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Local Produce

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Pork

For top quality locally reared pork your local Willis butcher is one of the best places to go. They are a family run business and seem to have had a shop in Cwmbran town centre forever. You will find them at 9, The Parade, Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 1QR or you can ring them on 01633 482436.

If you are a caterer visit Croesllan Catering which is part of the Willis family group of businesses .

Turkey

Extra-large turkeys were few and far between last year but it was still possible to order one through your local butcher or if not, and you didn't mind spending two days drosting it, Asda in Cwmbran had some really nice self-basting frozen ones. Turkey used to be a favourite at Christmas but now more and more people eat it throughout the year. One thing to remember though - make sure that your oven is big enough to fit your turkey in!

Beef

If you fancy a change to turkey you might like to try this - long horn cattle - beef which is locally reared. Cwrt Henllys Farm sell beef starter packs so that you can try the beef before committing to a large order for your freezer.

Christmas Deals

Making Christmas special can be a very expensive business but putting quality ahead of quantity is always the key to a successful one and its never too early to start the preparations.

This part of the page will look at a few Christmas essentials and give some tips on where to go to get them. If you know of a product that you would like to see spotlighted here email me the information.

Christmas Trees

If you are looking for a good quality real Christmas Tree - that won't shed its pine needles all over the floor - then take a look at this one.

It was bought from P.W Halse and sons in Langstone last year and kept the majority of its needles until the day that it was taken out of the house for recycling. You just have to make sure that you stand it in a tub of water - which you need to top up frequently - to prevent it from drying out.

Something this size - which was well over 12ft - can cost anything from £50+ depending on its height as they are sold by the foot but smaller and much cheaper ones are available.

If you are happy to have a smaller tree they also sell them in flower pots complete with roots so you can plant them in your garden once they become too big for the house.

Contact Halse and Sons, Sunnyside Nurseries, Chepstow Rd, Langstone, Newport, Gwent NP18 2JN Tel: 01633 412411 for more information


Last Modified on: 05-11-2015

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04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
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Amanda Denison is inspired and intrigued by the traces left behind through decay and dilapidation and by the marks stamped on the urban environment. She is drawn to repeated elements that distort and change; her fascination with pattern and surface textures translates into her jewellery.

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04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
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Craft showcaseLeto & Ariadne is the studio label of Nick Ozanne, a handweaver working on hand operated wooden looms. All parts of the process are carried out by hand in the studio, from the initial design and preparation of the warp, through to the final washing and hand finishing of the fabrics.

Portal and One Year On Art Exhibition

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04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
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