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10/2/01

sender = penny
address = stevepenmickjack@btinternet.com
comment = re: e mail from "Kim Gray" (departing day at Tintern) I have this print and was searching internet for info on it! Would appreciate some feedback!

I have put Penny and Kim Gray (query on 2000 noticeboard from 16/5/2000) in touch
Ed.


1/2/01

The Rose and Crown is shut as from the 1st February due to a land slide at the rear of the premises. If you need to get in touch with Dave Stafford you can reach him by e-mail at Eleanor@tintern2000.fsnet.co.uk . We wish Dave all the best in his endeavours to reopen.


8/4/01

The Rose & Crown will be re-opening on May 4th from 6.30pm. Live music from 9pm with "Souled Out". Kitchen re-opens on Saturday 5th, with Sunday Lunch being available on Sunday 6th.


27/5/01


Congratulations to Stan and Sylvia for serving Tintern for two years


13/6/01

sender = Jeff Litchfield
country = New Zealand
address = litchy@paradise.net.nz
comment = I was thrilled today to find the Tintern website and to view with nostalgia what is part of my heritage.
My mother was brought up there, and my grandparents, Edith and Vivian Lyddon were once the owners or licencees of the Rose and Crown Hotel
I first visited Tintern about 56 years ago when I was about 6 and, even at that tender age, fell under it's spell and have never forgotten it - the Abbey, the Hotel and the walks, the Devil's Pulpit being one to lock into my mind.
I left England when I was 7, returned for three years in my late teens before settling in New Zealand. I have been back once since then, 17 years ago and regrettably only had one night there, staying at the Rose and Crown and actually sleeping in the same room as I did as a child. The only noticeable change, running water and electricity of which there were neither first time round
So, your web site brings back many nostalgic memories. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to wander back in time.

Jeff Litchfield

Pictures of the Rose and Crown from 1984 have been placed on the Memories page


15/6/01

John,
Recent collection for Amnesty raised 60.39
....... confirmation in Stan's window
Well done and thanks to residents of Trellech Rd, Parva Springs, Park Glade & Sylvan View
see ......... we do care ;o)

Sheron Hassell


24/6/01

"Success with the Lottery"

The Village Hall Committee were pleased to announce on the 24th June 2001 that it had been awarded a grant of 3284 by the Community Fund for Wales (previously known as the National Lottery Charities Board) to purchase new tables and chairs. The grant was the only one made in Monmouthshire out of a total of 214,175 ear-marked for Wales.

The Recreation Centre has existing tables and chairs which were in need of replacement. The existing tables, although sturdy, were non-collapsible, and were heavy to move, especially for older people using the Centre. Many of the chairs had been in the Centre for a considerable number of years, and had, due to general wear and tear, reached the end of their useful life.

The new tables and chairs, which are being manufactured, will be delivered to the Centre during the month of September 2001. Publicity about the award appeared in the local press, and congratulations on the award were received from Monmouthshire M.P. Mr. Hugh Edwards, and from our member in the Welsh Assembly, Mr David Davies.


2/7/01


St. Arvans Festival of Flowers and Music
Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd September, 2001

Church and vicarage garden open 1pm - 4pm each day with music performed by local musicians at St. Arvans Church, near Chepstow.

Flower Festival, Teas, Plant Stall, Special Festival Services on Sunday 2nd September at 10.00am and 6.00pm with Saint Arvans Occasional Choir

and on Saturday 1st September at 7:30pm
Evening Recital by candlelight:
Jennie Leyfield (Flute) Thomas Breeze (Piano/Organ)
followed by Cheese and Wine

For more information telephone (01291) 623310
e-mail flowersandmusic@hotmail.com
or visit The St Arvans 2001 Web site

Thomas Breeze.


8/8/01

sender= Kevin Morgan
country= Scotland(ex-Penallt)
comment= Sorry to hear about Grantley. I enjoyed reading his news. Never met him but he seemed like a very decent guy. I guess he will be sorely missed in the village.
Regards.

