Page 9 - Art Trail Magazine April 2019
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The Centre is run by Cyngor Sir CEREDIGION County Council, let’s meet key members of their team behind the
   welcoming smiles:
   Trudy Jones moved to the area when young and lives in Talgarreg. She plays organ in her local church and has a farming
   background. She used to milk goats and sell the milk. She has
   kept Black Welsh Sheep and Black Welsh Cattle, even learnt
   to shear the sheep. Trudy has a dog called Miss Nibs and a
   Welsh Cob called Meg which is a good time to mention that
   Aberaeron hosts the Annual Festival of Welsh Ponies and
   Cobs. She tells me that she was also a school cook for 13 years,
   loves walking and loves living in Ceredigion.
   In her 17 years at TIC, what has changed ? Trudy says “it’s
   more colourful, has more visitors and  now has many tourists
   all year round. The coastal path, in particular, has grown in
   popularity and they are frequently asked questions about it”.

   The teams all pull together to lay out the displays and are
   fluent in Welsh and English. The exhibits are changed on a regular basis so always worth checking out the “Artist of the
   Month.” Aberaeron has several annual festivals and a Parade. All are extremely popular and it’s worth planning well ahead
   to sort out your accommodation.


   Rhian Evans hails from Newcastle Emlyn area and lives in the small village of Betws Ifan. She is Grannie to Gruff and
   Gwenlli Ifan. She is on her second stint working in Ceredigion TIC’s , 15 years, then a break and now 5 years at Aberaeron
                                                            Centre.
                                                            So what does Rhian get asked ?  “What time can we feed the
                                                            dolphins!” She explains tactfully that these dolphins are wild
                                                            creatures. Rhian is a keen rower and a member for last 5 years
                                                            of Clwb Rhwyfo Llangrannog Rowing Club. She competes
                                                            in league racing in Celtic Longboats and will undertake the
                                                            Celtic challenge in May ‘19 which is a 90 mile race from
                                                            Arklow in Ireland to Aberystwyth. The event is being filmed
                                                            this year by the BBC for the ‘Our Lives’ Series.
                                                            She asked me to mention the work of the Welsh Rowing
                                                            Association , link below.
                                                            Rhian played and enjoys watching Welsh Rugby. Favourite
                                                            player: Gareth Davies . She also loves skiing in France and
                                                            Italy. Ideally would like to spend 6 months of year skiing and
                                                            6 months rowing.
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