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    Photos of the Radyr Christmas Tree lighting 2017

    December 10, 2017 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    I took these two with my phone on Friday evening. The evening began with light rain which magically turned into flakes of snow later.

    Thanks to @rmhub @aledpwilliams @RadyrPrimarySch @brynderiprimary local traders, St John’s Ambulance and many more.

     

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    Calan at Christmas concert at Acapela Pentyrch

    - Author: Gareth Morlais

    Here’s a quick look back at Calan’s annual bash at Acapela Pentyrch. We called by Radyr Station Rd for the Christmas Tree lighting festivities on the way up the hill to Pentyrch. And by the time we were parking by the old chapel, flakes of snow were dusting the road, adding to the Christmas anticipation.

    There’s a new wave of Welsh folk happening right now. Jamie Smith’s Mabon and Calan are leading the way, with young bands like Plu and Morfa gaining more support.

    Acapela was packed. The band took to the tiny stage and treated the audience to a three-part unaccompanied Welsh Plygain carol. They then blasted off with dervishly high-speed jigs and reels. This band is tight.

    They’re not afraid to experiment: live father (Huw) and daughter (Bethan) clogs-off contest; a tune dedicated to cheese and a fantastic interpretation of Pembrokeshire Canu Pwnc with fifths harmonies really well sung.

    It was good to say hello again to Hywel, the chapel/studio’s owner who was doubling  up as sound engineer.

    The Butty Bach beer on draught at the bar was spectacular.

    What a great night. Diolch Hywel a Calan!

     

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    RCTS South Wales, Meetings and Events.

    October 7, 2017 - Author: Peter


    RCTS South Wales.

    Meetings and Events.

    Wednesday 11th October 2017
    Richard Chaplin – Over the Rails of Wales – Steam in the 1950’s and 1960’s
    Photographs of the late D. Chaplin introduced by his son.
    http://bit.ly/RCTSSW

    Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017 *
    RCTS South Wales attending Cardiff Model Railway Show
    http://www.cardiffmodelrailwayshow.co.uk/

    Wednesday 8th November 2017
    Jeremy Segrott – Railways in East Anglia 1980’s and 1990’s ; South Wales in 21st century

    Thursday 23rd November 2017*
    Observations at Eastleigh
    0730 from Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour, change at Romsey
    (Please contact < peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com > for full details or to register interest)

    Wednesday 13th December 2017
    Lin Bryant – “An Illustrated Guide to Barry Docks and Railway”

    Wednesday 10th January 2018
    Noel Thompson – “More of the Alan Jarvis Show”……………….

    Wednesday 14th February 2018
    Alex Green – Great Rail Journeys : Germany, Switzerland and India

    The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff. CF15 8DF
    A Wheelchair Friendly venue.

    Doors open 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start – All Welcome
    Members Free (on production of a current Membership Card)
    Visitors suggested entrance donation: £2
    Complimentary Tea or Coffee

    southwales@rcts.org.uk / peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com
    http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/

    Railway Correspondence and Travel Society


    https://www.facebook.com/RCTSSW
    Phone – 01656 856422

    * = Outdoor Event

    A Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charities Commission No. 1169995 – VAT Registered no. 197 3433 35

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    Their Finest – film screening 28 September

    September 25, 2017 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    There’s a film night at the Old Church Rooms at  7.30pm on Thursday 28 September. The film being shown is Their Finest.

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    Gerry Nichols (SLS) – “Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs”

    June 8, 2017 - Author: Peter

    Gerry Nichols (SLS) – “Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs”,
    Wednesday 14th June 2017, The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, CF15 8DF.

    Alan Jarvis lived all of his life in Cardiff and started photography in the early 1950s.
    The change from black and white to colour slides took place in 1959 which was in time to capture steam operation on many lines despite the early dmu change on the Valley trains.

    Alan was a generous provider of images to authors and Colour Rail so the standard of his pictures is well known. However there were many pictures that have not been seen and this show is an opportunity to see the railways of South Wales in the period 1959 to 1964.

    Two of his pet projects are featured: the JB Auto service from Penarth to Pontypridd and the 7.07 pm train from Newport to Brecon.

    There will be much else concentrating on South Wales to enjoy.

    Meetings are held at The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, CF15 8DF and start at 19:30. Doors open 19:00

    Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of £2 is requested for non members.

    Complimentary Tea and coffee are provided.

    Gerry Nichols (SLS) – “Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs”

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    Festival Brass Band Concert

    May 12, 2017 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    On Sunday 14 May 2017 at Christ Church, Radyr, there’s a performance by Melingriffith Brass Band aka the City of Cardiff Brass Band, in aid of St John’s

     

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    Concert in Park Radur

    May 10, 2017 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    Let’s hope for some more sunny weather on the weekend for this event:

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