!


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Carols in the Hall

On Thursday 20 December Coffee Morning will be hosting the Solva Singing for Fun group, singing festive carols and Christmas favourites. Carols, Coffee and Chat – the perfect combination!


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Christmas Dinner Dance

Tickets are going fast for the dinner dance in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 15 December. Make your choice before you book:- Turkey Wellington, Christmas Beef Cassoulet or Blue cheese & Vegetable Wellington. BYO beverages please. Dancing to the fabulous “Curveballs” band.
Tickets: £22.50 pp. Please contact David on 07717 783492 or email solvahall@btinternet.com.


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Children’s disco – New Year

Friday 4 January – 5.30 – 7 pm
A special New Year’s disco will be held for 3 – 12 yr olds in Solva Memorial Hall on Friday 4 January. Parents are welcome to come and stay: children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Hot dogs, snacks, teas & coffees will be available to buy.


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Bug Farm – Winter Fayre

Sunday 16 December 10:30am – 4:30pm.
Free Entry for residents of St Davids and Solva! Please bring proof of postcode.
Wonderful local craft stalls for all your last minute Christmas presents, face painting, up-close sessions available for those curious about bugs, plus a free taster of mulled wine. The Grub Kitchen will be open for hot coffees and cakes or enjoy one of Grub’s delicious roast dinners. Despite the rumours, it’s not just bugs!


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Church in Wales forthcoming services

Sunday 2 December – Christmas Tree Festival Service St Aidans with Goodwick Community Brass band at 4pm
Sunday 9 December – Holy Eucharist St Aidans at 9.30am
Sunday 16 December – 9 lessons and Carols St Aidans at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Sunday 23 December – Holy Eucharist St Aidans at 9.30am
Sunday 30 December – Joint LMA Service – Songs of Praise with Carols Llanrhian church at 10.30am
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Services
Monday 24 December – Midnight Mass St Aidans at 10pm
Tuesday 25 December – Holy Eucharist St Davids Brawdy at 8am
Tuesday 25 December – Holy Eucharist St Davids Whitchurch at 9.30am
The services for January will be displayed in the porch of St Aidans when they are published.


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