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24 May 19 Garden Group Visit Wennalt Isaf Garden
27 May 19 Bridge Group 1400
28 May 19 Family History 1015-1215
June 2019
3 Jun 19 Bridge Group 1000
4 Jun 19 Art Group 1400-1600
6 Jun 19 Walking Group 1000
10 Jun 19 Bridge Group 1400
11 Jun 19 Family History 1015-1215
17 Jun 19 Bridge Group 1000
18 Jun 19 Art Group 1400-1600
20 Jun 19 Walking Group 1000
24 Jun 19 Bridge Group 1000
25 Jun 19 Family History 1015-1215

A Talk Meeting. The new audio-visual equipment was generously granted by National Grid.

Forward programme of meetings and activities

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U3A Network Workshops
Porthcawl U3A on 12 June
  Details with a programme on the second page.
South Wales Network has arranged a Study Day on Fibrillation being held in Penarth on 14 June.  How to
prevent AF, heart attacks and strokes.


Suffragists & Suffragettes in Wales
The Gilwern U3A talk on 15 May by Ryland Wallace took us through about 60 years of the battle for womens' votes.  There were tales of magnificent determination and also of horror at attitudes and actions such as horrible forced feeding of women suffragette prisoners. It all seemed so relatively recent.  In preparing for the talk Dave and Graham made vallient efforts to make the technology work, while Ryland Wallace spoke to some of his audience (see below).

There appears to be a

"There it is!" says Graham
to Dave.

Ryland (left) talks to

The Walking Group hard at it:
Left:    The Walkers stop off at White Castle for a well earned break.

Right:   Walking Group ready for a hard walk.

Talk by John Webb
A good sized attendance for the AGM on 10 April was followed at once by a fascinating and amusing talk by John Webb who gave a splendid example of how the business was established in Crickhowell.  He brought along a number of old photographs to illustrate the way the business was built up from a van selling paraffin locally to the major and popular hardware and furniture store it is now with its broad coverage. He gave many amusing accounts of the near disasters such a business can experience and overcome.
John Webb in action:

The Art Group - Wax Demonstration
Christine Williams gave the Art Group a demonstration of painting with wax painting on 2 April 2019.

For further images of the work being done at the workshop.


Gilwern U3A display 20 March 2019

Preparations in hand.  It's an important day for Gilwern U3A, and the displays were set efficiently and fast.




Further pictures on the Arts Page

U3A All Wales Annual Conference and Celebration
"Endings and Beginnings" will be held on Wednesday 8 May 2019 at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells 1030-1530.  The price, including coffee and lunch, is 13 per person.  See:

Dementia Workshop
Natasha Harris, Policy and Projects Officer, ran a brief, but much valued workshop in the Community Centre on 27 February 2019 to about 25 parishoners mainly from Gilwern, though with a few from Abergavenny. She concentrated on bringing an important understanding of dementia.  PC Amanda was present and gave some added thoughts at the end of the session.

Phil prepares the speaker's aid for Jenny Bowen at her talk to Gilwern U3A on 13 February.
Hilary, the Chair prepares to call the
meeting to order on 13 February.

Young Men at Arms
The list of those from Llanelly who served and died in World War 1 is found here or from the link on the World War 1 page of the web site.

Attending other U3A meetings
As a result of connections made with other local U3As it is now possible to attend each others' monthly meetings free of charge.  To find out what is on look at their web sites:
Abergavenny U3A -
Crickhowell U3A -
Ebbw Vale U3A -
Monmouth U3A
Usk U3A -

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World War 1 Commemoration - Llanelly Parish
To get a feel for it, click on the left hand picture for more images of the exhibition, all shown on the World War 1 page.   This list of biographies shows who died serving in World War 1 from the parish of Llanelly.
Now the wonderful display has been stripped down, but many of the important records will no doubt remain, and there are thoughts for retaining a historical record.
Starting to strip
the exhibition.  See
further new pictures
on the WW1 page.

Garden Group's to Walled Garden last autumn
The Group of 11 members visited the Walled Garden at Treberfydd on 24 October in bright, but late year, warm sunshine.  A brief report with some photographs gives a pn this picture Alison is describing how her very productive greenhouses are so successful.icture of the well sited and interesting walled garden.  I

Names of canal bridges: How many do you know?

Art Group on display
Three or four paintings from members of the Art Group are on display in the library and will be replaced by others on a regular basis.  Some are sometimes for sale!

The Llanelly Community Council's web site
Other local U3A websites:
Abergavenny website:
Crickhowell website:
Brecon U3A:

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