February 2020

So another year has commenced and after all the various Christmas concerts and entertainments we enter that period of anti- climax. Thanks to all the organisers and participants who provided so much entertainment and pleasure for those who partook.

The practice amongst some of the refugees over the past three years or so has been to rename their houses, usually to something completely irrelevant and having no regard to its Welsh origin, charm or history. This is often the first sign of worse to come in various forms, ranging from changing the landscape, uprooting trees and even agitating for road humps or other obstructions to hinder the traveller.

Refugees may be welcome but help the community you have chosen to move into and help make that community stronger. Doing nothing is not an endearing option.

No one commented on the absence of the God Slot in the last issue; I take the hint whereby heathens are among us.

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Stuart Wilson Tel: 384709

December 2019

So that’s it – Summer is gone.

Welcome winter with your long comforting, dark nights, the open fire accompanied by its wood smoke, soot and dust permeating the rest of the house.

Being still “under the doctor” (my farm workers of seventy years ago would say) has resulted in my reliance on kindly friends and neighbours for shopping and transport. The latter seems mainly for trips to the hospital, parts of which operate for outpatients well into the evening.

I am assured that the street lighting has been improved by replacing the old ones with ones that emit a “white light” and more efficient. Such is progress for those who wish to see it.

Although I hear much vis-a-vis happenings in the Parish it would be foolhardy to comment without checking facts rather than repeating tittle tattle.

So I refrain from any further comment.

Many thanks to Keith and Jane for their determination to produce the October edition of Clecs Bro Cader, and with the current one. It does not say anything for the lack of response to the pleas for help in its production.

I would like to make a correction to the last Parish Pump – the three defibrillators were funded by the Brechfa Forest wind farm and not Statkraft as I reported – my apologies to all.

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Stuart Wilson Tel: 384709

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This Small Corner

If any one wants a copy of Steve Dubé’s book on the history of Pencader there are some available at Llwyngwen. Originally for sale at £9.99 they can now be purchased for £7.50. Ring Stuart if you wish to buy a copy.

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email: janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

or Stuart Wilson – tel: 01559 384709