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Llanteg Newsletter Autumn 2018

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Autumn/Winter 2018 Issue 40 1918-2018 Supper Quiz Evening 100 Years, 100 Questions Saturday 10th November Llanteg Hall at 7pmTickets £6 per person to include pizza and quiz Teams of 4 people please Prizes for winners and most inventive team nameRaffle & profits in aid of Royal British Legion Please bring your own drinks Tickets to be purchased by 3rd Nov. from Mary Megarry 01834 811510 [email protected] REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY Our Annual Service in Llanteg Hall, Sunday 11th November - from 10.45 to observe the 11am silence - all welcome. To commemorate 100 years since the ending of the 1st World War. For Amroth events see page 21

2LLANTEG COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER For Crunwere Parish & outlying propertiesCompiler Ruth Roberts, Sandy Grove: [email protected] 01834 831298Proof Reader Ruth WebbDistributors Members of Hall CommitteePublished May and November - FREE to each householdFunded by Hall Committee and advertisementsAdvertise £10 per small box (£20 large box) for two issuesNext Deadline for Spring/Summer 2019 - 15th AprilNext Delivery by mid-May 2019On Web Bert Edwards, 4 Charles Street, Milford Haven 01646 698833DISCLAIMER Any business advertised does not imply a recommendation. CONTENTS3 - Tributes 15/16 - Tavernspite School News4 - New Residents, 100 Club & History Group5 - Remembrance & Wildlife Group 16 - Stepaside School News6/7 - Congratulations 17 - Llanteg Literati & Hall Rental8 - Llanteg Athletes 18 - St Elidyr Amroth & New Life Church9/10 - Some local businesses 19 - Llanteg Nature Ramblings11/12 - Llanteg Hall & Community Assoc. 20 - Some local businesses12 - Gardening Group & S.A.S. 21 - Llanteg Walking Group 22 - Some local businesses13 - Council News14 - Badgers & Llanteg Short Mat Bowls 23 - About Our Village 24 - What’s OnTavernspite & Llanteg Oil SyndicateThe next delivery is due in December and then March 2019. For bothprivate and commercial properties. If you wish to join please contactJohn Lewis-Tunster asap on 01834 831355, text 07964 775006 oremail [email protected] Emails - Mailing List of EventsWe advertise events in the local press, village noticeboards (at Village Hall, TheClaypits, by the bus stop and at Llanteg Park) and also on the website andFacebook. If you wish to be kept informed of events let us have your email and youwill receive an email each month. Contact - [email protected] Newsletters - Want a copy? Message [email protected]

3 TRIBUTES TO... Sue James 831468 [email protected] Embra, Red GablesMary was born on 11th November 1923, at Higham onthe Hill near Leicester, the second born of three sisters.She attended the village school, in the days when thetoilets were cubicles with buckets and sackcloth asdoors!In 1943 Mary joined the Army as a Predictor attachedto the anti-aircraft division, and in 1944 was stationedat Margam, helping divert the enemy from bombingSwansea and Cardiff.At the end of her service Mary was in the MilitaryPolice where she met Lou, they married on 15thJanuary 1949.In 1967 their son David was born. Lou had manyoccupations during his working life and on retirementthey took on a camp site on the Isle of Skye and remained there for five very happyyears.In 2011 they moved to Pembroke Dock and subsequently to Llanteg to live withDavid, Louise and grandchildren Grace and Charlotte.In 2014 Mary broke her femur, unfortunately she never fully recovered and waslovingly cared for by Lou until she passed away on 9th July 2018.Josiah Vater, HazeldeneSi (Josiah) was born in Llwynypia Rhondda in 1937,his father was a miner.The family moved to Wiltshire in 1946 when Si‟sfather retired from the mines due to ill health.Si became a toolmaker but after a few years movedinto the insurance industry where he worked untilhis retirement in 1994.Si met and married his wife Kathie in Malmesburywhere they lived for many years, they had 5children, 10 grandchildren and a great grandson.Birds of the feathered kind were always a hugepassion for Si, as a younger man he was well knownthroughout the UK in falconry circles, he bred andflew birds throughout Europe.Latterly Si became interested in breeding parrots and his 60 foot barn at Hazeldenecontained some exotic and rare birds.Wales was always where Si wanted to be so he and Kathie moved back over thebridge in 2001 to Llanteg where they lived happily until his death 6 months ago.Si was a quiet, kind and gentle man who loved his family and friends, he is sadlymissed.

