Watch this video (made by Torfaen TV) about efforts by volunteers to get a new stage for the hall. The clip features interviews with some of the many people who use the White Hut. They have applied to the Natwest Community Fund and want you to vote in support. Visit www.thewhitehut.org.uk
These pics were taken today. A group of volunteers spent the day getting the gym ready to open.
Millions of viewers saw John Adams impress the judges on tonight’s X Factor. The maths teacher heard all four judges say yes after hearing him sing. He said he was from Aberdare but he does now live in Cwmbran. My niece has just told me he is a teacher at Fairwater high school in the town. John sent a tweet on his profile on 4 September that said
im from aberdare, lived n cardiff but just moved to cwmbran!!! lol
His performance tonight has boosted his followers to 11,156 (at 11.26pm)
He has his own You Tube channel and has already loaded up tonight’s clips. Here is a video he posted on 4 April 2011 with the message
Hi guys im auditioning for x factor on the weekend and i was wondering if you could be simon cowell for tthe day nd help me out with my song choice!!! thank you.
Good luck John. The comments on Facebook and Twitter show you’ve got a lot of supporters already.
Have a look at these talented BMX riders in Cwmbran. I can’t figure out where they are. Do you have any ideas? You can see the Tower in the background of a few shots. It looks like an old factory site. Maybe they are on the old Saunders Valves site?
September’s event was a great night. http://theraspberrybush.blogspot.com/2011/09/october-supper-club.html
This website has a huge collection of photos and memories about the town. The site gets hits from across the world.
It is run by Nigel Jones who I met a few weeks ago at the Cwmbran canal clear up. He told me he may be persuaded to record an audiooo for this blog.
But for now if you haven’t visited his site please click here to take a look around.
In the last ten minutes I found a link to this wonderful message board that features residents trying to track down their old friends. This photo quiz page is also interesting with pics from over 100 years ago. If you went to school in Cwmbran spend some time looking at the school photos page.
Some pics of the town centre are featured on this link.
This is the first punchbag to be hung in Torfaen Warriors amateur boxing club’s new home.