Produced by the Friends of Tintern – June 2006
Tribute to Brian Young
Brian passed away on the 12th May aged 86 and was buried at Trellech on Friday 19th May. Vice Chairman of Tintern Community Council Dawn Floyd represented the Council at the funeral.
Brian was a firm believer in the need for local government at the village level and spent a considerable amount of his life dedicated to the good of the community of Tintern.
The first record of Brian being a councilor was on the Parish Council in May 1961 and he was constantly mentioned in the minutes not least for his thoughts on the village street lighting project which took place around about 1965.
He left the council later that year to take up his occupation as chiropodist in the area and did not return until May 1983. However, he then came back with new energy and after being elected chairman in 1987 remained in that position until April 1990. During this time he spent a lot of effort dedicated to establishing rights-of-ways and footpaths.
Brian was an example of a person dedicate to the good of the community in a quiet way with no regard for reward or praise.
Clerk to Tintern Community Council
Summer Evening Meeting
A visit to the stonemasons yard at Tynterne Abbey
6.30p.m Thursday 8th June 2006
This event, by kind permission of CADW, presents an opportunity to see the intricate work that the present day masons are undertaking in maintaining the Abbey structure.
Coupled with the expert knowledge of our speaker, this will also provide a rare insight into the different skills required of the medieval masons in constructing the numerous buildings making up the Abbey complex
Our guide will be Rick Turner (Inspector of ancient monuments, CADW).
Meet adjacent to the Abbey concourse at 6.30 pm
Village News asks us to tell of any exciting travel experiences. So I just have
were going to
our journey to
Here is an excerpt form one visitor’s review:
“Visiting Toul Sleng is really what has
made the visit to
have to confess we pleaded lack of time for getting to
But Siem Reap was simply a story of surprises and smiles. The first surprise was that the Cambodian people were all smiles– in spite of the nightmare their country had just emerged from. In spite of wars and landmines and abject poverty. I asked our Guide “How come everyone seems so happy?” He answered, “because the war is over, and because you are here. We need our tourist to help us get back on our feet”
The next surprise was all the world-class hotels – seemingly hundreds of them - in Seam Reap, where we arrived to see the Angkor Wat Temples. Western hotels with up to five stars and western amenities for the tourists, swimming pools, posh restaurants, en suite bedrooms etc. Quite a contrast to the poverty we were to see later. But I confess a comforting sight for a couple of weary travellers. Our hotel was 2 stars and was idyllic. A lovely ground floor en suite room overlooking the pretty palm lined swimming pool… where bar staff sat discreetly nearby ready to bring whatever cocktail or iced drink exhausted sun worshippers needed.
But, I have to confess, three days of Templing is enough for the first visit at least. After that you are ‘Templed Out!’!
what lives in my memory is not really the
all these smiles among such abject poverty.
Millions of Cambodians live around the vast
It’s a good place to visit.
new donkeys have just arrived from
it’s all in a good cause because in
Coco did arrive from
All four of our donkeys are incredibly friendly and love to welcome visitors - as long of course as they come by appointment!
If there is enough interest I am also thinking of setting up a Saturday morning Donkey Care Club- so if there is anyone is interested please could they let me know?
Red Bean Moussaka
(serves 2-3) depending on how much you want. I probably double it for 4 or more people
1 large aubergine
1 large onion, peeled and copped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons cooking oil (olive/sunflower/vegetable)
1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3-4 tablespoons red wine
8oz (225g) tin kidney beans, drained
3/4 pint (400ml) well-flavoured white sauce
3oz (75g) grated cheese
Slice the aubergine in thin rounds, sprinkle with sea salt and leave for 30 minutes to draw out bitter juices, then rinse and dry the prices. (If it’s a good ripe aubergine you will not need to do this).
Set the oven to 350F (180C) mark 4.
Fry the onion and garlic in the oil in good sized pan for about 5 - 8 minutes, but don’t brown them, then add the tomatoes, tomato puree, a good grinding of pepper, the cinnamon and wine and let the mixture cook gently for another 5 minutes or so, before mixing in the beans, mashing them slightly as you do so. Add more sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste if necessary. Make the white sauce.
Beat the egg into the white sauce; grease a shallow casserole dish. Put half the aubergine slices into the base of the dish, cover them with half the bean mixture and then half the white sauce. Repeat the layers, ending with the sauce. Then sprinkle the top with the grated cheese. Bake in the moussaka in the oven for about an hour. Serve with a cooked green vegetable or green salad.
(From the Bean Book by Rose Elliot 1981)
Wednesday 14th June – 7.30pm, Bingo at the Anchor
Sunday 18th June – Car Boot sale – Anchor field
Sunday 2nd July – Car Boot sale – Anchor field
June - Plant Exhibition – Parva Vineyard
July - Art Exhibition – Parva Vineyard
CATBROOK MEMORIAL HALL EVENTS 2006
Saturday 24th June - Caldicot Male Voice Choir.
Sunday 2nd July - Car Treasure Hunt.
August 4th-6th - Art for
Opening hours: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 30th September - Italian Wine Tasting Evening and Supper.
Friday 6th October - Film Night - The Constant Gardener.
Saturday 21st October - High Jinx Theatre Evening, “Estella’s Fire”
Friday 3rd November - Film Night - Walk the Line.
Friday 24th November - Arts Variety Show featuring Frank Hennessy and Friends.
Whist Drives for 2006 as follows:-
Friday 30th June
Friday 29th September
Friday 15th and 29th December
A Coffee Morning is held in the hall on the third Tuesday of each month commencing at 10.30 a.m. All welcome.
Regular Yoga Classes are held every Tuesday evening and Thursday mornings in the Hall. Call Ruth Routh on 01600-860648 for details.
For details of all other events or to hire the hall contact Betty Maloney on 01600-860548
Tintern urgently needs somebody to cut the grass on two main road verges as well as the Village Green and St. Michael’s Wharf
Strimming is all that’s required and you can do it whenever you like as long as the areas are kept tidy.
The Community Council can’t pay a lot but will recompense you with a mutually agreed sum
A little effort will make the village look a lot tidier
Please contact the Community Council Clerk on 625833 if you
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EVERY WEDNESDAY LUNCH
From 12 till 2pm
Prices from just £3.75
Choice of two meals each week
call us on 01291 689284 or visit www.TheMoonAndSixpence.co.uk
The Anchor Inn
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Food Served all day every day
Excellent views of Tintern Abbey
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