4 NEW RESIDENTSWelcome to Jackie Leonard who has moved into Castle Ely Farmhouse from theMidlands.Also a very warm welcome to anyone who we may have missed out - we can only include thosewe get to know about and who are happy to be mentioned. Please pop along to our Drop-inCoffee Mornings in Llanteg Hall on the last Friday of each month from 10.30am. 100 CLUB £12 to join for a year (April - March). 50% for prize money and 50% for Hall funds. Mary Megarry 811510 [email protected] draw on May 21st at Hall Meeting: £30 Simon Eggleton (No. 28), £20Stephen Phillips (No. 44) and £12.50 Pam Bowen (No. 61). Second draw - held on27th July at Coffee Morning: £30 Poppy James (No. 19), £20 Arwyn Owen (No. 9)and £12.50 Charlotte Furneaux (No. 52). Third draw - held on 24th September atHall Meeting: £30 (No. 18) Wendy Jones, £20 (No. 48) Polly Raymond and £12.50(No. 49) Tony Brinsden.The Village 100 Club raises funds to help the Hall remain open as a resource for allin our community; as well as having a chance to win cash prizes. Money raised isused to maintain the Hall and help with publishing the Newsletter and website.Draws take place every two months (six in total) and there are three prizes eachdraw - currently £30, £20 and £12.50 – but the more members we have, the biggerthe prizes and the more we help the Hall – it‟s a win win! 50% of money raisedgoes towards prizes, 50% goes to Village Hall funds. Entry forms are available atthe Hall or ring Mary on 01834 811510, email [email protected] Please help support the Village Hall and this Newsletter. LLANTEG HISTORY SOCIETY Ruth Roberts 831298 [email protected] The society will have been going for 20 years next March and so that it does not go unmarked we are planning on holding a small exhibition of photographs and other items on the same day as the Jo Cox get-togethernext June - using the committee and computer rooms.Over the years we have amassed a large collection of images and research paperswhile compiling our books (4 history and two picture books), our five booklets andholding exhibitions.So as well as old photographs that were donated to us some other items we haveinclude: censuses, old maps, graveyard inscriptions & photographs, old newspaperarticles, Wills, house histories and village scrapbooks.

5We also commissioned the WarMemorial in the Village Hall whichhas even more significance this yearas it is the 100th anniversary of theending of WW1. The tapestry waskindly designed and worked for freeby Mrs Diana John (then of Ruelwall)after an appeal in this Newsletter andwas unveiled in February 2004.We have held a service at 11am onRemembrance Sunday ever since.IN REMEMBRANCEMen of the parish and district who died in the Great War 1914-18 Davies - William, Private, Bevlin, died 9th October 1917Glanville - Hugh Slader, Private, Llanteg, died 11th November 1917 Lloyd - John, Eglwys Cummin, died 10th November 1918 Men killed in action in the Second World War 1939-45Mason - James Edgar John, Stoker R.N., Ruel Wall, died 14th June 1944 LOCAL WILDLIFE GROUP Dee 01994 453571 [email protected] Wildlife Group encompasses the Parish of Amroth, and parts of Crunwere andalso Eglwys Cummin. It was started by Dee and Caz in 2017 with a monthlymeeting or walk to identify the wildlife in these areas.In 2018 we had a marine walk in April along the shoreline from Telpyn to Amrothled by Kevin Caley, also a short discussion on plastic pollution.In May we had the wildlife and local history walk and talk at Woodreef for those thatmissed it last year and new members. Also in May we had a bird walk and talkaround Coed Marros with results of the bird survey.In June we had a walk to Morfa Bychan, flower identification and local history.In July we took part in the dragonfly survey for the British Dragonfly Society. Ourvenue was Castle Ely Mill lake and we saw lots of dragonflies on the wing. Also inJuly we had a butterflies and flowers walk around species-rich meadows atWoodreef. 10 species were counted and results sent off to the Butterfly Survey.In August our walk to Marros Beach was cancelled due to bad weather, but we had iton 15th September, a glorious day to have a picnic on the beach. On 30 Septemberwas our fungus walk at Colby.We also hope to do something for tree planting week at the end of November sowatch this space.

6LLANTEG CONGRATULATIONSWell done to Suzie If you have anything to& Andrew celebrate please let us know!Grimwood ofCastle Ely Millwho raised over£1000 in May for Well done tothe British Heart Malachi Bailey ofFoundation at a Goetre whofundraising “Big participated in theBand Evening” at Bancyfelin. 10km run of the Long Course Weekend in July.The evening was a tribute to Frank Said Malachi:Sinatra (who passed away 20 years ‘Thank you everyone for supporting me andago) and involved local musicians donating money for the National Autisticand dancers. Society; you helped me raise £572.00. I was really happy that I ran the 10km in about 1 hour Hannah Bailey would and 4 minutes. Even though I had my head- like to send her sincere phones on, I could hear people cheering me on thanks to everyone who and it was a brilliant atmosphere running into so generously supported her Fund Raising Barn Tenby. Getting my medals made me feel very Dance at Goetre Farm pleased that all my training meant I could finish in July. It was a the run and that I have raised money for people who need help.’ beautiful, balmy Well done tosummer‟s evening and Hannah enjoyed the John Lewis-opportunity to play her fiddle with George Tunster of BeechWhitfield on accordion, whilst lots of localshad fun dancing some reels. Several kind Lea who held afolks had also donated prizes for a Lego Exhibitionraffle. An amazing £1,200 was raised and in Eglwys Cummin Churchthis has gone a long way to helping Hannah Hall over the August Bank Holidaymeet her fund raising target to allow her and raised over £400 for church funds.and a Scout from a developing country toattend the World Scout Jamboree in WestVirginia in August 2019.THANK YOU EVERYONE! Congratulations to Sharron Hardwick of New Life Church who Congratulations to received a British Rhydian Lawrence, son Citizen Award at the of Lianne Lawrence- Palace of Westminster Harbord of Ael Y Don, in July for her who has just graduated voluntary work in raising national & from Birmingham international awareness into fair-trade University with a footballs. chemistry degree.

