Christmas Fayre at AEPOW Court Home at Porthcawl

By Steve McGarvie

On 1st December my wife and I attended the Christmas Fayre at Albert Edward POW Court home in Porthcawl, and it was a marvellous Fayre.

The Fayre was opened by the Mayor of Porthcawl Cllr Graham Walter assisted by W. Bro. Phil Aubrey the chairman of the Friends of Albert Edward POW court Home.

There was stalls of all sorts there, comprising of the following and others

  • One stall selling gifts made by the residents of the home
  • Drinks Tombola
  • Jewellery stall
  • Home-made Card stall 
  • Gifts from recycled plastic
  • A Masonic stall with regalia and jewels, diaries and lots of other masonic items


Most of the stalls were located in the large reception area and a selection in the main hall.

In the main hall was also the turkey and stuffing rolls and a selection of cakes, along with teas and coffee and Mulled win.


In the bar they had various drinks including Prosecco and the Albert Arms Baileys Special.


There was also a Grotto for the children with father Christmas and gifts for the children


Halfway through the afternoon there was Christmas songs performed by The Cornelly Songbirds Choir. This choir had only been formed a few weeks before the fayre and they were great.


The South Wales Provincial Research Library was also opened containing books and manuscripts for the history of freemasonry in south wales and beyond. This was conducted by W. Bro Merrick Jones who introduced The PGM RWB Gareth Jones and APGM W Bro Alan Gardener along with Sir Paul Williams of the RMBI, also W Bro Paul Deenik the manager of the library.


Also instrumental on the opening of the Library was W Bro Brig Youngs and his wife

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