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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Crossword Solution : July Issue

Nana’s Kitchen: Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares

I tasted these lovely squares at a village fete I recently attended. I thought they were delicious so I asked the lady who baked them for the recipe. Not something that you would want to eat every day but certainly a lovely weekend treat. Ingredients: 84g softened butter 180g brown sugar 3 eggs (beaten) 320g […]

Hidden History on the Blorenge

A wealth of ancient and industrial archaeology lies in the vegetation near the footpaths that criss-cross the Blorenge. You just need to know where to look. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports Keeper’s Pond along the B4246 to Blaenavon is familiar to most of us. Its Welsh name, Pen ffordd goch (top of […]

Finacial Help for Families & Children

At Monmouthshire Citizens Advice we see many families who are juggling their lives because circumstances have changed through, for example, a cut in working hours, illness or a new baby. We can provide information and advice to help you deal with these challenges. What financial help may be available? Low income Working Tax Credit: tops […]

Pregnancy Yoga

LushTums is a brand new pregnancy yoga class taking place at Abergavenny Community Centre. LushTums can help you to better enjoy your pregnancy and prepare you physically and mentally for birth and early motherhood, as well as giving you the chance to meet lots of other lovely mums-to-be! At LushTums we focus key movements to […]

Big Skill Crafts Festival at Hay Castle

The family-friendly festival with FREE entry, takes place in the Castle grounds, with the beautiful backdrop of the building behind us. On the 2 – 3 July, we will have craft stalls, workshops*, story-telling, face-painting, street food, folk musicians, buskers and Hay Community Choir, for two days of rural skills fun and learning – there […]

In the Focus next month – July 2016

The feature of next month’s Focus will be: National Eisteddfod For months now, Abergavenny and the surrounding area has been preparing for the National Eisteddfod of Wales which takes place in July and August in our very own Castle Meadows! Next month’s Focus will have an Eisteddfod theme and will celebrate everything that gives us […]

Community Kids at Abergavenny Community Centre

Community Kids is a weekly parent and toddler group, each Thursday at Abergavenny Community Centre. We spoke to Freddy Edmonds, who runs the group along with other volunteers, and some regulars, about the group and what makes it different from others. ‘Starting at 10.30, we meet in a lovely room (in a former class room) […]

Cubs 100

Cub Scouts across the world are celebrating their 100th birthday this year with special camps and activities to mark this big anniversary of their formation. Robert Baden Powell started the Scout Movement in 1907 as a structured youth club for young teenage boys – they took part in outdoor and adventurous activities and also learnt […]

Summer 2016 at Abergavenny Museum

At Abergavenny Museum we have lots of new activities for the summer. Come and visit us to see: Our Summer exhibition – Lady Llanover and her Circle – Saturday 28th May until Sunday 4th September Our Kids in Museums Take Over Day Projects in partnership with Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni Lady Llanover family activities – […]