Solva Heritage Society

We are busy preparing another talk in Solva Memorial Hall on Thursday 25 July. It will be
“A Prendergast Childhood” presented by Alan Davies.
Thank you to all who are providing very interesting articles and resources.
Researchers, writers and photographers a re needed to build our Solva Archives.
If you can help, please contact: mobile 07739 158024 or e-mail: solvaheritage62@gmail.com


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Litter

It has been noted that a large amount of litter, mainly food boxes, drink cans, crisp packets and sweet wrappers are being deposited along the side of the Whitchurch road. A local resident who walks that way has been picking the litter up and taking it home to be binned. Anyone witnessing litter being deposited in this area, possibly from a moving vehicle, please take details and inform the SCC. Keep Solva tidy!


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Solva Care

News: Computer Club
In Solva Memorial Hall each Thursday in July 11.45am – 1 pm.
Four weeks of computer chat, support and advice. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours. Great introduction to going online. Suitable for beginners. For more information contact Lena 07805 717556 or Tom 01437 774775. (This free course is being run by Get Connected, a National Lottery funded project from ateb group.)
Senior Solutions
On Wednesday 12 June immediately following luncheon club Cliff Linnet provided us with some interesting and entertaining advice on how to overcome various practical problems which greet advancing age. Thanks to his daughter, Joy, Cliff has been able to solve some of these problems with the help of gadgets and ideas to make life a bit easier. We learnt of gadgets to help the putting on and taking off of socks and support stockings (very difficult), doing up buttons, a special glass which aids drinking and an assortment of shoe horns. Thanks to all who stayed behind on 12 June and, if anyone has some tips to share, we can arrange for another session when luncheon club starts again in September. Just let Lena know (07805 717556) and we can arrange a suitable date.
Our grateful thanks to Cliff and Joy.
Tuesday 4 June The Old Pharmacy – on a rainy afternoon, ten members of Solva Care shared company in this superb café setting in Lower Solva.
Friday Club – June update – Starting with a bang and featuring soloists, Jonathan, Mike, Joe and Penny, Solva Ukulele Pirates provided a programme that created fun and opportunities for members to participate through dance, song, playing musical instruments or just by listening.
Rosita returned with her guitar and song sheets that provided enjoyment for half the session whilst Helen, once again, took Friday Club members through exercises beneficial for daily life in order to enhance mobility as well as
increasing memory recall and relaxation.
On Friday 21 we had Carol Ann’s Beetle Drive alongside Christine’s Craft. At the end of the month we were entertained by the Solva Pirates and Brenda’s line dancing.
Friday Club – July programme:
St Davids Cathedral hand bell ringers and Helen’s gentle movement return on 5 July. Followed by Rosita with Carol-Anne’s reminiscences on 12 July. The Solva Ukulele Pirates perform on 19 July and Fran’s reminiscing will be held on 26 July. Plus other visits to be arranged.


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Singing 4 Fun

Solva’s own Singing for Fun group has come up trumps, helping to Raise the Roof for Marie Curie Nurses and Admiral Nurses (Dementia UK) on Saturday 15 June in Letterston. Their angelic tones helped to raise the magnificent sum of £623.45. If you missed the performance, it is coming to Solva Memorial Hall on Monday 16 Sept at 7.30pm. We don’t charge you to get in, but we do expect you to put something in the bucket for Solva Care if you want to be allowed home! The new singing season then begins on Monday 23 Sept. New members are most definitely welcome and you can come along on the Monday 23 to try us for free. We have our own website: singingforfun.co.uk – which has full details of the Solva group and the five local groups. Or phone Anne on 07742 576031 forfurther information.
Hoping to see you all on the 16 September to raise funds for Solva Care!


