NOTES FOR 2014-
SUCCESSFUL VISIT TO BREWERY.
At our September meeting we demonstrated that visits to a brewery can be well organised. A large group of members and guests were welcomed to the award-
Visit to Wildlife Centre
Thanks to the organising abilities of our chairman,Geoffrey Summers, some 28 of us including wives and guests enjoyed a very interesting presentation by the manager of the Cilgerran wildlife centre. The presentation was followed by a superb luncheon in the restaurant at the centre and our thanks go to the chef and serving staff.
Originally I believe that the morning activities were due to take the shape of a conducted tour of some of the centre's interesting areas but Mother Nature intervened and decided to shower the centre with more than its fair share of heavenly downpour.
The presentation was put together at short notice by Nathan Walton who certainly showed the love he has for the tasks he faces on a daily basis. The centre has a number of previously unnoticed facets and the next time I go that way I will be on the lookout for some of the things he mentioned.
Thanks again Geoffrey !
WHY DO DOLPHINS DIE?
This was one of the questions answered by Rod Penrose when he gave a fascinating, if sometimes gruesome, talk at the Nag's Head, Abercych. Rod is an officer of the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme responsible for the investigation and recording of all marine mammal strandings in Wales, though he does sometimes help out elsewhere. His talk, vividly illustrated with photographs and charts, covered the findings from post-
To celebrate St David’s Day we were promised an undefined entertainment before lunch -
CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW OF THE YEAR
At the AGM in May the outgoing chairman, Geoffrey Summers, gave the following resume of the year’s activities :
Our year began with a talk from Rhian Medi on Cardigan Castle, which is now open to the public following the restoration. In May our own Bob Gibson took us through his & Janet’s overland journey from Saudi Arabia to St. Dogmaels, visiting a number of places now sadly war zones. In July we also played a few friendly rounds of Bat & Trap in Llechryd followed by some with fish & chips or supper at the Carpenters Arms. Thanks to Tony Harvey, Harry Kennar & John Phillips who filled the speaker slots on our annual members’ day. That proved to be our final meeting at the Carpenters Arms before it closed, and presented the Chairman and Committee with the task of resourcing a new home for us. 11 possible venues were visited & 3 tried out. In September we had a convivial visit to Mantle Brewery in Cardigan when our host Ian Kimber showed us the brewing process & provided a good few samples to taste. September saw us trying out Coracles Leisure Centre, Cenarth, a good venue but with hire charges above our range. However, we enjoyed a talk about the Gwili Railway by Jeremy John. In October we tested out Cilgerran Wildlife Centre & listened to a fascinating talk by David Lloyd-
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