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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Take a Hike for the Benefit of your Mind, Body and Spirit

We all know that walking is good for us. Going for a walk is a healthy pastime which can help to reduce the waistline and keep us in shape. Plenty of people take to the gym or hop on a treadmill as a quick and convenient way to fight the flab and keep fit, but […]

Follow the Tenner Trail and grab yourself a local bargain!

It’s that time of year again! Totally Locally Crickhowell have organised a ‘Tenner Trail’ in support of the town’s Walking Festival which takes place from 28th February to 8th March. Forty six of Crickhowell’s independent shops, businesses and artisans have created £10 deals which will be available during this period, ranging from lunches, cream teas, […]

Crossword Solution: March 2015 issue

Follow the Tenner Trail and grab yourself a local bargain!

It’s that time of year again! Totally Locally Crickhowell have organised a ‘Tenner Trail’ in support of the town’s Walking Festival which takes place from 28th February to 8th March. Forty six of Crickhowell’s independent shops, businesses and artisans have created £10 deals which will be available during this period, ranging from lunches, cream teas, […]

Greed The Rock Opera

a selection of handmade sweets

A new Welsh rock opera written in Brecon is set to premiere at Theatr Brycheiniog on Friday February 27. Nigel Evans, the writer, claims Greed to be the first ever activist rock opera. He says: “It’s a musical protest and a reaction to bankers bonuses, big corporations, austerity and government cuts. It’s that theme that […]

Crickhowell Walking Festival Guided Walks and Events in the Black Mountains

The Diving Board Rock

The Crickhowell Walking Festival takes place annually around St David’s Day, (1st March) and is based in our lovely market town of Crickhowell. Most of the walks,  which range from easy strolls to full day treks across the mountains are in the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains and river […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Raspberry Viennese Cupcakes

Raspberry Viennese Cupcakes

These delicious morsels of loveliness are a great favourite at any time of the day in my household. As I always have the ingredients to hand in my store cupboard and they only take minutes to make, they are a really great treat to cook up when you have unexpected guests. You can use any […]

Slavery and the Cambrian Connection

The Welsh privateer, Henry Morgan

Swansea copper paid the African chieftains,and profits from sugar transformed  Welsh industry. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports. The transatlantic slave trade flourishing in the 17th and 18th centuries generally followed a triangular route. Ships left Britain for West Africa where they traded goods for slaves. They transported their human cargo across the […]

Download the Crickhowell Tenner Trail Map

Click here to download a printable PDF of the Totally Locally Crickhowell, tenner trail map.

Crossword Solution: March 2015 issue