The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations
Sunday 12th June 2016
The residents of Tredegar gathered in large numbers for a party
in Bedwellty Park. The event was organised by Tredegar Town Council
to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. The Park looked
resplendent, the bandstand centrepiece cloaked in gay bunting
surrounded by immaculate lawns dotted with brightly coloured flower
Pupils from Tredegar schools joined over 200 invited guests of all
ages who enjoyed a picnic as a thank you for their dedicated
voluntary service to organisations, clubs and societies in the
town. The picnic bags contained a selection of finger sandwiches,
fresh cream scone, traditional trifle, mini tarts and
The entertainment for this special event was provided by our
champions, Tredegar Town Band who delighted the audience with
highlights from their broad repertoire. A finale of toe-tapping
numbers transformed the Park into the last night of the
Aneurin Leisure who run Bedwellty Park put on many activities for
the younger guests with craft activities, face painting, croquet
and giant board games such as snakes and ladders.
Tredegar Town Mayor, Cllr Jacqueline Thomas said, "as Town Mayor
you meet many people who dedicate their lives to the clubs and
organisations in the town. Their voluntary service makes Tredegar a
rich and diverse hub of cultural and sporting activity and makes
the town a better place to live. It is a privilege to reward these
volunteers in a small way to say thank you for their
The Leader of Tredegar Town Council, Cllr Tommy Smith added, "I
would like to put on record our thanks to the staff at Bedwellty
House and the young volunteers who made the party such a success.
Days like this makes you really humble when you see so many people
who have given so much service to our town."
One of those guests, Sue Woodward of the Blaenau Gwent Otters
Swimming Club added her thanks, "On behalf of The Otters I would
like to thank you for the wonderful day down Bedwelty Park. The
band were fantastic and so was the food. The Otters thoroughly
enjoyed it. Thanks to all concerned."
Both St James Mothers' Union and Gwent Defibbers sent in their
thanks for a wonderful afternoon.