7Birthdays, Engagements & AnniversariesBelated Happy 50th Congratulations to Jonathan RobertsBirthday wishes to (son of Ruth & LesKevin Caley of The Roberts SandyDowns for 18th May. Grove) who got engaged to Moira Robertson inBelated Happy 50th August whilst on holiday in Canada.Birthday wishes to Jonathan set up the village website for us in around 2007.John Lewis-Tunsterof Beech Lea for 14th Happy 25th WeddingAugust. Anniversary on 18th September to Malcolm and Michelle Thomas ofHappy Special Hillcrest.Birthday wishes to JillRoberts of Llanteg If you have anything toPark for the 10th celebrate please let us know!September. Llanteg Fun DayAfter such a glorious summer the fates combined to give us really wet weather overthe Fun Day weekend and Jo and Polly Raymond of Rose Cottage sadly made thedecision to cancel the event as rain and high winds were forecast.Despite this Polly and friends had already been selling raffle tickets around the areaand we held the raffle draw in Llanteg Hall on the afternoon of the 29th July. Members of the Hall Committee and others (left) gathered to witness the draw and there were many marvellous prizes which Polly had collected from local businesses. Despite the actual day‟s events being cancelled Polly and Jo were still able to raise £1,200 which included generous donations from Tenby Tourers in Llanteg and alsoPembrokeshire Care Share & Give, both of whom have supported the Fun Day forthe last couple of years. The total has been split between Welsh Air Ambulance &Tenby and Saundersfoot First Responders. They will also be having a further20% of the total to be donated from Tesco so well done and thank you to everyone.Said Jo ‘although we got a wet day not a fun day, we are still very happy to be ableto make a worthy contribution to these lifesaving charities, you never know whenyou might need them.‟A heartfelt ‘well done’ to both Polly and Jo Raymond of Rose Cottage and the otherhelpers of Llanteg’s Fun Day who put in lots of work in the build-up to the eventsuch as organising the field and marquees and putting up signs etc. It is muchappreciated.

8 Llanteg Athletes Congratulations to Tom Congratulations to Lewis of Llanteg Park James Clark of who completed the half Amroth Bay who marathon known as the ran the Kids Ironman Narberth Nobbler in on 8th September. horrendously wet conditions in August. Tom with young son Niall (left) when doing the 800 metre Saundersfoot Footsteps Run. In July Emma Richards Well done to Iwan from Garness took part Lawrence, son of in the Inaugural Monster Lianne Lawrence Triathlon, a race from -Harbord of Ael Scotland to London, Y Don, who where she swam 5km in completed Loch Ness and then Ironman in 14 cycled 1000km from hours 43 minutes. Scotland to Slough, Iwan is now living finishing with a 50km in London and serving with the from Slough to Twickenham over 7 Police.days. Emma said ‘an incredible event and a Well done to Julie Pellington of Thebeautiful way to see the country’.Emma also completed Ironman on 9th Stables who won the Best Welsh in Riding Pony with 2 year oldSeptember - finishing in 14 hours 17minutes, unfortunately husband Alan was Wellizjemzunwell and unable to finish. Pandora at the Royal Welsh ShowEmma and Alan‟s four sons, Madoc,Iestyn, Deri and Ieuan also took part in plus winning herIronkids with Ieuan coming in 3rd. class and taking champion atNational Dressage Championships Pontardulais.Congratulations to Helen Tegg of TirCelyn who competed with her nine year oldpiebald, Pinto IV, at the LeMieux NationalDressageChampionships atStoneleigh inSeptember andfinished 10th in theBackinaction prelimsilver championship Police Community Meetings Held in the Regency Hall,(as reported in Horse Saundersfoot on the firstand Hound). Monday of each month.

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Crofty Showground 10 Local Businesses Many thanks for All Day Breakfast HORSEMANSTONE your continued Sunday Dinner support over the Home Cooked Food Amroth Road SA67 8QJ years - you help Parties Welcome 4 Star GuesthouseOpen 7 days a week 8.30-4pm to keep our and also Holiday Cottage Newsletter going. 01834 831193 For more information  07507 629379 please ring Anna on 01834 831737 The Smugglers Bar & Grill - Amroth Serving delicious homemade food and drinks ALL DAY, with in- house daily specials also available. Outside seating / beer gardenwith panoramic sea views. Inside 'Pirate Themed Play Area' which is safe and selfcontained - Perfect for young restless scallywags.We accommodate for all sized groups. Booking is advised. Amroth, Narberth, SA678ND. (01834) 812100. [email protected] Pembrokeshire Caravan Care Caravan & Motorhome Mobile Repairs, Servicing & Spares Call Rob - 01834 831714 or 07803 146416 ——————————Also————————— PowerTouch Motor Movers supplied and fitted AMROTH BAY HOLIDAYSFriends or relatives visiting but not sure where to stay?Try a luxury caravan holiday: CH/DG, Sat TV, etc. Book on behalfof your friends or relatives and get an additional 10% discount.We are on Long Lane between Llanteg and Amroth seafront.01834 [email protected] you have relatives that would like to be near you more often than an occasional holiday why notsuggest they buy a holiday caravan at Amroth Bay? 34 weeks of the year for the price of 1 short familyholiday abroad! Live availability and prices are now available on our website.

