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Lynsey Pugh

Lynsey Pugh

 

Hafodyrynys villager and the UK's No.1 Leona Lewis Tribute Act, Wedding Singer, Cabaret Artist and DJ, Lynsey Pugh is now listed on the "Local Businesses" page.

You can find out more about Lynsey on her website :-

www.lynseypugh.com

or e-mail her on:

lynsey.pugh@live.co.uk

Lynsey Pugh
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Crafts for Everyone

 

"Crafts for Everyone", based in Crumlin provide therapeutic day services for people with severe learning disabilities. Recently, Ladbrokes kindly donated a cheque for £5,000 to the company, a registered charity. The cheque was handed over by Tony Williams for Ladbrokes and accepted by Margaret Betty for "Crafts for Everyone". MP Chris Evans represented the Islwyn Constituency and Hafodyrynys Councillor Andrew Lewis, represented the Crumlin Ward.

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Colin Ross

Quiz and Karaoke Evening

 

Quizmaster Colin (Mastermind) Ross manfully controlling the various teams involved in the 17th Anniversary Quiz and Karaoke evening to celebrate the residency of Thomas and Colin at the Hafodyrynys Inn. Knowledge and talent in abundance were demonstrated during the evening.

 

Quiz Team
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Summer has arrived

 

Summer has finally arrived, at last, and you may like to enjoy an evening or two relaxing in the fresh air in hospitable and local surroundings.

Why not try out the pub garden of the Hafodyrynys Inn?

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Christmas Bazaar 2012

 

The Christmas Bazaar was held at the Village Hall on Friday 30th November. The event was very successful. It was opened by local MP, Mr Chris Evans who was pleased to welcome the real Santa Claus to the Hall.

The event was well supported both by the many local ladies who had spent many weeks preparing the event and , in fact, producing many of the wonderful Christmas gifts and

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decorations for sale at the Bazaar and by the many visitors, both local and from further afield who went away clutching their purchases.

Santa Claus met all the children (and some slightly older) and gave them all Christmas presents and noted their Christmas present wishes.

MP, Chris Evans also kindly donated a cheque for £75 to the Hafodyrynys Community Association.

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GAVO Meeting

 

The Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) held its Christmas Forum at the Hafodyrynys Village Hall on the 28th November.

The Village Hall has become the traditional venue for this meeting as everyone enjoys the very high standard of the buffet and refreshments.

 

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AM

A.M. Surgery

 

Gwyn Price the Assembly Member for Islwyn held a third Surgery at the Hafodyrynys Village Hall on the 23rd November .

 

If you would like to make an appointment to see Gwyn, please Telephone

01495 272710.

surgery
Memorial Gates

Remembrance Day

 

Services were held on Sunday 11th at the Memorial Gates and at Hafodyrynys Congregational Church to remember those lost from Hafodyrynys and surrounding areas in all wars. The services were led by Preacher Terence Morgan.

 

"........ and in the morning
We will remember t.hem"

(Photos by David Webb)

Church
Daniel

Showtime

 

Anyone passing the Village Hall and hearing Irish singing may have thought that they were hearing a Daniel O'Donnell CD but they would have been wrong. They were hearing one of Daniel O'Connell's several rehearsals in the Hall for his show on the 18th of October at the Congress Theatre, Cwmbran.

 

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Daniel's Band

Daniel performs all the hits from "Stand Beside Me", "I Just Want to Dance With You" to the Irish Classics, "Danny Boy", "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" and many more.

Daniel O'Connell also comes from Ireland and is he nearest thing to the real Daniel O'Donnell, Donegal's very own "boy next door". As you can see Daniel has the backing of a live band and singers.

 

"Good Luck, Daniel" from Hafodyrynys.

[ photos by Andrew Lewis]

Daniel'sSingers
Ewe Sale

Ewe Sale

 

The annual Ewe Sale was held in Hafodyrynys on Thursday 27th September.

 

As you can see the weather was very pleasant.

 

Prices seemed to be down this year but some ewes were still achieving over £100.

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Harvest Festival

 

This ancient thanksgiving service to celebrate the harvest was held in Hafodyrynys Congregational Church on Sunday 16th September.

 

[ Photos by Andrew Lewis and David Webb ]

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Clive  plus children

Happy 70th Birthday

 

 

Clive Goff recently celebrated his 70th birthday in the Hafodyrynys Inn with his sons and daughters and his 12 grandchildren.

 

Congratulations Clive.

Clive plus grandchildren
Village Hall

Hanging Baskets

 

Anyone going to or passing the Village Hall will have noticed the wonderful hanging baskets and other floral displays outside the hall.

This is due to the excellent skills and effort of David Webb with the able assistance of Andrew Lewis.

 

[ Photos by D. Webb ]

Hanging Baskets

 

 

AGM

Hafodyrynys Community Association

 

The AGM of the Hafodyrynys Community Association will take place on Monday 30th July commencing at 7.30 pm. This will be followed by a General Meeting commencing at approx. 8.30 pm.

 

The venue, as usual, will be the Village Hall.

Hafodyrynys Village Hall
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Charity Event

 

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DISPLAY OF PROPOSALS

 

SUSTRANS, in partnership with Caerphilly County Borough Council are proposing to implement the provision of a cycleway linking Swffryd to the county boundary with Torfaen, through the village of Hafodyrynys. 

 

PROPOSED CYCLEWAY LINKING BLAENAU GWENT AND TORFAEN VIA HAFODYRYNYS

 

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Residents and other interested parties will be able to view the scheme proposals at:

 

Hafodyrynys Village Hall on Thursday 24th. May 2012 between 5pm and 7pm.

