Solva Heritage Society.

To complete our contribution to this year’s Commemoration of WWI, the “SOLVA HEROES – World War 1” exhibition will be held at St Aidans Church, from 8 to 12 November. It will display all the information collected throughout the
year, on those who served. Some gave their lives and are remembered on our war Memorial tablets but those who returned are often forgotten. Please come and pay your respects and perhaps add to the records of your family.
At the same time, Capel Ucha will host the “ Solva 100 Years ago” exhibition with additional information.


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Church services & forthcoming events

Sunday 4 November- Morning Prayer St Aidans at 9.30am
Sunday 11 November – Remembrance Service at 10.50am at Solva Cenotaph followed by service in St Aidans.
Sunday 18 November – Holy Eucharist St Davids Whitchurch at 9.30am
Sunday 25 November – Holy Eucharist St Aidans at 9.30am
Thursday 22 November at 5.30pm Christmas Fayre with a visit from Father Christmas in Solva Memorial Hall.
Saturday & Sunday 1 & 2 December Annual Christmas Tree Festival – Entry forms are now available from Sam Probert, please email sam_s1@hotmail.com or phone 01437 720915. The festival will close with a Christmas concert from Goodwick Community Brass Band, tickets for the concert are £5 each.
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 & mince pies.
Further December services and Christmas services will be announced in next month’s newsletter.
St Aidans Church in Solva and St Davids Church in Whitchurch are now part of the new Greater
Dewisland Local Ministry Area. They are 2 out of a group of 13 churches in the area. More information can be found on the new website www.gdlmachurches.co.uk


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Anyone for Ice Cream?

At the new Pointz Castle farm ice cream parlour you can taste luxury gelato ice cream, all made on site using milk from their herd of cows. A wide range of flavours have been developed and new suggestions are always welcome. Teas, coffees and home made cakes are also available. In addition, there is an indoor play barn. The ice cream parlour is also available for private party hire. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to check for our opening times. On Sunday 2 December from 11am – 5.30pm a Christmas Fair and Santa’s Grotto will be held, so please come a long for festive fun and plenty of ice cream!


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SCC meeting

Solva Community Council will meet on Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 7pm in Solva Memorial Hall.
Items on the agenda will include:
● New Council Houses in Solva
● New equipment – Upper Play Park
● Review of Community Action Plan
● Senior Citizen’s Christmas Lunch
● Solva Christmas Fair
● Remembrance Sunday
● Whitchurch Church Cemetery
● Independent Review Panel (Wales)
decisions
● Finance report
● Planning applications
● Local concerns
Members of the local community are very welcome. Please call Bruce Payne on 07890 987259 if you wish to attend.


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RNLI shop volunteer?

Could you be a RNLI shop volunteer?
RNLI St Davids is recruiting new volunteers to help manage the shop at their state-of–the-art station. It will be a great opportunity to interact with people and champion the amazing work of the organisiation. The best way to apply is to fill in the forms online at:
https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/shop-volunteer-st-davids-362836.html.
The deadline is Friday 30 November, with training for new volunteers and a refresher for others starting at the beginning of February. Alternately, please phone Gayle Twitchen on: 07870289530.


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Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will visit Solva on Friday 9 November and Friday 7 December.
It will be in the car park opposite St Aidans Church and available from 1pm to 2pm.


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Solva Surgery

Solva Surgery Practice Manager Jayne Williams and her husband, Matthew, completed the Cardiff Half marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Monies are still coming in, but it looks like they will have raised around £700. Jayne and Matthew would like to thank everyone who sponsored them.


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St Davids Surgery

The team at St Davids Surgery would like to say a big “thank you” to all who supported their Coffee Morning on 3 October 2018 in aid of St Davids Fire & Rescue Co-Responders. A fantastic £338.70 was raised for this very valued
service! Many thanks also to: all who provided cakes for the Coffee Morning; all who helped on the day, including Co-Responders representatives; and to Mrs Nicola Davies who made the wonderful cake 4 for the raffle.


