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Dre-fach Felindre memories online

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Part of the Sporting History Exhibition: At the museum

Part of the Sporting History Exhibition: At the museum

THE NEW website showcasing the history of the village of Dre-fach Felindre during the 20th century (www.storifawrdrefachfelindre. cymru) was formally launched at the Welsh National Woollen Museum in the village on Saturday (Oct 29).

Cllr Ken Howell, the Chair of the historical project committee, with the support of Lesley Parker of The Solutions Factory, Pontweli, Llandysul, displayed to a crowded audience examples of the website’s content and added that this was just the first phase in the process of recording the life of the village during the last century and up to present times.

He added: “This website contains up to a thousand old photographs which we have filed under different headings, along with other written material. The complete story of Neuadd y Ddraig Goch (the village hall) from the beginning is worth reading, as it shows the cultural and social events held in the village and the prominent individuals that were involved. The story of John y Gwas and many other leading local individuals is also fascinating.”

The project team will now look to add to the collection.

During the afternoon, an exhibition under the title ‘The Sporting History of the Village’ was opened at the museum by Ieuan Jones, Llandysul, and John Lewis, Cardigan, who were both members of the Bargod Rangers Football Team that won the Cardiganshire League title in the 1947-48 season. They were joined by Mrs Olive Campden, Vice Chair of the project committee.

Cllr Howell thanked The People’s Collection of the National Library of Wales and the National Woollen Museum at Dre-fach Felindre for their co-operation and support.

“To record the history of villages such as ours will be much appreciated by future generations. This is such an important day in the life of Dre-fach Felindre,” he concluded.

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New Quay RNLI lifeboat crew trains with lifeguards

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NEW QUAY lifeboat station hosted a special training evening with the lifeboat crew and Ceredigion’s RNLI lifeguards last week.

Pete Yates, one of New Quay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat helms, worked closely with Ceredigion lifeguard supervisor, Tirion Dowsett, to plan scenarios for the teams to practice working together in casualty care situations.

A large scale scenario included four casualties to be dealt with by the inshore lifeboat crew and two lifeguard teams on a nearby beach, whilst a third lifeguard team and lifeboat crew members dealt with a separate scenario at the lifeboat station.

Pete said: “It was a great evening of training. We had 9 lifeguards and 13 lifeboat crew in attendance.

“The main scenario included casualties suffering from hypothermia and propeller injuries. A second scenario involved a mechanic suffering head injuries in the forepeak of the all-weather lifeboat and requiring extraction on a stretcher.

“On completion of these scenarios we all gathered back at the station where one of our senior crew members sprung a great act at being a diabetic having a hypo, and being suitably angry and aggressive.”

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, added: “It was great for our lifeboat crew members to work with the lifeguards as it builds a deeper understanding of each other’s roles and encourages teamwork between us. This is of great benefit when dealing with real life casualty care situations.”

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Coastguard rescues dog stuck on cliffs

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LAST TUESDAY (Aug 27), New Quay RNLI’s inshore D-class lifeboat, Audrey LJ, was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to assist the Coastguard with a dog stuck on the cliffs near New Quay.

The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 1.50pm with four crew members on board and made their way south down the coast.

Brett Stones, New Quay RNLI’s helm said: “We located the dog on the cliffs by Castell Bach, near Cwmtydu. We stood by while the Coastguard team caught the animal. The dog was unharmed and safe with the Coastguard so we were stood down.

“However, while returning to station we were then tasked to a small vessel with engine failure. We towed the stricken boat with three people on board back to New Quay. We rehoused the inshore lifeboat and it was ready for service by 2.40pm.”

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New maintenance Lorries cut carbon emissions

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The Ground Maintenance Team has purchased three new lorries to support ground maintenance services in Ceredigion.

The new lorries will move Ceredigion County Council’s Ground Maintenance Service’s equipment to and from the grounds that they look after. The lorries will also take cut grass away for composting. This provides the most efficient way of maintaining the areas that the team is responsible for.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards is the Cabinet member responsible for Highways and Environmental Services together with Housing. He said: “The new vehicles replace ones which had provided excellent service for almost 20 years. They are fitted with Euro 6 engines which are considerably more efficient and better for the environment.”

The Grounds Maintenance Team is also incrementally introducing electric-powered mowers, blowers, hedge cutters and strimmers into its fleet. This equipment is better for the environment, is easier to use and causes less noise and vibration.

The new lorries support Ceredigion County Council’s commitment to be a net-zero carbon council by 2030.

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