Verso il d. The entire process is done by hand, from picking the grapes to ensure local wildlife such as the bearded dragon lizard is disturbed as little as possible, to loading the picked grapes into the crusher and bottling the wine. Everyone is invited to support the superb work done by this organisation in supporting those affected by cancer. There will be bric a brac stalls, home made cakes, Tombola and Grand raffle. A follow up has been arranged for members to visit the Meirionnydd Record Office on 25 th June. This does not sit too well with Karamat's wife, who secretly plans a revolution with a sympathetic rebel in town.
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Fece la sua comparsa in Egitto non molto dopo il tempo di Marziale, nel II secolo d. Il suo debutto fu modesto. A tutt'oggi sono stati rinvenuti 1. Verso il d. I ritrovamenti egiziani gettano luce anche sulla transizione del codex dal papiro alla pergamena. Sebbene gli undici codici della Bibbia datati in quel secolo fossero papiracei, esistono circa 18 codici dello stesso secolo con scritti pagani e quattro di questi sono in pergamena.
Non ne scegliemmo alcuno, ma ne raccogliemmo altri otto per i quali gli diedi dracme in conto. Il codex tanto apprezzato da Marziale aveva quindi fatto molta strada da Roma. Nel terzo secolo, quando tali codici divennero alquanto diffusi, quelli di pergamena iniziarono ad essere popolari. In breve, anche in Egitto , la fonte mondiale del papiro , il codice di pergamena occupava una notevole quota di mercato.
Sono tutti di pergamena, edizioni eleganti, scritti in elaborata calligrafia su sottili fogli di pergamena. Per tali edizioni di lusso il papiro era certamente inadatto.
In almeno un'area, la giurisprudenza romana , il codex di pergamena veniva prodotto sia in edizioni economiche che in quelle di lusso. Le ragioni erano buone: La caduta dell'Impero romano nel V secolo d. Il papiro divenne difficile da reperire a causa della mancanza di contatti con l' Antico Egitto e la pergamena , che per secoli era stata tenuta in secondo piano, divenne il materiale di scrittura principale.
I monasteri continuarono la tradizione scritturale latina dell' Impero romano d'Occidente. La tradizione e lo stile dell' Impero romano predominava ancora, ma gradualmente emerse la cultura del libro medievale.
I monaci irlandesi introdussero la spaziatura tra le parole nel VII secolo. L'innovazione fu poi adottata anche nei Paesi neolatini come l'Italia , anche se non divenne comune prima del XII secolo. Si ritiene che l'inserimento di spazi tra le parole abbia favorito il passaggio dalla lettura semi-vocalizzata a quella silenziosa. Prima dell'invenzione e della diffusione del torchio tipografico , quasi tutti i libri venivano copiati a mano, il che li rendeva costosi e relativamente rari.
I piccoli monasteri di solito possedevano al massimo qualche decina di libri, forse qualche centinaio quelli di medie dimensioni. Il processo della produzione di un libro era lungo e laborioso. Infine, il libro veniva rilegato dal rilegatore . Le copertine erano fatte di legno e ricoperte di cuoio. Esistono testi scritti in rosso o addirittura in oro, e diversi colori venivano utilizzati per le miniature. A volte la pergamena era tutta di colore viola e il testo vi era scritto in oro o argento per esempio, il Codex Argenteus.
Per tutto l'Alto Medioevo i libri furono copiati prevalentemente nei monasteri, uno alla volta. Il sistema venne gestito da corporazioni laiche di cartolai , che produssero sia materiale religioso che profano .
Nelle prime biblioteche pubbliche i libri venivano spesso incatenati ad una libreria o scrivania per impedirne il furto. Questi libri furono chiamati libri catenati. Vedi illustrazione a margine. L' ebraismo ha mantenuto in vita l'arte dello scriba fino ad oggi. Anche gli arabi produssero e rilegarono libri durante il periodo medievale islamico , sviluppando tecniche avanzate di calligrafia araba , miniatura e legatoria.
Col metodo di controllo, solo "gli autori potevano autorizzare le copie, e questo veniva fatto in riunioni pubbliche, in cui il copista leggeva il testo ad alta voce in presenza dell'autore, il quale poi la certificava come precisa".
In xilografia , un'immagine a bassorilievo di una pagina intera veniva intarsiata su tavolette di legno, inchiostrata e usata per stampare le copie di quella pagina.
Questo metodo ebbe origine in Cina , durante la Dinastia Han prima del a. I monaci o altri che le scrivevano, venivano pagati profumatamente.
I primi libri stampati, i singoli fogli e le immagini che furono creati prima del in Europa, sono noti come incunaboli. Folio 14 recto del Vergilius romanus che contiene un ritratto dell'autore Virgilio.
Da notare la libreria capsa , il leggio ed il testo scritto senza spazi in capitale rustica. Leggio con libri catenati , Biblioteca Malatestiana di Cesena. Incunabolo del XV secolo. Si noti la copertina lavorata, le borchie d'angolo e i morsetti. Insegnamenti scelti di saggi buddisti , il primo libro stampato con caratteri metallici mobili, Le macchine da stampa a vapore diventarono popolari nel XIX secolo.
Queste macchine potevano stampare 1. Le macchine tipografiche monotipo e linotipo furono introdotte verso la fine del XIX secolo. Nel  nasce il Progetto Gutenberg , lanciato da Michael S. Hart , la prima biblioteca di versioni elettroniche liberamente riproducibili di libri stampati. I libri a stampa sono prodotti stampando ciascuna imposizione tipografica su un foglio di carta. Le varie segnature vengono rilegate per ottenere il volume. L'apertura delle pagine, specialmente nelle edizioni in brossura , era di solito lasciata al lettore fino agli anni sessanta del XX secolo , mentre ora le segnature vengono rifilate direttamente dalla tipografia.
Nei libri antichi il formato dipende dal numero di piegature che il foglio subisce e, quindi, dal numero di carte e pagine stampate sul foglio.
