Social Events

Diary Dates

A get together... Dear all, in this last year we have lost good colleagues and friends we worked with in Swansea CID offices in the 1980/90's, so we thought it would be good to get together to chat through and reflect on some of those good times.

For those colleagues who worked in Cockett, Morriston and Swansea CID offices in the 1980/90s, please come and join us on Friday 28th June at Swansea Yacht Club from 4pm.

Hope to see you there. Please give an indication of whether or not you will attend.

Thanks and hope to see you there.

Dai Rees and Suzanne Hughes
1st June

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Golf day
The postponed 8th Annual NARPO Golf day at Pontardawe golf club will now take place on Thursday, 22nd August 2024, which has a 10.15am start.
The cost of the event will be £35, which will include coffee or tea with a bacon roll on arrival.

The format for the day is a yellow tee stableford with a maximum handicap allowance of 28. Prizes for nearest the pin and longest drive.
Followed by a one course meal when you come off the course.

If you would like to play, please forward your name, handicap, preferred playing partners (partners can’t be guaranteed but we will try) to Adrian Lewis via weeg.al87@gmail.com

Let’s make it a day to remember.

We can also raise a glass to celebrate the life of Richard ’Dick Grove. RIP.

Gareth Heatley
26th May 24

Please note: August Coffee morning date -
Because the original date clashed with the revised Golf Day date, the August Coffee morning has now been brought forward from 22nd August to Thursday 15th August 2024.

Coffee morning dates in 2024
Note: Click here to download a PDF file of the above dates if you wish to print out a copy for your diaries...

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The May coffee morning took place at The Malthouse Bar this morning (16th May). It was pleasing to see so many people attending, including some attending for the first time. Cheryl was unable to attend this morning so I stood in as photographer.

Hope you enjoy them.

Phil Taylor. Sec.

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The May coffee morning will be held this Thursday 16th May 2024, 10.30am at The Malthouse Bar, Grand Theatre, Swansea.

They have been very well attended over the last few months, so why not call in and meet old friends and colleagues for a catch up and relive old memories.

All are welcome, I hope to see you there.

Phil Taylor, Secretary, Swansea Narpo. 14th May

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Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at the Norton House Hotel, commencing at 2pm. The meeting lasted for 30 to 40 minutes. After the meeting there was tea, coffee, and Welsh cakes for a social gathering. All members and their guests were very welcome to attend the AGM.

AGM Photos can now be viewed here...

Coffee morning photos 18th April can now be viewed here...

Golf Tournament Postponed
Given today's sad news with the loss of Richard ‘Dick’ Grove, we have decided to postpone the Narpo golf tournament on the 24th May 2024 at Pontardawe Golf club. Richard had kindly volunteered to organise the event and it was only at the beginning of April, due to concerns about his health, that he apologetically withdrew. Richard has been a long term member of the club and a former Captain.

Out of respect for him and his family, we will postpone the tournament and rearrange later this Summer. The new date will be published here. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, but hopefully everyone will respect the decision.

Just a reminder about the 8th Annual NARPO Golf day at Pontardawe golf club on 24th May 2024, which has a 10.15am start. The cost of the event will be £35, which will include coffee or tea with a bacon roll on arrival.

The format for the day is a yellow tee stableford with a maximum handicap allowance of 28. Prizes for nearest the pin and longest drive. Followed by a one course meal when you come off the course.

If you would like to play, please forward your name, handicap, preferred playing partners (partners can’t be guaranteed but we will try) to Adrian Lewis via Email: weeg.al87@gmail.com - Let’s make it a day to remember.

Opportunity for New Members
We recognise that several of our committee members are getting older, and although they are doing a splendid job, it would also be an opportunity for new committee members to be able to shadow posts, such as secretary, treasurer, welfare etc with a view to taking over that post in the future.

If you are interested and would like to become a committee member or assist
Swansea NARPO in any way. 

Please contact any Committee member or our Secretary,
Phil Taylor Tel. 01792 842378, email  swansea@narpo.org

NB. Prospective NEW members please free to come along to our Committee meetings
(Dates on home page) with no obligation.

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Golf day 2024 update

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Summer Lunch Wednesday 17th July 2024 at the Norton House Hotel - 1pm for 1.30pm
The cost to members and a guest is £16.50p per person. Other guests are welcome at the full cost of £33 per person. The 3 course Lunch will include Tea and Coffee.

V= Vegetarian.  VG= Vegan.  GF = Gluten Free.
GF* = can be made Gluten Free.  VG* = Can be adapted to be Vegan.

Starters
1. Pea & Mint Soup with Crusty Bread. (VG) (GF*)
2. Goats Cheese and Beetroot Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Balsamic Glaze. (V)
3. Tomato Bruschetta topped with Cured Ham. (GF*) (VG*)
4. Salmon & Smoked Haddock Fishcake on Pea Puree with side of Tartare Sauce.

Main course
1. Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spinach Mash and a Lemon Dill Sauce. (GF)
2. Roast Loin of Pork served with Gratin Potato, Caramelised Apple and an Apple & Thyme Jus.
3. Pan Fried Chicken Breast with Gratin Potato and a Bacon, Leek & Tarragon Sauce.
4. Vegetable Terrine with Crushed Artichoke and Broccoli Sauce. (VG) (GF)

All served with Seasonal Vegetables.

Desserts
1. Norton House Eton Mess. (GF)
2. Chocolate Torte with Vanilla Ice Cream.
3. Whisky infused Croissant Bread & Butter Pudding.
4. Selection of Welsh Cheeses with Biscuits and Home-made Chutney.

