14 July 1995

They went to Gwent…

WHEN Ann Swift of Worcester and Gwen Charles of Gwent met at the delegates meeting in Oxford last October they travelled home on the train together, and the result of this was a visit by Anns club to Gwens.

The Worcester members ar-rived at Devauden village hall by coach in time for morning coffee. Soon everyone was talking nineteen to the dozen and it was a job to get a bit of hush for the guest speaker, John Capewell. He told us tales of farming folk hed met during the course of his work for ADAS, some funny, some sad, but all true.

Afterwards lunch was served and everyone enjoyed getting to know each other. A raffle was held and, by some fluke, all the prizes went to the visitors! The proceeds of this were given to Mr Capewells chosen charity, the Macmillan nurses.

In the afternoon we visited Tintern Abbey, ruins of a Cistercian monastery. We all enjoyed learning something of its history, and it was great to see so many members relaxing in the sunshine. JH