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RNLI Wine & Cheese evening update

Ticket sales from the event on 19 October raised £442.60 and the souvenirs raised £108.60. Our thanks
go to all who attended and to St Davids Food & Wine and the Veg Patch for their kind donations. Also, to the Harbour Inn, for allowing us to host the event there. RNLI cards and calendars will be available at TYF in St Davids from now until Christmas.


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Shalom House – thank you

Shalom House offers a BIG thank you to everyone who attended the Afternoon Tea at Crug Glas. We are delighted to tell you that we raised just over £1100 from this event. Thank you for your support. Shalom House Charity Christmas Cards are now on sale from Shalom House, Shalom Shop Fishguard and at the Solva Coffee Morning every Thursday in the Memorial Hall, where you can also drop off any items that you would like to donate for the shop.


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Solva Days Gone by Reunion

On Saturday 29 September – a reunion took place in the Memorial Hall, with many coming from far and wide.
It was great to see people meet up after such a long time. The music provided by Joe and his band enhanced the atmosphere. The food supplied by Richard Davies and team was good and plentiful. Miss Grace Davies kindly shared her photos and memories which many recalled and all enjoyed. A raffle was held and from this, and the many donations, a large sum of money was raised, of which £508 was given to Solva Care with an additional £80 donation to the hall. Thanks to everyone who contributed money donations, prizes and time and a big thank you to everyone who came to ensure a good time was had by all.


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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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Solva Fireworks Display

Saturday 3 November
Starting at 6.30 pm
Parking very restricted
Donations greatly
appreciated
Keep Safe!


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Presents:
Thu 4 October: Finding your Feet (12)
Thu 1 November: Mercy (12A)
Thu 3 January: Mamma Mia Here we go again! (PG)
Thu 7 February Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm


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Solva WI

Our meeting on 13 September was reasonably well attended considering a few members were on holiday. Firstly, Jane Wilde explained the plans for the WW1 Commemoration weekend of 9 to 11 November, in particular, the activities and events on Saturday 10, for which WI members have been asked to help and many volunteered. Following the Business, the illustrated talk on Pembrokeshire women in WW1 was given by Simon Hancock.
His knowledge was extensive and very interesting and much enjoyed by all. Next meeting is on Thursday 11 October when we will need to bring scissors and a glue stick for Christmas crafts.


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Solva Community Christmas Fair

The 2018 Solva Community Christmas Fair is set to take place over two evenings at 5:30 pm in Lower Solva; the first fair is on Tuesday 4 December and it will be repeated on Wednesday 12. There will be stalls showcasing a range of products, music, games for the children and an Elf Hunt – so please do come and join in with the festive spirit. You and your little ones can also meet Santa in his Grotto! Any local organisation, group or individual who wishes to make use of a stall this year should please contact Josh Phillips at the Harbour Inn.
SCC and the Christmas Fair committee are working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure both evenings are a success. All help will be greatly appreciated – anyone who is 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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Singing for Fun performance

Raise the Roof with Singing for Fun performance fundraiser
The Solva section of this Community Choir will be singing at Solva Memorial Hall on Friday 5 October at 7 pm, to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis and Solva Care.
A feel-good hour of readings, well-loved songs and more – and you can even join in!
Plus a raffle and refreshments. There is NO CHARGE for ENTRY but a retiring bucket collection at the end, if you wish to get out! Singing for Fun performances are in aid of local or national charities or local good causes.
Over the past 10 years, Singing for Fun has raised over £100,000 for charity.


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Church Services

A notice of all church services for the next few months is displayed in the porch of St Aidans Church, Solva, with a copy in St Davids, Whichurch. Harvest Service followed by a bring and share lunch will be celebrated in St Aidans at 11.00 am on Sunday 7 October – everyone welcome.
The Christmas Tree Festival will run 1 – 2 December with a concert by Goodwick Community Brass band on Sunday
at 4 pm. Tickets for this event will be £5.


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