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In which The Author is between engagements

For the last couple of years, my ‘occupation’ has been listed on Facebook as ‘Resting between engagements’. It’s a throwback to a nice expression which actors used to use (and possibly still do) to describe those frequent periods when they’d be out of work. 276 more words


The Secret Drinking Club

In which The Author goes underground

I’m still working on a long blog entry based on the old pubs of the Cynon Valley (the top half, anyway), which will probably appear in the fullness of time. 671 more words


Match 14: 21/02/2015. Ton Pentre 1-4 Aberdare Town. Welsh League Division One

Saturday 21st February 2015
Ton Pentre 1-4 Aberdare Town
Welsh League Division One.

“Clydach or Pentre?” I debated with myself all morning. I’d fancied a trip to both clubs since the start of the year, but the weather had got in the way a few times, both clubs suffering from recent postponements. 1,523 more words


Hot Metal

In which The Author takes you on a trip back in time

Sometimes my research for the Street Names Project takes a turn in a totally unexpected direction. 2,541 more words


Come and say hello to us on Wednesday 18th February!

On Wednesday you will find members of the JanRo team at Aberdare Family Fun Day and Ebbw Vale Employment and Careers Event – Come along and say hi!