Le "carte di guardia", o risguardi, o sguardie, sono le carte di apertura e chiusura del libro vero e proprio, che collegano materialmente il corpo del libro alla coperta o legatura. Non facendo parte delle segnature , non sono mai contati come pagine. Si chiama "controguardia" la carta che viene incollata su ciascun "contropiatto" la parte interna del "piatto" della coperta, permettendone il definitivo ancoraggio. In origine era costituito dalla firma del copista o dello scriba, e riportava data, luogo e autore del testo; in seguito fu la formula conclusiva dei libri stampati nel XV e XVI secolo che conteneva, spesso in inchiostro rosso, il nome dello stampatore, luogo e data di stampa e l'insegna dell'editore.
Usata raramente fino a tutto il Settecento quando solitamente l'editore vendeva i libri slegati o applicava una semplice copertina di protezione, che veniva poi gettata dal legatore divenne molto popolare a partire dai primi anni dell' Ottocento , forse su impulso degli stampatori Brasseur di Parigi .
Nel libro antico poteva essere rivestita di svariati materiali: Poteva essere decorata con impressioni a secco o dorature. Ciascuno dei due cartoni che costituiscono la copertina viene chiamato piatto. Nel XIX secolo la coperta acquista una prevalente funzione promozionale. Ha caratterizzato a lungo l'editoria per l'infanzia e oggi, ricoperto da una "sovraccoperta", costituisce il tratto caratteristico delle edizioni maggiori. Le "alette" o "bandelle" comunemente dette "risvolti di copertina" sono le piegature interne della copertina o della sovraccoperta vedi infra.
Generalmente vengono utilizzate per una succinta introduzione al testo e per notizie biografiche essenziali sull'autore. Di norma, riporta le indicazioni di titolo e autore. I libri con copertina cartonata in genere sono rivestiti da una "sovraccoperta". I tagli possono essere al naturale, decorati o colorati in vario modo. In questi ultimi casi, si parla di "taglio colore", nel passato usati per distinguere i libri religiosi o di valore dalla restante produzione editoriale, utilizzando una spugna imbevuta di inchiostri all' anilina anni del XX secolo .
Dalla fine degli anni novanta vengono svolti in labbratura con colori a base d'acqua. Riporta solitamente titolo, autore, e editore del libro. Sovente riporta un motto. Assente nel libro antico. I primi incunaboli e manoscritti non avevano il frontespizio, ma si aprivano con una carta bianca con funzione protettiva. Nel XVII secolo cede la parte decorativa all' antiporta e vi compaiono le indicazioni di carattere pubblicitario riferite all'editore, un tempo riservate al colophon.
In epoca moderna, le illustrazioni e parte delle informazioni si sono trasferite sulla copertina o sulla sovraccoperta e altre informazioni nel verso del frontespizio. I nervi possono essere lasciati a vista e messi in evidenza attraverso la "staffilatura" , oppure nascosti in modo da ottenere un dorso liscio. Nel libro moderno i nervi sono di norma finti, apposti per imitare l'estetica del libro antico e conferire importanza al libro.
Se esse fanno parte integrante del testo sono chiamate illustrazioni. Esse hanno una numerazione di pagina distinta da quella del testo; vengono impresse su una carta speciale, quasi sempre una carta patinata . On Saturday the 19th August the team were at home for the annual local derby with Fairbourne Bowling Club. On this occasion Barmouth Club were the successful team. All now depends on the return match on the 2nd September when Fairbourne are the hosts.
The weather brightened up and the 12 players enjoyed the matches in the afternoon. It was a close match with Pam being the winner. Sheila Davies gave a lovely talk about her friend, Netta, after whom the competition was named. Photos were taken before going into the Clubhouse for a lovely tea provided and served by the W. Pam also thanked Ifor and his friends for organising and marking the matches so efficiently, making the whole afternoon run smoothly.
Six of the players celebrated together in the evening, and a good day was had by all. It will run from am till pm and will be situated on the forecourt of the Buffs Club, and will relocate inside the club if it is wet. There will be bric a brac stalls, home made cakes, Tombola and Grand raffle. The all-weather lifeboat, Moira Barrie, will be on display out on the beach and there will be stalls, games, tombola and barbecue as well as the chance to chat to the crew of the lifeboat station.
Tea and cakes will be served and the Cox in the Stocks will give children the opportunity to soak the coxswain with wet sponges again! The event will run from There are 14 members, all amateur, some with formal training, others self-taught. All members are now over 60 years old. There are no restrictions, as such, when it comes to media.
The exhibition will be open 11am to 4: Barmouth Bowling Club J uly has been another excellent month for the Club, even though the weather has not been too kind this season so far. Too much rain and not enough sunshine, which has been the case.
However, stalwart bowlers have been undeterred and enjoyed the various activities. Matches have been played, some having been postponed due to weather conditions but re-arranged, leaving the club's calendar in tact.
On the 15th July, the match Ladies v Gentlemen was played, and on this occasion the Gentlemen won. The Wales v England game held on the 29th July was won by Wales. Congratulations to the Welsh team. The green, although subjected to a larger than average rainfall, has been kept in very good condition, and appears to have stood up well, thanks to the green keepers and the club members who always provide their best efforts to keep the green in tip top condition, despite the vagaries of the British weather.
The Club has been happy to receive visitors during the month, and is always ready to welcome new bowling enthusiasts. Club members are willing to help and give tuition to newcomers. The Barmouth branch of the W. This match is for ladies only, but is always well attended and provides an entertaining and enjoyable afternoon for all, players and spectators alike.
Race reminder A new charity event for the Bloodwise charity is called The Caderman Triathlon it set for Saturday 5th August start time 8am with the swim at Tywyn then cycle to Dolgellau followed by a run up Cader There are two options, the sprint distance or, the extreme half-ironman distance. You can get all the details of the swim , cycle and run event from the bloodwise site www.
You can enter individually or as a team of three. It will be a good competition with athletes who follow the series of challenges around the country taking part.
Keep fit, raise awareness for a vital charity and help raise money with one good deed. Integrated Network Consultation There will be a period of public consultation beginning on Wednesday 28 June and continuing for 12 weeks until Wednesday 20 September This will provide an opportunity to have your say on the proposals for the Integrated Network maps for walkers and cyclists in Gwynedd.