11 LLANTEG VILLAGE HALL Sue James 831468 [email protected] Jo Cox Get-together This was our second annual June get-together when we joined in with the national festivities. The Hall was brightly decorated with the theme being gingham and with information on the various groups that meet in the village. It was a great way to bring together our community and is a good excuse to rekindle friendships and maybe meet new residents in the village. The cakes and other food was supplied by members of the Hall committee and Theri Bailey. Monthly Get-together Coffee MorningsThese continue to go well and are held on the last Friday of each month from10.30am. It is all FREE so just pop along. We do now hold small raffles, either toraise money for specific charities or sometimes for Hall funds - but that is optional.We sometimes have going on for thirty people turning up so it is a good way to meetpeople you may not know. Macmillan Coffee Morning 28th SeptemberWe held a Macmillan Coffee Morning with thedelicious cakes once again supplied by The Wanderer‟s Rest, thanks ever so much Jeni. For those who were not able to attend Jeni held a second event at The Wanderer‟s Rest from 5pm. This year the fantastic sum of £186.20 was raised at our Coffee Morning in the Hall and together with £38.80 raised at The Wanderer‟s Rest the final total was £225.

12 Village Get-togethersWe try to hold regular free events that will bringthe community together. Hence why we have themonthly coffee mornings and also at least twoinformal get-togethers in the hall a year - usuallythe Jo Cox June event and one around Christmas/January time.So please see the back cover for the latest eventwhich will be a free Pudding Evening - a great chance to sample delicious desserts,have a quick game of Pudding Bingo and also a chance to meet some new people.If you wish to start up a group of some sort in Llanteg Hall or have anysuggestions please contact Sue on 831468. LLANTEG GARDENING GROUP Roy James 831468 [email protected] The idea of a Gardening Group surfaced this summer and after a tester get- together at the August coffee morning (left) it was decided that there was definitely enough interest locally to go ahead with regular meetings. The first meeting was held in Llanteg Hall on 17th October. Everyone is welcome at meetings - no matter how much of a novice you are -all you need is an interest in gardening of some sort. We do not plan to have astructured committee and will only be charging nominal sums each meeting to coverthe cost of Hall rental - so usually £1 or less.We plan to hold monthly meetings so keep an eye out for posters, Llanteg News inthe Tenby Observer, Facebook and the Llanteg website - or contact Roy. SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE Anna & Jaz Strzelecki [email protected] Facebook - ‘Pembrokeshire Beach Cleans’Anna and Jaz, Surfers Against Sewage representatives,launched the Surfers Against Sewage Big Autumn Beach andRiver Clean over the week of 20th - 28th October.Thanks to all who continue to volunteer their time.Newsletters going back to 2008 online at

13 AMROTH WARD COUNTY COUNCILLOR Tony Baron 831677 [email protected] you are all no doubt aware, following the Welsh Government‟s Local GovernmentProvisional Settlement, Pembrokeshire County Council faces a massive £20 millionfunding gap next year. By law the Council must produce a balanced budget – it cannotrun a deficit like the Health Boards. This means that there will inevitably besubstantial cuts in services and redundancies. Over 70% of the Council budget goeson adult social care, children‟s services and education.I believe that any society should be judged by how it cares for its young, disabled andelderly. Last year Councillors of all political persuasions voted to increase CouncilTax by 12.5% to help protect services but it is clear that the 2019-2020 gap is toolarge to be met by any acceptable increase in the burden of Council Tax. The fundinggap implies a 10% cut across all services. I would welcome residents‟ views on thepriorities to be given to different services and what increase in Council Tax isreasonable to help fund services. Once PCC‟s Cabinet Member for Finance has drawnup options I propose to hold a local meeting for residents to express their views andconcerns.Badgers Short Mat Bowls Club was awarded £4,000 under the EnhancingPembrokeshire Grant scheme financed by the 50% Council Tax premium levied onsecond homes. Well done for succeeding in the first tranche of funding. The processfor applying for the grant is, however, far from simple for those with projects tomitigate the impact of second home ownership. I sit on the Council Tax WorkingGroup and I am pressing for a more supportive process for applicants whilemaintaining the safeguards necessary for the use of public money. Only a fraction ofthe money allocated to Amroth Ward has been utilized and I am happy to assist inforwarding any project that adds value to our community.I am concerned that The Hywel Dda University Health Board‟s decision todowngrade Withybush Hospital to a community hospital will result in problems inrecruiting medical staff for Withybush long before the construction of a new hospitalwith A&E facilities between Narberth and St Clears is complete. The impact on A&Eprovision in Pembrokeshire is of specific concern. It is very disappointing that theWelsh Health Minister has turned down an invitation to meet with localrepresentatives about the future of Withybush..I strongly support the objection made by Amroth Community Council to theintroduction of car parking charges in the Amroth car park. It will disadvantageAmroth residents with no off-street parking, staff working in businesses along theseafront and has the potential to divert trade to Wisemans Bridge where there are noparking charges.On a happier note I am glad that the drainage work undertaken on Trelessy Road hasstood up to the recent heavy rainfall. Also I am pleased that the surface and stormwater drainage work on the road by Cromwell Court in Stepaside was completedbefore the start of the bad weather. Work is ongoing on the drainage system by thetoilets in Amroth but will hopefully result in a major improvement to the problem ofstorm water.