Kevin.


3/9/01

Hello, Just had to write to say how sorry we are to hear of Grantley's early death, we met him on several occasions, and have some of his booklets about life in Tintern. he was a great guy and I am sure will be sadly missed,
God Bless from
Bella and Ernie (Oxford)


6/9/01

Hi My name is Chris Thomas and I used to live in the house previously called Sunnyside which I believe is now called Monks Wood. I lived in Tintern from the age of 5 until the age of 17 when I left to join Vauxhall motors in Luton.

I have lived in Canada since 1973 and my son Paul was born in Canada. He visited Tintern last week and went up to Sunnyside which is now apartments. The pictures he took brought back so many memories and to my amazement the trees I helped plant behind the house are still there approx 36 yrs old now. Is that the original crop or have they been cut and replanted ?

Does Sgt Jones the ex water bailiff still live in the next house down the hill ?

Great memories of the most beautiful place to live in the world

Chris Thomas

e-mail answered Ed


12/10/01


Remember Ian and Denise from the Wye Valley Hotel?
They have moved back to Scotland to own and run the Clansman Hotel on the banks of Loch Ness. It's a big hotel with twenty eight rooms, a large dining room, a very large bar and superb views over the loch.
The hotel is likely to close for part of this winter for refurbishment, but it usually remains open all year.
The address is :
The Clansman Hotel
Brackla
Loch Ness-side
Inverness
IV3 8LA
tel : 01456 450326


This item has been transferred from the introduction page, 1/11/01

GWENT POLICE AUTHORITY

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF POLICING IN YOUR AREA?

WHAT ARE THE ISSUES OF PARTICULAR CONCERN TO YOU OR YOUR COMMUNITY?

WHATEVER YOUR VIEWS COME ALONG TO ONE OF THE GWENT POLICE AUTHORITY'S PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENINGS AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT:

15th October, 2001 Newport Centre, Kingsway Suite 6.00 pm
18th October, 2001 Twyn Community Centre, Caerphilly 6.00 pm
29th October, 2001 Caldicot Leisure Centre, Cafeteria 6.00 p.m.
30th October, 2001 Pontypool Leisure Centre, Park Lounge 6.00 pm
1st November, 2001 Ebbw Vale College, Main Hall 6.00 p.m.

All members of the public are invited to attend

OR LET US HAVE YOUR VIEWS IN WRITING: The Clerk of the Gwent Police Authority, Police Headquarters, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, Gwent. NP44 2XJ

01633 642200 and 01633 642015
police_authority@gwentpolice18.demon.co.uk

WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOUR VIEWS.


1/11/01

sender= Dave Coates
country= UK
address= Dave.coates@blueyonder.co.uk
comment= Kings Head pub Tintern circa 1841.
I was advised by Bryan Morgan to leave a query with you regarding this Public House. My GGG-Parents, John & Margaret Morgan are recorded in 1841 census as running this hostelry but as you know it no longer exists. I simply wanted to know if anyone knew where abouts in Tintern it was located...renamed now perhaps, or razed to the ground.
Any information greatly appreciated.

Does anyone have any knowledge of the site of the Kings Head, which was listed as a Tintern Pub 1835-1860 ? Ed

26 November 2001 reply in from Sheila Black

I have just discovered from my brother that his house in which he lives, together with the house next door used to be the Kings Head. The two houses are now called Wyeview and Redfern, opposite the Wye Valley Hotel.
I hope this is of help to Mr Coates.

Sheila Black


21/11/01

Autumn is at its best today in and around Tintern. Just a few more photos to wet your appetite.

Approach from the North


5/12/01

SUPPORT OUR VILLAGE HALL!

The Village Hall Committee assisted by the Tintern W.I. are putting a series of "Soup & Pud" lunches on for the next few months. The first was held succesfully on the 5th December.


Four more Wednesday lunches are scheduled for :

9th January 2002
6th February 2002
6th March 2002
10th April 2002

Please come along, the price will be 3 per head and the profits go to the Hall.