PTE Talent Showcase
My name is Megan Owen and I am the first ever appointed Youth Ambassador of the Penryheol Trecenydd Energlyn Community Council. I represent young people in our community and aim to bring a voice. As part of my role, I attend monthly meetings and write regularly in our newsletter. I wanted to take the opportunity to bring the community and more importantly, young people, together in an event. I decided to organise a charitable talent showcase. I have arranged a talent show to be showcased on Friday 18th November at St Cenydd Community School. This is a fundraising event where all proceeds go to Caerphilly Children’s Centre based in Energlyn and run by the national charity Action for Children. I look forward to the talent showcase to demonstrate the hard work by all participants. Doors will open at 6:30pm, ready to commence at 7:00pm. The evening will not only consist of excellent performances, but also a raffle and plenty of refreshments during our interval. There will also be a presentation made to the charity. See link below for poster.
Community Christmas Concert
On Tuesday, 2nd December we have the Community Christmas Concert at Penyrheol Community Centre. Tickets are £3.00 each and ALL proceeds will go to the Chairman's Charities, The Stroke Association and the Alzheimer's Society. Once again the fabulous Aber Valley Male Voice Choir will be joining us and we will also have some participants from the Talent Showcase joining us as well. Tickets will be on sale at the Londis Shop, Troed-y-Bryn, Penyrheol on a first-come-first-served basis.
Santa is coming
Santa will be making TWO appearances this year. On Saturday, 10th December he will be going to Trecenydd Community Centre. Santa will drive around Trecenydd on his sleight, before arriving at Trecenydd Community Centre for 6.00 pm. Then, on Sunday, 11th December Santa will be visiting the children at Penyrheol Community Centre, where he will be driving around Penyrheol in his sleigh before arriving at Penyrheol Community Centre at 6.00 pm. Please note that we cannot guarantee which streets Santa will be driving through but if you don't want your children to miss him please come and see him at the community centres.
Living in any area tends to revolve around the here and now for most of us.
However, Penyrheol, Trecenydd, Energlyn and their surrounding communities live in an area which has a deep history just below the surface.
It doesn’t take long to realise and achieve an understanding. Observation and a question or two help explain what we see and experience day in and day out.
Let’s pause and think for a moment!
- So where was the mill on Mill Road?
- Did St Cenydd road lead to the monastery?
- Where was “Graves Farm”?
- Why was Groeswen chapel called the “Westminster Abbey of Wales”?
- Where was the thatched building offering rest and recuperation?
- Where was the mansion house at Energlyn?
- Did the Beddau and Energlyn sidings help break the cargo record for a 12 month period at Aber junction?
- Were there gypsies in the lane?
- Where did a ”bridge builder between two worlds” congregate?
- Why did Nant Yr Aber get called the “Blacker”, or “Black Brook” for many years?
- Did Roman legionnaires once tramp up Heol Las, onto the common and on their way to the fort at Gelligaer, passing the protective Senghenydd Dyke on their route?
- Who put the stream with all its trout that flowed from Cwm Ifor in a pipe?
- Who may be buried at Beddau?
- Did Lord Senghenydd once chase boars through the woods at Hendredenny?
- Why did the Barry line cross below Trecenydd, on its high pillars and arches en route to Taffs Well and beyond?
- Did Shirley Bassey really think the “Double Diamond Club” was forever?
- Where did the Lapwings abound with marsh grass all around before Glenfields Estate sprung up with some surprise?
- Who built and lived at Hendredenny’s fine hall?
- What was the “Welsh Metals”, honed so precise just before Cwrt Rawlin hill?
- Who was so inspired to give Penyrheol estate such special mention in its place names?
- Who knows the tale of the Tir Bach Witch and does she still abound or hare about?
- Where was the Green chapel shack, later just missed by a plane with a crash?
- Where did the cattle cry loud and desperate before the final cut?
- Who wielded the axe that put the station at Thomasville to the ash?
- Why did the Penyrheol cemetery need a hasty increased requirement?
- Where was the boast of the “longest bar in Wales”?
- Where may you be found isolated at Energlyn?
Much much more can be found with just a little enquiry. So Penyrheol, Trecenydd, Energlyn and her communities not only hold a clear link to the past but provide a platform for our future.
Cllr Steve Skivens, Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn Community Council.