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The Fourth Black Mountain Craft Market

On Saturday 7th April, the Fourth Black Mountain Craft Market will be held in the Clarence Hall, Crickhowell, from 10am to 4pm. This event takes place every year to raise money for a charity that funds research into a potential cure for Crohn’s Disease – Crohn’s MAP Vaccine (www.crohnsmapvaccine.com). The charity was set up by […]

Nevill Hall League of Friends: Our Story

Nevill Court built in 1860’s by 1920 became Nevill Hall Hospital. In 1927 the Victoria Hospital Needle Work Guild was founded, becoming the Victoria Linen Guild in 1936, eventually incorporated into the North Gwent Hospitals League of Friends, serving tea and homemade scones, chatting with patients being an important ‘cog’ in hospital life. In 1947 […]

Crossword Solution: April 2018

Next Month’s Focus – Creative Pursuits

Next month we celebrate Creative Pursuits. Do you spend your free time painting, drawing, writing, felting, knitting or crafting? Perhaps you’re interested in taking up a creative pursuit in 2018? April’s magazine will be perfect for you! The Abergavenny Writing Festival will be taking place in April, so we’ll be looking closely at that as […]

Only 1 Easter Stone left after 3 more are found this weekend

Abergavenny has gone stone hunting mad! On Friday, Stacey and Rosalie Callard discovered the ‘Make a Wish’ stone, beside one of the standing stones in Swan Meadows – which was the solution to clue number 3. On Sunday afternoon two more stones were discovered. Fisrt, Amber and Logan Morris-Powley went searching on the Skirrid with […]

Our first Easter stone has been found

The first of our Easter Rocks has been discovered by entrepid stone hunter, Martha Turner. Clue number two in the March Focus led her to the sensory garden at the site of the old lido in Bailey Park. Martha tells us how she found the stone; “My name is Martha Turner. I have found clue […]

Medieval Marvels

Churches before the Reformation were a riot of colour. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local Society reports Far from being whitewashed havens of tranquillity, church walls throbbed with images of saints and angels. In the early 1500s, churches might have been plain on the outside but inside they would have been rich with wall paintings, statues, […]

FRANCO COOKS MAYOR’S GALA BUFFET

Internationally famous chef Franco Taruschio OBE formerly of The Walnut Tree, and the Centre’s own renowned chef Elaine Blanchard will be cooking for the Mayor of Abergavenny’s Gala Buffet at Abergavenny Community Centre on Merthyr Road on 7th April. The Gala Buffet is being held in aid of Citizens Advice Abergavenny, the cause the Mayor […]

Gwent Police: Inspector Neil Jones

Welcome to my first blog for Monmouthshire North, I have only recently taken over the post from outgoing Inspector Arwel Hicks, who will soon retire from Gwent Police after 30 years of public service. On a personal note, I am happy to live and work in Monmouthshire, I am married and have two children in […]

Cymraeg i Blant Monmouthshire

Cymraeg i Blant/Cymraeg for Kids is an all Wales Welsh Government scheme focusing on increasing the numbers of Welsh-speaking children. The scheme’s main objective is to increase the number of Welsh-speaking children by providing prospective parents and families with advice, information and support on the benefits of introducing the Welsh language as early as possible […]