EWSNEWS November 2021

The story so far

Friday 8 October: Croeso from 7.30pm on Zoom

We had a splendid evening with three very different quiz rounds and time for general chat.

Round one organised by Hywel and Pamela Williams was a surprisingly challenging “say what you see” selection of pictures. It was even more so, as even Hywel didn’t know the answer to one of them. What can I say?!!!

Round two was a series of Greek words – either a tasty dish or a stunning view – devised by Gilli Welsher. The answers came with mouth watering pictures and a brief description of each.

Round three was the music round – “name that tune” – with five, and then ten notes played by Huw Thomas. This disintegrated very quickly into a singalong as we all failed to mute our devices!

Many thanks to the quiz devisers, and to Margaret Brandie for hosting the Zoom meeting.

Forthcoming events

Friday 26 November: “Life in Hut 6” —  Talk on Bletchley Park at 7.30pm via Zoom

Helen Campbell’s brother Gethin Russell-Jones will tell us all about their mother Mair’s time at Bletchley Park based on her diaries. Gethin is currently a Baptist minister in Cardiff. He previously worked in public relations and journalism. He has written 5 books, two of them documenting the wartime experiences of his parents. This insight into such a very important piece of British wartime history will make for a fascinating evening.

Sunday 5 December: Christmas carol service at 3.00pm via Zoom

It was not possible to arrange a Harvest Thanksgiving service as the Committee had other commitments, but we will have a service of carols and lessons, similar to last year. The Zoom details will be circulated nearer the time, so please put this on your calendar.

2022 …

At last evening’s committee meeting it was proposed that we have a Zoom get together around 28 January, topic under discussion, and have a proper Cinio Gwyl Dewi on Friday 4 March, and a Gymanfa Ganu on Sunday 6 March, if that is possible. A visit to Edinburgh Printmakers, Dundee Street, Fountainbridge is proposed for later in the Spring and a trip to see the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels for early Summer.

I hope you keep safe and well, and look forward to seeing you soon.


Jennifer Welsher – Ysgrifenyddes CCD / Secretary EWS