A consultation meeting will be held in Barmouth on 4th August in Parlwr Mawr from am till 4pm. Childcare partnership National Play Day will be 2nd August, the event is being marked in Barmouth by Barmouth Childcare Partnership which is organising free play for all ages in the Pavilion leisure Centre from pm. There will also be a craft table, juice and biscuits. Friends of Hafod Mawddach. The Annual Cream Tea at Hafod Mawddach took place at the Residential Home on a beautiful sunny day last week and was very much enjoyed by residents and visitors.
Our thanks go to Co-OP Barmouth for kindly donating the scones, to Angie Chamberlain for selling raffle tickets and to all the committee and friends for providing cakes and raffle prizes. Thank you to everyone who supported this special day.
If anyone would like to be part of our committee please contact Carol Clay on This year there will be three Thursday talks. The talks start at 7: She is the nursery teacher but has other duties on the ship and ashore. The ship, a converted car ferry, is staffed by volunteers and brings hope, help and support wherever it docks.
This year will be spent in the Caribbean and at present is visiting Jamaica. There will be various stalls including Tombola, Books, Cakes and Bric a brac. Barmouth Bowling Club The month of June brought a challenge to the club's players, providing the wettest in club memory. However, undaunted, members were still able to continue their matches by re scheduling, and in fact, only one or two arranged Matches were affected, and these were played when the kinder weather arrived.
One of the affected matches was the event of the Cyril Hudson Cup, which in fact, was played for the following week, and won by Mick Williams, with Brian Williams as runner-up. The Men's Doubles Match, held on the 24th June, was won by Ron Rees, who has always set the bar high, and is a difficult player to beat, with runner-up Mick Williams, a formidable player!
Members are hopeful that the return of the good weather enjoyed for the Bill Gaskell Shield event, will continue for the rest of the season. The Club is hopeful that the second half of the season will be as enjoyable as the first half when, despite the efforts of the resident rabbit family, and dreadful, at times, weather the Green is looking to be in fine form.
The Club has welcomed visitors throughout the month, and is always happy to meet new possible players, who may like to try their hand at bowling. This very enjoyable and interesting game provides excellent exercise and enjoyable leisure to both young and old, and is a good sport for all the family.
For further information about the Club and events, telephone The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, welcomed everyone. The meeting had ended with singing and dancing in the aisles to the Liverpool band, the Retros. The summer outing, on 21 June, was to Ruthin Gaol and Cae Dai s museum, both of which were very interesting. The very hot day ended with a good meal in Isis.
Although the six Barmouth members who attended did not win, they had great fun and did win some raffle prizes. The speaker for the evening was Llinos Griffiths, who is originally from Barmouth, but now lives in Machynlleth. Llinos explained that she had attended appropriate courses and her products had to be approved by a chemist and trading standards.
She showed how her soaps are made and members had the opportunity to buy her products. Llinos was warmly thanked by Rose Morris. Delicious refreshments were then served by Karen Chapman and Audrey Witts, who were thanked by Jacqui. The raffle was won by Pauline Roberts and the flowers by Val Vine. The competition for a posy of flowers was won by Iris Lovatt. Any contributions for the stall can be brought to the meeting. Friends of Ysgol y Traeth The group will be holding their annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Wednesday 5th April, from 3pm on the school field.
The meeting point at the start will be the Lifeboat station next to the leisure centre. Everyone is invited to go and help clean the beach or join in with Underwater Wales who will be doing an MCS Beach clean survey ,where you record everything you pick up, an egg case hunt mermaids purses, wash balls etc and a nurdle hunt.
Every piece of litter collected helps. Merched y Wawr, Bermo. Cafwyd gwahoddiad i Gangen Nancol nos Fercher Sed. The film will be "Sully miracle on the Hudson" starring Tom Hanks. Those wishing to have the Fish and Chip supper need to book in advance by calling Eliz Swain on or the Dragon Box office who will pass on the message.
Supper will be at and the film will start at Profits will go to Rotary nominated charities. Remembering David On Friday 31st March there will be a gathering of friends to celebrate and remember the life of David Leese who passed away late last year. The meeting will be at the Masonic Hall, Water street Barmouth where David had been a member of long standing and of which he had been Master twice.
All friends of David and Christine will be welcomed to the informal session that will start at 2pm and end at 4pm. During the winter months, the Clubhouse has undergone a refurbishment and on Easter Saturday, the Bowling members attended the opening meeting. The Chairman, Phil Powell, welcomed newcomers to the Club, and reiterated the club's continuing regard and gratitude to the former President, Bill Gaskell.
A proposal was made that Bill be given life membership of the Club. Members agreed unanimously with this proposal. In the evening members enjoyed a start of programme Dinner at the Min y Mor Hotel, thus cementing an auspicious start to the season.
Club days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1. The Club has an extensive programme of matches and events prepared, and welcomes new members whether proficient or just interested in the game of bowls.
Members of the club are always happy to assist newcomers to the game of bowling. Why not bring along your family for an outdoor afternoon treat at the bowling club Park Road Barmouth.
For further information, telephone Community nursery fund raiser Oasis Nursery are hosting a blind auction to raise funds for exciting upcoming projects to enhance the environment in which the children learn and develop Oasis is a not for profit community group that relies on fundraising and grants to boost its resources.
From Friday 8th April the auction will open and members of the public will be able to choose an item, bundle or multiple packages on which to enter a bid. They will place their bid into an envelope which will be sealed and signed then placed inside a box. No one will know the bid except the bidder When the auction closes on Monday 2nd May, an event will be held at the Elim Church where bidders are more than welcome to watch the unsealing of the envelopes.
The highest bidder will be revealed. If there are two or more identical bids, these will be drawn from a hat by an independent adjudicator.
Two films will be showing over the next couple of weeks, one for a more adult audience and the other for younger viewers. The Good Dinosaur Film starts 2. Two separate Beach Clean sessions on Friday and Saturday last week resulted in over sixty bags of rubbish being removed from Barmouth beach.
The events were organised by the Residents Association and by the Lifeboat committee Local residents take pride in their town and wanted to make sure that standards are maintained with Easter fast approaching.
Much debris has been blown onto the beach or washed up over the winter during the great storms. Now everyone can enjoy their beach in safety. The Dragon theatre is seeking volunteers to help with various aspects of this community owned facility. The building hosts theatre and cinema productions as well as a range of community events, workshops and meetings. With arts funding being limited such organisations can only survive by drawing on the skill, time and effort of community members.
