TALK ON THURSDAY 27th APRIL

  A Talk By Mr Lindsay Morgan

Taking the guns to Ladysmith . An adventure in the early life of Admiral Heneage Vivian of Clyne.

In Sketty Parish Centre, de la Beche Road, Sketty,  on 27th April starting  at 7.30pm.

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FOLK DANCING – CHANGE OF VENUE

Please note that the venue for the Folk Dance sessions from Thursday 27th April will be

Uniting Church Sketty
Dillwyn Road
Sketty
Swansea
SA2 9AH

 

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM will take place at 7.00pm on Saturday 22nd April at the Sketty Parish Centre, De La Beche Road.

Join us to find out what the committee has been doing this past year, and who are the winners of the 2016 Gower Society Design Awards.

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PLANNING

In the period week ending 3rd March 2017 to week ending 17th March 2017 (Weeks 9, 10 and 11), the Gower Society Planning Team scrutinised 13 of 134 planning applications registered with the City and County of Swansea Planning Department of which approximately 37 related to peninsular Gower. The 13 applications were specifically selected because of their relevance to the Society’s objects. Of the 13 planning applications that were ‘searched’ the Gower Society Planning Team commented on 3 and objected to 1.

Application forms, plans and supporting documents for all the applications searched by the Gower Society Planning Team for this period can be viewed on www.swansea.gov.uk/planningsearch. For further information on how to use the search site, please refer to the Planning Section of the Gower Society web site on www.thegowersociety.org.uk.

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WALK FROM PILTON GREEN

After heavy rain the previous day and night and with residual mist and clouds, it was not looking promising for the walk on Saturday, 18 March, but, whilst the mist remained, the rain held off as if to acknowledge this walk deserved dry weather. It was a fine walk in the less frequented hinterland of the peninsula passing Gower’s oldest isolated houses now uninhabited and derelict.

It began at Pilton Green (just east of Rhossili) and proceeded north, firstly to Newton farmhouse (now undergoing restoration seemingly to its former glory), continuing northward to Old Henllys farmhouse (wind and water tight but no longer occupied; featured in Old Gower Farmhouses by Bernard Morris) and finally on to Cathan East and Cathan West (the derelict house undergoing renovation). The accompanying picture was taken at Cathan West.

The walkers returned via the idyllic White Mill house and the back of Rhossili Down before leaving the track near Fernhill Farm and down into Pitton valley.

Having crossed the Rhossili road, they passed the well kept yard of Great Pitton Farm and headed to Pilton Green through the fields of the former Pitton Cross farm and passing West Pilton and East Pilton farmhouses.

It took exactly four hours and not a soul was seen.

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Invisible Map!

If the map in the post showing the car park for Sunday’s” TALKS AND WALKS – GOWER’S MEDIEVAL CASTLES” walk did not appear in the previous post please

click here

Note: the map may take a few seconds to appear!

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TALKS AND WALKS – GOWER’S MEDIEVAL CASTLES

The second walk will take place on Sunday 19th March at 11:00am. Meet at the car park next to Barlands Quarry, Bishopston. Click to see map .

Open Space Web-Map builder Code

 

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PLANNING

In the period week ending 3rd February 2017 to week ending 24th February 2017 (Weeks 5, 6, 7 and 8), the Gower Society Planning Team scrutinised 18 of 148 planning applications registered with the City and County of Swansea Planning Department of which approximately 40 related to peninsular Gower. The 18 applications were specifically selected because of their relevance to the Society’s objects. Of the 18 planning applications that were ‘searched’ the Gower Society Planning Team commented on 3 and objected to 1.

Application forms, plans and supporting documents for all the applications searched by the Gower Society Planning Team for this period can be viewed on www.swansea.gov.uk/planningsearch. For further information on how to use the search site, please refer to the Planning Section of the Gower Society web site on www.thegowersociety.org.uk.

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DON’T LOSE YOUR WAY!

The Society has been asked if you would support a claim to add a footpath in Killay to the Council’s Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way.

It is likely that we will loose the ability to get such paths made Right of Way in the near future and so the Ramblers have launched a “Don’t Loose you Way” campaign.

The letter below and the map show the location of the path. If you want to support this claim and have used this path in the last 20 years, please send the information directly to Ms. Mukherjee at Swansea council.

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TALKS AND WALKS – GOWER’S MEDIEVAL CASTLES

The first walk will take place on Sunday 5th March at 11:00am. We meet at the car park in Penmaen; its off the main road (GR SS 526884) with an overspill park across the road. A short walk will take us down to Penmaen Castle, which we will investigate.

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