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Christmas Competition Results

January 10th, 2020

Mathonwy with his prize tree from Abergavenny Garden Centre

Mathonwy with his prize tree from Abergavenny Garden Centre

Some of you may remember that back in November we ran a colouring in competition to win a Christmas Tree, courtesy of Abergavenny Garden Centre.

We were so impressed with the submission by Mathonwy Urien Jones, who was our lucky winner. Mathonwy Urien’s Mum, Adele, recently got in touch with us to share photos of their wonderful tree and she says that not only have they had plenty of compliments from their neighbours and passers by, but that they will be returning to Abergavenny Garden Centre next year to buy another one just like it.
We think it looks fabulous!

In other news, last month we ran a competition to find our hidden Christmas Crackers in our December magazines to win a Christmas Hamper. Our lucky winner was Morgan Scrivens who will be tucking into the goodies that we squeezed into the hamper well into the New Year and beyond! Congratulations to him.


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Win a Christmas Tree worth £70!

November 1st, 2019

  Focus Magazines in partnership with Abergavenny Garden Centre is delighted to announce our Christmas Colouring Competition! This year, we’re running a fabulous seasonal colouring-in competition for all children under 12 to enter. The prize for one lucky winner will be a premium Nordman non-drop Christmas Tree, worth £70, donated by our friends at Abergavenny […]

Lighting Up Abergavenny Saturday 24th November

November 19th, 2018

The Christmas lights in Abergavenny town centre will be switched on Saturday 24th November. There will be lots of elves around the town on that day so why not join in and come dressed up as an elf? There will be a prize for the best dressed elf. From 4.30pm to 7.00pm there will be […]

Natural Weigh’s Top Tips for A Zero Waste Christmas

November 15th, 2018

Opt for some delicious home cooked Christmas fare this year to give your celebrations a touch of the personal. Now is the time to be making Christmas mincemeat, cakes and puddings as well as some of those ever popular Christmas tipples (think alcohol soaked fruits and you can’t go wrong). Prepacked foods are some of […]

Only 1 Easter Stone left after 3 more are found this weekend

March 11th, 2018

Abergavenny has gone stone hunting mad! On Friday, Stacey and Rosalie Callard discovered the ‘Make a Wish’ stone, beside one of the standing stones in Swan Meadows – which was the solution to clue number 3. On Sunday afternoon two more stones were discovered. Fisrt, Amber and Logan Morris-Powley went searching on the Skirrid with […]

Our first Easter stone has been found

March 8th, 2018

The first of our Easter Rocks has been discovered by entrepid stone hunter, Martha Turner. Clue number two in the March Focus led her to the sensory garden at the site of the old lido in Bailey Park. Martha tells us how she found the stone; “My name is Martha Turner. I have found clue […]

Easter Eggs Rock!

March 4th, 2018

Easter is only around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than with an Easter Egg Hunt? Here at the Focus, we thought it might be fun to hide some Easter Eggs around Abergavenny for you to find. However, given all the snow and wet weather, the idea of hiding chocolate under a bush […]

‘Spirit of Christmas Past’

November 5th, 2015

Anticipation is rising in Gilwern as preparations are under way for the Annual Victorian Christmas Market and Concert.  The centre of the village will magically transform into a Fair from the bygone era of Dickens.  Craft stalls will line the main street in front of Hope Church who are organising the event with local support. […]

Christmas with all the Trimmings

December 19th, 2014

There’s no denying that Christmas is a busy time, especially when it comes to catering. There’s so much to think of! Of course, it’s a great idea to buy your Christmas meat from one of our local butchers and, if you can manage it, why not buy your veg at our wonderful Abergavenny Market? But […]

Christmas at the Castle

December 12th, 2014

Come along to Abergavenny Castle on December 14th from 11-4 for ‘Christmas at the Castle’.   The Castle and Museum will be alive with festive activities, entry to the site is free and there’s something for everyone. Local school choirs will be singing throughout the day to create a very special Christmas atmosphere, so please […]

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