Design Awards 2016

Details of the Gower Society Design Awards for 2016 have been added to the website. Three awards were made:  Cynghordy Farm House, Kilvrough Home Farm Cottage and the  Pilot House. Click here to read about the awards.

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Charitable Status

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PLANNING

In the period week ending 14th April 2017 to week ending 28th  April 2017 (Weeks 15, 16 and 17), the Gower Society Planning Team scrutinised 13 of 106 planning applications registered with the City and County of Swansea Planning Department of which approximately 24 related to peninsular Gower. The 13 applications were specifically selected because of their relevance to the Society’s objectives.  Of the 13 planning applications that were ‘searched’ the Gower Society Planning Team commented on 5 and objected to 2.

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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Broken Link in Post “Chairman’s Report 2016”

The link in the post circulated on 11th May 2017 appears to have been corrupted. To see the report go to the website and open up the report by going to the News menu and clicking on the Chairman’s Report 2016 item.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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New President for The Society

The Gower Society has a New President. Byron Davies M.P., well-known for his commitment to Gower, has taken over the role from Malcolm Ridge M.B.E. Welcome to our new President and many thanks to Malcolm Ridge for his long and caring role as President and previously as Chairman of the Society.

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Chairman’s Report 2016

The Chairman’s Report for 2016 has been added to the website and can be seen by clicking the link below.

Chairman’s Report 2016

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Taking the Guns to Ladysmith.

Dr Lindsay Morgan’s talk on Taking the Guns to Ladysmith at a meeting on 27th April.

This was a fascinating talk full of unexpected revelations. It was an adventure in the early life of Admiral Walker-Heneage-Vivian of Clyne Castle who was, in later life, the second President of the Gower Society. In one of the early engagements of the Second Boer War a large British force concentrated at the garrison town of Ladysmith were suffering disastrously at the hands of superior Boer forces. The then Lieutenant Heneage was part of a naval contingent who docked at Durban to assist in the engagement. The guns being provided were the actual ship’s guns from HMS Powerful. They were unshipped and transported by train to the area and eventually altered the course of the engagement by scoring a direct hit to disable the high-powered gun, Long Tom,  that was ravaging the troops and the town. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the talk was that it was researched from two separate contemporary sources: the diary of Lieutenant Heneage himself and the account by the War Correspondent on the scene, none other than Conan Doyle (later Sir Arthur).

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Report and Financial Statements for 2016

The “Report of the Trustees and Unaudited Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 December 2016 for the Gower Society” has been published on the website and can be viewed by clicking here.

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PLANNING

In the period week ending 24th March 2017 to week ending 7th April 2017 (Weeks 12, 13 and 14), the Gower Society Planning Team scrutinised 15 of 124 planning applications registered with the City and County of Swansea Planning Department of which approximately 33 related to peninsular Gower. The 15 applications were specifically selected because of their relevance to the Society’s objectives.  Of the 15 planning applications that were ‘searched’ the Gower Society Planning Team commented on 1 and objected to 4.

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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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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