14 THE BADGERS SHORT MAT BOWLS Neville Ruff 812605[email protected] Meet on Tuesdays & Fridays 7.00 pm at Llanteg HallThe 2018/9 season has started with the Pembrokeshire League reverting to the oldsystem of just League and Presidents competitions.September has seen the Badgers with mixed fortune, played 4 won two and lost two,but early days.We have welcomed two new lady players, one a teenager, who have both settled intothe club and are playing very well.We are looking forward in the next few weeks of taking ownership of our newelectric winder machine obtained with a grant towards the cost. This will open upmore opportunities to use Llanteg Hall when available; possibly afternoon sessionsas some people do not like to travel in the dark in winter.The Pembrokeshire County team have again won the Welsh Counties championshipand will travel to Ireland in November. This will cost in the region of £2,000 so allthe teams in the two leagues are selling ducks towards a duck race. May the bestduck win. We wish the team the very best of luck. LLANTEG SHORT MAT BOWLS Sally Watts 831359  [email protected] Meet on Mondays & Thursdays 7.00 pm at Llanteg HallAt the end of a verysuccessful bowlsseason, Llanteg Bowlsclub hosted aChairman‟s Challenge,where representativesfrom the other clubsplay as a team againstthe winning team (us).The evening was wellattended and good fun,despite our defeat bythe Chairman‟s team.We hope for anotherenjoyable andsuccessful year ofbowling.For furtherinformation, please contact Sally or Allen Watts on 01834 831359, or [email protected]

15 TAVERNSPITE SCHOOL NEWS Headteacher - Kevin Phelps School - 01834 831691 [email protected] working closely with the local community our school council and eco-committee were delighted to be invited to the launch of Bertie the Sea Bass atAmroth. The children were part of the unveiling ceremony of this very impressivesculpture to raise awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in our seas andoceans. They have been working hard on this in school and enjoyed meeting thesculptor, Gideon Peterson and Eluned Morgan AM to discuss the project. AsTavernspite and Templeton Schools are federated and work very closely together, weorganised a ‘Templespite Day’, a day of joint activities including outdoor learningand pizza making in the „Bushtukka‟. It was great to see the children making newfriends and learning so many things together. In the summer we welcomed twoGerman trainee teachers as part of our link with Wuppertal University. Theyenjoyed a wonderful three-month stay in Wales and have returned to Germanythinking that we have long, hot summers in Wales! In the Autumn I have beeninvited to visit Wuppertal University to deliver some lectures on the Welsh educationsystem which I am greatly looking forward to.We certainly love sport at Tavernspite School. Our Colby Woodland GardenSchool Fun Run had a fantastic turn out with over 150 children/adults taking part.Everyone was a winner and received a finisher‟s medal and there were also attractivetrophies for the winning male and female in each race. It was an enjoyable event witha very relaxed atmosphere with everyone enjoying coffee and cake in beautifulsunshine afterwards. A big thank you to the Colby Parkrun team who gave up theirtime as volunteers to marshal the event. This made a huge difference and made it awonderful experience for the children. A final thank you to Mr Steve Whitehead,Manager of Colby Garden, and to his staff for allowing us to hold the event in thisspectacular setting and on a busy Bank Holiday Saturday.Our sports teams have had a particularly busy time: the athletics team won the shieldfor best overall team in Haverfordwest to become Pembrokeshire Primary SchoolsAthletics champions 2018; our boys‟ and girls‟ kwik cricket teams played in theTenby Cluster of Schools tournament at Cresselly Cricket Club, our tennis teamcompeted in the Pembrokeshire Tennis tournament at Pembroke Leisure Centre andthe Tag Rugby Team competed in the rugby festival held on North Beach, Tenby. InJune we hosted the fifth Fairtrade Football World Cup in which all matches areplayed with Fairtrade footballs and the teams represent Fairtrade countries across theworld. We welcomed schools from across Pembrokeshire who enjoyed someexcellent matches in this very exciting „World Cup‟ tournament. Our Sports Daywas blessed with perfect weather, beautifully sunny but not too hot. The childrenwere complete stars, everyone performed brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyedthemselves. Their behaviour and the support they showed for each other was veryimpressive. After the presentations of the Victor and Victrix Ludorum awards and thecoveted House Shield, everyone enjoyed the Summer Fete organised by the Friendsof the School. It was a fun-filled event and raised over £1,500.For the last ten years every pupil who has graduated from Tavernspite has had thewonderful experience of visiting Skomer Island, regarded by many as the pinnacleof Pembrokeshire.

