0 Post a comment Sunday, 20 January 2019 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Cowbridge History Society’s archive room has been up and running in room 5 Old Hall on Wednesday mornings between 10am and 12pm for the past nine years and it receives visitors and enquiries from all over the world. This huge paper archive (as opposed to the artefacts displayed in Cowbridge Museum) has been digitised and can now be viewed on the computer in the History Room by anyone who prefers to look at it in this form.Now that Cowbridge library holds a copy of the digital archive, it is far more accessible. Anyone visiting the library can ask to view it there and will find photographs and information on buildings, people, events, aerial views, clubs, businesses, census returns, street directories etc for Cowbridge and Llanblethian, and for other villages in our surrounding area.The archive is being added to all the … [Read more...] about Cowbridge History Society’s digital archive is now available in town’s library.
0 Post a comment Saturday, 10 November 2018 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Vale MP Alun Cairns visited the Cowbridge & District Museum on November 3 where Dr Jonathan Hicks and Mr Robin Mellor were exhibiting artefacts relating to the front line during the First World War, as part of the museum’s commemoration of the ending of the war. We had over 80 people visit us, and we wish to thank them, Dr Hicks and Mr Mellor for coming to see us and help us.Steve Harkett Add Comment … [Read more...] about Remembrance at Cowbridge Museum
0 Post a comment Saturday, 3 November 2018 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] The Cowbridge Cubs have had a very busy few weeks, including a PGL holiday to Brecon. The Cubs went abseiling, climbing, quad biking and fencing. We were so proud of the Cubs as most of the Cubs have never done anything like this before. We then went to Atlantic Collage for a fun day: there were nearly 500 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. A wonderful day had by all. This week we were so lucky to have the Cowbridge Mayor and his wife to come and help with our cooking badge. Jane and Terry soon got stuck in, the Cubs were so pleased that they were helping them to prepare and cook their spaghetti Bolognese. We all enjoyed the food, the Cubs did a really good job. The Cubs said that they had best Bolognese ever, so look out mums and dads, budding chefs in the making.The next few weeks are going to be very busy getting ready … [Read more...] about Cowbridge Cubs get the point in Brecon
A Grade II-listed toilet block behind the National Museum Cardiff and City Hall has been put out for tender. The building, on Museum Avenue, is being marketed by EJ Hales and the Cardiff Council have said planning applications for change of use and extension will be looked upon favourably. The property could potentially be used as a coffee shop or cafe. Artists impressions for the building show the potential for extending the property out the back to offered covered area for seating. The building on Museum Avenue will be available on a new full repairing and insuring lease with offers invited in the region of £19,500 per year. Owen Cahill, from property advisory firm EJ Hales, who are marketing the property , said there has already been a large amount of interest in the former toilet block. "This is a great location for a coffee shop, cafe or similar outlet. The National Museum, City Hall and a number of Cardiff University buildings are all nearby and providing potential … [Read more...] about Toilet block behind Cardiff museum is on the market and primed to be a cafe
The recent weather in Wales has been absolutely glorious - even if most of us have been found moaning it's too hot from time to time. And while Wales is a full of some seriously stunning beaches that are perfect spots to enjoy the sun, that's not all we've got to offer. Besides, who wants to cram onto a busy beach all day in this heat? There are plenty of outdoor gems to explore, relaxing retreats and child-friendly days out that are just as good as our sandy shores. These are some of the places to enjoy the sun that don't involve being on a jam-packed beach. 1. Pick up a paddle at Llandegfedd Reservoir This reservoir near Pontypool, is quite unique in that it is home to a water sports centre. Courses and activities include sailing, windsurfing, power boating, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking. It's also great for walking around and on a sunny day, the views are spectucular. You'll also find a cafe and visitor centre on site. Where: Llandegfedd Reservoir, Coed y Paen, … [Read more...] about The best places to enjoy the sun that don’t involve a beach