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 Click or tap the play button above (if shown) to hear Clive Woosnam's recital of Under Milk Wood 
 



Death of former president Clive Woosnam on July 27th 2018 

We are all saddened by the death of our former president, Clive Woosnam, in Mona Vale Hospital at around 7pm on the 27th of July, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. This is 9 years, to the day, after the death of Dylan's daughter Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis, who also died from cancer.

On Wednesday the 15th of August, from 4pm to 5:30pm there will be a memorial service in Clive's honour in the beautiful school chapel at Newington College, where he was a much-loved teacher for 30 years. The service will be followed by afternoon tea. All are welcome. You will see many images of Clive in his diverse activities, and the Welsh Choir, which he loved so much, will sing their magnificent songs.

The College is at 200 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore - a 2 block walk along Holt St from Stanmore rail station. You can also get there by 412 bus from  Central Station. If you are driving, there is plenty of parking  available.
Clive at the July Lunch in Newport, at The Newport.
Clive at the July Lunch in Newport, at The Newport.
Picture above supplied by Bill King.




July Luncheon at The Newport

The July luncheon on Sunday the 8th of July was the last DTSA event that Clive was able to come to before he died. Almost 30 of us were there, here are some pictures, taken by Pennie Wilson:
A beautiful winters day, Helen is on the right
A beautiful winters day, Helen is on the right
Paul Nicholas singing the Welsh National Anthem
Paul Nicholas singing the Welsh National Anthem
Helen holding the Life Membership award for her and Clive.
Helen holding the Life Membership award for her and Clive.
People enjoying the occasion.
People enjoying the occasion.
 
There is a CD recorded by Clive, titled Words from Wales.  Nine of the thirteen tracks are of Dylan Thomas stories and poems; in addition, there are two pieces written by Clive, another adapted by him from the pen of Richard Burton, and a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins.  To listen to them, please click on www.girvanfestival.trad.org.uk/clivewoosnam/  You will need to keep the volume high.
 
 
Clive was the former president of the DTSA and the original creator of this website. He wanted to leave something happy on the site and has done that.  Here is an excerpt from the 2011 Legend and Poet afternoon that should provide a few laughs:
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAIN DTSA EVENTS FOR 2018



Sun Feb 18
AGM held at the Mosman Club.



Sun Mar 13
Legend and Poet afternoon, Headland Park, Georges Heights.



Sun Jul 8
Christmas In July in the Blue Mountains, this year was replaced by a luncheon at The Newport, in Newport.
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Sun Nov 11 Celebration of Dylan's birthday at Mosman RSL. Theme will focus on Dylan's relationship with Caitlin.
   
Sun Dec 9 Combined Christmas Lunch with the Welsh Choir at Carnarvon Golf Club.
 
 

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