• Belated St. David’s Day Fun Invite

    Thursday 31st March 2022 @ 7 pm, Cefn Llan Community Centre

    The Twining Association will be celebrating St David’s day on the last day of March this year, rather than the first. We will be serving Leslie’s delicious home-made cawl, Malcolm’s wonderful Welsh cakes and the famous quiz on Thursday March 31st at Cefn Allan community centre from 7pm. Tickets are £7.50 and bring your own drinks.

    Booking is essential so please let us know if you would like a seat at the table by Friday 18th March.

    Email Heather to book your place now: heather.m.rees@hotmail.com

  • Wine Tasting Treat!

    Our resident wine expert Steve Hayes will be presenting a range of different wines from the Alsace region of Eastern France. Steve will walk us through a handful of carefully selected wines for our appreciation.

    This event is popular as ever so booking is essential. Please be mindful of covid restrictions and wear a mask on entry until you are seated at your table.

    Tickets £7 Tel: 07852385588

    Thursday 30th September @ 7pm Cefn Llan Community Centre

  • Exciting Upcoming Exhibition

    We are very pleased to announce that the Pontardawe Heritage and Visitors Centre will be hosting an exhibition all about the Twinning Association, which will be opened by The Mayor, Rebecca Phillips on Saturday 2nd October at 11 am. This exhibition looks at the creation of the the Twinning Association and highlights the adventures we’ve been though, with videos, photographs, paintings, stories and artefacts. Come and see the recently rediscovered beautifully hand painted charter and the silver Breton piper sculpture on show.

    Saturday 2nd October 11 am, Heritigae Centre, Old Stables, Pontardawe, SA8 4EB

    The Exhibition will be open for the month of October Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 1pm

  • Pandemic News

    Pandemic News

    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.

    February Zoom Meeting 2021
    December Quiz Fun 2020
    Breton and Welsh Friends Meeting 2020

    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.

    Stay safe friends x

  • Bastille Day Celebration Invite

    Come and Celebrate with us at the Riverside Centre at 1pm for a bring your own BBQ/ Picnic get together. Bring the wine, guitars and chairs and relax with good company

    Sunday 14th July 1pm – 4pm

    £2 per car plus 50p to join in the games

  • Successful Visit

    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

  • Sad News

    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
  • Call to Action- May 30th- June 2nd

    locmine beach  Are you Ready for Good Company and Great Times?

    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

  • Sad News

    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.

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  • White Wine Tasting Evening *Thursday 28th June 2018* Book Now* Only £5*

    You are warmly welcomed to our new firm favourite wine tasting evening on Thursday 28th June at 7:30 pm in the Rhydyfro Community Centre in Cefn Llan.

    Our local wine expert will guide us through delicious white wines of France.

    A lovely evening with great friends.

    Booking Essential

    Please contact Kathy: tel: 07852385588 or kathmlewis@yahoo.co.uk to book your place now

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