Posted: Tue 1st Mar 2016

St David’s Day Celebrations at Pontypool Market

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2016

Today, Tuesday 1st March, Pontypool Indoor Market celebrated St David’s Day in style. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Shoppers in Pontypool Indoor Market were treated to performances of traditional welsh songs by 4 local Welsh medium schools; Ysgol Feithrin Pont-y-pŵl, Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Ysgol Panteg and Ysgol Cwmbran. The schools then moved on to deliver a rousing performance of the Welsh National Anthem for Torfaen Councillors at the Civic Centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Children from Ysgol Feithrin Pont-y- pŵl made sure that every shopper was in the St David’s Day spirit by hand delivering daffodils to morning shoppers. The daffodils were supplied by two local market Traders, Sunflowers and the Market Garden. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event was organised and coordinated by Menter Iaith Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen a Mynwy who are based in Pontypool and work to promote the use of the Welsh language in the community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Market traders dressed for the occasion with many wearing Welsh items of clothing and decorating their stalls with Welsh flags, bunting and dragons. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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