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Victory Rolls

May 2nd, 2020

One of the most copied pinup hairdos of the 1940s was the Victory Roll. There is no exact answer to where Victory Rolls were created, however there are many heartwarming theories.

The Victory Roll hairstyle is often associated with manoeuvres performed by fighter planes in World War II. The planes created an exhaust roll that remained in the sky after leaving the area, and inspired many patriotic women to adopt the name in honour of the soldiers returning home.

It is also believed that Victory Rolls got its name from women seeing each new day as a Victory! Victory Rolls became a popular look among everyday women as well as silver screen starlets, such as Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner, showing their support of the war effort.

You can achieve this classic vintage look for VE Day courtesy of Hannah Mlatem who has created a video tutorial just for the Focus (while she juggles working from home and looking after a newborn baby and toddler!)

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Can You Really Get In Shape While at Home?

April 29th, 2020

A healthy body isn’t just made in expensive gyms and gourmet kitchens. Whether you prefer to work in the comfort of your room or would rather not spend on a membership, it’s totally possible to get into shape while at home. Plus, with most of us indoors and self-isolating, it has never been more important […]

Clare Johnson Podiatrist – What’s Changing?

April 9th, 2020

The current situation of COVID-19 has had a massive impact on all businesses – and Podiatry services have too been affected. The latest guidance from The College of Podiatry states we are no longer able to provide routine treatments, until further notice (as of 25/03/2020), and to only treat urgent problems. Urgent means, if left […]

Step Count

January 9th, 2020

The recommended daily step count for good health is 10,000, or five miles a day which sounds like a lot, but going about your daily life means you’ll naturally cover a fair few steps, meaning that in practice you won’t need to do too much more to hit the daily target. If you’re starting 2020 […]

Weight Loss – A Mindset Approach

February 11th, 2019

Have you resolved to lose weight and eat healthily in the new year? Is it now getting to that time when what seemed like a good idea on January 1st is now becoming tedious? Do you need a helping hand towards achieving your goals? Nicola Taylor of Eclipse Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is now offering a […]

Feet have a tough life!

April 22nd, 2015

Even more so if you play sport or have an active hobby! In general, we are pretty rubbish at looking after our feet – and yet we expect them to perform tasks such as running, dancing, jumping and sprinting – and all without so much as a protest or god injury! There are 26 […]

Mynydd Du: Your Local Fell and Mountain Running Club

August 14th, 2014

Based around Abergavenny, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, Mynydd Du is a local fell and mountain running club for runners who love running, training and racing on the hills. The club was formed in 2004 with the intention of promoting the sport of mountain and fell running in South Wales by supporting club […]

Train for Health in 2014

January 31st, 2014

Many people seek out a personal trainer to help them lose weight or, more accurately, to lose fat. Often, they want to change their shape – some want to tone up without bulking up, while others want to bulk up and trim down. All of these things are possible. Personal training integrates a wide range […]

Happy Feet

January 31st, 2014

Feet, as a general rule, are one of the most neglected parts of our bodies, and yet one of the most important. We can’t walk without them! It’s easy to recognise why feet don’t get our care and attention – they are stuffed away in socks and shoes all day, they can get sweaty and […]


October 2nd, 2013


For the fifth year running, ‘Resonant Collective’ will create a Live Sound Installation at Nevill Hall Hopsital Abergavenny. This work, which is the inspiration of local musician Chrys Blanchard, draws together more than 40 vocalists and musicians from around the UK to create a unique public event. The Out Patient Waiting Area at Nevill Hall […]

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