A great night for the Welsh in Axminster

PUBLISHED: 14:59 02 October 2015

Sandy Sinclair

Sandy Sinclair


Pontnewydd Ladies Choir entertains at The Minster while the rugby team triumph over England

A concert by Pontnewydd Ladies Choir at Axminster’s Minster Church was part of a memorable day for Wales on Saturday (September 26) and raised more than £1,000 for Marie Curie.

It was given in memory of Alan Davis of Rousdon, whose widow Gaynor wanted to thank the Marie Curie nurses for their help in her husband’s last days. It was a suitably joyful occasion of remembrance tinged with emotion.

The choir sang a wide range from the traditional to songs from the great musicals and even hymns. They have wonderful precision and harmony, and are capable of raising the roof. It was a major effort to come all this way and was appreciated by a full audience.

But they could be outdone in volume by the powerful baritone, Benjamin Powell, who sang movingly, but also with humour. He was seen in the odd moment to slip out of the Minster and return with the latest World Cup rugby score as his team battled to defeat England.

Local Marie Curie organiser Sandy Sinclair added: “We rushed home to see the magnificent final moment of a great Welsh Victory. The day that made a double for Wales.”

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