Today our favourite supermarket worker retired on the same day he turned 94. Reg Buttress has been working in Cwmbran Sainsbury’s since 1981 but his first job was underground at a colliery at the age of 13.
Music teacher Wayne Beecham knew there was only one way to give a speech when he was asked to be best man at his friends’, Lewis Evans and Lauren Tee, wedding.
The talented pianist took the guests at Peterstone Court in Brecon through a laughter-filled 9min 30sec song with several big CHEERS for the happy couple 🙂
Wayne is well-known for his involvement with the Congress Youth Theatre where he is the musical director.
He has been running Cwmbran’s Congress Youth Theatre with his friend Rachel Hamilton for 24 years.
In January the pair will be celebrating 25 years of supporting young people onto the stage.
Wayne met the groom Lewis 17 years ago through Congress Youth Theatre.
He told Cwmbran Life: “I didn’t really know I was going to do this until about three weeks ago when I still didn’t have a speech. I didn’t finish it until last Tuesday.”
Welsh writer Jack Strange has released his second zombie apocalypse novel. Every Monday from 7pm to 9pm he presents a show on Vitalize Radio- broadcast in Cwmbran. I went along for a chat.
Dave Mason is starting his 34th year of being a football referee in south Wales. The 65-year-old has no intention of hanging up his red and yellow cards and plans to go on ‘as long as my legs will let me.’ He estimates he has taken charge of over 1,500 games.