A very well-preserved medieval pottery kiln was discovered under Newport Memorial Hall. Only recently has it had the money and expertise to preserve and display it properly. I have been working with people at the hall to support them while they develop a website to showcase the kiln. The new site, MedievalPotteryKilnNewport.com, has gone live today after a lot of work migrating it from the initial development domain. Keep an
I went to Amroth Parish Hall in Summerhill last week to meet the ladies of the sewing group. They had been working all day and were enjoying themselves. The group meets every week on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. There are many impressive sewing machines in use and some very fine quilting.
A meeting of the Pembrokeshire Community Buildings Network took place in Crundale last night. This is a joint venture run by both PLANED and PAVS to pass on information to people running halls and venues as well as providing an opportunity for them to network. I talked about the DATRIS project, specifically about the ‘pembrokeshirehalls’ website and then about the Digital Discussions project.
This Saturday morning (24th November) I held an event in Penally Village Hall to discuss opportunities for starting information technology projects there. We had a lot to talk about and the people who attended came up with some excellent suggestions. I think some people expected that a lack of reliable internet connection would mean that projects wouldn’t be able to happen in the village but we managed to produce a
Short Mat Bowls is very popular in Pembrokeshire and I went along to a thriving club on a Monday evening in Penally. Schoolchildren were playing alongside retired people and others who were simply unwinding after a day at work.
I attended an event run by the Cardigan company, SCL Internet, at Canolfan Hermon on Tuesday 30th October to see them promoting their new system for controlling doors remotely over the internet. Hermon is a very busy hall which is in constant use by a range of local groups and individuals. The ability to provide online booking facilities while keeping the building secure is something that they would like
The rain was torrential, the roads were waterlogged … but that didn’t stop the people of Penally coming out to enjoy an evening of dancing in the village hall. There was lots of laughter and some quite impressive moves.
They don’t seem to stop dancing in Houghton. I was in Burton Jubilee Hall once more, this time to film a Square Dancing group. Even though music was very different the level of enjoyment in the room was just the same. Once again, this was such a lot of fun to shoot … thank you Houghton.
Yesterday, I went to Burton Jubilee Hall (which is actually in Houghton) to make a short video clip for the Scottish Dancing group. It was lovely to see so many people out on a cold October evening having such a good time in this village hall.
I have just started to use the RØDELink wireless microphone when making short clips. The link seems to work really well however, I was disappointed with the sound quality on the recent Remakery post. I had another look at the transmitter unit and I noticed this slider switch in the battery compartment. It had been set to +20dB and I hadn’t changed it. I changed the setting to 0dB and