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Edge Festival – Volunteers Meeting

On Tuesday 16 July at 5.30pm in the Harbour Inn there will be a volunteers meeting for the biggest festival the Edge has ever run. Last year 80 people gave their time and energy to run the festival and make it a huge success.
Without volunteers, there is no festival. People from all sections of our community come and do hard work for no reward other than knowing that all the money raised will be put back into local causes. In times of great division in society it is so heartening that so many people can come together and deliver a great community event. Whatever
your skills and experience, there is a job for you. Whether it be manning the gate, collecting money in the car park, working behind the bar, or just picking litter there will be something you can do to support the festival, and in doing so, support Solva. Join us at the Harbour Inn, hear more about what is needed, and sign up. You will not be paid but you will have a great time.


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Solva Business Group

Solva Business Group has set up “Visit Solva” on both facebook and Instagram. We’ll be promoting our lovely village and sharing things to do, places to stay and eat, and events.To get the ball rolling we’d be grateful for likes, shares and hearts from the social media savvy amongst us. We intend to put an Events Page on our website, www.solva.net so please get in touch (bellap@tiscali.co.uk) to publicise your event, or for any information on Solva Business Group.


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Solva Regatta – Sunday 11 August

This year the Solva Regattas committee has put together a new regatta programme, which combines the Solva Inshore (adult) regatta and the Children’s regatta into one event. It is to held on Sunday 11 August, with entries being taken from 11 am and the regatta starting at 1pm. The new programme for the event will be published in July.
The committee would greatly appreciate your support on the day, by giving of donations, or even sponsoring an event. Details on www.solvaregattas.co.uk.


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Solva AFC – new recruits required

Solva AFC is looking for new recruits for the two senior teams. For more information or to sign up, contact us via
solvaafc@gmail.com / 07854 241589 or on Facebook and Twitter.


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Raul Speek gallery

Summer Events
14 Aug 7.30pm – Talk: Growing up in Cuba
24 Aug 7.30pm – Jazz & Tapas evening
The Old Chapel, Main Street 01437 721907


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St Davids Sports Hall

Opening Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 0800-1200 + 1600-2100
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 0800-1200 +1600-2000
Saturday 0800-1100 & Sunday 0930-1230
Group Exercise: Tuesday 1100-1200 Pilates
Friday 0900-0930 Kettlebells
follow by 0930-1030 core and Stretch
Hire the Hall Hire for clubs, parties or a rainy day’s kids run around? Contact: T: 01437 775506
E: haverfordwestleisurecentre@pembrokeshire.gov.uk


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Solva Boat Owners Association

Moorings – a reminder – Members are responsible for ensuring their moorings are always fit for purpose and that they have the correct length of warps, so that their boat does not cause a hazard to others moored around them. Ropes should be leaded, cleaned and free from weed so that they sink and do not cause a hazard to propellers.
Junior Members
The committee is concerned about lack of Junior members as they are the future of the Association. A recruitment drive is underway to encourage children aged 11 to 18, and especially SBOA member’s children, to join the Association. For more information contact: 01437 721220 or email info@solvaboatowners.6 co.uk


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“Fishy Tales” update

On Saturday 22 June, Solva’s Haroldston House staged the second of its “Fishy Tales” events. This time, all proceeds went to the Edge Festival – and over £300 was raised!
Many thanks to all those who regaled us with stories, and a big thank you to attendees who contributed to money raised and the raffle.


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Winners at Eisteddfod yr Urdd Caerdydd a’r fro 2019

Winner – Gold Medal – Individual Recitation Yrs 7 – 9
Rhydian Rees-Harries

Winners – Gold Medal – Ymgom (Dialogue) Yrs 6 and under
Llyr Rees-Harries
Llinos Perkins
Megan Gibbins
Megan Thornton


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Edge Festival – 2,3,4 August 2019

We are now in the run up to the Fifth Edge Festival. The bands have been booked, as have the writers and workshop providers. It will be the biggest festival to date on 2,3,4 August. Tickets are going well and more food outlets have asked to have an opportunity to feed our festival goers with everything from beefy burgers to
vegan delights with wood fired pizza in between.
Our star act has been nominated for the best Tribute act in the UK and for the first time the bands will perform in front of a 5m wide video screen.
The community makes this festival, no-one reaps any personal benefit, all the profits go into deserving projects and towards supporting the ambitions of our young people. We thank all our personal and commercial sponsors, if you want to make a donation let us know. If you want to volunteer for any of the numerous tasks which range from collecting car park money to guarding the gate, again, please let us know: phone Ifor on 079710 38643. There is no payment for working as a volunteer at the festival but the rewards are immense!


