The Tintern News
Produced by the Friends of Tintern – March 2007
Love Thy Neighbour – something to interest you
Reading this month’s issue of The Tintern news, I came across the word ‘Tinternians’, the article reminded me of some verses listed in a book by Ivor Waters, the great local historian. The book is called ‘Folklore and Dialect of the
The first one tells of Tintern people mocking people from Brockweir who had built their houses near the river where they were often flooded.
Cowats was the local name for the
Jackdaws which nested in the ivy which clung to the walls of the Abbey. An
Abbey Cowat was the name for Tintern
The second was the Brockweir folk’s retaliation.
Because of illness there were few of us at the February Meeting. However we enjoyed doing our crafts and exchanging ideas while drinking tea and eating cakes and scones. Hopefully everyone will have recovered by the next meeting. In March Alison Burnett will be talking to us about the ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World). This international organisation campaigns for improved living conditions throughout the world. The WI is affiliated to the ACWW and we do much to further their good work. If anyone is interested in coming along to the meeting it takes place at 2.00pm in Tintern Village Hall on Monday 19th March.
The finances of the WI are not too healthy at the moment so at the next soup lunch we will have a Bring and Buy stall to raise funds. Also as usual we will be in the kitchen providing soup and pudding.
WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH
12.30 – 2.00
IN TINTERN VILLAGE HALL
HOMEMADE SOUP AND PUDDING ONLY £3.00
BRING AND BUY STALL FOR THE WI.
The soup lunches are not only a means of raising funds for the Village Hall but are also a pleasant social occasion when people can chat over a simple lunch of homemade soup and pudding. Everyone is very welcome to come from babies and toddlers to Great Great Grandparents! If you are new to the village it is a good opportunity to meet other people. Come along and give us a try.
Our monthly meeting was held on Friday 16th
February in the Village Hall when Mr. Roy Haviland of
The next meeting will be on Friday 16th March at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall when Mrs A Tribe will be giving us a talk on “Nelson and Emma”. New members are always welcome ; if you are interested and would like to know more come along to a meeting or call 01291 689 877 (Bernard or Christine Bradshaw ).
Tintern Youth Club
The club is open every Wednesday evening at 6:30 and has an ambitious program of activities which have recently been added to by the Monmouthshire Sports and Wellbeing team who visit the club regularly
It is open to all youngsters in the village
COME & TRY IT!
I would like to say a very big thank you to Barry Cooke of the Wye Valley Hotel who came to my rescue last month when we were experiencing major problems with the photocopying machine in the Police Office. Barry volunteered to take the major part of the Tintern News and print it off on his laser printer. This required him to spend many long hours at the printer – consequently we were able to get the News out last month, though slightly later than usual. But if it hadn’t been for Barry it would have only gone to those for whom I have e-mail addresses and for those who have access to the Tintern Website. So thank you Barry you are a star. (ER for the Friends of Tintern).
Michael’s Church is desperately in need of someone to cut the churchyard grass
and trim the hedges during the 2007 season from April to October. This
takes approximately one afternoon a week and we can provide equipment if
required. We would much prefer to give the job to someone locally, so if
anyone is interested in giving a quote, please call Mary Shipton
on 689673 or Geoff Smith on 689457.
We continue to be very, very grateful to the ladies who give their time to cleaning the Church – thank you very much, it looks terrific.
The Pancake Race was held again this year with the usual lack of response from the business community in Tintern, namely the hotels (but anyone can enter). The Anchor did a good job by winning again this year. The team was Dave Yeomans, Paul Yeomans and Lee Jones. Lee had a very nasty fall but did not drop his pancake. Ella’s shop came second, their team was Sam Hayward, Craig Hayward and Simon Phillips. Wendy Cleal (bless her) represented and trotted for the Cherry Tree. An Austrailian visiting the Abbey was intrigued with the pancake race, so we let him race with the boys from the Anchor and Ella’s shop. He loved it and lost!
Friends of Tintern started holding this event as a fund raiser, but with with the lack of response, it is now held just for fun. SB
Scruff is a two year old black and white collie cross retriever. A very well natured animal, needs more attention then I am able to give him. A big mistake was made by ourselves and the rehoming centre regarding his suitability for us. He is a lively animal, full of energy and fun, and would be well suited to a family with older children, or on a farm as a working dog. I have unsuccessfully tried to rehome him for over a year now. I have also tried all methods of keeping him safe, but he continues to escape, causing me concern for his safety, or of a passing driver. He is currently registered on the web site for ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Cwmbran. He is offered free to a good hom, but a small donation to ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ would be appreciated.
