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Monmouth Christmas Head

AN ARMADA of 204 boats from 27 clubs launched out in unseasonal sunshine for the Monmouth Christmas Head – the year’s last big rowing race. Monmouth School took three titles in the 2,200m downstream time-trial, while sister school Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls won two, including the pennant for the fastest women’s boat. Monmouth Comprehensive […]

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival

The annual Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival runs this year from the 10th to the 18th January, once again bringing world class chamber playing to four venues around the Wye Valley. As before, some of Britain’s finest instrumentalists will spend a long week at Treowen Manor, near Monmouth, rehearsing, performing and generally relaxing from the […]

Model Trains return to Monmouth

Monmouth’s fourth Model Railway exhibition steams off on Sunday 4th February at Monmouth Leisure Centre. The event runs from 10.00 to 16.00 and is being organised by Monmouth Rotary. This is the largest one day show in Wales with over thirty exciting layouts entered from Forest of Dean, Ledbury and further afield such as Thornbury […]

January at the Savoy

As usual January is packed full of blockbuster movies, all of which are suitable for families. The first half of the month has a distinct fantasy/sci fi flavour as we present THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES(12a), the final part of the trilogy starring Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman. The Hobbit runs from […]

New Year – New Ideas

In the garden as in the rest of life, very now and then it’s good for long held views to be shaken up a bit, old ways of doing things questioned and for us to consider a few new ideas. At a seminar recently I listened to a very adventurous London based garden designer James […]

Sleep Out

As the nights get darker and the temperature drops, it’s a relief to head home after work or school to our warm, comfy homes, to spend time with the people we love and who love us. So it’s hard to believe that on a very windy and wet November evening, more than 70 hardy individuals […]

Monmouth School appoints 37th Headmaster

The Governors of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools have appointed Dr Andrew Daniel to succeed Dr Steven Connors as the 37th Headmaster of Monmouth School. He will take up the post in September 2015 for the start of the Michaelmas Term. Dr Daniel is currently the Senior Deputy Head at Wellington School, Somerset, a co-educational day […]

Tristan’s walk of the month

The High places of the Black Mountains A route I normally do in the winter months, the high ground surrounding the Grwyne Fawr reservoir is covered in this 9 mile circular. A long but steady climb to the highest and most remote summits of the Black Mountains, Waun Fach and Pen Y Gadair Fawr, is […]

A Word of Advice from the CAB

Sadly divorce figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that January sees twice as many couples beginning divorce proceedings as at any other time of the year. Experts claim factors ranging from the stress of family gatherings at Christmas, unwise candour encouraged by excessive alcohol intake and even office parties can prove the […]

Urgent repairs needed to Nelson Garden Pavilion in Monmouth

The Nelson Garden is a “must visit” venue for visitors and townsfolk alike, it brings a lot of people to Monmouth when it is open from May to September each year, who also visit our shops, pubs and restaurants – it is very good for our town. The Garden does not have a source for […]