Croeso i wefan gymunedol Llanynys a Rhewl
Welcome to the Llanynys and Rhewl Community web site
It is with sadness that we report the death of Mr Elwyn Wilson Jones – he was a native of Blaenau Ffestiniog who became headmaster of Rhewl Primary School in the late 60’s and who lived in the village, in Manod, and who raised his family in the village. He was very keen on sport and together with Mr Peter Hughes, Pant-y-Blodau and his near neighbour – Mr Brian Roberts were mainly responsible for the acquisition of the fields at Ty-isa for the use of the village and the School. For many years he was the Treasurer of Playing Field Committee and of course he played Cricket for the village team into his 60’s.
Our thoughts go out to his family – Bronwen , Huw, Rhys, Robin and Mark
Llanynys Playing Field AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Llanynys Community Playing Field Association was held on Wednesday 20th May in the Pavilion.
The Officials elected are :- Ian Hession – Chairman; Gareth Williams – Vice Chairman; Michael Denman – Secretary and Ellis Ashton – Treasurer.
The Officials reported on the previous 12 months and were hopeful that work would begin on the new gate and the extensions to the Pavilion fairly shortly.
It was agreed that a Cheese and Wine evening would be held soon to enable the Officials to outline the plans for Pavilion and Field. It was also agreed to invite experienced locals in the Building Trade on to the Committee to help the Officials with the work.
The meeting agreed to have 2 sub-groups to manage the work
(i) The Building Group – made up of members of the main committee + the co-opted members(includes Mr Peter Matishok – Architect)
(ii) The Fund raising Group – chaired once again by Mrs Ann Carroll
The Officials were anxious to get as many people involved as possible in the project so that progress could be make quickly to complete the job
It is nice to hear of entrepreneurs with local connections making their mark in this world
Bryn Williams is the head chef and sole proprietor of Odette’s Restaurant, Primrose Hill, London. He shot to fame in 2006 by beating established and well-known chefs to cook the fish course for the Queen’s 80th birthday celebrations on the television programme Great British Menu He is now widely regarded as one of Wales’ best chefs and one of Britain’s new crop of “celebrity” chefs. He is now undertaking an ambitious plan to open a bistro at a multi-million pounds water sports centre on Colwyn Bay promenade.
Bryn is the son of Gwenda Williams who was brought up in The Grove and who now lives in Denbigh
Adam Williams Managing Director at Tir Prince Raceway
Llandudno Pier, famed for its Victorian and Edwardian elegance, has been sold to Tir Prince leisure boss Adam Williams who has vowed to invest to ensure the pier has a bright future.
Adam is the son of Norah Williams who was brought up in the Golflinks Farm and went to Rhewl School. He is also a member of the Williams Family who had a major contribution in the development of Rhyl as a major seaside resort in the fifties and sixties. His father Billy was the prime mover in the development of the Tir Prince raceway.
Just to show that often entrepreneurship runs in families – Adam and Bryn are second cousins
Bov nights in the Drovers – every second Friday of each month.
Galwch yn y Drovers pob ail Nos Wener yn y mis i fwynhau noson o gân gyda Bov a’i organ
RHEWL F.C. MONTHLY DRAW
June 2015 – £100 winner was Mrs Hilda Lewis
May 2015 – £100 winner was Cath Humpoletz
April 2015 – £100 winner was Di Thomas
March 2015 – £100 winner was Ray Griffiths, Gwyl y Foel, Rhewl
February 2015 – £100 winner was Dylan Jones Clywedog Rhewl
January 2015– £100 winner was Mrs Norma Norris 6 Bro Clwyd
Anyone wishing to join this Draw please see Ian Hession or Cath Humpoletz
Alun Jones – Prairie Bound
Nice to hear of a Rhewl youngster branching out into the Big Wide World. Alun Jones son of Iona and Dylan; grandson of Clwyd Thomas is taking up a job in the US to drive Combine Harvesters in the Prairie States. I’m sure the whole of the village would like to wish him the best of luck in his new venture.
Rhewl Gardening Club
The Gardening club is now well established and if you are interested please contact Mrs Jean Wallis (703954). Please click on the Gardening Option within the clubs link on the top menu to peruse the 2015 programme of events
OAP XMAS DINNER 2014
Rhewl School and Rhewl Football Club held their annual Senior Citizens Xmas Dinner at the School on the third of December. The school cooks provided an excellent meal and everyone enjoyed meal which consisted of Soup, Turkey dinner and Trifle followed by coffee and mince pies. Once again Bov provided the entertainment assisted by the talented Geraint Evans.
