Some of the village champions that keep the St Hilary churchyard looking smart - and there has been help from contractors this week!
VE Day in 2020 was meant to be a special occasion, marking the 75th aniversary. However, the lockdown due to Covid-19 meant no village celebration or party because of the need to keep a social distance. However, the village was not to be deterred. The tree was decorated, there was a floral display, VE day memories were collected and put on display, and there was a cake for every villager - and a few more!!
A huge thank you to everyone for helping to make the VE Day celebration such a success. From the many lovely comments it gave great pleasure to those who came to have a look and those who passed by.
Lynn and Bruce Rankin are collecting food donations on behalf of the Cardiff Vineyard church in Cardiff. The food will be distributed to those in desperate need. Examples include tinned soup, tinned tomatoes, baked beans, instant coffee, rice, pasta, UHT milk, cereal, biscuits – but no fresh items
Please leave donations with Lynn and Bruce at Hendre in a box in their carport (on the right about 100 yards past the phone box on the lane towards Llantrithyd – here’s the link to the map of village houses)
Now here's a challenge for all you lovely people who collected Caroline's sunflower seeds at Easter. These photos are of a village sunflower competition that was held around 1980. The gigantic specimens were grown by the Kitchen family (Old Post Office). With the wonderful weather that we are having and oodles of TLC yours will be looking like this soon!
This is a list of local delivery and takeaway services that we know of (last updated 18 April).
It's a fast moving position (eg The Yard and Cowbridge Fish Bar opened then closed), so please let us know of additions/alterations etc.
Stalling Cafe is open from 11am to 1pm. Currently selling takeaway tea/coffee and light snacks including bacon baps!)
Take your credit or debit card - payment is made contactless through the glass!!!
It's a simple 15min walk up to The Clump, straight across the Roman Road then down a wide track to the Mughal car park.
And a nice option is to cross the A48 (by the bridge) and walk around the perimeter of Stalling Down, returning to the cafe for a coffee before heading back up The Clump and back home. About 1 hour walking time.
Easter 2020 fell during the Covid 19 lockdown so most villagers were at home for Easter - normally, many would be away on holiday or visiting family and friends. So, as a way of marking the occasion villagers were encouraged to share an Easter message with fellow residents. The messages were hung on the weeping birch tree outside the back door of the village hall. There was a great response and there was considerable interest with locals visiting the tree throughout the day to read the many messages that were left.
All the messages that were put on the willow tree are below, and here's the link to the photo album which is on Facebook.
Working in conjunction with Coed Organic, there will be a village vegetable delivery scheme. Initially this will consist of organic potatoes, carrots and onions with additional items when available from the market garden.
Next week (w/c April 6th) there will be potatoes (£1.30/kg), onions (£1.80/kg) and carrots (£2/kg). Potatoes will be sold in kilogram bags, onions and carrots by the ½ kilogram. The items will be delivered to your house and payment is required in cash.
Orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis with those who have previously expressed an interest being guaranteed a delivery next week.
Click on this link for a pdf file of a map of the location of houses in the village - useful if you need to provide directions to family, friends or delivery van drivers. There are two pages: the first is of houses in the centre of the village, the second is of outlying houses.