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Re: Everything to do with Conwy...Marina Fire
« Reply #1515 on: September 11, 2023, 09:36:23 am »
Update on yesterdays post............

Woman badly injured and dog feared dead after boat explodes in Conwy Marina
There was a major emergency response after flames engulfed the vessel on Saturday

A woman suffered serious leg injuries and a dog is feared to have died after a boat exploded at Conwy Marina yesterday evening (Saturday). Smoke and flames were seen billowing from the scene as emergency services rushed to the reported gas explosion.

Firefighters, police, paramedics, coastguard officers and a lifeboat were all sent to the scene. An eyewitness described the noise of the explosion as being "like a cannon".

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/woman-badly-injured-dog-feared-27686933?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1516 on: September 16, 2023, 10:32:17 am »
Holiday park wants to expand its Conwy site with over 20 new static caravans
Gorse Hill Caravan and Lodge Park wants to extend its footprint

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/holiday-park-wants-expand-conwy-27706786


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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1517 on: October 13, 2023, 09:55:06 am »
A FORMER bank site in Conwy town is available to let as an office or retail space, after remaining unoccupied since the bank left six years ago.

The former NatWest site on Castle Street has been empty since the banking giant closed the branch in July 2017, which left the town without a bank altogether.

At the time, NatWest explained the bank?s closure was due to a rise in online banking which had seen branch visit numbers drop.

The Grade II listed building is available to rent for ?24,000 per year with estate agent St David?s Commercial, with potential use as an office or retail space.

The site is made up of a 1,834 square ft ground floor, made up of toilets, two walk-in safes, two kitchens, a storage room and three to four offices.

The lower ground floor measures up to 277 square ft.                         ref pioneer

                     

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1518 on: October 19, 2023, 10:27:26 am »
THE ORGANISERS of the Original Conwy Pirate Festival have announced the end of the event, saying the decision was made with a "heavy heart".

The annual event - which attracted thousands, many in fancy dress (there was eyepatches galore!) - regularly featured a treasure hunt, barrel and keg race, music entertainment, and the popular pirate attack.

The festival was cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic, but returned with great success, with this year's event hailed the "most successful ever"

The Conwy Chamber of Trade, which organises the event, said the decision was caused by the "irretrievable" break-up of the organising committee, with allegations of bullying and threats being made also mentioned.

A spokesperson for the festival said via social media: "It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the end of The Original Conwy Pirate Festival.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23865417.end-era-conwy-pirate-festival-cancelled/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1519 on: October 25, 2023, 10:12:05 am »
AN EX-naval supply ship which was delivered to Conwy in 2021 is almost finished being converted before it is sent to Madagascar to assist with the country?s medical needs.

?Island Reach? was purchased by Christian charity ?Youth With a Mission? (YMAM), and then sailed to Conwy from Greenock, with the aim of making it a more ?liveable hospital ship?.

The boat, which has been completely overhauled by a team of volunteers, is a 24-metre ex-naval, two hold, stores tender.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23877715.madagascar-bound-former-naval-supply-ship-nearly-ready-leave-conwy/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1520 on: October 25, 2023, 05:55:40 pm »
Anyone know the RN name for tis ship ?

In the 1970's I was a member of the RNXS Bristol Unit and we were allocated 2 of these ships, Loyal Moderator and Loyal Chancellor.

It is not the 1st time these Fleet Tenders have been converted for use as hospital ships for Africa. Several years ago there was a TV  series following one of these tenders being sailed to Africa by a Christian organisation. Quite an adventure for a coaster built for coastal duties around the UK.

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1521 on: October 26, 2023, 10:00:36 am »
Might be worth trying the owners, I think mentioning your story might get you some info. good luck

https://www.ywamships.ch/contact

YWAM SHIPS Switzerland,

Route des Matagasses 20,

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1522 on: October 26, 2023, 12:13:11 pm »
Thanks for that Steve.

Is Fleet Tender SD Melton.

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1523 on: October 26, 2023, 05:44:42 pm »
Spiritual Abuse a Common Complaint for YWAM Students Leader acknowledges ?manipulation, deception, and abuse of power?
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Hundreds of alumni from Youth with a Mission?s training and outreach programs say they were spiritually abused by immature leaders, who claimed to speak for God, and warned that questioning their absolute control equaled rebellion against God.



In painful videos posted to social media, victims of the abuse share their stories and forgive the local leaders who abused them, but blame their suffering on YWAM?s international leaders for their lack of oversight.

The videos have generated hundreds of comments from fellow ex-YWAMers who applaud the girls? bravery, and say they?ve experienced similar abuse at YWAM bases in France, Australia, and California.

?YWAM has had the same problems resurface year after year around the world & each response had been to make it circumstantial rather than recognizing there?s a major problem with the structure of the organization,? said one commenter.

Hundreds more YWAM abuse survivors gather virtually in public and private Facebook groups and other online forums

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Conwy's Pirate Festival is now back on - a week after being cancelled
The event that attracts thousands of visitors will now return in 2024

A popular Conwy festival that attracts thousands to the medieval town every year is back on. Last week the Local Democracy Reporting Service reported how an internal dispute between organisers of the annual Pirate Festival had led to the event being cancelled.