If you have interests in front of house or behind the scenes opportunities contact Allison Williams at the theatre or call her on The film at the Dragon on Friday 18th will be Brooklyn, the story of an Irish immigrant played by Saoirse Ronan in s New York falls for a tough Italian plumber played by Emory Cohen, but faces temptation from another man acted by Domhnall Gleeson when she returns to her homeland for a visit. The film will start at Tickets on the door or in advance by contacting the theatre on On Friday 18 th March between 3pm and 5pm volunteers will be clearing Barmouth beach of the winters accumulated rubbish This initiative is open to everyone who wants to help keep Barmouth clean.
The Buffs club are planning a Ladies evening for April 9th, entertainment will be provided by Wildboys entertainment. The fun will start at ending at midnight. Contact Rita at the club for tickets.
There will be an Easter Disco for vulnerable adults in residential or supported living or living with family. There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny who will be giving each service user a free Cadburys cream egg. On Sunday March 13th there will be an afternoon of traditional Welsh folk and fairy tales told by a storyteller with two musicians to add atmosphere.
There will follow a story making and illustration workshop. Free tea and cake is included in the entry price. This event is suited to anyone over the age of 5. More details and booking is available by calling the theatre 0n It is based on a real incident which created the idea for the book Moby Dick. It is certificate 12a and runs for mins. The event is a fundraiser and will include Craft session, stalls and a disco.
Everyone of all ages will be welcomed. Friends of Ysgol y Traeth will host the annual Easter Fair Stalls will include tombola, lucky dip, hook-a-duck, hoopla, Dutch raffle, refreshments and, of course, the Easter Egg Hunt. There might even be a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tables are available for any crafters or businesses who wish to go along, promote their business and make some sales!
If you are interested in a table, please get in touch with Katie Price Crystal House who will provide you with all the information. Fancy a bit of James Bond? Food served at 6. Barmouth Publicity Association will be holding the A. The meeting is open to all. The issue of the planned closure of the Tourist Information Centres means there is an opportunity for some creative thinking about how to promote the town in the future.
If you have ideas on any aspect of tourism this is the forum in which to air them. Full details are on the clubs facebook page. A Silent auction is being is planned in aid of Oasis Most local businesses have received a letter, but organisers are hoping to get everyone involved.
Oasis is a community nursery built by the community. Any donations will be gratefully received between now and April 1st: Please ring for more information. That is followed on the 11 th March by Spectre a James Bond spectacular with all the expected excitement and action. Later in the month on the 18th Brooklyn will be showing: An Irish immigrant lands in s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Spanish classes commence in the Dragon Theatre on 25th February, contact the theatre, Wendy Cleaver or Coleg llandrillo for more details of timing and costs. The Buffs Club will be hosting a fund raiser for Sarcoma, the bone and soft tissue cancer charity on Saturday 19th March starting at The annual show features local talent, and is always a sellout, local people queue up to be part of this fun and fund raising event.
Each year the organisers choose a charity to benefit from the show. Tickets go on sale on March 1 st. Contact the club, Dan Papyrnik or Dan Owen for more details. Places are limited so advance booking is essential. For more details contact Martin on or email mail hypNOWtherapy. Barmouth Town Guide In the Barmouth Publicity Association is developing a new Town Guide, this will take the information previously available in the Guide and Brochure and combine them into a single publication, with the addition of a map.
The brochure will include shops, places to eat, attractions and transport links as well as the accommodation information previously available. The intention is to produce a high quality publication which can be sent out to people before they arrive and also for visitors to use when they arrive in town to help them find their way around. The Guide will show them how much there is to do and see in the area and hopefully encourage them to come back for return visits.
The Guide will also contain a calendar of events, so please let Heather Brown info barmouth-wales. The Barmouth webpage www. New carol Local writer, broadcaster, photographer, minister and teacher Aled Lewis Evans has written a new carol that is to be performed to music composed by Tecwyn Ifan.
It may be available to catch up on line. All are welcome to play and help support the school. Organisers thank the local businesses that are supporting the event. All proceeds to go to Harlech Pool. Tickets are available by calling Rob on The Pool committee are working hard to raise the money needed to keep the pool open.
On-going maintenance and staffing costs have to be met all year round. Cuts and comments While everyone is probably aware of the consideration being given to the idea of closing the bridge path It is important to remember that many other things have a similar axe hanging over them.
Within the longer list of cuts is one to abolish the Tourism and Marketing Service and to abolish the Business Support Service. This would result in the closure of all the Tourist Information Centres and also to cease publication and online support of the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast brochure.
The Business Support service helps many local small businesses with day to day issues as well as grant applications which bring additional money into local businesses. The suggested savings show only the current cost to the council and do not consider the loss of revenue to Gwynedd due to cutting these services.
There will be a drop in session in Barmouth on 5th November at the Dragon Theatre between 2pm and 4pm if you can attend to let the council know your concerns in person.
There is also a questionnaire available online, or in paper format. The link is from the Council's Home page: The congregation wish them and the Godparents well for the future. Upcoming events at St John's include a Messy Church event on the 4th of November and a Fundraising Thank you Party at St John's for those that have organised fundraising events and donated funds towards repairing the Clock.
The Party will begin at 6: The theatre will be conducting a survey on the evening and invite viewers to enjoy a free ice cream soda or coke float in return for completing a questionnaire.
Keep it open Become part of the national campaign to ensure that Barmouth Bridge path remains open to walkers and cyclists and becomes more accessible to disabled people. On Saturday 31st October you can join the walking and cycling action day on Barmouth Bridge arranged by local activists.
So there is time to sort through your attics, dust off your heirlooms, polish your precious porcelain and take your treasures along to the Dragon Theatre from 11 am to 2. Lunchtime refreshments will be available. It is hoped that this will become an annual event. The group are currently editing the video s taken during the course of the event. The screening starts at in the Dragon Theatre. As well as a variety of stalls, refreshments will be available including a homemade soup lunch.
A warm welcome is extended to all. Barmouth Bowling Club August proved trying weatherwise. On the 24th August, the club played its local Derby with Fairbourne at home, where Barmouth was the winning team and successfully retained the Shield won in Afterwards everyone enjoyed a tea party ,the usual raffles and good humoured banter with friends from Fairbourne.
