BARMOUTH NEWS February 13th 2000


In a change to the advertised programme Mr. Wyn Humphreys of Portmadoc spoke to a well attended meeting, including four new mwmbers, on Tuesday 8th Februrary, in Parlwr Bach. It was a case of third time lucky, as his visit had had to be postponed twice by force of circumstance. However, the wait was sell worthwhile as he provided a wealth of interest and information supported by a handsome collection of slides. Mr Humphreys is well knopwn in North wales gardening circles as both a competition grower and a judge. The growing of both flowers and vegetables for exhibition was the main emphasis of a comprehensive talk. Next month there will be a departure from the normal practice when members meet up for an evening of good food and conviviality at the Wavecrest hotel, with the addition of a talk on vegetable growing by fellow members Barbara and barry rampton.


Mrs Betty O'Dell took "The road to Damascus" for her talk to fellow members last Thursday, with Mrs Jean Wilde in the chair. She described her journey in journal form, a style she has used to good effect on previous occassions. As a well seasoned and intrepid traveller her sense of wonder, delight and appreciation remain undiminished, as does her desire and determination to make the most of wherever she goes. Her particular Road to Damascus did not involve conversion of anything more spectacular than currency as her small group moved through Jordan and Israel befor entering Syria. The landscape, the architecture, the people, the ambience and her awareness of history gave full rein to a variety of expiriences in Petra, Aqaba, Jerusalem, Jericho, Masada and Palmyra. Her keen eye for minutiae, distinct evocation of atmosphere and place gave the audience a great deal of both vicarous and actual pleasure, their appreciation was voiced by Mrs Val Vine in her vote of thanks.


Congratulations to Sera Owen, Greg Snow, Adam Harley and Joe Jeffs who represented Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn in a new game show on S4C. They took part with 4 other Tywyn school members, in various rollerboarding games in the H.T.V. Studios in Cardiff on Fri 11th February. The team was delighted when it found out that it had won the competition and 300 for the school. The team members look forward to the screening of the show on S4C sometime in June.


The YOYO club run by St Johns Church is now in full swing, meeting on Saturday evenings at 7pm. The age group is from 12 to 16. On 4th March the group will be holding a car bot sale in the Church hall in order to raise funds to buy a music centre and other equipment. Tables can be booked by 'phoning Carol on 280615. GoingBananas a similar group for the under 12's meets after schol on Mondayfrom 3-30pm till 4-30pm Both clubs are open to al Barmouth young people and the leaders would always welcome extra help to run these groups, anyone who has an hour to spare would be welcomed by Carol on the above number.


At the recent Pavillion car boot sale Sera Owen raised 50 for the Blue peter Baby Appeal She would like to thank everyone who helped.


The Rebels will be travelling to Porthmadog to play the Glaslyn Pirates on Sunday 20th February. The team can be sen practicing every Thursday between 5pm and 6pm and on Sunday from 1pm till 2pm at the Pavillion Leisure centre . There is a sapecial under 11's roller hockey sesion on Saturdaysfrom 12-00 till 1-00pm where young ones can learn to play the game. Those who find the hockey a rough cna still have fun on blades at the roller disco session on Mondays from 4-5pm where you can skate top your favourite sounds.Anyone wishing to learn to skate no matter what age should contact Paula Jeffs at the leisure Centre 280111, so, get yer skates on !


Took place on Sunday 13th February. Teams from the RNLI, Fire Brigade and Leisure centre staff took part in various activities including badminton, squash, table-tennis darts and the "Bleep sprint test". After this came the team games of unihoc and five-a-side football. The results for the day were Leisure Centre 50 points, RNLI 75 points and Fire Brigade 55 points. The organisers thank all those who took part and those who supported the various teams. A simmilar event is being planned sometime after the summer holidays.