EWSNEWS September 2023

Forthcoming events:

Friday 15 September. Croeso. Mortonhall Golf Club at 7.30pm.

As I mentioned in my August EWSNEWS our opening social will be held at Mortonhall Golf Club, at 231 Braid Road, Edinburgh, EH10 6PB. There will be a tasty supper and entertainments.

As part of the entertainments, I should like you to bring a photograph of yourself as a small child please. The collected pictures will be displayed and all members invited to match names with young faces.

There will be a charge of £20 each, payable in advance, and I will need final names and numbers by Saturday 9 September, please. Prompt payment please by either by cheque made payable to the Edinburgh Welsh Society and posted to me, or by bank transfer to:

Account name:       Edinburgh Welsh Society
Sort code:               80-02-77
Account number:   00299707

but please let me know you are coming, with names of members and guests.

Sunday 8 October. Harvest thanksgiving service. Reid Memorial Church at 3.00pm.

Our harvest service will be held in the large hall of the Reid Memorial Church, West Savile Terrace, Edinburgh, EH9 3HY.  All are welcome. Donations of food or toiletries for the local food bank would be very much appreciated. A cuppa and chat to follow the service.

Society news:

I was very sorry indeed to hear the sad news that Jean Revolta died on Saturday 28 August. Jean had been a faithful member for many years. She was a dear, warm-hearted lady and will be much missed. Our heartfelt condolences have been sent to her husband, Charles, and their family. The funeral service will be held in St Cuthbert’s Church, west end of Lothian Road, at 1.00pm on Wednesday 13 September.

On a much happier note we congratulate David and Alison on being elevated to the splendid status of grandparents as their daughter Megan has had a little daughter, Rhiannon, born on Friday 11 August.

I look forward to seeing you very soon.


Jennifer Welsher – Ysgrifenyddes CCD / Secretary EWS

A note from your webmaster:

We’ve been promised some books to give away, three of which may be of interest to those learning Welsh.

Think without limits: you CAN speak Welsh, Lynda Pritchard Newcombe.
“This book looks at what happens to adult Welsh language learners when they use Welsh in the community”

Hanes y Delyn yng Nghymru: The story of the Harp in Wales, Ossian Ellis.
Side-by-side in Welsh and English with illustrations.

David Samwell (Dafydd ddu Feddyg), E.G. Bowen.
Side-by-side Welsh and English. One of Captain Cook’s surgeons. Biography with details from voyages. An historian, he knew Iolo Morganwg and was involved with the setting up of the London Gorsedd in 1792.

Goleuni yn yr Hwyr, Dr F. Herber Evans.
17 sermons in Welsh published in 1904.

Free to a good home! Drop an email to gro.yteicoshslewhgrubnidenull@retsambew if you are interested.