The 29th August saw the Wales versus England match which was won by Wales on points. The tables were set and members seated. Meirion was sung followed by a medley of songs from the period in both Welsh and English. Tea was then served, a good selection of sandwiches and cakes was followed by trifle, jelly and blancmange.
After much chatting and laughter the afternoon ended with Mari thanking everyone for their help followed with the singing of God save the Queen and finally Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.
The gardens of Ty Llwyd near the centre of Dyffryn, on the main road will be open as part of the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 6th September from 11am till 5pm. Prominent signs will everyone find the location. Monies raised will benefit charities. There will also be plants and refreshments on sale. Woman in Gold will be showing in the Dragon Theatre on Friday night at pm. Helen Mirren stars as a woman fighting to regain a painting of her aunt that had been looted by Nazis.
This years Walking Festival will run from Saturday 12th to Monday 21st September and will include 30 walks of varying difficulty.
The organisers will use the foyer of the Dragon theatre each day to accept bookings and registrations for the walks. Full information is available on the www. Advance booking will be required to enable catering provision.
You can call the theatre on or call into the foyer from Saturday 12th and book there. Craig Dobbins who manages the collections and processing is grateful to all who continue to help by providing collection points and to those who donate items to the on going project. William Burton , the promoter thanks everyone involved in the fund raising for their commendable work. The screening begins at pm. Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased on the door. Either completely new or experienced rowers are welcome to come along.
This is a great sport for the fit and the not so fit to enjoy. Special thanks go to the children who toddled round the Wern Nature Reserve on a lovely sunny day in June.
This is a project run by Andrew and Avril Wesley, who support orphan children and their foster families, in the poorer areas of Belarus.
Avril recently visited Barmouth and gave a progress report of the Dream Home, where these families, who might have eight children or more, are given a short respite from their very basic lives.
The parents are able to relax and meet with other foster carers, while the children are entertained and cared for in a warm and friendly environment. Their long term plan is to provide more homes where foster families can live in a caring community. Warm clothing is much appreciated in a country where winter temperatures can drop to minus 30 degrees. This time, 45 hats, 8 scarves, 24 pairs of gloves, 70 jumpers and 24 blankets, have been sent. This makes a total of nearly items which have been knitted and sent from Barmouth since the beginning of It has been worthwhile and a pleasure to knit these items, especially the joint effort of knitting squares for the blankets.
Events at the Dragon theatre for August include Matinee films on Mondays at pm. Wednesday 12 th August, 7. Think a little bit of Fawlty Towers, a little bit of Benny Hill. Wednesday 19th August, 8. More information on these and other events can be obtained by calling the theatre on The meeting was held on Wednesday 22nd July when Mari welcomed everyone and Meirion was sung accompanied by Blodwen. Mari read out postcards that had been received from members on holiday, birthday wishes were then given to those whose birthdays fall in August.
Best wishes were sent to Gill and Charles for their forthcoming wedding. Apologies were given then Val read the minutes of the last meeting. Mari told how the Summer Fair in the Dragon Theatre had been a great success. The day had been rounded off with a lovely tea in the club house. The cup and medals won were shown at the meeting. It was reported that the Flower Festival had received many compliments regarding the flowers by Christine Dearden and the photographs chosen and placed by Liz Roberts and Mari.
Pam is arranging for members to have tee shirts with the Barmouth W. Christine Leese told the group that her daughter was doing a sponsored walk in aid of the Parkinsons disease organisation and that on August 22nd there will be walk in aid of Nightingale House. Geraldine showed DVDs that Susan Wallace had compiled showing old photographs of members past and present, one being narrated by Doreen Gill.
It was lovely to see pictures of the carnivals that were once held in Barmouth with the W. Everyone enjoyed seeing part of Barmouth W. Refreshments were then served, Pimms ,cheese and biscuits and scones. Mari thanked those of the committee who had helped with the preparation of the lovely supper and to Sybil for the flowers which were won by Anne Vaughan Jones.
The raffles were won by Shelia Jason and Angela. Mari wished everyone a lovely summer and asked people not to forget the many events during August. It would appear that reintroducing the toll could generate sufficient to pay a toll collector and cover the contribution to the rail company. The crossing forms part of the Wales Coastal Path and is believed to be a right of way. Closing the path would mean that the very popular link from Barmouth to Dolgellau for walkers and cyclists would be broken and in turn would increase cycle traffic on the busy main road.
As an alternative route would add considerably to the journey, be less scenic and increase traffic hazards. The impact on tourism businesses from the reduction in walking and cycling visitors could be substantial. Tickets, timings and prices can be found on the Dragon theatre web site or by calling the box office on The organisers will be holding an evening of fab music with Omega Party Duo who will be singing covers from the 60;s to the present.
The event will raise money for Novembers Community Bonfire. It will start at on August 8th and there will be Bingo during the interval.
Fairbourne Bowling Club on this occasion, beat Barmouth. Barmouth look forward to the return match. However, the rain didn't spoil everything, as Fairbourne provided everyone with a lovely buffet tea and the usual banter and raffle.
Members look forward to the return match in Barmouth. Every Monday afternoon at during the school holidays there will be a family friendly film showing at the Dragon Theatre, come rain or shine. Detals of films can be found on the Dragon theatre website or on the boards outside the theatre in Jubilee Road.
Michelle Hare will be running an evening of psychic mediumship in the Dragon Theatre on Friday July 31st. Further details of timing and price can be obtained by calling the theatre on Only a limited number of tickets will be on sale to ensure an intimate feel to the event. Anyone who is feeling alone or isolated and wishes to meet new people can go and spend some time there over a cup of coffee or tea or even go to use the internet. The group is also looking for some new volunteers to help run and support those who enjoy the hospitality and warm welcome the facility provides.
If you can spare a little time and perhaps have something to offer the group in terms of an interest to share please contact Helen, Pete or Dawn on Tel Tickets can be bought at the door for the performances that will start at pm. Cal Tjader was a pioneer of Latin Jazz, the event is likely to be popular so advance booking, by calling Danny Jones on , is recommended for the session that will take place in the Arts Room of the Dragon Theatre at pm on Friday 24th July.
