An Early Autumn Visit to Brecon in 2008

September 4 - September 17, 2008



Visitors and Hosts


Brecon Mayor Cllr. A. M. Weale welcomes Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell at Guild Hall
and Joan Roth and Ian Gerrish speak on behalf of the twinning associations
The unveiling of a new Saline sign at the Tourist Center
Brecon & Saline visitors at Welsh Senedd in Cardiff, Wales
The Ghurka Presentation attracted Saline and Brecon spectators as well.
The museum and abbeys on the Scotland trip were OK . . . but some seemed more interested in the whiskey!
Betsy Hubbard and Dick Swan take in the beautiful gardens in Harrogate, England
Dick and Carolyn Cunkle with Harold Tinsey and a beautiful Red Kite at the Abbey Cwm-Hir
Perhaps Americans are not particularly adept at lawn bowling.
The visit to Laugharne
A fond farewell to friends, both old and new.
A special farewell to former Mayoress Dilys Bowley
Oh, yes, and to you as well, Ian
(photos courtesy of Jim Roth)

The Itinerary

Thurs.4th  Sept. Guests arrive at the Guild Hall at approx. 4:30pm. Welcome reception town council.  6:30 p m reception at Theatr Brycheiniog.

 Fri. 5th Sept. Depart 9:00 a.m. for a visit to the Welsh Assembly and theater in Cardiff. Return to Brecon at approx. 6:00pm. Evening free with hosts.

 Sat.  6th Sept. Unveiling of the Saline sign at 10:30a.m. in the tourist center, main car park. The remainder of the day is free with hosts. (other events on --Sennybridge show - antiques fair Builth show ground.)

 Sun. 7th Sept. Free day (Ghurkha parade center of town - antiques fair Builth show ground.)

 Mon.8th - Fri.12th Sept. Trip to Scotland.

 Sat.13th  Sept. Depart at 9:00am for a visit to Abbeycwmhir hall. Return to Brecon at approx. 5:30pm. The evening is free with hosts.

 Sun 14th Sept. Golf match Brecon Golf Club12noon.

 Mon 15th Sept. Depart at 8:30 am for a trip to Laugharne. Visit the castle, Dylan Thomas' boathouse and his grave. Return to Brecon at approx. 6:00 p.m. Dinner in the George hotel.

 Tues.1 6th Sept  Bowling match at 11:30a.m. Brecon  bowls club. A bbq will be served at the club after this event. 6:30 p.m. farewell reception at Brecon Conservative Club.

 Wed 17th Sept. Sadly guests leave today

Visitors and Hosts


Rolf & Harriet Amsler Maralyn Thomas & Glyn Jones
Dottie Barnes Gaynor & Colin Skyrme
David & Shiela Blough Val & Tony Bell
Judy Bunten Cath & Steve Turner
Jack & Pam Ceo Val Williams & Joe Frances
Dick & Carolyn Cunkle Rose Evans
Larry & Jane Darling Brian & Pauline Newman
Gretchen & Marielle Driskell Diane Davies  and Ken & Ydwena Jones
Dick Swan & Betsey Hubbard Gordon & Val Jones
Jim and Louise Lowe Pat Jones
Dick & Mary Jo Nehring Marjorie & Peter Evans
Jim & Joan Roth Kath Williams
Bruce Westlake & Linda TerHaar Lorraine Bowen
Harold & Norlaine Tinsey Ian & Carol Gerrish
Gerry & Sandy Wingate Joyce Winter


Last UPDATED November 8, 2008

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