Category Archives: Sport

Anyone for tennis?

The tennis court has existed in Dinas for at least 80 years. I don’t know how it came to be there and would be very interested to hear from anyone who knows. In spite of the evidence in this old … Continue reading

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Do you remember your classmates from primary school?

I love this photo of class 3, Dinas Primary School c 1953, and can give you the names of everyone in the class, including the four children who were absent on the day. Back row, from the left: David Stephens, Ken … Continue reading

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Ducks and Drakes

If you are on the beach at Dinas’ Aberbach or Aberfforest it won’t take you long to gather a handful of perfect ‘duck and drake’ slates from the high-tide line. While you are skimming them across the water, here is a … Continue reading

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Cwm-yr-Eglwys regatta

The first Cwm-yr-Eglwys regatta took place in 1899 – planned in a hurry when  Newport decided to abandon its regatta for that year. There was much enthusiasm in the village and Dinas residents determined to put the Fishguard regatta in the … Continue reading

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A treat for horse lovers

This year’s Grand National Favourite – TeaForThree – was trained just down the road from Tegfan, at Aber Fforest. Tegfan is very close to the racing stables of Rebecca Curtis who trains a string of horses at Fforest Farm, just off … Continue reading

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Welsh Rugby

Just in case you are thinking of combining a visit to Tegfan with a trip to the Cardiff Millennium Stadium, here are the important dates to bear in mind: Wales v Italy  –  Sat 4th Feb 2014 Wales v France … Continue reading

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