Volunteering recognised Two local residents have been recognised for their voluntary efforts in the field of Music. Danny Jones has developed the highly successful monthly jazz event that takes place at the Dragon Arts Room every month and has also organised workshops and a festival in the past.
Evelyn Richardson was also recognised for her work with community music having run the singing for pleasure group within the U3A. Daeth tymor i ben gyda taith i Gwmni Seren ym Mlaenau Ffestiniog. Trefnwyd i gyfarfod wrth y stordy dillad am 5. Cawsom ein croesawu gan Adelyn Ellis, Prif Weithredwraig y Cwmni ag eglurodd y broses o adnewyddu dodrefn a dillad. Roedd yn frwdfrydig iawn dros yr achos ac yn falch bod gwaith i tua 40 o fobl.
Ymlaen wedyn i Cylch yr Efail, gweithdy oedd yma, roedd y gwaith yn hynod o gywrain ac yn drefnus tu hwnt. Cawsom ein tywys o gwmpas y gwesty tair seren gan Adelyn a Sioned. Roedd yma gyfleusterau anhygoel ac wedi meddwl am bob agwedd o anghenion y cwsmer. Diolchodd Llewela i Adelyn a Sioned am eu croeso ar hanes difyr.
Erbyn hyn roedd pawb yn barod am swper, cawsom wledd a gwen gan y merched oedd yn gweini arnom. Aethpwyd ymlaen i ganu penblwydd hapus i Jean a oedd yn dathlu penblwydd arbennig. Edrychwn ymlaen at dymor arall ym mis Medi gyda Dorothy, Gwenda a Jean wrth y llyw. Batala Bermo are now recruiting new band members. No musical experience is necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm. Anyoe interested in joining the band will be made very welcome and given every help.
Band rehearsals are held in the Sandancer Vanue every Wednesday from 7 till pm and smaller workshops are held in Bendgedig every Monday from pm. You are welcome to go along, try it out, have a laugh and make new friends. The film concerns the life and career of British artist J. Turner — , who is played by Spall. Rising stars — the revue is the title of the production being staged by Ardudwy Youth Theatre in The Dragon Theatre on Friday 10th July starting at 7pm.
A workshop session may also be available, call the theatre for further details on The Dragon Theatre is aiming to screen films on the first Friday of each month. The combination of Bluray projection and large screen makes a trip to the theatre well worth while to get a much better experience than any home cinema can achieve. Damo will be playing the music.
More information from Rita at the club. It is hosted on a Flikr site that was paid for by Communities First and is now paid for by the Town Council. Hugh puts a tremendous number of hours into sorting, improving, loading and cataloguing the plus images on the site.
The hit level has passed the 7,, mark meaning that Barmouth has probably the best community web based archive in the country. Hugh's award and trophy presentation forms part of the annual ceremony being held in Cardiff. Barmouth can be proud of the quality and quantity of images that that residents and people connected to the town have given over the years which have created a unique social history of the area.
Paddle sports Due to strong winds on Saturday morning the Paddle Sports event had to be re-organised and a number of events re-scheduled. The popular and well established event was organised by Mawddach Rotary a group that proved its capability by still delivering an enjoyable event despite Saturdays windy conditions.
Fortunately Sundays weather was kinder and everyone enjoyed a pleasant day. Shoppers delight On Saturday afternoon shoppers on the High Street were able to listen to the Harp playing and folk singing of Siobhan Owen who was performing outside Pieces for Places ahead of her planned concert in the Dragon Theatre on Saturday evening.
On Thursday 4 th June there will be a meeting to discuss the future of all the level crossings e. Waynes Crossing, town centre, promenade crossings locally, so a lot of people may be affected if changes are to be made. The meeting has been arranged by Network Rail and will be open from 1pm till 6pm in the Dragon Theatre community room to hear the views of local peop le.
From 12 noon until 6. There will be stalls and a tombola with super prizes and plenty of home-made refreshments on sale. Everyone is invited to come along to support this worthwhile event. Individuals can also experience the fun of water sports with a range of other activities taking place over the weekend. You may even be able to join one of the raft crews — just register and the organisers do what they can to get you on board. Full details can be obtained from the event website on www.
If you want more details or to enter a team you can also phone Beryl Clark on Join in the fun ashore or afloat and make it a great community weekend. Beryl would also like to hear from any locals who would like to help on the day. Ambulance Fundraiser Hendre Coed Isaf Caravan Park will be holding a charity fun week in aid of Barmouth Ambulance and Marie Curie you are invited to go along and support these 2 charities between 24th - 31st May if you would like more information please contact the site office on The works by Bernard Barnes demonstrate his belief that human settlements develop organically.
An accompanying book will be launched at the exhibition which will be open from 11am till 5pm daily. A family film with a PG rating. Barmouth Bowling Club Since the start of the bowling season, the weather has done its best to dampen members enthusiasm for this lovely game. However, undaunted and due to their persistence they have, so far, gained the upper hand and only one match has been re-scheduled due to inclement weather.
On the 16th May, a perfectly lovely afternoon, members played for the Roy Morton Cup, which was won by Vic Tritton They then had tea, cakes and biscuits etc. If you and,or your family would like to taste the joy of a game of bowls, do go along. There is always someone willing to offer advice or tuition if required.
The gentle exercise is also beneficial in many other ways as well as good fun. If you arrive at 7pm you can get a free glass of wine in exchange for your views on what future films and events should go to the Dragon. As a community facility this is your opportunity to suggest new events or film titles. Prizes are plentiful and varied including toys, games and days out. Refreshments will also be available and anyone is welcome to go along and take part Funds raised go to support school activities.
With hits on the site nearing 7,, and the stock of photos still rising weekly there is always something new to be discovered on the site. Funds raised go to support the community owned theatre. It will be located in the Dragon Theatre. Mayday Walk for Yellow Wellies Mayday!
Come and join Barmouth RNLI at the Lifeboat house on the promenade at 2 pm on Sunday May 3 rd and walk to the end of the promenade with them in your wellies. There will be cakes and treats on sale and tea, coffee and soft drinks served in the boathouse afterwards.
The April meeting was held on Wednesday 22 nd. Meirion was sung accompanied by Blodwen Comerford. Mari ten announced the sad news of the death of former member Beryl Finch and also of one of the present members Doreen Gill.