16Our school has a long standing and widely recognised vision for developing pupils‟learning through outdoor education and the Skomer trip is an extension of this. Thepupils watched puffins up close as they brought sand eels to their young in burrowsright alongside the path. They also saw Manx shearwaters, guillemots, razorbills,grey seals and a short eared owl, a spectacular experience. A few weeks later we saidgoodbye to our Year 6 leavers with 30 pupils embarking for secondary school. Theyperformed one last time at their Leavers‟ Assembly and really entertained theaudience with a hilarious sketch based on the theme of „The Great British Bake Off‟including some excellent teacher impersonations and many other items. The nextday they enjoyed a final treat when they went on the Seal Safari boat trip aroundCaldey Island and then played games and activities on Tenby North Beach. Wewished them every future success and happiness and thanked them for theirenormous contribution to Tavernspite School.Thank you for taking the time to read our school news! STEPASIDE SCHOOL NEWS Headteacher - Paul Harries School - 01834 812764 [email protected] were delighted with the efforts made by our families during the last academicyear in making sure that pupils were in school every possible day. We understandthat illnesses happen and children need to miss days while they recover but we arepleased to report that attendance was up again for the 4th year in succession and isnow at the highest level in the school‟s history. Being in school means that pupilscan make the most of their educational opportunities and our students certainly didthat. They performed well in their National Tests and Year 6 pupils were wellprepared for their transition to secondary school and have already settled in well.We took part in many activities and events during the summer term. Our annualswimming gala and sports day were both very well attended. Families and friendsshowed great support to our hard working pupils in their other sporting effortstoo. Our cricket team narrowly missed out on a place in the Welsh cricket finals andour Year 4 and 5 pupils took part in a beach rugby tournament. Members of theYear 6 Buzz Club hosted an accreditation visit from ECO schools where theyshowcased their efforts in the school grounds and were rewarded by achieving theECO Schools award renewal.The term ended with a number of school visits, making the most of the attractionsthat Pembrokeshire and the surrounding areas have to offer. Pupils visited FollyFarm, The Shire Horse Farm, Caldey Island, and Morfa Bay. In readiness forsecondary school, the Year 6 parents and staff held a presentation evening and discowhere pupils received a dictionary from the Rotary Club of Saundersfoot and ageometry set from the school. Academic and Sporting awards were also presented topupils on this very successful evening.There has already been a very positive start to the new academic year. The pupilshave arrived back in school smartly dressed in their school uniform and have settleddown well in their new classes. We are looking forward to the year ahead when thepupils will be given the full opportunity to develop their academic, creative, sportingand musical skills.

17 LLANTEG LITERATI Mary Megarry 01834 811510 [email protected] into our second year we have an almost full complement of members and meetmonthly at The Wanderer‟s Rest. We continue to have a very varied selection ofbooks which different members pick each month - so while we may not all love thechoices it is never boring and does get us reading things we would not normally pick.In April we had Pauline‟s choice of „Everything I Never Told You’. In May Carolynchose „How To Stop Time’. In June it was Rosie‟s pick of „A Grand Old Time’. InJuly „Rivers of London’ was Wayne‟s choice. Jill decided on „Unlocked‟ as oursummer read as we did not have a meeting in August and this was thereforediscussed in September. Our last book of the autumn was Barbara Sinclair‟s choiceof ‘Truth Dare Kill’ which we discussed at our meeting in October. HALL RENTALK925 Pet Services Spin Doctor Bike Repairs HALL RENTAL Would you like to hire Fully insured and (Llanteg). the Village Hall for an experienced pet care - Fully qualified CYTECH event or function?including dog walking, Rates include heating and Master Technician. electricity and have not cat visits and Over 20 years experience. increased since 2014. house sitting. Ring Sue on 01834 07912160131 All jobs accepted. 831468 or [email protected] Local collection and drop off [email protected] available free of charge. Call 07961 108009 Email [email protected]

