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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Grwyne Fechan Walk

Grwyne Fechan Walk Map

Having done the Grwyne Fawr valley back in the August issue, now it’s time to move next door to the Grwyne Fechan. Click on the map for a higher resolution version. There’s some fascinating and somewhat colourful local history associated with some of this walk, (see box-out  ‘Macnamara’s Road & Hermitage’) and includes a very […]

Ballotine of Duck, Citrus Sauce

Ballotine of Duck

Ingredients 4 duck legs 100g minced duck 100g minced pork 2 oranges 2 lemons 1 lime 100mls Double cream 2 eggs beaten 50g dried bread crumbs 200mls duck stock Pinch of salt and pepper Method Grate the zest from the citrus fruits, and mix into the minced pork and duck.  Add the eggs and mix […]

Abergavenny Food Festival 2012 Pictures

Abergavenny Food Festival

It was a fantastic weekend! – here’s some of our pictures.

Love Zimbabwe Forges Links

Llantilio Pertholey based charity, Love Zimbabwe, has now officially linked Abergavenny with Chinamhora, the village that Martha Musonza Holman calls home in Zimbabwe. The link is authorised by the Welsh Assembly through their ‘Wales for Africa’ programme. To qualify, Love Zimbabwe has made connections between the Methodist Church in Castle St, 7 Corners Youth Group, […]

Crossword Solution : October issue

Friends of Linda Vista

Linda Vista Gardens

Katrina Gass asks ‘Have you discovered the tranquility of Linda Vista Gardens?’ If you have, you will already know about the bright flower beds and the beautiful trees and shrubs which include some rare specimens. In the Gardens there are many ideal spots for a picnic and the play bed with its willow tunnel is […]

Courgette and Mint Risotto


Ingredients 50g butter 1 courgette, chopped into small cubes, and lightly roasted in the oven 6-8 nice large leaves of fresh mint 25g chopped onions 100g short grain rice 185ml chicken stock 25g grated parmesan cheese/or cheddar if you prefer Method Melt your butter in a saucepan and add your chopped onions. Cook gently for […]

Keeping In Touch


KIT began in Brecon when Brecon Children’s Contact Centre opened in October 2007. It is open monthly on a Saturday morning from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and provides a valuable service to disadvantaged children and their families in Powys and the surrounding areas. Abergavenny centre followed in October 2011 opening on a monthly basis […]

Abergavenny Film Society launches new season

Well digger

On 26thSeptember, Abergavenny Film Society, the longest running in Wales, will launch its new season of fourteen films. First on the diverse programme is Daniel Auteuil’s charming drama, The Well Digger’s Daughter, set in rural France. The new season includes several films from Europe, and features recent releases such as Almodóvar’s acclaimed melodrama, The Skin […]

How Cymry changed the world

William Aubrey

The Welsh have been exporting their talents and culture to England and beyond since the 5th century. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports. First it was the Celtic saints who carried their Christian faith to new territories in the centuries that followed the Romans’ departure. Then, in the early 15th century when Henry […]

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