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Abertillery Workmen’s Welfare Institute Revival! Part 1

Abertillery Workmen’s Welfare Institute  (AKA The Stute) was recently put up for sale for the sum of £70,000 …… yes, £70k can you believe it?! The Stute –  was built by Miners and paid for weekly from their wages. It … Continue reading

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WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH!

    Abertillery is a small town situated in the Ebbw Fach Valley in South Wales.  It is situated in the borough of Blaenau Gwent and following the decline of Coal Mining and the Ebbw Vale Steel Works, the valley … Continue reading

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2016….Bring it on!

First post of 2016 and a new look for the blog which is still in the process of change …… all constructive comments appreciated. New year always brings that sense of renewal and change.  Reflection on the good and the … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2015

Well, here we are again then. January, new beginnings and all that…! Over the last couple of days I have met hundreds (I’m not exaggerating), of well meaning people, pledging to get healthy and be happier in 2015. If they’re … Continue reading

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Money For Old Rope!

Fly Tipping – Now don’t get me started! Why the hell would you remove stuff from your home, put it in your car, drive to an area of natural beauty and dump it at the side of the road? Can … Continue reading

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OH NO IT’S BARRY BEECH

Barry could not understand why people didn’t like him? Even his own Mother didn’t like him! After all, who would be so cruel as to name their only son after a South Wales seaside town? Thank fully his Mother wasn’t … Continue reading

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A FUNNY OLD YEAR!

As the year comes to a close and the last few pine needles drop from my already very bald Norwegian Spruce. I am trying hard to eat the last of the After Eights, Mince Pies and Curly sausage rolls and … Continue reading

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PASSION KILLERS

I am no football fan, being born and brought up in the South Wales Valleys I was exposed to the other ball game. Rugby Union was the name of the game at my house and when Wales was playing the … Continue reading

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WHIFFENPOOF’S WHAT THE…….

Today I am excited. I feel like a kid in a chocolate factory even though I don’t really like chocolate, you can get my drift. There’s something about Friday that makes me feel, bright, breezy and downright wicked! Who knows … Continue reading

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WOULD YOU ADAM AND EVE IT?

So the heatwave is over for this year, we all got burned in 30 degrees of sunshine at the weekend and the looming Bank holiday is going to be a washout…what a load of twaddle! Why do we even bother … Continue reading

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