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Reunion 4-6 October 2013


Wow! What an incredible weekend, the feedback from those who attended has been fantastic! Based at the Marriott hotel, Cardiff, 37 people attended, that's over half again as many as the last reunion. All 10 years that UWIST utilised Glan-y-Mor were represented.

Many people arrived on the Friday evening for an evening in the bar. Daytime on the Saturday was 'do as you please' and included trips around Cardiff bay. Saturday evening was held in a large room that we had to oursleves, and Pete Steen had kindly prepared 7 hours-worth of TV video clips from the 70s, and a slide presentation of the massive number of photos that appear on this site. Glan-y-Mor tea-shirts were handed out to everyone present. Sunday involved a pilgrimage to the Knap, with ice creams at The Bridge cafe. And the weather was...perfect (Janice organised that).

The following attended:

Jan & Pete Steen
Rosy Haggarty (Fairclough)
Celia Morris
Russell Morris
Pete Holter
Valda Bignell (Powrie)
Pete and Hilary Sichel
Gareth and Caroline (Buddle) Williams
Jeremy Riches
Barbara Knight
Lesley (Watson) and Nick Lloyd
Berne and Christine (Lloynd) Garbe
Patrick and Jane (Arnett) Wilson
Bev Stanford
Sally Purnell (Mirams)
Denis Miles
George and Caroline Coles
Beth and Brian Pinnion
Peter Lawrence
Roger Norrington
Mark Stennett
Mick and Sue (Bowen) Smith
Rob and Jo Johnson
Elisabeth Wade
Tom Winstanley
Kathy Godfrey (Aley)
Martin Terry

Thank you Rosy, Jan and Pete for organising it so brilliantly. I don't know what we'd do without you.


Next reunion date 12-14 October 2018 - put it in your diary!!!





Mary Lewis


29.9.13: The funeral was on Saturday 28th September in Swansea. Kathey Godfrey (Aley) and Martin Terry flew the flag for Glan-y-Mor.Two tributes were made by close friends who reminded everyone of her delightful laughter which could light up a room, her love of travel and what a great and loyal friend she was to everyone who knew her. The chapel was full, there was probably more than a hundred people there. Mary would have loved to have had so many people gathered in one room. It was a wonderful tribute to her.

2.4.14: Many thanks to all that bought the CDRom of all the Glan-y-Mor pics and to all those also donated money. We raised £300 (no deductions for costs were made) which we sent with a letter to Mary Lewis' mum Phyllis. The cheque was payable to Welsh Air Ambulance in memory of Mary. We have had a very kind card of thanks from the Lewis family.





** News Updates**


7th October 2013. 4-6th October saw an amazing reunion weekend. The spirit of Glan-y-Mor is still very much alive

10th September 2013: I am extremely sad to announce the unexpected passing of Mary Lewis. She died peacefully this morning.

14th April 2013: 2013 reunion weekend confirmed for 4-5th October 2013

13th November 2012: The 2013 reunion weekend is expected to be on 4th- 5th October 2013.

11th March 2012. I am sorry to report the death a few weeks ago of Trevor Millington age 53

28th January 2010. There is a Facebook site for UWIST! Click here

13th October 2008: There was a fabulous reunion at Cardiff bay. About 26 people attended

12th August 2008. Look out for Jane (Arnett) & Patrick Wilson's daughter Hannah who is swimming in the Beijing olympics

15th May 2008: The formal invitation to the 2008 reunion has gone out. See above for details

29th March 2008: John Gimblett has sent in some pictures of the Knap since flats were built on the site of the Water's Edge Hotel. The area is looking rather posh!

7th November 2007: Mrs G’s funeral took place at 9.45 am on Wednesday 7th November at the Adams Funeral Home, Barry and then at 11.00 am at the Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend. Please read the tributes that were made to her.

 30th October 2007: The family have informed me of the sad death of Mrs G. She passed away last night.

18th August 2007: Mrs G emailed the website today - there is a message from her in holiday-makers' corner.

22nd May 2007: Eileen Organ (nee Peryer) put up an impressive performance on Channel 4's Countdown on Friday 11th May. Well done Eileen!! If they had accepted the word OUTLANDS, Eileen would have won. Click here to watch a clip.




180 degree view of Glan-y-Mor from Water's Edge Hotel (1976).  Click pic for full size.



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