Tagged: Pontypridd

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Pontypridd Calendar 2022

Stuck for a Christmas pressie?  Why not get a ‘Pontypridd Calendar 2022’ and support local artists at the same time? Available to order now! Pontypridd 2022 Price – £24.99 (UK post only) To order use the PayPal button below and email us your name and address: Sample page / layout Size...

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PCR Tests – Not Fit For Purpose

OK, here’s some maths for you which might be one explanation why so many people have been saying all along that the figures (stats) on mainstream media are rubbish, scary and often, just plain lies.  Scientists all said PCR tests were not accurate enough at the beginning of the pandemic...

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When should you use a local personal injury solicitor?

In the last twelve months, most of us have relied on the internet more than ever. We have shopped online for groceries, ordered takeaways online, and held business meetings and even family gatherings using the Zoom online platform. Out of necessity, the Covid-19 lockdown has changed many of our usual...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020

The 14th International Welsh Poetry Competition is now open and accepting entries.   Started in Pontypridd we are now the biggest and most well-respected poetry contest in Wales! The 2020 competition will offer the following prizes: 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3d Prize – £100 plus 17 other...

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Christmas Day 2019

Thank you to all those who took the time out from preparing their sprouts to wander over the Common, play the mandolin, charge around with a Mari Lwyd, come up with yet another great TV idea and raise a glass to the people of Ponty. It was real. The drinking...

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Family Cycle Ride

For the last few years a small gang of local ‘Ponty’ cyclists have been brushing away the cobwebs with a short, family-friendly, cycle ride from the Llanover Arms to the Old Bwl pub in Ynysybwl.  The outings have been rather infrequent although well attended.  All that is about to change...

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Ponty Park Run

I’ve always been a lover not a fighter, and a sprinter not a jogger (not sure the ladies want to hear that) but this morning my wife and I did the ‘Park Run’, although technically I should say park walk. It was fab!  Very well organised, loads of helpful, smiley...

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Druids Drink 2018

Well, it’s that time of year again.  When lapsed druids from all walks of life gather for a handshake, a toast to the ‘stones’ and a good ole fashioned chinwag.  Rock stars, dog walkers, retired adult movie stars, chemical engineers, poets, probation workers and photographers will once again be in attendance...

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Boxing Day Swim

The ‘Boxing Day Swim’ at the National Lido of Wales is back for 2018 and doors open on Wednesday, December 26, Online bookings are already open. Sessions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. N.B. No telephone bookings will be taken.  The first Boxing Day Swim session will commence at...

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Why Christmas Day?

Have you ever wondered why Christmas Day (that time when we scoff too many sprouts, we get inundated with socks and the Llanover Arms, Pontypridd closes weirdly early) is celebrated on December 25? History Well, it wasn’t always so. In fact, for the first three centuries of Christianity’s existence, Jesus...

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Samhain

I often wonder what our Celtic ancestors, or even the more recent Christian preachers, who once filled our chapels and churches up and down the Valleys, would say if they could see us hiding behind the settee with curtains drawn, TV and lights switched off, and the dog’s mouth all...