Hundreds enjoy Penyffordd and Penymynydd Carnival


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

A SUMMER village carnival proved to be a huge hit.

Organisers said a record number of visitors passed through the gates to take part in the fun-filled Penyffordd and Penymynydd Carnival.

Carnival committee member Bob Oldham said the day was “absolutely fantastic”.

“It was a huge success and everything went really well,” he said.

“There were hundreds and hundreds of people there.

“We think we have broken a record for the attendance.”

The parade started at the Red Lion pub before making its way through Penyffordd and towards Penymynydd.

There was a host of fairground rides, more than 30 stalls, displays and live music on offer at the Ysgol Penyffordd playing fields.

Highlights at the event on Saturday included a demonstration by the British Quidditch team, visits by the owl sanctuary and snake encounter and a cheerleading performance.

Live music continued through the evening at the Royal British Legion. Mr Oldham added: “Everyone in the village mucked in – it was really, really good.

“There was a real buzz around the village.”

Mr Oldham said the proceeds raised from this year’s carnival would go towards the upkeep of the village’s war memorials.

Organiser Carol Guy also thanked everyone for their involvement via the carnival’s Facebook page.

She thanked everyone in the village for their support and praised members of the carnival committee, saying: “Without all their hard work over the past nine months none of this could have happened”.

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