Friday, 17 March 2017

Easter in Bellevue Park, Newport, South Wales

Nature is fantastic and never fails to impress when every Spring bare tree branches begin to bud, and bare ground begins to produce beautiful primroses, bluebells, daffodils and snowdrops.

Cherry Blossom looking like huge candy floss balls, never fails to delight and I still enjoy standing amongst the petals as they swirl around gently in the wind.

Bellevue Park is such a fairyland. Sited on a severe slope, as many of Wales' parks are, it provides an interesting walk as well as views over the river Usk in the distance. The cafe was, of course, closed as it was Easter, but parents and children were enjoying the play area and bike rides around the steeply sloping paths.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Red House, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales

What was once the old town hall, this magnificent building has now been renovated. With impressive stained glass windows and original wall tiling, its well worth a visit.

For current news and information you can follow them on Twitter @RedhouseCymru
Tel: 01685 384111.

For those interested in local personalities, they have a book of local Heroes and Villains.  A free digital copy is available online at  Just click on the link to "Heroes & Villains" to download.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Guardian Lantern Event 2015

Event Date – 9th December 2015

5.30pm to leave for Guardian  
6.00pm Abertillery Band x 4 carols at Guardian
6.30pm Nativity
7.30pm Choir at Bethany
9.00pm Finish

·         There will be arts and crafts stalls on the car park opposite Ty Ebbw Fach and stalls in the upstairs meeting room.
·         Santa’s grotto will be in the garden of Ty Ebbw Fach, with access through the side entrance, which should accommodate people queuing.  Santa and Mrs Clause will arrive at 6pm. There will also be a professional photographer taking photographs. The cost will be £2.50 for photograph and selection box.
·         Communities First will provide soup and a roll as in previous years.

Prior to the event there will be 3 workshops for the community attend to make lanterns for the evening.

Dates are  -
20.11.15 Six Bells Community Centre 5.30pm – 7.00pm
23.11.15 Bethany 5.30pm – 7.00pm
26.11.15 Brownies Salvation Army (closed session for Brownies only)

Please check all dates and times before attending:  tel: 01495 211732

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Six Bells Pit Party, South Wales

Pit Party 2016

Saturday, 21st May 2016

Weather permitting, there will be stalls, rides, local radio and much much more. 
This could be the last Pit Party as Blaenau Gwent Council are 
planning to build a school on Parc Arael Griffin, previously the site
of the Six Bells Colliery.


Bad weather has been forecast for Saturday.  Please ensure 
this event is taking place before travelling any distance.

22 August 2015
Sure it will be well worth the wait !!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Gillian Clarke to Six Bells

Fiftyfive years since the largest post-war UK mining disaster we are proud to announce an event by Gillian Clarke.

Tickets will be available at the door.  This is the first event of this type. Please spread the word and support. Thanks.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Cruises to Six Bells, South Wales

Ever since I heard of the large contingent of Sea Cadets that were based in Six Bells, I knew there was a connection with the sea!

Now the cruise ships coming into Swansea and Pembroke are planning on bringing their passengers to see Guardian as well as other attractions around the Valleys. They will, of course, arrive by coach rather than cruise liner.

Friday, 3 April 2015

25 Unbelievable Welsh Places

25 Places in Wales You Won't Believe are Real

Wonderful images of places all around Wales. Just click and enjoy.

Many of these places are free to visit.