 

Officers of SUSTRANS and Caerphilly County Borough Council will be in attendance to answer any questions that may arise.

 

 

CCBC

 

Caerphilly County Borough Council Elections 2012

 

Congratulations to Andrew Lewis for being elected as a CCBC Councillor for the Crumlin ward.

Of the 5 candidates standing Andrew received the highest number of votes with 33.99% of the votes polled.

Also elected was Keith Lloyd. Vera Jenkins lost her seat.

Councillor Lewis
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Bird Watching

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Rendell and Mary Jones noticed and photographed this Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) visiting their bird feeder.

 

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Also spotted and photographed by a village resident on April 1st this year at Llandegfedd Reservoir was this rare Welsh Goose (Branta taffydensis).

Welsh Goose
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A.M. Surgery

 

Gwyn Price the Assembly Member for Islwyn held a second Surgery at the Hafodyrynys Village Hall on the 9th.March.

 

If you would like to make an appointment to see Gwyn, please Telephone

01495 272710.

Gwyn's surgery
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Wedding

 

Hafodyrynys resident, John Scourfield, is pleased to record the wedding of his elder son, Jonathan to Rachel.

 

The wedding celebrations were excellent and much enjoyed by all, but particularly by the proud "Father of the Groom".

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St Davids Day

St David's Day

 

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant was once again celebrated at the village hall.

 

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Santa

Christmas Bazaar 2011

 

 

Santa asks ..... and have you been a good boy this year Ben?

 

 

Many excellent presents and decorations were bought and enjoyed.
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socks

 

 

 

 

Somebody ???

had new socks for

Christmas.

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Gwyn Price

Gwyn Price A.M.

 

Gwyn Price the Assembly Member for Islwyn held a Surgery at the Hafodyrynys Village Hall on the 16th. September.

 

If you would like to make an appointment to see Gwyn, please Telephone

01495 272710.

 

 

Gwyn Price

Brian Matthews,

Andrew Lewis & Gwyn Price

 

Andrew Lewis, Brian Matthews & Gwyn Price
Sale

 

Table Top Sale

 

An excellent Table Top Sale was held at the Village Hall on Friday 24th June.

 

Local residents are looking forward to the next sale for a further multitude of bargains.

 

 

Table
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Representatives from Hafodyrynys attended the Annual Funding Day in Blackwood.

 

Special thanks go to Vicky Doyle, Sharon Peters and Alison Palmer of GAVO for their helpful assistance and good advice in helping the cause of providing good Community Services for the people of Hafodyrynys and surrounding areas.

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AM team

 

Our new AM is Gwyn Price who won the seat with a majority of more than 7,500 votes (Total votes - 12,116)

 

Gwyn visited our last Hafodyrynys Christmas Bazaar in the Village Hall.

AM speech
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Spring has arrived

in

Hafodyrynys

 

 

photos from

Andrew Lewis

 

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St David's Day (Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant)

at the Village Hall

 

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Cymru am byth!

St Davids day
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If you are interested in Training Courses for Community matters please look at the following page www.hafodyrynys.co.uk/gavo.html or click on the GAVO link at the bottom of the page.

CLD
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The Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) held its Christmas Forum at the Hafodyrynys Village Hall.

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The Hafodyrynys Christmas Bazaar

 

 

<----- "I saw Becky kissing Santa Claus".

 

 

 

There were excellent Christmas decorations and presents for sale ----->

Bazaar
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The "One Beat" Exhibition in Ystrad Mynach.

 

Hafodyrynys Village Hall had a stand.

 

<---Some famous people - Dave Webb, Andrew Lewis and...oh yes...Roy Noble.

 

Jean Webb and Merilyn Lewis ---->

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Hafodyrynys resident John Scourfield is pleased to announce the marriage of his younger son Tim to Emma.

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alfresco

 

 

 

Coffee Morning

 

Al Fresco Style

 

 

 

 

( photos from Andrew Lewis)

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dave

 

 

Is it a bird?

 

Is it a plane?

 

No it's SUPER-DAVE !

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islwyn

The chairman of the Hafodyrynys Community Association, Mr Andrew Lewis has reported news of proposed boundary changes that may affect the village. The Coalition Government favour a reducion in MPs and, therefore, a reduction in Constituencies. The Electoral Reform Society have recommended that the Islwyn Constituency be abolished. This would mean that Hafodyrynys would become part of Blaenau Gwent. There will be a referendum first but you should be aware of this now. More news to follow as it becomes available.

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The Village Hall and Kalliean

looking nice....

 

......Oh... and Andrew looks OK as well.

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homesweethome

 

 

 

Dave & Jean Webb are always very proud

of their home in Hafodyrynys.

 

Recently, they discovered they had a new

and unexpected lodger in their garden.

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i'm watching you

 

 

 

And more good news.....

 

 

several more lodgers are expected soon.

dave & Jean's lodger
happy birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday wishes go to

Andrew Lewis

 

Many Happy Returns

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These fine photos of a newly emerging female dragon fly were taken by Rendell Jones on Sunday 23rd of May.

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GAVO

 

 

Recently a delegation from GAVO (Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations) visited the Hall.

GAVO was very helpful with both advice and practical help when the Community Association was looking for financial help to build the Hall.

 

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The pictures include Mike Bridgman (Assistant Director), Gina Jones (Community Development Officer), Jennifer Render (Director), Alison Palmer (Community Planning Coordinator) and Rob Gough (Community Development Officer).

Representing the Community Association was Andrew & Merilyn Lewis and Dave & Jean Webb.

GAVO commended the Community Association for the progress in the usage of the hall for the local community.

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