Programme 2011-12
September 3
Trip (Cardiff Bay)
Civic Centre 10.30
September 16
Opening Evening
with Jeanette Massochi

Ebeneser Church 7.30
October 21
Alwyn & Joy Humphries
Title: "Sain, Cerddd - a Scandal"

Ebeneser Church 7.30
November 18
Rev. Kevin Davies
Title: "Flowers"

Ebeneser Church 7.30
November 23
Social Dinner
Gwent College
December 18
Carol Service
Ebeneser Church 3.00
January 13
Quiz & Refreshments
(venue tbc)
February 3
Côr y Cymoedd
Ebeneser Church Hall 7.30
March 3
St David's Day Dinner
Masonic Hall 7 for 7.30
March 4
St David's Day Service
with Newport Philharmonic Choir
Newport Cathedral 3.00
Preacher: Rev. Dyfrig Lloyd
March 24
Visit by Bristol Welsh Society
Stow Park Church Centre 7.00
About us

In 1905, the Rev D.D.Joseph put a notice in the South Wales Argus inviting people to attend a meeting in the town hall. This resulted in the setting up of the Newport Welsh Society, and the first general meeting was held in October that year. Since then, the society has worked tirelessly to promote Welsh language and culture, and has been particularly active in lobbying for improved Welsh medium education in Newport.

In the 1950s retired Baptist minister Rev D.J Thomas approached the Newport education committee to set up Welsh classes. Circulars were sent around the schools and about 500 parents expressed an interest - a response that the committe had not been expecting. The classes were so successful that two years later Welsh teaching was introduced into Alway Junior School. A Welsh unit was started in 1972, and a new purpose-built school opened at in 1993. A second Welsh junior school opened at Bettws in 2008, and a third is currently being planned.

Our aims

We are a non-political society, with the aims of advancing interest in the language, heritage and culture of Wales, and the specific objective of preserving the Welsh language.

We meet at least once a month and organise a variety of activities (see our programme). Come and join us and you will receive a warm welcome – especially if you are a learner. We would be delighted to recruit new members.

Secretary: Hywel Jones

South Wales Argus | News

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THE body of a man was found in the Clydach Gorge area by members of the public today.

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FOUR-HUNDRED people attended the funeral of a highways worker who was described as "kind, caring and hardworking".

Thieves target Youth Club in Trevethin

A TORFAEN youth group has been left reeling after thieves broke in to its base, stealing around 300 worth of property and damaging the building.

Llanfoist artist's impressions don't leave everyone happy

ARTIST'S impressions of a new housing estate near Abergavenny have been released - but some people are unhappy with the "low quality" proposals.

New River Wye project to tackle invasive Himalayan balsam

CONSERVATIONISTS in South-East Wales are turning to a radical solution to tackle a fast-spreading invasive plant along two of the region's main rivers.

Chwarae Teg's new report highlights barriers BAME women face in Wales

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The Machen 20-year-old who taught rugby to high-security criminals in Peru

A STUDENT from Machen has spent her summer break coaching rugby in Peru to women in a high-security prison.

Questions around planning permission answered by property development experts

THE summer months often bring the peak renovation season and one of the first things many people do when thinking about fixing or renovating their property is turn to Google.

Bank Holiday traffic causes long queues and delays

Fundraising page set up as community rally around St Hilda's Church after it was targeted by vandals

A TORFAEN community is banding together to raise money for a church targeted by vandals last month.

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