The criteria for an invitation to the dinner is that invitees will have attained the National Pensionable age (and their spouse) and live in the Rhewl Football Club catchment area. It is very difficult for the Football Club to know the exact age of all the residents and therefore who to invite, so we will be grateful if you qualify to contact Cath Humpoletz on 01824 704827 or 07785 785493.
RHEWL SCHOOL’S CHRISTMAS EVENING
Rhewl School held a festive Christmas Evening in the Pavilion on Wednesday, December 10th. It was a lovely evening beginning with headmistress Sian Hilton welcoming everyone. Entertainment was provided by pupils of the School, the Denbighshire Training Band, Denbighshire County Band and the Porthmyn Choir. Mr John Powell the charismatic leader of the two bands introduced the choirs explaining that the Training Band playing that evening drew on pupils from six local Primary Schools whilst the County Band drew members from further affield and where one of the best bands in the UK doing extremely well in Competitions all over the country. We would like to congratulate John and Heather Powell for the excellent work that the do for music in the region and of course the members of the two bands for providing such an excellent show..
The Pavilion was packed out for the evening with the school being used as an overspill for the bands – the extension to the Pavilion is badly needed for such an event.
YSGOL RHEWL SCHOOL
Rebecca Cutmore’s exciting Time
Last September Rebecca joined the YWAM – Next Wave to do her Discipleship Training School (DTS) She applied last minute and to her delight and surprise she got accepted. We had two weeks to prepare for her departure, which was a day before her 18th birthday! Her journey started at Birkenhead where the ship was docked and they set sail a month later. They went down to Falmouth to get four new sails then they sailed to France, Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar and then on to Malta. The journey wasn’t an easy one as they faced storms and up to 4m high waves. Fortunately Rebecca discovered she wasn’t sea sick and took to the sailing fairly quickly and effortlessly. Each person took their turn in helming the ship, on a 4hour watch and 12 hours off. Rebecca adapted to her new life on the sea and immediately fell in love with her floating home as she calls it. They spent Christmas in Malta where the lecture phase of the school came to an end. On boxing day they went to Greece on their outreach phase. She is at present in Malta
Here are some of the things that Rebecca did in her own words
Feeding the homeless
So I was a part of the group that went around giving food parcels to the homeless on New Year’s Eve. This man who was lying in a doorway under a thin blanket was very frightened of us at first and was hiding. But when we approached him with the food he came out from under his blanket. We handed him a parcel and said Happy New Year and he very gratefully accepted. After we had. walked away, we really felt we had to go back to him, so we did and gave him 3 more! He was so appreciative and bewildered! Seeing him tearing into the parcel not able to wait for his food made myday. We had been able to bless him in a practical way. We had a short conversation with him then left. It was great to bless and love people in a practical way like this.
On Sunday mornings a few of us help out with Sunday school in the church we are staying with!). We go to the little room upstairs (where the boys sleep!) And play games, draw pictures and have a lot of fun! The kids are adorable, and many of us have become fast friends!
On a particular Friday in Thessaloniki we made a board with a mirror and set it up in the middle of the city square. We asked people to take a look in the mirror, and ask themselves the question ‘Who are you?’ When we asked people what they thought Thessaloniki needed the last week, a common answer was that Thessaloniki needs people who know who they are. We wanted to ask this question to get people thinking about their identity.
Something else exiting we are doing here is supporting a new organisation that has just started! It is called Hope Spot. They run every Saturday to provide a free fun space for youth to hang out at and play games like ping pong, uno, jungle speed, scrabble etc! A team of 5 of us go each time to help out
The Porthmyn Choir being impressed with what Rebecca has done agreed to donate a £100 towards her costs of venturing on such a adventure. More good news is that YWAM have offered her a permanent job on the ship she sailed on.
This Web Page
Anyone from Llanynys Community area wishing to include items for this website please contact Amanda (07810 516505) or Tudor(07971 193656)
A calendar of events in the village is now displaying to the right of this screen and all the dates in yellow mean that there is an event being held in the village on that day – moving your mouse over any yellow square will give a brief description of what is being held.
If you select the ‘Cor Y Porthmyn’ option on the above line menu – you can hear the choir singing a couple of songs from the Llanfwrog Church concert on YouTube.
There is a new tab on the above options – History – have a look – interesting piece about a important battle between Welsh Princes in 1118 in the Rhewl station area
If anyone wants to include an item or a photo in this website please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to book the pavilion or include an entry in the Calendar please contact Amanda Nancarrow (email@example.com)