Doreen was known for her quick wit and ability to turn her hand to many things. Mari read a poem penned by her grandchildren that summed Doreen up to a tee. A minutes silence was held in her memory. Monday 20 th was the Darts Singles Night in Bala and congratulations went to the winner Pam Payton with Rose Morris coming second in close fought matches, both being Barmouth members. Eating Out will be Friday May 8 th at 7pm in the Anchor.
The Summer trip on 17 th June will be a visit to Erddig. All this accompanied with photographs. Ann Williams then thanked Norma for such an interesting and informative evening. The monthly competition was an original short sea verse which was won by Janet Davies with Val Vine a close second. Lorraine Viney and Liz Porter won the raffles.
The next meeting will be held at the Dragon Theatre on Wednesday 27 th May. The Chairman, Phil Powell, opened the meeting welcoming members to the start of the season, stating that the Bowling Green would be open for play from Sunday 30th March, Bill Gaskill, the President, outlined forward plans for the year Work on the Club house has been held up for some time awaiting specialist builders and Gwynedd Council's consents to he various items required.
However, it was thought that builders would commence refurbishing the roof and the meeting room on the 18th April. The full Treasurer's report will be provided at a later date. The Bowling Green has wintered well, thanks mainly to volunteer work by members with help from professionals. However, a slight problem appeared in the form of a family of rabbits taking up residence on the green. Obviously the lovely lush grass was heaven sent for them.
They appear to be quite determined in their efforts to remain, in that as fast as the holes they made were sealed up, the resourceful rabbit night shift made new ones. It is hoped to re-house them a. On Friday night Barmouth hosted the Oscars, complete with red carpet and glamour.
The evening began with a spectacular table buffet before moving into the auditorium of the theatre for the awards ceremony at which awards were made to Wendy Ponsford, Will and Nina Huntley, John and Sandra Smith each individually having been judged Local Heroes for the work they have done in conjunction with Mawddach Rotary, particularly in the paddle Sports Event. Mawddach Rotatory have gained a reputation for devising innovative and fun fund raising events and the Dragon was the perfect venue.
Children aged 7 and under can skate from Children aged 8 and over can skate from All children should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please skate safely and wear appropriate safety equipment. There will be a tuck shop available selling refreshments, including drinks, fruit bags, crisps and sweets. Any questions, please ask! Katie Price via Facebook or call her on phone Tickets are available to purchase in advance or on the door -, All proceeds are to go towards the Ysgol y Traeth Year 6 Cardiff Fund.
Mawddach Rotary are planning a screening of "The Imitation Game" on 10th April at the Dragon theatre Barmouth To make it different they are doing their version of the Oscars. They will have the red carpet and perhaps a few Oscars and, hopefully an Oscar style finger Buffet, trying to make it a special night for everyone to feel good and special. Those who want to look as though they have come out of Hollywood can, or else they can come as a character or just come as you want and see some glitterati.
To book tickets contact the Dragon theatre or any member of Mawddach Rotary. The Bridge players and the guest visitors Llanfair WI were warmly welcomed. He entertained everyone with his funny quips and very amusing tricks and magic.
Val gave thanks before he left with the bridge players. The business meeting proceeded with the President firstly giving special birthday greetings to Rosemary Parry who will be celebrating her 80th and for the forthcoming birthdays in April.
Geinor Lavender brought in a photo of her recent 80th party. Five ladies from Barmouth WI helped with the beach clean up. It had been a good day. Shiela Walker read out a lovely piece about Barmouth W. They thoroughly enjoyed it also winning several raffle prizes. Mari thanked the tea hostesses Mary, Liz and Pam for the lovely refreshments.
Jan Spicer President of Llanfair thanked members for the invitation and said they had a lovely evening. Rosemary Parry won the flowers. The competition for the most amusing photo was won by Pat Millward. Its in the stars. Visit Wales is addressing the issue of the grading scheme for hotels, guest houses and other accommodation sectors to evaluate its effectiveness in the face of online review sites such as Trip Advisor. They have commissioned a tourism consultancy to look into the current scheme and its future.
Since there have been agreed criteria for the individual gradings but now a consultancy will look at the relevance of those schemes in an increasingly sophisticated market place.
Barmouth Publicity Association have details if any business or individual would like more information.
Fundraising in the Buffs. Members will be on hand to provide support , help and tips on how to play etc. These afternoons are to be held on the 4th April. Barmouth Childcare Partnership will be holding a meeting on March 26 th at 2pm in the leisure Centre. If anyone has any fund raising ideas for the coming year or would like to join the committee they are welcome to go along meet the group and join in.
The book is to be published by Y Lolfa Publishers. Signed copies can be ordered from the author by calling him on Publication date is to be June 1 st. Imn addition to Blackjack and Roulette there will be Pig Racing.
Tickets will be on sale at Celebrations Card Shop. Ticket price includes a two course meal and starter pack of gaming chips. The Annual conference for those involved in the tourism industry will be held at the Metropole Hotel in lLandrindod wells on 19 th March. Craig Dobbins has once more been collecting used stamps from local people that are recycled to raise funds for the Y Not Drop In centre in Barmouths Park Road.
He thanks everyone who leaves used stamps at the various drop off points, which includes the Celebrations Card Shop in the Arches. The collecting continues and any donations are welcomed. Local businesses have provided sponsorship and prizes including a family ticket to be won for King Arthur's Labyrinth.
The CF1 concert at St Johns on Saturday is likely to be a big success, tickets have already been reserved. Members present heard reports from the Chairman, David Brown, and Treasurer, Graham Hogg, and confirmed the committee members in an open election.
The new Barmouth Brochure was presented to members. It is hoped that this will be more widely distributed than previous issues. Val Hawkins, the Chief Executive of Mid Wales Tourism, was present at the meeting and after a presentation about the activities of MWT Cymru as it is now known an open forum discussion was held.
The change in the way in which people book accommodation was discussed which led onto the issue of grading, with several members arguing for the new town guide to be open to non-graded properties to advertise, whilst others defended a more exclusive policy.
