“Solfach yn Cofio” “Solva Remembers”

Saturday 10 November promises to be a very special celebration of the centenary of the Armistice.
Don’t forget ticket holders to don your WW1 costumes, warm up your singing voices, bring a plate of savoury goodies and your own preferred tipple: 7 for 7.30pm.
Earlier in day at the hall: WI cooking workshop 9.30am – 12.30pm and Craft workshop 2 – 5pm.


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Betty Temple

Open birthday invitation:
Our mother, Solva’s oldest resident Betty Temple, will soon be celebrating her 100th birthday. As a family, we are delighted to invite anyone who knows her – from Solva or St Davids – to come along to her open house party. This will take place on her birthday, Wednesday 5 December, at The Harbour Inn, Solva from 3pm onwards.
Buffet tea and refreshments will be served. All we want is for her is to be surrounded by her family and friends on this day of celebration. So please come along and make the day special for her.
No need to let us know if you can make it, just turn up. More the merrier! Best wishes from Penny Williams, Mark Temple and Patty Pellegrini.


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GP Practice of the Year: Solva Surgery

Solva Surgery has won the GP Practice of the Year at the Western Telegraph Health & Care Awards 2018. From receptionists, nurses, district nurses, GPs to Practice manager, the staff were praised for their dedication, understanding and desire always to put their patients first. The support offered to patients and their
families is considered second to none, and the level of care and medical expertise available at the surgery was described as outstanding. Solva Surgery is recognised for addressing the needs of the community it serves with care, dedication and outstanding professionalism. Awards presented by Television presenter, GP and author Dr Hilary Jones.


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Helen Platel

Helen Platel – Our very own Solva girl completed the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Helen had an incredible race day, finishing with a personal best record of 12 hrs and 14 mins, placed 59th overall in her category. Helen said, “It truly was an incredible experience, with so many fantastic memories to bring home and
share. The support of all of my friends and family was immense.
Thank you for all of your kind messages!” Congratulations Helen on your wonderful achievement.


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“Solfach yn Cofio” “Solva Remembers”

On Saturday 10 November in Solva Memorial Hall a “Street Party” will be held to commemorate the centenary of the signing of the armistice.
We hope many of you will choose to join in the event.
There will be 100 places available and a list will reside in Bay View Stores between 6 October and 6 November. Please sign and take one ticket per person. The ticket will entitle the bearer to join in an evening of drama, music, poetry, comedy, singing and dancing. The places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Period dress is optional.
There is no charge for this special entertainment. Instead we ask that you bring with you a paper plate of something savoury to share and any favourite tipples!! Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available and cakes and sweet treats will be provided.
If you would be interested in contributing further there will be a cooking workshop on the morning of 10 November in the Memorial Hall, led by the WI. (9.30 am -12.30 pm); that afternoon there will be a craft workshop (2.00 – 5.00 pm) to make decorations for the Main Hall and to help lay the tables for the evening’s performance. All welcome, even if you can’t make the show.
In keeping with the traditions of WW1 “Welcome Home” street parties there will be a contribution box in the shop for flour, butter, sugar, dried fruit etc. Street parties were a community affair. Any unused contributions will be donated to PATCH.


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Solva Post Office

Gwyn Price, our friendly neighbourhood retailer of fine fare, is pleased to announce the reopening of the Post Office service, at Bay View Stores. It will take place during October.
Final preparations are in process and the opening date is to be around 10 October.


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Solva Rowing Club

Lovely rowing!
A team from Solva Rowing and Water sports Club took part in London’s river marathon – The Great River Race – on Saturday 8 September.
The course from Millwall, on the Isle of Dogs, to Ham, near Richmond, is rowed with the tide, but this year’s competitors had to battle a strong wind against them for much of the 21.6 miles. More than 300 boats took part from around the UK and Europe. The spectacle illustrates the intergenerational appeal of rowing for all ages.
Solva Rowing Lovelies – aka The Ladies and the Tramp – had rowed together only a couple of times prior to the event, after a hand injury ruled out one of the original members. They completed the course with just enough energy to lift the boat out before the tide turned… and lift a pint or two!
Anyone who would like to try rowing is welcome to come down to the quay on club night – Thursday from 6 pm. Evening sessions are drawing to a close at this time of year, but there will be an end of season bash with a row – possibly a race – followed by drinks and nibbles in the Ship Inn, on Friday 5 October from 5.30 pm.


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