Those who wish to attend please inform.
Gerry Coad as early as possible with your choice of meal at the time of booking

You can contact Gerry by phone, text, or e-mail.

01792 202538       07974 021720       Email: gerard.coad@btinternet.com

Cheques should be made payable to ‘NARPO Swansea Branch’ and sent to: -
Mr. G Coad, 214 Derwen Fawr Road, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8EA.

Online payment direct to the NARPO Swansea Branch bank account
Lloyds Bank Account no. 02053168 – sort code 30-93-53
Please inform Gerry if you do pay by bank transfer so Gerry can cross-reference.

“Norton House Hotel“ is located at Norton Rd, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 5TQ.”

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Yet another date for your Diary
Christmas Lunch - Wednesday 4th December 2024

The Christmas lunch will be held at The Norton House Hotel.  
Full details of times, cost and the
menu will be published later in the year.  
All members and their guests are welcome to attend.

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Important - Personal Records
Please ensure that you update your details e.g. change of address, circumstances, email, telephone, or mobile numbers. 

Please also include D.O.B. of yourself and your partner/spouse and your wedding date to receive a card on special occasions!

All your details are treated as confidential and will not be passed onto a third party. 

If you wish to amend or check your records, please contact Swansea Narpo Secretary
Phil Taylor: - Tel. 01792 842378 or email: - swansea@narpo.org

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Coffee Morning photo album - Thursday 21st March 24

Coffee Morning photo album/slideshow - photos taken on Thursday 22nd Feb 24

Thanks to Cheryl Taylor

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Dates for your diaries for future meetings and events this year...

Wed 24th April 2024 - 2 pm Norton House for the AGM

Thurs 2nd May 2024 (3pm at Cockett Police Station) Committee Meeting

Wed 17th Jul 2024 - Norton House for summer Lunch

Wed 4th Dec 2024 - Norton House for Christmas lunch

More detailed information will be published in our quarterly Newsletters.

 

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January Coffee Morning 2024
Photo Slideshow can now be viewed here

Christmas Coffee Morning Dec 23
Photo Slideshow can now be viewed here.

Update 7th Dec - Christmas Lunch - Photo Slideshow can now be viewed here

Christmas lunch Dec 23

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Old News

Coffee mornings - Thursday 14th Dec 23

All are welcome to attend, so why not come on down for a free cup of tea/coffee and a welsh cake, and spend some time catching up with old colleagues and friends. A great way of keeping in touch.

Photos kindly taken by Cheryl Taylor for 23rd Sept coffee morning can now be viewed here.

Coffee Morning Thursday 19th October 2023 - Photo album now available to view here...

Annual Narpo Christmas market trip on Thursday 23rd November 2023
Circulated and republished on Facebook and Narpo website, not just to remind people of the trip but to also notify them of the pick up points & times. It is just a month away. I am suggesting leaving Bristol by 4.30pm, which will give people six hours there, more than enough time for everyone. I currently have 26 names, please let me know if you are attending, if you are not currently listed.

Pick up points etc can be found on our News page

Thanks

Gareth Heatley
21st Oct 23

Golf Tournament at Pontardawe Golf club
24th May 2024 (Further info in next Newsletter - early Dec 23)

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A Narpo trip on the Gwili Railway with Cream Tea was held on Thursday 28th Sept, 2023.
The Narpo trip on the Gwilli railway was organised by Gareth Heatley . The railway staff were very accommodating and pleasant and the cream tea was enjoyed by everyone.

Thanks to the fine contribution of pics by Cheryl Taylor, plus a few short video clips of a memorable day. Thanks again to Gareth for arranging this trip.

A Photo Slideshow plus a few Video clips can be viewed here.

Jeff Davies/Cheryl Taylor
28th Sept 23


Annual Golf day 23

Report from Simon Merrick
Due to unforeseen circumstances, including a last minute change to the organising arrangements, a change in the venue from Clyne golf club to Neath golf club presented a different challenge to this year's participants of the 2023 Narpo golf championship.

On a blustery but dry and sunny Friday September 29th, 21 eager competitors took on the hilly and demanding golf course.

As well as competing in the individual stableford competition, golfers took part in a number of other challenges in their 18 hole stint.

The winners were as follows;

JOE TRIGG NARPO INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD

1st David Roberts
2nd Paul Arco
3rd Ian Williams

NEAREST TO THE PIN ON 11TH HOLE

David Roberts

LONGEST DRIVE ON 15TH HOLE

David Roberts

TEAM WINNERS

Tony Carpenter/Martyn Morris/Paul Thomas

ENDEAVOUR WINNERS

Andy Hawkins
Phil Morris
Greg Olphert

Special thanks to Phil Taylor and Gerry Coad for their continued support and all associated with Neath Golf club for accomodating the event.

Simon Merrick
8th Oct 2023

Report from Phil Taylor (Sec)

Swansea Narpo held their annual Golf Day, on Friday 29th September 23 at Neath Golf Club. It was organised by Simon MEYRICK and was well attended. The day was fine with a slight breeze but after the recent bad weather was appreciated. A warm welcome was extended by the club, and the day started with a welcome from the club captain who attended especially to receive us.

After a hard fought contest, last years winner, Alun Morgan relinquished his title to David ROBERTS who not only won the main competition but also the prize for the longest drive.

Afterwards at the 19th hole, a pleasant meal was provided by the club. Thanks are extended to Neath Club, and their captain and staff, and of course to Simon for his efforts in planning the event. All in all a very pleasant day.

Photo slideshow can be viewed here.

Phil Taylor (Sec)
Swansea Narpo
2nd Oct 23