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From June 29th – July 3rd we will have a Festival of Flowers at St Mary’s Priory to mark many of this year’s Anniversaries, some of which are very significant for the country and for Abergavenny.

Both the Gwent Federation of Women’s Institutes  and the 5th Abergavenny Brownies are preparing displays to mark this the centenary of Women’s suffrage. In addition the Brownies will process around the Priory with placards to re-enact the demonstrations of a 100 years ago – join them on Saturday morning, June 30th at 10am.

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The “Representaon of the People Act” proposed the right for British women to vote – but only if they were over the age of 30, a property or homeowner, and a member of or married to a member of the Local Government Register, or were a university graduate voting in a university constuency. The bill also reformed male voting by removing most property qualificaons for men over 21, and allowed men to vote as young as age 19 if they served in the armed forces. It received royal assent on February 6, 1918.

While the movement for women to get the vote had been in existence since the 1850s, it was the formation of the Women’s Social and Polical Union, with their motto Deeds not Words, which galvanised the campaign. Formed in 1903 by the Pankhurst family, their ‘deeds; escalated from trying to influence members of parliament, demonstrations, arrests and subsequent hunger strikes to night-time arson and bombs, extending throughout the country including Wales. Between April and September 1913, hoax bombs were set at both Cardiff and Abergavenny, as well as at Llantarnam.

 

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IN this refugee week it has been announced that Refugees will be the theme for activities on the Priory Site during the Food Festival weekend.

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A  Christian Aid display reminding us that two thirds of those displaced are still in their home land will be on display in the Priory Church over the weekend of September 15th -17th.

On Wednesday, September 12th at 7pm we will hold a meeting its speakers including one of the Syrian refugees in Abergavenny who has an adult son back home in Syria.

In addition to the usual Traditional Tea on the lawn there will be a stall selling products baked by the Syrian Refugees. These products are made by the refugees in Holy Trinity Church Hall which we let them use at no charge.

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From June 29th – July 3rd we will have a Festival of Flowers at St Mary’s Priory to mark many of this year’s Anniversaries, some of which are very significant for the country and for Abergavenny.

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HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visiting the Priory Church

On June 2, 1953, the 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II and her husband HRH The Duke of Edinburgh were driven in the Gold State Coach from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, the setting for every Coronation in England since 1066.

The Queen had ascended to the throne immediately following the death of her father King George VI in February the previous year. A tradional period of mourning accounted for the year between the King’s death and the crowning of the Queen.

Breaking with tradition, when asked what regal name she would take, Elizabeth famously said: “My own of course, what else?”

She is the longest-reigning king or queen in the more than a thousand year history of the Brish monarchy.

God save the Queen

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From June 29th – July 3rd we will have a Festival of Flowers at St Mary’s Priory to mark many of this year’s Anniversaries, some of which are very significant for the country and for Abergavenny.

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Abergavenny Town Council will sponsor a display to mark the 20 years of the town’s Food Festival.

Abergavenny Food Festival was created in 1999 by two local farmers in response to the BSE crisis and the resulng lack of consumer confidence in Brish produce. With the outbreak of Foot and Mouth in 2001, the difficules worsened for farmers and pushed the Fesval forward in terms of showcasing the wonderful food produced locally. The festival attracts more than 30,000 visitors to Abergavenny, generang an estimated £4 million impact for the local economy. It employs over 120 young people over the Festival weekend and supports catering students to gain work experience in their kitchens.

The Priory has been home to part of the Festival from earliest days.

 

 

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From June 29th – July 3rd we will have a Festival of Flowers at St Mary’s Priory to mark many of this year’s Anniversaries, some of which are very significant for the country and for Abergavenny.

The St Mary’s Priory Development Trust volunteer gardeners will put on a display in the Priory Courtyard to mark 50 Years of Gardeners’ World on the BBC.

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The volunteer Gardeners being thanked by HRH The Prince of Wales

Presented by Ken Burras, Gardeners’ World was first broadcast on January 5, 1968. The programme was then presented by Percy Thrower from his garden in Shrewsbury – a format which continued until 2003, with the series coming from the gardens of Arthur Billi-,Geoff Hamilton, Geoffrey Smith and Alan TItchmarsh.

When Monty Don (2003-2008) and then Toby Buckland (2008-2010) took over the helm of the BBC’s premier horticultural programme it was presented from rented gardens before returning to the tried and tested formula when Monty Don again took up the reins in 2011 – the show now comes from his garden, Longmeadow, in Herefordshire.

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Plants for the display being moved in place by the gardners

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July will see work on replacing our Heating Boiler being undertaken. While we hope to keep disturbance to a minimum there may well be some distrubtion.

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During the Summer we also plan to do some work on refurbishing the Ringing Chamber. This may result in our bells being silent for a time, but again we hope to keep this to a minimum.

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Both of these programmes of work are paid out of Legacies. It is the policy of the PCC to spend all Legacies on specific projects and not on running costs.

 

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The Priory Choir will be the Choir-in-Residence at Gloucester Cathedral during week commencing August 13th.

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Each Summer the choir during its ‘singing week’ leads services in Cathedrals around the UK. Cathedrals visited in recent years include St Albans, Coventry, Rochester and Salisbury.

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The Choir at Rochester Cathedral last August

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