EWSNEWS – September 2017

The story so far…

Friday 1 September. Croeso at Prestonfield Golf Club.

We had a splendid turnout of 35 at our opening meeting, including guests and new members. Huw John started the evening’s entertainment with his reading of Dylan Thomas’s wonderful words. We then had a picture quiz devised by Hywel and Pamela Williams which stirred our little grey cells. A tasty buffet supper was followed by a film show of past events and outings beautifully recorded by Geoff Alsop. We ended with a short but enthusiastic spot of community singing led by Jim Hughes.

Forthcoming events:

Sunday 8 October. Harvest thanksgiving. Reid large hall at 3.00pm.

Our Harvest service will be held in the large hall of the Reid Memorial Church, West Saville Terrace, and will be conducted by Margaret Brandie.  It has been suggested that we include one or two hymns in English for those members who aren’t able to join in singing in Welsh.  We on the Committee are very keen to see how this idea is received by you, the members.  All feedback much appreciated. As usual, donations of non-perishable “dried goods” are invited and will be taken to the local food bank following the service. Tea, coffee and biscuits to be served along with plenty of chat round the tea-trolley.

Wednesday 18 October. Illustrated talk. Broughton Rugby Club at 7.30pm.

Photographer Andy Johnson will be giving a talk, “Jewels of the Forth”, illustrated with his photographs of the islands in the Forth, their scenery, flora and fauna. We have been invited to join the members of Broughton RC (Granton Road, EH5 3NJ) for this interesting evening. Light refreshments will be served and all for £2.50 – payable at the door.  The organisers do need numbers in good time so please let me know before October 11 if you plan to come. (0131 335 3161 or moc.liamgnull@dccswe).  There is plenty of parking and flat access, but it is quite a distance off Ferry Road so if you require – or can offer – a lift please let me know in good time and I’ll do my best to help.

Other news:

Welsh classes. I have just received this reminder from Siarl Wilson, Doctoral candidate in Celtic and Scottish Studies and Welsh Lead Tutor in the Centre for Open Learning: “I was wondering if you might be able to let your members know that there are short courses in Cymraeg available at the University of Edinburgh. The deadline to enroll is coming up.” Anyone interested should follow the link at http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/short-courses/subjects/languages-courses/welsh.

I look forward everso much to seeing you soon.