Betty Temple 100th birthday

Open birthday invitation
Don’t forget Betty Temple’s 100th birthday celebration at the Harbour Inn on Wednesday 5 December, from 3pm onwards. Please come along and make the day special for her.


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“Solva Remembers” “Solfach yn Cofio”

The events in the village that led up to Remembrance Sunday’s service at the cenotaph have been phenomenal.
Commemorative services were held throughout the year in and around Solva, remembering those lost in battle. Exhibitions were staged simultaneously to bring to life the events that occurred a hundred years ago. Finally on Saturday 10 November groups, societies, clubs and individuals created a special event in the Memorial Hall with drama, music and poetry to demonstrate that Solva did indeed remember. Thanks must go to 14th Signal Regiment,
Bay View Stores, Capel Ucha, Mamgu’s Welshcakes, SADS & YSADS, Solva Care Friday Club, Solva Community Council, Solva Community Cinema Club, Solva Craft Group, Solva Heritage Society, Solva Women’s Institute, Solva Youth Club, The Church in Wales and numerous individuals who worked tirelessly to make everything come together. Thank you.


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Solva Memorial Hall – Update

Solva Memorial Hall was built in 1812 as a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – the second non-conformist place of worship in Solva, after Zion Chapel (Capel Ucha’) in 1798. Many more followed: the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in 1815; the Baptist (Capel Bach) in 1816; Mount Pleasant in 1864; and finally Capel y Cwm in 1887. Prior to this, records show there had been a Vicar in Whitchurch since 1351, which is where the inhabitants of Solva would have worshipped.
The village grew, its population increased and St Aidans church opened in 1879 in Solva as a “chapel of ease”. The Wesleyan Methodist chapel became a British school, which eventually merged with the national school, located above the memorial cross, but the additional places of worship plus the moving of the school meant that it struggled in the 1890s and eventually closed in 1903. After WW1 monies were raised for a Memorial Hall. In 1921 foundation stones were laid for a rear extension (Main Hall) of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and it opened in 1922.
Today Solva Memorial Hall is busy and active, catering for a host of activities in the village. It can be hired for both private and commercial functions: wedding receptions, dinner dances, parties, concerts, meetings, training and
conferences, community events, art classes, exhibitions, fashion shows, dances, fitness classes and stage / cinema productions. It is a fantastic venue and the charges are very reasonable. New contact details: phone: 07943175485 email: solvahall@btinternet.com, website: solvamemorialhall.co.uk.


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New Houses

With the advent of new Council houses coming to Solva, in the near future, anyone who wishes to be considered for one of these properties is required to be registered on the Choice Based Lettings housing list. Please contact PCC and its website for details.


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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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