~The Elderberries ~
17th August 2021

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The Elderberries visited Insole Court in Llandaff, Cardiff and very much enjoyed looking around the Grade II listed mansion house and gardens.  It is now a registered charity, the Insole Court Trust.

They also visited the first floor where they experienced a permanent heritage exhibition, “This House is a Stage”. This walk-through audio drama brings local history to life, telling the stories of the rise and the fall of the Insole family and their contribution to South Wales’ industrial past.

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~The Elderberries ~
20th July 2021

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There were 8 of us today with Irene on Zoom.  It was very hot, but we decided to put one side of the gazebo down to protect ourselves against the worst of the sum.  The theme of this weeks’ event was Desert Island Disks and each participant brought a CD with them with a favourite track.  We enjoyed a pleasant couple of hours.  It was nice to welcome Lillian and Donna for their first visit. 


We are hoping to expand our numbers, but we know there’s a lot going on for people, with trying to get away, catching up with family and friends and appointments.  Also we needed to have an updated programme and be able to manage our technology.


For some reason our Zoom did not work too well this week but we will continue to maintain a hybrid presence.


This programme may be subject to changes over the next weeks, but we will try to stick with it.  We decided not to have a bus trip just yet and would prefer to move forward in small steps.

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~The Elderberries ~
8th June 2021

Yet again Irene Burrows came to entertain us. Having asked for requests beforehand no-one was left without joining in to a special song. We didn’t have Thanks for the memory but we did have so many happy memories including the 60’s mix, Wonderful World, Crazy, Bye bye love, Viva Espagna, Songbird and of course Thank you for the music.  

Irene also mentioned Bonny Tyler, another Neath girl, who was celebrating her 70th birthday. We sang It’s a heartache but maybe it should have been Total eclipse of the heart. 

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~The Elderberries ~
15th June 2021
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Picnic at Castle View Lake 


The weather was very hot!  A smaller group than usual ventured out but it was really good to see two members we hadn’t seen during the pandemic. 

Most people met at the Miners Centre and walked to the nature reserve.   


Marjorie had organised a wild flower quiz and brought a book and chart and along with Gaynor’s book, we identified 20 different flowers (we had lawfully picked and placed on Katherine’s picnic blanket). 


The picnic was quite low-key but the conversation was bubbly.  For the finale Irene led a singalong. 

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