Church Fete

Church Fete – Thursday 3 August – Parc y Capel – 2 pm
The venue is once again Parc y Capel and Solva Memorial Hall – there will be stalls with bric-a-brac, books, bottles, plants and food plus raffles, cakes & teas (in Memorial Hall) and the now famous dog show, back by popular demand… The DOG SHOW starts at 2.30 pm – A reminder to all budding dog trainers that your skills will be rewarded! There are two new trick classes this year – one involving the dog, a ball / toy and buckets!
The other involves the dog, a sausage and a plate! And for the creative among you; “The best six legs” and “Fancy dress child and dog”.


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Solva Scarecrow Trail 2017

Solva Scarecrow Trail – Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 August
Join in the famous Solva Scarecrow Trail over this August weekend. The theme this year is “Mythical and Magical creatures / characters. More than 20 scarecrows will be displayed around the village from 10 am to 6 pm each day. Buy a map (£3.50) in the lower car park or the Memorial Hall and join in the competition to guess who or what
they are. A great day out for the family, especially the children. Proceeds in aid of the Memorial Hall.


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Solva Regattas

Solva Regattas – are an important part of the village calendar and are enjoyed by many people, young and old alike. All three main events are in August with the sailing Regatta having been held in July. There will be the usual attractions again this year: side stalls, raffle, guess the flags competition and the visit from St Davids Lifeboat.
Louise’s Cafe on the Quay will be catering for all events with fantastic food and a fully licensed bar.
Raft Race: Sunday 6 August – Entries from 15.30 hrs – Construction 16.30 hrs – Race 17.30 hrs
Children’s Regatta: Thursday 17 August – Entries from 11.00 hrs – Regatta starts 12.30 hrs
Inshore Regatta: Sunday 20 August – Entries from 14.00 hrs – Regatta starts 15.00 hrs


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EDGE FESTIVAL 2017

EDGE FESTIVAL 2017 – 11, 12 & 13 August – Everything is now in place for the biggest Edge Festival ever. There will be more food outlets where festival-goers will be able to purchase anything from Mamgu’s welsh cakes
to pan-Asian specials from Cafe X-Ray. There too will be local fish suppliers Something Fishy, Pete’s Pizzas, Elaine’s Burgers, Rhosyn Farm, Richard Davies and more, as well as a variety of non-food stalls. The list of musicians includes Super Skas, Ragsy, Lucy Jones, and many more. The Head lin e act on Saturday is attracting a great deal of interest, Andy Fairweather Low. He made his name as the singer for Amen Corner but has since forged a ca reer as one of the best guitarists in the UK. In the Autumn he will accompany Eric Clapton at the Albert Hall. It’s a rare chance to see a truly great musician.
Tickets are selling well, make sure you get yours, £30 buys a weekend pass – Tickets: Ifor Thomas 07971 038643 / ifor.thomas@gmail.com. All the money raised goes to supporting good causes in this c ommunity. To date the Edge Festival has donated £9000. We would like to thank our supporters and those who have made cash donations, the latest being Mat Blakiston who owns a number of pubs in St Davids, including the Cross Inn. It is partly through the generosity of these people that it is possible to put on a festival, but most of a ll we need you to attend!


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Solva WI – SOLVA WI CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

After a great deal of planning, consultation and hard work, and with a generous donation from The Big Lottery, June saw the start of these celebrations.
On Saturday 17 June with some trepidation, and with considerable guidance from SADS. (Solva Amateur Dramatic Society) we performed in a variety show entitled ‘Why, Why the WI?’ This consisted of a “through the decades” theme beginning with a re-enactment of the first WI meeting followed by marking subsequent decades with typical costumes of the era, WI resolutions, songs by our local Choral Group “Rechoired”, community singing and verses of appropriate relevance to the work of the WI written and read by Fran Barker. Brave individuals and small groups performed sketches – and the show was rounded off with a song and dance by eleven of our members.
A full house gave us welcome applause and many compliments saying how much they had enjoyed the evening. They were also delighted with the Prosecco and delicious canapés, provided by Joy Dixon, during the interval. It seems that those many sleepless nights were uncalled for after all and as our President, Jane Pascoe, announced – “Next stop Broadway… or perhaps just Brawdy!”
A week later we treated ourselves to a meal at the Druidstone Hotel where we enjoyed lovely food and spectacular surroundings. The Staff went to great pains to decorate the room and there was a great party atmosphere.                Our third and final event took place on Thursday 13 July on Parc y Capel – Over 100 guests from the community, WI
husbands plus WI Trustees and representatives of the Dewisland WI group were invited to join us at a Celebration Centenary Tea party. Our guest of honour was the Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Federation of WIs,
Mrs. Jenny Longland , who, after a short address and welcome from our President, Jane Pascoe, and aided by one of our schoolchildren, performed the ceremonial planting of a tree kindly given by the Trustees of Pembrokeshire
Federation of WIs. Jane then cut the ‘birthday’ cake.
The sun kept shining, guests mingled and chatted and enjoyed the delicious celebration tea provided by our members while the PUPS (Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates) carried on playing, adding to the jolly ambience of the afternoon.


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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

David Smith celebrated his 90th birthday recently and is pictured with cake and candles at the Thursday Coffee Morning. David still enjoys a swim in the harbour…… even in the winter !


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Solva Memorial Hall 100+ club

Recent winners:-
1st £50 Elsie Church Number 16
2nd £40 Bernice Pain Number 113
3rd £30 Thelma Phillips Number 18


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