Pedal Pushers

New Cycling Group formed

We have two very successful cycling groups, who go on enjoyable  bike rides every Monday.  However, there are members who would like to take part but have not been on a bike for many years and do not have the confidence at this moment to join Easy Riders. Owing to the popularity of Easy Riders, they would struggle to take on new members, due to the problems of getting on trains with a large number of  bikes. Continue reading

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Foodie Group go to L20 Hotel School

2015-11-26 19.10.28Members of the Foodie Group attended an evening with Matt Worswick (from the Great British Menu) at L20 Hotel School, who are shaping the future of the hospitality industry in the North West.  Matt worked with local student to present the following meal: Continue reading

Book review

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Stoner’ by John Williams

The novel is set in and around the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia and covers the period from 1910 when the protagonist, Stoner, first enters university, until his death in 1956.

Stoner is an only child in a lonely household, where he and his parents work from dawn to dusk eking out a meagre living from the barren, unrelenting land.  On finishing high school, his surprisingly forward-looking parents enrol him into the University of Missouri to study agriculture.  English literature is a required element of the course and Stoner has a ‘Damascus’ moment, realising that this is where his future lies. Continue reading

Welsh Borders/Wye Valley

Holiday – Welsh Borders/Wye Valley 2016

4th – 8th July Five days/4night half board St Pierre Marriott Country House Chepstow.
To include visits to the Royal Mint and Cardiff , Painswick Rococo Gardens and Cheltenham, Berkeley Castle, Rhos on Wye and a cruise on the River Wye. £380.00 approx.

Further information available at Holiday Desk, during weekly Tuesday Coffee Morning or contact Jane on 0151 526 2530

Welsh Group – ‘Salem’

Test your welsh skills and find out about the  famous painting ‘Salem’ by Vosper

Capel y Bedyddwyr yn Cefncymerau , Llanbedr , ger Harlech ywSalem. Adeiladwyd y capel yn 1850 . Roedd yr arlunydd Vosper yn ymweld â’r capel yn aml pan ar wyliau yn yr ardal. Efallai Salem yw’r lle mwyaf enwog o addoli yng Nghymru ar ôl Sant Dewi.

Yn ‘ Salem ‘ , cymeriad canolog yw Siân Owen o Ty’n -y – fawnog . Mae hi’n cael ei ddangos yn cerdded i lawr yr eil tuag at ei sedd teulu . Yr amser ar y cloc, yw ychydig funudau cyn deg , yn dangos ei bod wedi cyrraedd yn hwyr , yn ystod y distawrwydd arferol cyn i’r gwasanaeth boreol ddechrau. Mae ei siôl llachar mewn cyferbyniad llwyr â’r wisg somber y bobl eraill sy’n bresennol . Mae wedi cael ei awgrymu bod y darlun yn gwneud sylwadau ar y pechod o falchder . Efallai ei fod wedi cyrraedd yn hwyr ar bwrpas er mwyn sicrhau bod y gynulleidfa uchaf ar gyfer ei fynedfa . Yn y plygiadau y siôl ar y fraich chwith Siân, mae llawer o bobl yn credu y gallant weld wyneb diafol .

Allwch chi weld e?

NB See translation below and click here to view the painting: Salem-1

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COMPUTER GROUP

HELP DESK

Tuesday morning ‘drop in’. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone with you to the Computer Room during the coffee morning.

Tuesday & Friday 14:00 – 16:00 (appointment only)

Call in and see us during coffee morning for further information and to make an appointment.

Short Break – Dorset

FANCY A SHORT BREAK IN DELIGHTFUL DORSET???

Mon.16th May to Friday 20th May 2016 – A 5 day/4 night break/ dinner/bed/breakfast plus 3 excursions has been designed for us by Airedale Tours.  Staying at the comfortable Crown Hotel in Weymouth which has all the usual facilities and  is close to the quaint busy harbour, town centre, promenade etc. Continue reading