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Summer Dinner Dance

Saturday 13 July – Memorial Hall
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes – Dinner & Dance for the Provincial Grand Primo’s appeal in aid of Solva Care. A three course dinner with wine, singer, bar and raffle, starting 7.30 for 8pm.
Tickets £25 pp from P.G.P Ken Trice on 01437 729191.

In addition, a coastal path walk, from Porth Gain to Solva (approx 20 miles) will take place on Saturday 22 June (weather permitting), with Arnold Boorman and friends. If you would like to sponsor the group (or join them), phone Arnold on 01437 729346. All funds
raised in aid of Solva Care.


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Solva Regatta 2019

Solva August Regatta – Sunday 11 August, entries: 11am, racing starts: 1pm.
The committee have worked hard over the winter months to produce a new programme for the Solva Regatta that offers something for everyone. They have combined the very beat and most popular offerings from both the Children’s and Adult’s regattas, whilst adding in some new quay-side and water-based activities. It is now a “Community Regatta”. Please come along on Sunday 11 August, to Trinity Quay, Solva and enter or watch the new and exciting Solva Regatta.


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Mosaic group

The outside of the Hall has been transformed by beautiful mosaic panels and a lick of paint in toning colours. Thanks to all who have made this fantastic transformation possible – with mosaics under the inspirational
teaching of Maddie and Penny. Now the trough has been planted with flowers we will soon hold a celebration to mark this latest achievement by our growing number of local mosaic artists. Look out for that date. Due to popular demand mosaic classes are to become a regular fixture in the calendar of Solva. All welcome to put forward ideas for the next project by contacting Sue: 07817 410782 or Penny: 01437 720901.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Presents:
Thu 6 June: Mission Impossible – Fallout (12)
Thu 4 July: Mary Queen of Scots (15)
Thu 1 Aug: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Thu 5 Sep: Crazy Rich Asians (12)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm


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Scarecrow Trail 2019

Sunday 11 and Monday 12 August.
The theme this year is: Musicals (Stage or screen). Sign up for your Musicals related Scarecrows. First come, first served as far as choice of character/theme is concerned.
Contact Fran at 07377 059265 (text or message) or email fran34hb@gmail.com


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Solva WI

The May meeting was held in the Hall on Thursday 9 May. The business included ideas from members on how best to use a very generous bequest from the estate of Mrs Marilyn Davies to the best advantage of all members of Solva WI. An early Summer outing to Penrallt Garden Centre was arranged for Wednesday 15 May and a visit to the Wildlife Centre, near Cardigan, was suggested for Wednesday 3 July. Voting took place for the resolution to be discussed at the NFWI AGM in June. The majority was in favour of “Don’t Fear the Smear”, with a unanimous vote in favour of “A call against the decline in local bus services”. Our link delegate will be informed. The speaker was the ever informative and amusing Sheena Crossley, who brought a bag full of interesting herb samples for members to look at, smell and take home for cuttings to grow. The vote of thanks was given by Jilly Missen. Mary Haughton will organise a competition for the September meeting for the Jean Platt Trophy. Book Club & the weekly walk will take place as usual.
The May Flower of the month competition was won by Margaret Robinson and will be held again in September & October. There were various reminders about forthcoming events and we will be entering the Scarecrow Competition in August.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday 13 June at 2pm in the Hall after which we will leave to visit St Davids Lifeboat Station.


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