18 ST ELIDYR’S CHURCH, AMROTH Val Beynon 813091 [email protected] Two open-air services were held at Amroth, one in July and one in August- alongside Bertie the recycling bass. £190 was raised for the Mission of Seafarers and £88 for Marine Conservation.We held a day of churchyard maintenance on 29th September. We had a great day,with some of the men putting in time over the previous few days. It really isbecoming more accessible. A few more days and we will only have to keep it down.We held an enjoyable Harvest Thanksgiving on Friday 5th October. The ladiesand Father Paul had decorated the church and provided supper, grossly overcatering, but we understand the scouts benefited from this. The service wasattended by the Bishop of St Davids and this year the food donations went to PATCH charity which runs food banks throughout Pembrokeshire (a box had been in the church for some weeks previously for donations) and Tracy said a few words about the organisation.Our Christmas Carol Service will be on Friday 21st December at 5.00pm. We will have our usual Eucharist on Christmas Day.There will not be people to man our festival this year, but we welcomeany decorations anyone is prepared to leave in church. NEW LIFE CHURCH Contact: 07976 675732, 07824 900992, 01646 651332 or visit: or find us on FacebookSunday meetings will now be taking place at Summerhill Hall. Prayer meetings takeplace on Tuesday evenings - locations vary.New Life Church would like to thank all involved with Llanteg Hall for offeringthem a warm welcome and a place to meet over the past few years.They pray God will bless you all now and in the future.If you would like us to pray for you or to keep in touch please contact us as above.If you „like‟ the „Llanteg Village’ Facebook page you will have updates of anyLlanteg news and it is a quick way to keep in touch.

19LLANTEG NATURE RAMBLINGS Kevin Caley [email protected] Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.extract from \"In Flanders Fields\"John McCrae, 1915A potent symbol of remembrance sincethe publication of John McCrae's poemduring the Great War and the adoptionof the flower by the Royal BritishLegion in 1921, it was probably aninevitability of its life history that thefamiliar scarlet-petalled field poppy ofploughed cornfields became associatedwith the churned up battlefields of theFirst World War. The seeds of thisannual wildflower, known before 1914as the 'Corn Poppy', only germinatewhen they are exposed to sunlight. Ifburied in the topsoil, they can remaindormant for years until that fateful daywhen the soil is disturbed and they arerevealed to the light of day. Such afamiliar sight of the British cornfield asthe blood-red poppy has to be a native,doesn't it? Well, actually …no. However, the Flanders Poppy, as ithas been known by some, has beencoming up as a wildflower weed in our fields Papaver rhoeas by Kevin Caleysince the introduction of wheat to WesternEurope during the Bronze Age, about 7,000 years ago, when it was brought in withthe wheat seeds as settlers moved up from south-eastern Europe. Originally, Papaverrhoeas (as it is botanically known) was native to the eastern Mediterranean, fromsouth-eastern Europe through the Middle East into North Africa. The common fieldpoppy is a member of a select group of ancient introductions, known asarchaeophytes, which have had an exceedingly long association with our ownspecies. What is particularly interesting is that, even in its native home, the poppywas an offering to the dead, to help them on their journey. It seems fitting, therefore,that one of these species should be so deeply embedded in our ancient and modernculture, and for such a poignant reason.

20 The Temple Bar Amroth Winner of Pembrokeshire’s Dog Friendly Award Winter opening Nov - Mar - Mon- Fri from 12 midday Sat and Sun from 9 am for breakfast (9 - noon) Food served all day... Main menu 12 pm - 9 pm and Thai food 6 pm - 9 pm Take away available all day... Bingo every Tuesday evening and Quiz every Wednesday…Live sport shown plus an arcade/games room out back. 01834 812486 and on Facebook EDGEY’S GARAGE - 01834 832945 (Opened December 2013 but with almost 30 years’ experience) To rear of Llanteg Filling Station 8-5 pm Monday to Friday, 8-12 noon Saturday Full range of services for all makes of vehicle including Servicing, Welding, MOT Preparation, Tyres, Exhausts, Brakes and Diagnostics.Parts delivered 12 times a day and your car can be collected and delivered to your home. 24 Hour Breakdown Service - 07971 872112 Thanks for all your continued support Amroth ARMS Lunches served daily 12noon - 2.30pm Evening meals Monday - Saturday from 6pm Sunday lunch 12noon - 2.30pm Christmas party menu available from 23rd November To book a table call 01834 812480 Follow us on Facebook Sunday Lunches - Cariad Coffee - Alfresco Seating E. C. Thomas & Son Independent Family Funeral Directors Est 1956 Zoar Chapel Funeral Home Woodland Garden of Remembrance Pre-Paid Funeral Plans Memorial Masons Llanteg 01834 831876 Pembroke 01646 682680 [email protected]

21LLANTEG WALKING GROUP Jill Roberts 831142 [email protected] Facebook We hold monthly walks around the June local area. In May we had a guided walkMay around Rosebush with Ken James.September In June we had a walk around Cilgerran with Diane from their walking group. In July it was an all day walk at July Castlemartin with Gary August Hicks PCNP. In August was had our annual Bank Holiday walk around the village - going as far as Amroth Church and back through Eastlake woods before having our yearly village DIY BBQ at Llanteg Claypits. In September we had a walk at Llanddewi Velfrey with Nigel Bailey.Planned walks for this year:27th October - Neyland24th November - StepasideNo walk in December.In 2019 we hope to visit among other places the Botanical Gardens, Penally,Freshwater East, Shell House Boncath, Narberth, Llansteffan and also the Preselis.If you plan to come on a walk please book through Jill. If Jill has your contactdetails you can be kept informed of any change of plans due to weather etc. Walkers participate in all walks at their own riskREMEMBRANCE EVENTS IN AMROTHThe plan is for a Beacon to be lit in Summerhill on 11thNovember at 7.30pm for a period of 1.5 hours.There will also be a social in Amroth Parish Hall on thesame evening.The film „Warhorse‟ will be shown and there will berefreshments provided. Entry is free but donationswelcomed.More information closer to the date.

