The Narth & District Gardening Club Programme 2020

GardenClub2020The Narth and District Gardening Club is a friendly and enthusiastic club that meets throughout the year, in the autumn, winter and spring for indoor meetings with speakers in the Narth Village Hall. The meetings, held on the last Tuesday of the month, provide an excellent opportunity to socialise with fellow gardeners over refreshments and listen to talks covering a wide range of garden topics. We have an Annual General Meeting with a social event including dinner in January. Throughout the summer we have outings including short afternoon or evening visits to local gardens and usually once a year a coach outing further afield. Over the last few years we have also held a successful plant sale and coffee morning in May, a wonderful opportunity to purchase common and unusual garden plants at low prices. Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Concert

Appalachian MusicPOSTPONED: This will not be on Wednesday 19th February as originally planned, due to issues with the floods.  A new date will be announced in due course.

The Wednesday Afternoon Social Club are hosting a group of visiting Minstrels who will play traditional Welsh tunes and give a demonstration of Appalachian folk dancing, which is a cross between Irish/English and Clog dancing developed in the mountains of North America.  It’s amazing and very entertaining!

It is open to everyone (as is the Club) and will cost £3 to include refreshments.  Could people please let Linda Snowden know if they are coming – phone 01600 869128 or email (Note the underscore between Linda and Snowden).

Children are welcome – it’s half term week!


Wye Valley Women: Blood Bikes Wales

Blood Bikes WalesWye Valley Women will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday February 18th at 7:30 in the Village Hall.  The speaker is coming from Blood Bikes Wales, an entirely volunteer organisation helping the NHS reduce the costs of transferring blood, emergency medicines and other health requirements around Wales.  They will be coming on one of their motorbikes so we have a chance to get a close view of an emergency bike!

On Thursday February 13th, they will be holding theirr monthly Coffee, Cake and Create session in the Village Hall starting at 2pm – an opportunity to bring along an art or craft project and enjoy a chat while you work on it.  Everyone is welcome.

Photo Competition 2020



Take Photos for the 2021 Calendar

Or if your talent lies in pencil, charcoal, or oils, photograph your masterpieces and submit an entry!

The theme is Out and About on The Narth 

Capture the changing seasons in Manor Wood, sunrise on Beacon Hill, the excitement of the Raft Race or the frivolity at the Glade Tavern – all would be contenders for inclusion in our 2021 calendar, with the overall winner to appear on the front cover.

Note that the pictures should be jpegs, landscape to fit the calendar format and should be a reasonable resolution for printing (around 300 dpi or more).  Other points are given in the competition rules (below).

Three winners for each season will be included.  The deadline for Winter photos is Friday 20th March 2020 and for Spring photos 30th June 2020.

Final deadline for Summer and Autumn pictures is 27th September 2020

The overall winner will be chosen from the final 12 images and voted by residents at the Village Hall AGM in October. Continue reading

Charity Quiz Night: 21st March

quiz-clipartPOSTPONED: The quiz will not be held on 21st March as planned, due to the current health crisis. It is hoped that a new date will be arranged for later in the year.

UPDATE: As places are limited and we are almost at our booking limit, online booking has been closed.  Please contact Pam Manfield (details below) to book a place or, if we are full, to add your name to the waiting list for cancellations.

Test your skills in this tantalising Fun Quiz at the Village Hall on Saturday 21st March.  

Entries are £2 per person and teams a maximum of six people.  Topics will be mainly general knowledge with some multiple choice questions.

Profits will be divided equally between the Village Hall and St David’s Hospice.

The doors and licensed bar will be open from 7.30pm with the quiz starting at 8pm, and there will be nibbles available to buy.

Please book in advance as our quizzes do tend to get booked up.  Contact Pam Manfield on 01600 861836,




January 2020 Village Newsletter

NewsBoyOur latest newsletter can be downloaded here: Newsletter January 2020

As always you should get a copy through you door.  If it doesn’t arrive please get in touch with the committee (you can use our Contact Us page)

Our next newsletters will be in April. If you have a village event or relevant news, please send this to by 10th April: Pam Manfield (

Our newsletter archive is available online here

Fundraising Success for Velindre Cancer Centre

On 29th December, residents Phil Bowen and Sally Welsh put on an afternoon tea in the village hall, to celebrate their birthdays and to raise money for the Velindre Cancer Centre, part of the Velindre hospital.

This was a great social event and raised over £1,000 for the charity.  Phil and Sally sent this photo, and want to thank everyone who turned out to support them.  Congratulations on a great success!

Phil and Sally party Dec 2019

The Narth Social Club

FriendsThe weekly social club started by Age Cymru Gwent has become independent and will be known as The Narth Social Club, thanks to Linda Snowden and Alison Pugh-Jones who have volunteered to run the group now that Age Cymru’s funding has come to an end.  The friendly group now has no particular membership restrictions but welcomes everyone to join them for activities and chat on Wednesday afternoons at the Village Hall.

The group is on a break over Christmas but will start up again on Wednesday 8th January.  If you want to find out whether it is for you, join them between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.  There is a weekly fee of £3 when you attend (which includes refreshments), but there’s no obligation to sign up for any length of time.

On Wednesday 15th January a representative from the local police will be giving a talk on scams, how to spot them and how to avoid them.

Find out more by going along, or contact Linda on 01600 869128 or Alison on 01600 860983.

Latest Newsletter: November 2019

newspaper_iconOur latest Village Newsletter can be downloaded here: November Newsletter

You should get a paper copy through your door.  If it doesn’t arrive please get in touch with the committee (you can use our Contact Us page)

Our next newsletter will be published in January.  If you have a village event or relevant news, please send this to Pam Manfield ( before the copy deadline of 10th January.

Our newsletter archive is available online here