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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vintage Fayre

Bringing back the swinging sixties Location: Market Hall, Abergavenny Start Time: 10:00 Date: 2013-06-23 End Time: 16:00

South Wales Shire Horse Society Shire & Miniature Horse Show

The 31st Annual Shire & Miniature Horse Show. Main ring display of Horse logging, goats in harness, classic & Vintage vehicle display, Punch & Judy, trade stands. Free limited on site parking…weather dependant. Come and see the biggest horses compete alongside the smallest. A fun day out for the whole family! Location: Bailey Park Abergavenny […]

New Beginnings: Part Five

Part five of our serialised story by Queenie Young Guy Evans pulled into the driveway of the cottage at the end of the narrow lane. Spring had finally arrived; the hedges were vibrant with new leaves, and the fruit trees in Lucy’s garden were laden with heavily scented blossom. He already knew nobody would be […]

Beatles Sunday

To commemorate The Beatles playing in Abergavenny 50 years ago we have the tribute band – Lennon and McCartney Come Together playing here at The Kings Arms on Sunday 23rd June. The concert starts at 4:00pm – but you can get in early and join us for Sunday Lunch served from 2 -4pm, and not […]

Film Review: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Review

The month of May saw the release of one more movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby. But does this latest re-packaging of Scott Fitzgerald’s classic pass muster? Patty Papageorgiou-Axford finds out. The story is told through the eyes of Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), a young Midwesterner who has come to New York to seek his […]

Loadsa Money?

You could be quids in, just by investing your money in something a little bit quirkier than the norm… It’s true that times are tough and every penny in our purse counts. However, if you do happen to have a few quid lying about that you don’t want to spend on a Caribbean Cruise, why […]

Holiday from Home

Abergavenny Focus

The July issue of The Abergavenny Focus, will feature a section entitled  ‘Holiday from Home’ In these tough financial times, many families are deciding to stay closer to home during their summer holidays and take advantage of attractions both locally and slightly further afield, instead of going abroad. For local businesses this presents a great […]

Skirrid Toddler Challenge

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On Saturday 8th June a group of intrepid children and their grown-ups will be taking the Zimele challenge and ‘toddling’ up the Skirrid. They will be raising funds for Zimele UK, an Abergavenny based charity that works with impoverished rural women in South Africa to help them realise their potential and move towards self-sufficiency. Why […]

Financial Hints & Tips

money tips

Ian Janes FCCA is a Director of Eye For Finance, Abergavenny based Financial Management Consultants and Accountants. Here he provides useful hints and tips regarding a variety of financial matters. We are living through difficult economic times, and this is affecting most individuals and businesses. Mundane though it may seem, this makes it even more […]

June is ‘National Microchip Month‘

The Welsh government recently announced that compulsory microchipping of dogs will come into force by March 2015.  The move in my view is really positive for dog welfare, especially because at its very simplest application it allows us to reunite lost pets so quickly with their owners. June as you should now be aware is […]