2020 was one of our most challenging years following the pandemic and cancelling of our trip to see our wonderful friends in Locmine. We were most saddened by the death of Kevin Flynn, early on in the pandemic but there was a fitting tribute in the local newspaper of Locmine.
Since then we have held a fabulous Zoom quiz with our friends from Locmine and Pontardawe in the summer. It was so good to see many members and remember we are not alone.
From this point forward, we will be holding monthly meeting with lots of home-based fun. At the end of March, we will be having a St David’s Quiz. More info to follow.
Our friends from Locmine came and were introduced to their lovely Welsh families to spend an evening relaxing and getting over their journey. The following day was a beautiful sunny day, where we visited the Royal Mint, had a fantastic picnic and a brilliant chance to explore St Fagans Musuem. Saturday was then a chance to enjoy being with the hosts and were treated to a day out in Cardiff, canoeing, beach and sea swimming and much more. The evening Soiree was held in the Castle Hotel, Neath with fantastic local harpist Caradog from Pontardawe.
It was a busy trip as ever, with lovely weather and as always a joy to see our friends, tip our hats to friends no longer with us and make new friends who joined us along the way.
Thank you to everyone who made this trip so successful. xxx
Dear Friends, please find information about Martin’s funeral below:
Peacefully with Anne by his side, in the wonderful care of Ty Olwen, Martin passed away after a long illness courageously borne on Saturday 30th March.
Loving and devoted best friend and husband of Anne.
A loving father of Catherine and Richard and cherished father-in-law to Dan and Tracey.
Adored “Gaga” to Bethan, Iona and Alex. A dear and much loved brother to Jon, Mary, Lucy and Susie and loved and respected brother-in-law to Craig, Julie, Rhian, Caroline, Colin and Bobby. Loving Uncles to his nieces and nephews.
Martin will be sadly and greatly missed by his family, Teddy and all his friends from the many aspects of his accomplished life. Martin will always be in our hearts and thoughts.
Funeral service to take place in St. David’s Church, Neath on the 23rd April at 12:45 pm, followed by a private committal service at Margam Crematorium.
No flowers by request, but donations in lieu if so desired please to: Ty Olwen, C/o Mr Rhys Maggs, Cimla Funeral Home, 112 Cimla Road, Neath, SA11 3UD. Tel: 01639 769500
Our friends from Locmine will be coming at the end of May so we are looking for hosts to have either a single person or couple stay with them. A full program of events is planned which all are invited to join. If you would like to host or find out more about our program of events please contact Kathy tel: 07852385588
It is with much sadness that we much announce the passing of 2 of our members. Jordi Alsina and more recently Malcom Woolley. Both much loved and long term friends of the Twinning Association, Much love and best wishes to all families in Locmine and Pontardawe.