Businesses and councillors described the festival being cancelled as a huge loss for the tourist trade. But the event is now back on.

Russel Erwood, chairman of Conwy ?s Chamber of Trade, revealed organisers were overjoyed that the event is being pencilled back into the calendar. ?We are extremely happy that Jonathan Mann of Glipso Woodworking has chosen to take on the running of The Original Conwy Pirate Festival,? he said.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/conwys-pirate-festival-now-back-27989581

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1525 on: October 28, 2023, 09:56:23 am »
Beautiful beach with remarkable WWII history and its own special delights
'It was a warm, dazzingly bright day - sunglasses weather - but it was still surprising to see the car park almost full'

Most people know how the vast expanse of sand and coastal strip at Conwy Morfa were used for building sections of the Mulberry Harbours for the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944. There is a plaque a short distance away near Beacons Jetty commemorating this remarkable and important moment in history.

But there are also precious flora and fauna which make this beautiful beach such a special place too. I went along to take a closer look.

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy..........New Ewe Felty Thing
« Reply #1526 on: November 24, 2023, 10:25:10 am »
A SHOP that will stock everything woolly is opening in Conwy.

Ewe Felty Thing are opening at the old Natwest bank on 24 Castle Street, which has been empty for six years, on December 2 at 10am.

Ewe Felty Thing, run by Nikki Small, Wendy Collins and Helen Faulkner, was previously located in Llandudno on Madoc Street. The shop specialises in dyed yarns and fibres.

Nikki and her team were "broken-hearted" after closing their base in Llandudno after five years but are now looking ahead and are delighted not only to be opening a new shop in Conwy, in such a location, but one with "so much scope to grow."

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23942514.something-new-moving-old-natwest-bank-conwy/


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Re: Everything to do with Conwy..........Conwy Town Orchestra ....Llandudno too
« Reply #1527 on: December 05, 2023, 10:26:11 am »
AN ORCHESTRA will perform a programme of festive musical treats as part of its annual Christmas concert.

The Conwy Town Orchestra?s annual Christmas concert always draws a crowd to the church in Conwy.

This year the orchestra will perform in Llandudno as well as its home town.

Concerts on December 14 and 16, include favourites from Tchaikovsky?s Christmas-time ballet The Nutcracker, Corelli?s beautiful Christmas Pastorale and other famous tunes.

Conductor Rosina Hearn said: ?It?s always a pleasure to have such a large and appreciative audience in Conwy each Christmas, so this year we decided to put on a Christmas concert in Llandudno as well.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23968206.conwy-town-orchestra-put-two-christmas-concerts/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy...........Santa Sleigh times and details
« Reply #1528 on: December 06, 2023, 10:03:35 am »
SANTA will tour round Deganwy, Llandudno Junction and Conwy this festive season and also visit the walled town on Christmas Eve.

The events are organised by Conwy Town Council.
Father Christmas will visit Deganwy, Llandudno Junction, and Conwy on his sleigh on the evenings of December 12, 13 and 14. He will trying to visit as many roads as possible. Click here for routes and timings.

Father Christmas will also make a special visit to Conwy Castle on Christmas Eve before he embarks on delivering presents worldwide.

The event commences with carols at Lancaster Square at 5.30pm and concludes with fireworks at the castle about 7pm.

The Boxing Day dip returns this year in Deganwy and opens for registration at 10.30am. Prizes will be awarded for the best fancy dress in three categories: under 16s, adults, and groups. Refreshments will follow.

Sponsorship forms and details are accessible on the Conwy Town Council website and their Facebook page.

Evie Roberts, mayor of Conwy, said: "As we approach the festive season, there's an abundance of excitement in the air.

"Conwy Town Council is working hard to make sure this Christmas time is filled with enchantment.

Father Christmas show which attracts thousands to walled town of Conwy cancelled due to Covid-19

"It's a time to cherish the people in our lives and remember those no longer with us. We celebrate the friends, family, and community members who offer unwavering support to one another.

"For those who may face challenges ahead, our community has the power to lend a helping hand and watch out for each other. I am confident that we will rise to the occasion.

"I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest wishes for a joyful Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year to you all."

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy............. TORCH-lit parade
« Reply #1529 on: December 08, 2023, 09:54:04 am »
A TORCH-lit parade will be held in Conwy for the 13th successive year tomorrow (December 9) as part of the town?s Winterfest.

Conwy Winterfest, organised by business owners in the town, is a yearly event featuring street entertainers, musicians, choirs, Clerical Error Morris Dancers, sword fighting on Lancaster Square, hot chestnuts and more.

The festivities, based on High Street and in the town centre, get underway at 4pm, before the torch-lit procession with armoured knights and their ladies begins at 5.45pm.

Held from 4-7pm, the event is free to spectators, with children welcome.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23976485.conwy-winterfest-set-return---expect/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589