Rhondda Cynon Taff Liberal Democrats social events page!

Our most recent event involved Executive member, Robert Butler, stepping off the edge of a quarry rock face, attached only via a thin rope, and abseiling the 150 foot down. In doing so, and thanks to the many generous sponsors, a total of £410 was raised: £205 for your local RCT LibDems and £205 for the P.D.S.A (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals).


Uphill quarry
Uphill quarry

To watch this endeavour, click on the photo to the right - though you may want to be sitting down first.......!

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Earlier events during 2023:

An afternoon at the Rhondda Heritage Park in May and an informative Forestry Walk and Talk in June.............

The Heritage Park Mining Museum, in Coedcae Road, Rhondda.

Saturday the 20th of May saw a small group of us at the Rhondda Heritage Park, where we enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the museum before retiring outside to sit amongst the various outdoor exhibits, the centre piece of which has to be the impressive 140 foot Victorian brick chimney, where we consumed much needed refreshments, purchased from the museum café.

The weather couldn’t have been better and I think it’s safe to say that, when we eventually left, each of us felt mellow, happy and very relaxed…….

Pictured, from left to right: David Mathias, Robert Butler, Gerald Francis, Steven Rajam and Andrew Sowerby


Forestry Walk and Talk

From Left to Right: Andrew Sowerby, Robert Butler, Angharad Jones, David Payne and David Mathias

Thanks go to Andrew Sowerby for the really interesting and extremely informative talk that he gave us on Saturday the 24th of June, whilst we gently walked through Ynysangharad park in Pontypridd.

Using his professional knowledge, Andrew told us much about the park, the surrounding landscape and environmental impact in general. However, one of the highlights had to be standing under the shade of a giant Redwood, aged at about one hundred years old. Given the park was opened in 1923, this dates the tree as one of the very first to have been planted – we were literally standing in the shade of living history!

Thanks also to Angharad Jones for donating the pot plant – won by Andrew in our entry fee raffle (seen held by him in the photograph above).

Further social events we’re hoping to run:


  • A Sri Lankan overview and curry night:

Taking place indoors in Pontyclun, one of our members, of Sri Lankan heritage, will give us an overview talk about the country, the culture and the people, while we enjoy the tastes of authentic Sri Lankan cooking. Ticket price to be confirmed.


  • A good, old fashioned quiz night:

Taking place in the comfort of a local hostelry (!) we shall be running an “anyone can enter” quiz night, with prizes for the top two teams or individuals (depending on numbers that enter). Ticket price to be confirmed.


We’ll keep you posted about these, and more, nearer the time! All funds raised go directly towards our campaigning costs.

Above all, we look forward to seeing you there!

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