22 GREENACRE MARKET GARDEN Homegrown - Local - SustainableOn sale at the box (open all hours): fresh free range eggs,potatoes, a variety of veggies, hedging & autumn floweringbedding.Coming soon: locally sourced Christmas trees from our award winningsupplier. Our handmade wreaths, Christmas veggie boxes & locally sourcedturkeys. Soon after will be our famous daffodils from Jan - Apr.Weekly/monthly/one off veggie boxes run until Feb. Then back to newpotatoes, bedding and perennial plants again! We are working on having alittle shop open a few hours in the day during the week - watch this space!Open Mon-Sat 10-2pm. Closed Sun - the honesty box always open.Follow us on Facebook. Simon Egginton Simon’s Building Services General Builder, Plastering, Blocking, Rendering, Carpentry, Kitchens & Bathrooms, New Builds & Extensions No job too small - FREE estimates. Call 07870 395011 or 01834 831719 BATTLEFIELD LIVE Finalist in the ‘Best Pembrokeshire Experience’ award 2016 our family run outdoor activity provides a great day out for the whole family.Adventure and fun awaits you in atmospheric, jungle-themed woodland. It's themost fun you'll have dressed in camo gear. Our activity is suitable for kids, teensand adults and our experienced, fully trained, friendly staff are on hand at all times.We are accredited by Visit Wales as a quality attraction.You can BOOK by phone - 07777671301 or via the contact form on our website Emily's Funky Knits and Wool Shop Emily Clark, Proprietor Emily‟s Funky Knit Shop at Amroth Bay Holidays, Amroth, Narberth SA67 8PR 07823 696966 @emilysknits [email protected]

23 ABOUT OUR VILLAGEMIfrtcIebrribeohmmoeeahcamasmsgeageeisvisdmlvsraveyr.geeagieunhnTemeasrnngathirosafidcdrertolnyewaoylsra)nn’enmhrasfetongnocsoracleuagr,lttrodsnhmtetuAeuhaotnrmbbnomutfeeecsoptchorrihcuyltofrolsoeocrattolyhuflldtnroilo/scnehgfLTotocrgraeonlotmeaaverbbnctLendapiyaaynntllcnggfaeaBgglrssogneioenatt.(itmhrne1tboseg0enaleo:ns Ludchurch Horticultural Show This was held at Llanteg Hall on 3rd August with proceeds going to Wales Air Ambulance and Tenby and Saundersfoot First Responders. Quite a few Llanteg residents entered and won in various classes - so keep an eye out next year and maybe enter yourself, there are lots of categories. Here are just a few of our entries:our reception. non-residents.Not available forLlanteg Garage DevelopmentEuro Garages lost an appeal against a decision by Pembrokeshire County Council lastyear not to grant planning permission.A hearing was held by the Planning Inspectorate at Llanteg Hall on 21st Augustregarding the appeal. The proposal would have seen the demolition of the existinggarage and bungalow.In dismissing the appeal, Planning Inspector Paul Selby said the proposal might haveharmful effects on retail stores in Kilgetty and also voiced road traffic concerns andthe existence of roosting bats. Amroth Community Council Clerk If you need to get in touch please either call 01437 563312 or email [email protected]

24 WHAT’S ON Regular EventsMonthly get-together coffee mornings - last Friday of each month 10.30 at Hall.Monthly community walks - see page 21Monthly wildlife events - see page 5Amroth Church events - see page 18. One Off EventsSat 3rd November - Halloween Party at The Wanderer‟s Rest from 6.30pm,optional fancy dressSat 10th November - Remembrance Quiz at 7pm Llanteg HallSun 11th November - Remembrance Service from 10.45 at Llanteg Hall. Beaconand film show at Summerhill Hall in eveningSat 24th November - Stepaside Walk from 2pmFri 21st December - Christmas Carol Service from 5pm at Amroth ChurchMon 31st December - New Year’s Eve Party from 7pm at The Wanderer‟s Rest. Pudding Evening and Village Get-together Sat. 19th January Llanteg Hall from 7pm A great chance to come along and try out some puddings you may not have eaten before and to meet up with neighbours and make new acquaintances after the frantic December Christmas rush. You can even play a quick game of Pudding Bingo! Please bring your own drinks For more info contact Ruth 831298 or email [email protected] The Wanderer’s Rest Inn Winter opening Friday & Saturday from 7pm Halloween fancy dress (optional) Saturday 3rd November from 6.30pm. New Year's fancy dress party + dj, karaoke, buffet starts 7pm. Please check our Facebook page for food + fun quiz nights. Take away food & drink available For other events see our Facebook page ‘The Wanderers Rest Inn’ Jeni Dickinson - 07706 622410 - [email protected] Happy Christmas from Hall Committee

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