A good exchange of views was able to take place which will assist the BPA as it makes it plans for the future. Thanks to Val Hawkins for giving up her evening to join the meeting and to those members who attended. Weather permitting there will be space for stalls outside as well as in. Rita will be pleased to hear from you as soon as possible so that she can plan , you can contact her by calling On Monday 23 rd February the greatest minds in town will come together to battle for the crown of society quiz team Representatives from Bermo Arts, W.
The quiz will start at in the Arts Room of the Dragon Theatre. The site has now had more than 6 million hits and the interest from around the world seems to continue to grow. Enquiries and comments come from the most surprising places. Money from the sale of coffees etc on the morning will go to support the Dragon Theatre.
It is a thriller based on the best selling book by Gillian Flynn. Tales from the Taiga. In addition there will be a shadow puppet workshop at 11am. Details on prices etc from the Dragon Theatre on B armouth community news. The charity is very grateful to have received this support which is greatly needed.
Special thanks go to Ian at Celebrations for his help. Supper will be Fish and Chips from an award winning fryer and the film will be Pride. Nursery and Reception aged children can join in free of charge. There will be questions for all ages, so put your young and old er! Refreshments will be available: The concert commissioned by the Dragon Theatre is made possible by the donation of the residual funds from Barmouth Arts Festival.
Tickets can be reserved by contacting the Dragon Theatre on It is hard for small towns to compete with towns that have much larger populations in competitions that require community members to cast votes because the likelihood is that the larger community will overwhelm the smaller ones.
If you have suggestions please contact Deana Fisher who will be very pleased to hear from you. Anyone who has helped to support the Lifeboat in any way is welcome to come along and have a cup of tea or a glass of sherry and a mince pie at There will also be a short film showing the valuable work our lifeboat volunteer crew do all year round. The RNLI is very grateful for the behind-scenes dedication of fundraising and lifeboat management volunteers and this is just a small way of them saying thankyou to all who help.
So if you have baked a cake, sold some flags, put in a couple of hours in the Lifeboat Shop, filled a lifeboat box, or just dropped some money into a collection bucket, do come along and spend a couple of hours with us. You are all very welcome. Paul Edwards will be entertaining the children with Mickey and Minnie joining in the fun. Father Christmas will be in his grotto with gifts for the children. There will be a free buffet with drinks available to purchase at the bar. This is a free community event but spaces are limited so if you would like your child to come please contact Rita at the club or phone It is necessary to book before the end of December.
The annual reports were then given: Mari concluded with thanks to all who had worked hard to make Barmouth a thriving Institute. Meinir Lloyd Jones then addressed the meeting. She reported on forthcoming events which have been arranged by the Federation including those which have been arranged on a National level in celebration of the W I Centenary in Barmouth were also congratulated on being such a successful and friendly Institute.
Iris, Val and Malan won the raffle prizes. Confessions from 3pm till 4pm. This years event will be held on December 4th Thursday, opening at 5. The Bells of St Johns will be rung and there will be music. Holding the event was certainly justified by the number of people who made the effort to go along. Cllr Gethin Williams is grateful to all those who took part.
The Band look forward to the opportunity to playing for the Late Night Shopping evening on December 4 th. There will be many items for sale. The 50p entrance charge will include refreshments, the group hopes you will be able to attend. Celebrations card shop in the Arches has agreed to act as a collecting point for used stamps that will be recycled for charities. Ysgol y Traeth will be holding their annual Bingo Night on December 2 nd at pm in the school canteen.
Appreciation is sent to Karen Owen, Mark Driver and local businesses without whose support the event could not happen. There is also a facility on the Gwynedd Council website for those unable to attend. Year on year the cuts to the county councils funding mean that there is less money available to run the organisation. A series of events are being held across the county to get the thoughts and suggestions of residents on how best to manage the functions of the council more efficiently.
A number of local businesses are calling on residents to consider shopping with the areas small businesses rather than using remote multinationals. Their reason for this is that businesses located in Barmouth contribute to community and charity events by donating money and raffle prizes which many larger companies do not. It should be noted though that at least one large company with a local presence is also very active in supporting the community.
Please contact members of the group for more details. A group of superb singers from Llangollen will be performing at the Dragon Theatre on Saturday 22 nd November at pm. It will be a chance to have a look at some of the new pictures in the massive collection, that is still growing month by month.
This is the ultimate community picture archive and probably unrivalled anywhere else. Voting started on the 10th November and runs for one month.
The project with the most votes will receive the funding. The Cambrian Coast Croquet Club. This also gave the Croquet Club members the opportunity to express their thanks to the committee and members of Royal St Davids for allowing them the use of part of the grounds for their games during the summer.
It is hoped that the club will be allowed to return again next year. During the winter months the club will be playing their games on mats in the Barmouth Leisure Centre, Friday afternoons, to pm. New members are always very welcome so come along one Friday and enjoy your free trial game.
This year the late Night Shopping Event will be held on Thursday 4 th December from pm till pm. Plans are progressing and attractions on the night will include a visit by Santa, Music, Face painting and temporary tattoos, raffles, mulled wine and more. If you would like to contribute in any way or to add an attraction at your premises contact Lark Davies as soon as possible. The Worshipful Master of Mawddach lodge Freemasons in Barmouth was pleased to receive a hand made thank you card from the members of the Barmouth Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
This was accompanied by a letter that explained how a donation that was made to the group would be spent in building a stock of uniforms that can be loaned and exchanged as the girls grow and progress.
It was also mentioned that Guiding is celebrating its Centenary this year. Clothes and models were kindly supplied by Pyramid. The evening was very successful despite the wet weather and the fact that there were several other events going on locally.
A new weekday and Saturday timetable has been introduced while the Sunday timetable remains unchanged. The service will be further enhanced in spring next year with the introduction of new double deck buses, equipped with coach style seating, additional luggage facilities and free WiFi. The timetable for the T3 service is available on the Traveline Wales website and phone line. The Dragon Theatre has signed up to a scheme that enables it to benefit from the online spending of supporters.
If you would like to support the theatre at no cost to yourself you only need go to www. One of the latest pictures depicts a Suffragette meeting on the Promenade, an event of which little was previously known. There is a facility on the site for viewers to add comments and background history to the images displayed. It is estimated that the hit rate on the site will reach 6 milllion by Christmas this year.