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PORTHCAWL WW1 CENTENARY COMMEMORATIONS 1914 - 1918
PLANE DOWN ON BEACH
THE beautiful seaside town of Porthcawl will be holding a First World War Centenary commemoration on Saturday 2nd August 2014. The day will be packed with events from that era as re-enactors such as the British Army's Recruiting Sargearnt Tableau, the Suffragettes and a 1910 policeman who will be arresting a Suffragette will be part of the days events. A town cryer will start the procedings at 9am, he will then call for attention as a trumpeter plays the reveille, the union flag is raised. The High Sheriff, the Lord Mayor and the Lord Lieutenant will take up their positions as a unit of sea cadets take the salute. There will be a vintage car drive through the town as they pass WW1 shop displays with staff in period dress. The museum will be open and there will be lots of music, tea, coffee and food to keep all visitors happy. At the end of the day there will be a service of reflection at All Saints Church, Porthcawl.
SWANSEA HALF MARATHON 2014
IT was all in Castle Square on Saturday, there was something for everybody in the way of skates, scooters, skateboards, live bands and street dance.
Whatever your choice of wheels, it was a chance to show off your skills in the Street Sports area. and for the less adventurous without wheels, there was plenty to do and see with the stage entertainment. Revue Dance Studio put on breathtaking street dance routines and in between there was live music from bands, local band Fast Fuse sang in English and Welsh. It was a opportunity for the public to see the skills involved in these sports and importantly how to enjoy them.
Coming soon: Dont miss these stunning video. Swansea Half Marathon - Swansea Bay.
Aldi Stores Ltd has withdrawn one date code of nice 'n easy Thai Chicken Panang, because the packets contain ‘Thai Chicken Peanut’ which means the presence of peanuts is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy to peanuts.
Source: The Food Standards Agency
The JCP Solicitors Swansea Half Marathon is the newest event on the UK’s running calendar, over two thousand runners registered for this Swansea Bay course. It was won by Mathew Wells from Bridgend AC in a time of 01:14:38.2 second was Mark Roberts at 01:15:53.1 and third was Scott Mayhon his time was 01:17:04.1 the first female runner to cross the finish line was Hannah Oldroyd at a time of 01:23:21.8 good weather conditions brought out thousands of spectators who jammed the Waterfront Museum grounds for the start and finish, a rolling road block all the way to the Mumbles was introduced by the council at 7am. The route took the runners over the Sail Bridge on the River Tawe and then on to the finish. All runners finished the race.
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Beach at Crymlyn Burrows
THE plane that made an emergency landing on the beach at Crymlyn Burrows opposite the Swansea University's new Bay Campus is now in the University Bay Campus.
The plane took off from Swansea airport with three people on board and was on its way to Basingstoke, the pilot then discovered a serious oil leak with the engine, he decided to land the plane immediatly on the beach at Crymlyn Burrows. Eye witness at the building site said they feared the worst for the plane as they could see smoke coming from the plane. The former RAF pilot brought the plane down safely and the three occupants were unijured.
A South Wales Police spoksman said: "Emergency services were called to Jersey Marine at around 4pm following reports that a light aircraft had performed an emergency landing on the beach."
The plane was lifted off the beach with a huge crane and put into the University's grounds awaiting the owners collection.
SIMON WESTON IN THE CITY
Simon Weston OBE is a veteran of the British Army who became well known throughout the United Kingdom for his recovery and charity work after suffering severe burn injuries during the Falklands War.
SIMON was at the City's Swansea Museum to open their Great War Trench recently constructed in the main hall. Two magnificent horses from the Welch Horse Yeomanry were at the front entrance too greet Simon, re-enactors from Swansea Pals, in full battle dress, also took part in the opening ceremony. A German soldier was also there who put on a display of WW1 German artifacts and kit. Simon gave a warm and interesting speech to the invited audience and later enjoyed a buffet put on by the Museum before leaving.
Simon Weston with members of the Swansea Pals re-enactment Company at the Swansea Museum.