2007 May Festival

The 13th Nantlle Valley May Festival


May 12 – 20, 2007

A successful week full of activities was held in the area between May 12 – 20th 2007 and over £5,000 was collected towards the Gwynedd Hospice at Home appeal and local good causes.

Lots of youngsters found their way to the Penygroes Library on Saturday morning to have a story, face painting and create some lovely craft work.

The golfing tournament on Sunday was won by Sion Williams.

The disco on Monday evening was attended by almost 100 children dancing to Owain Llyr of Champion 103’s disco.

A group of young people won the Treasure Hunt on Tuesday evening at the Talysarn Community Centre – Bethan, Ffion, Dewi, Iestyn and Tarin.

The three ‘Talwrn’ teams won even scores. Alun Ffred Jones AM presided over the contest and the Meuryn was Meirion McIntyre Hughes. The Quizz in the Goat was a roaring success with every seat taken. The Quizz master was Dewi Rhys and the winning team was ‘Dim Clem’ – Wil, Meinir, Karen and Gwen.

It was a real ‘full house’ in the school hall on Friday evening with Wena as the bingo caller. Most tables went home with a prize.

The highlight of the week was the Sbri in Market Square. There were all sorts of stalls – everything for the garden, furniture, cakes, raffles to be won, bbq and games - all to the sound of the Nantlle Vale Royal Silver Band. The fancy dress competition was won by Gwion Huw and Ceris Alaw dressed as Peter Andre and Katie Price and the younger competition was won by Cynan Davies who came as Dennis the Menace.

40 bikers took part in the motor bike rally on Sunday starting at 11.00am and arriving back at the Ex Servicemen’s Club in Penygroes in time to see Alan Evans winning the final of the bowling competition.

The committee wish to thank everybody who has helped throughout the week, to all our sponsors and a special thanks to all our loyal supporters, not forgetting those local people who were unable to come to the activities but who have been so generous in their support from year to year. Even the weather was kind this year!!

Open garden

An additional event formed this year's May Festival, when, over the weekend of the 24th and 25th March in early spring sunshine, Mr and Mrs Black opened their gardens at Gwernoer Nantlle (see the photographs below).

The Committee wish to thank everyone who came to support us and especially Reg and Megan for their kindness.

Open Garden 1 Open Garden 2

Open Garden 3 Open Garden 4

Open Garden 5 Open Garden 6

Open Garden 7 Open Garden 8

Open Garden 9 Open Garden 10

Open Garden 11 Open Garden 12

Open Garden 13 Open Garden 14

Open Garden 15 Open Garden 16

Open Garden 17 Open Garden 18

Open Garden 19 Open Garden 20

Open Garden 21 Open Garden 22

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