“Solva Remembers”

Date for your diary: Saturday 10 November, Solva Memorial Hall “Solva Remembers”. A special kind of “Street Party” full of entertainment and reflection to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1. More Information next month.


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Scarecrow Trail 2018 Winners

The theme this year was Detectives and/or (any) Villain and the event was held on Sunday 12 August and Monday 13 August. The Scarecrow Winners are:
Best:(Trophy) No 28 Kray twins… Ship Inn, Main Street
Runners up: No 1 Precious / No. 1 Lady Detective WI, St Brides View
No 9 Cruella (101 Dalmations) Sarran Blything, Bro Dawel
Scariest: No 24 Hannibal Lecter… Grahams, Pen yr Aber
Runners up: No 11 Sam Spade Sue & Keith, Bryn Seion
No 17 Pat Phelan (Coronation St) Andrew Philips, Bro Dawel
Funniest. No 10 Scooby Doo Tomos Waters, High Street
Runners up: No 21 Insp Barnaby – Midsomer Murders Sandra/Jimmy, Maes y Forwen
No 16 Rosemary Thyme Richard Page, Glan Hafen
Congratulations to ALL Scarecrow Builders for such a good effort. They were amazing and most were instantly recognisable. Remaining Scarecrows…
No 2 Terry/Jackie Edwards Ace Venture, Pet Detective Ty Gamlin
No 3 John Higgins Morse River St
No 4 John Higgins 2 Bergerac Bay View Stores
No 5 Jane & Peter Wilde Danger Mouse Prendergast
No 6 Howard & Janine Railton Lord Peter Wimsey & Bunter Anchor Down
No 7 Ann & Robin Inspector Gadget Glan Hafen
No 8 Libby Hobbs Gru (Villain Despicable me) Main Rd
No 12 Fiona Evans Richard Poole (Death Paradise) Old Vestry
No 13 Jan Powell Kojak Maes y Mor
No 14 Gill & Ifor Saga from Bridge Panteg Rd
No 15 Mollie Page Sherlock Holmes Glan Hafen
No 18 Andrew Phillips Ironside Bro Dawel
No 19 Frazer Nicol James Bond/Goldfinger Panteg Rd
No 20 Lena Dixon Blofeld GlanHafen
No 22 Jackie Young Dick Turpin Maes Ewan
No 27 No 35 Sideshow Bob, Simpsons Lower Car Park
Trail Winners: Visitors/Non Scarecrow Builders: Edward Peck, Worcester Park.
Scarecrow Builders: John & Gail Graham, Pen yr Aber, Solva


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Shalom House

We would like to thank everyone who helped complete the Coast Path Challenge in July & August. The whole 186 miles has been completed and we’re busy adding up the total raised. It is well over the modest £500 initially aimed for – more like £2000! So, THANK YOU!
Our next fundraising event is on Saturday 8 September – we are hosting OPEN GARDEN at Dyffryn Fernant, near Fishguard SA65 9SP. This gem of a garden is a real treat and Christina has kindly opened for Shalom House. Entrance tickets are £7.00 and can be bought in advance from Shalom House or Shalom Shop or on the day at the entrance. The gardens will open from 12- 6 pm and afternoon tea and cakes will be available from Julie and her helpers.
In October – please keep Saturday 13 free for our Welsh Themed Afternoon Tea. Advance tickets will be available soon at £25.00. We have some fantastic treats in store. More next month.


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FEIF

The FEIF youth camp and cup saw Cristina Edwards represent GB in Sweden, along with 80 other young riders between 13-17 yrs old from 14 countries. Cristina enjoyed a week of hard training, lots of laughter and made some new friends. They were put into international teams of 6 to compete earning points for their teams depending on their
placing in each discipline. Cristina came 6th in the flag race. She is now looking forward to competing in the British Championships and the America Cup next year.


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Solva Regattas

Children’s Regatta: Tuesday 7 August 12:30 hrs (entries from 11:00 hrs)
Inshore Regatta: Sunday 19 August 12:00 hrs (entries from 11:00 hrs)
● Oldest and possibly best Regattas in Wales
● Free to enter, cash prizes, medals to be won
● Entries in Inshore Regatta now 16+
Solva Regatta has evolved over its 130 year history. Over the last few years the committee has found it very challenging to run three separate events in the summer holidays. Solva is a busy village with many events packed into the short summer season. This year the Raft Race was held on Whit Sunday which proved to be a huge success. We are now concerned about the Inshore event on Sunday 19 August, which has seen declining entries. It would be a shame for this great village tradition to fade out. That’s why we need your help. We are asking for ideas:- Could we run the children’s and the adult event on the same day? Could we merge them? Could you help or join the
committee? Could you sponsor a race? Could you organise the Regatta trip – an outing which hasn’t run in the last few years? Could you enter the swimming or kayak races? Or how about donating to the Raffle? The committee would also like to appeal to you for donations, not only to fund prizes, but to cover the costs of organising the events including printing, safety cover, insurance, equipment renewal and administration.
At the regattas we will have the usual attractions, including side stalls, raffle and guess the flags. Louise’s Café on the Quay will be catering for all events with fantastic food and a fully licensed bar. There is no charge for entry to any Regatta event except the Sailing Regatta (£10 per boat, £5 for SSC members) and programmes are free, and available in the village during the Regatta season. The committee would welcome your feedback and
looks forward to seeing you on the quay.


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Solva Scarecrow Trail

Scarecrow Trail Sunday 12 & Monday 13 August
The theme this year is Detectives and/or Villains. Trail maps will be available at Bay View Stores and the Lower Car park between 10.00 am & 2.00 pm each day (£3.50 per map plus competition sheet). More information on building or taking part from Chief Scarecrow on: 01437-721164, 07377059265 or email franhb34@talktalk.net.


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Church events:

Church Services: 12 August at 09:30 am in St Aidans, Solva
26 August at 11:30 am in St David’s, Whitchurch.
The Church fete will be held in Parc y Capel at 2 pm on Thursday 2 August. There will be stalls with bric-a-brac, books, bottles, plants and food plus raffles, cakes & teas (in the Memorial Hall). Plus the popular dog show that will start around 2.30 pm.


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