I would also like to take this opportunity to taken anyone who has returned Scruffy, and would like to reassure them we are doing our best. Please be aware there is another collie running free, who Scruffy is often mistaken for. I would not like this to reflect back on us or hinder Scruffy’s chances of being rehomed.
We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in gaining a new companion. Many thanks. Please contact: Graham 01291 689606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
20th March – 8.42am – 8.2m
9.04pm – 8.0m
21st March - 9.24am – 8.2m
9.43pm – 8.0m
22nd March - 10.03am – 7.9m
12th March Elspeth and Karen
26th March Janet, Sue and Barbara
7th May Jude Spooner
4th June Ann and Barry Richardson
Tuesday Club ‘bingo at the Anchor” on Wednesday 4th April at 7.30pm. Bring the family along - all the prizes are Easter Eggs. This helps fund the Tuesday Club, which is for all those over 60, who meet in the Village Hall every other Tuesday at 2.30pm
21st March – Happy Birthday to Dave Yeomans at the Anchor
25th March – Happy Birthday to Richard Ball
25th March – Happy Birthday to former Tintern resident Denny Speak
27th January - Congratulations – to Paul and Laura Dicks (nee Mackie). A baby boy – Lewys – a brother for Jack
Monday 5th March – Friends of Tintern Meeting – 7.30pm Anchor Inn
Wednesday 14th March – Bingo at the Anchor 7.30pm
Wednesday 21st March – Village Hall Committee – 7.30pm
Catbrook Memorial Hall - Events
9th March - Ceilidh with Rig-a-Jig. Proceeds
to the Home Farm Trust. Tickets £8 adults, £5
children commencing 7.30 p.m. Ploughmans
provided. Bring your own drink.
Saturday 24th March - The Library Touring Company performing Wind in the Willows. 2.30 p.m. Adults £6. Children £4.
Friday 16th March - 7.30 p.m. Film Night - hopefully The History Boys or Memoirs of a Geisha. Tickets £4.
Saturday 14th April at 7.30 p.m. - Music with The Ronaldos.
7th/8th July - Art for
Coffee Mornings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10.30 a.m. All welcome.
Yoga Classes now running on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Ring Ruth Routh for further details on 01600-860648.
Whist Drives on Friday 30th March, Friday 31st August, Friday 30th November, Friday 14th and 28th DEcember.
For details on all events or to hire the hall contact Rosemary Stephens on 01600-860451.
Items for the Newsletter – dates for the April 2007 edition
Items for the Tintern Newsletter can be sent by email to email@example.com delivered to Wye Barn, Tintern, or tel 01291 689456.
Items for the April edition of the Newsletter should be received by 25th March 2007
The Tintern Newsletter is sponsored by the Lower Wye Area Committee.
The Tintern News is a vehicle for the expression of opinion by all members of the Tintern community. While it does not necessarily endorse the views of any particular contributors, it does wholeheartedly support the promotion of lively debate on the development of the village and of freedom of speech in general. However, it will reserve the right to edit any contributions in order to preserve moderation and a spirit of good intent in the presentation of arguments. Thoughts from everyone in our community will continue to be very welcome. ER
For one salad bowl serving:
6.5 oz cous cous
8 oz boiling water
1 vegetable stock cube
1 large red onion, chopped
12 cherry tomatoes
6 garlic cloves – sliced
12 mushrooms – without stalks
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp whole grain mustard
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp limejuice
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
Method: Oven 425F/220C/Gas 7
Put the 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil into a roasting tin and put it in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and put all the chopped vegetables into the tin and mixed well with the olive oil. Return the tin to the oven and leave it for approx. 45-60 minutes, until all the vegetables are brown and crisp around the edges. Remove the roasting from the oven and leave to cool.
Dissolve the stock cube in boiling water. Pour this over the cous cous and leave it to soak up the moisture until cool. When cool place cous cous in a salad bowl and crumble with your fingers. Add the cooled salad vegetables and toss. Place the bowl and mixture in the fridge.
When ready to serve, make the dressing by blending all the ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss. Serve accompanied by crusty bread.