EWSNEWS – March 2017

The story so far…

Friday 17 February. Chinese banquet and “Sion a Sian” at Priestfield Church hall.

A splendid evening.  Lilian had gauged the Chinese feast perfectly. The Mr. and Mrs. session that followed was devised by our President in Machiavellian fashion. The Welshers were pitted against “team Williams” and were thoroughly trounced: Williamses – Hywel and Pamela – 6 questions out of 8 correctly matched; Welshers – 6 out of 8 wrong!

Thursday 23 February. Talk and demonstration of traditional Welsh Dance.
Many thanks to Idwal and Beth Williams for coming to show us their wonderful costumes, beautiful hand-made clogs and traditional dances. We listened and learned, we watched and we got up and danced. We chatted over a cuppa. Sublime!

Friday 3 March. Cinio Gwyl Dewi. Mortonhall Golf Club.
Our Gwraig Wadd, Rev. Dr. Nerys Ann Jones, gave us a delightfully personal trip through the West Wales of her childhood with references to Dewi Sant along the way. This was followed by rousing community singing led by Jim Hughes, a perfect end to a lovely evening. The Mortonhall Golf club staff looked after us splendidly, and Jean Phillips brightened our tables with daffodils.

Sunday 5 March. Gymanfa Ganu at the Reid Memorial Church large hall.

Many thanks to Jim Hughes, conductor, and Huw Thomas, accompanist, and all the Society members who came to raise the Reid’s roof.  Plenty of hwyl, and tea and bara brith to finish off a happy afternoon.

Forthcoming events:

Our proposed outing has been postponed till May/June, so please look out for my next EWSNEWS for full details.

Thursday 20 April. Annual General Meeting at the Reid small hall at 7.30pm.

We really really want to hear what you want from our Society.  Please come along and share your thoughts on venues, menus, socials, services, talks and trips.  Your feedback on the past year and suggestions for the next are vital to keep the Society going.

Society News:

I was saddened to hear that Audrey Francis had died a while back. Her sons had taken her back to her beloved Canada following Gwyn’s death last year. Audrey was such a lovely lady, a gracious hostess, and a good friend.

On Thursday 9 March, Keith and I represented the Society at the funeral of Freda Evans.  I have fond memories of Freda, and Keith and I had a good catch-up chat with Quintin over a cup (or three) of tea after the service. Our love to Quintin, Margery, Mervin and all the family.

Very best wishes to members who are unwell.  See you very soon.