JQN - 10/01/2014

JQN – 10/01/2014

Happy New Year – hope you all had a good Christmas.


First Members’ meeting of 2014 will be held on Monday, 13th January at Crosskeys RFC starting at 7pm.

Trustees will be reporting on progress of “Tidy Twmp” and our various initiatives since the AGM and listening to members’ views and suggestions for future work.

Also at the meeting will be Elaine Knight, Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader Certificate of Higher Education Heritage Studies, Faculty of Education and Social Science, Newport University of South Wales to tell us about the heritage studies course they are putting on at Cwmcarn Institute in the next few months.


Work weekend on 25/26th January

Many of you will have seen the progress of the contractors have made with the fencing on Twmbarlwm and although the weather has curtailed progress at the moment, we will be organising a work weekend on 25/26th January. In the first instance there will be a litter pick and we need volunteers to help with carrying logs and brushwood to infill the fences. Details will be discussed at the meeting.

There will be more work weekends organised in February/March when we will planting hedgerow plants and more brushwood infill in the fences. We hope to organise other community groups in this, so if you have any such contacts please let us know.


We’ve started to organise some talks for 2014 so please make a note in your diary for the the following talks which have been arranged to take place at Crosskeys RFC – each talk will run from 7.15pm to 9pm

Wed 19 Feb – ‘Local Traditions and Customs: How far back do they go?’ – Peter Brown University of South Wales, Newport

Wed 19 March – ‘The Cistercian Grange Farms on Mynydd Maen’ – Dr Maddy Gray, University of South Wales, Newport

Wed 21 May – ‘Bringing the Ship to the Mountain – Newport Medieval Ship Project’ – Toby Jones, Curator,

  • These Talks are FREE to members
  • £3.00 to non-members
  • £2.00 concession
  • The bar is open for refreshments
  • A raffle will also be run on the night