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Keeping up with the Joneses

August 2017

TAM’s Honorary President, the ever-popular speaker Professor Prys Morgan, will give a talk titled ‘Keeping up with the Joneses: some thoughts on Welsh surnames’ at Norton village hall on Friday October 13. This will be the fourth in our hit series of talks by experts in their field. Expect as usual a steady flow of Prys’s wit and erudition, which will be followed by our usual delicious home-cooked supper (BYO wine: glasses provided; additional wine available on the night for a donation to TAM) plus the company of our delightful members. Prys’s talk will start at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 from Sarah Lever: telephone 204967. Ticket numbers are limited to 65, so hurry, hurry!

Pétanque charity tournament, 2 September

August 2017

Following their promising debut in Hennebont (a very narrow defeat playing away against actual French people), TAM’s pétanque team will compete in a tournament on 2 September in aid of the Mumbles Branch of the RNLI, the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund and a new local charity, Newton Neighbourhood Friends. The match will

take place at Southend Gardens. The exact time has not yet been announced, but expect an early piste-off (guessing here about the correct term for kicking off with a metal ball!). A name for the TAM team is still being decided: maybe the Twin Towners, or Permanently Piste?

Monthly pétanque practice sessions

August 2017

The TAM executive committee would like to suggest monthly pétanque practice sessions at 2pm on the third Sunday of every month, taking place at Southend Gardens as usual. They think the only way we will get to be any good at this strange but absorbing game is through practising our rudimentary skills. So make a note in your diaries – to be supplemented by reminders sent to all members nearer the time.

Strawberries and Pimms

July 2017

On 9 July a Strawberry and Pimms party was held in Sarah and John Lever’s garden. Members of Pontardawe Twinning were invited to join us and several of their members arrived. Once more the sun shone and we were all able to enjoy the wonderful spread that members had brought.


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TAM talk

A hazy image but maybe that was the Pimms… thanks to Sarah Lever for the photograph