With Christmas fast approaching we continue our look
ahead to some of the festive delights that are coming up over the
next couple of weeks. This week, it's Bridgend's
What started as an attempt to break New York's World Record World
Record for the number of elves gathered in one place in 2010, has
grown every year since. So much so that it continually breaks
its own World Record every year.
The record, if you don't know, is for the largest gathering of
elves in one place. That place is Bridgend. They
currently hold the record with 1216 of Santa's little helpers
cramming in to the town centre last year. This year, the
organisers are hoping to go (at least) one better and break the
record for the 4th consecutive year.
And you can take part too. Simply turn up in Bridgend Town
Centre on Saturday 14 December and collect your official elf hat
from the organisers and you'll become part of the record
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It's been a good week for the county of Bridgend.
Last Saturday saw them take on New York as they attempted to beat
their World Record for
the largest gathering of elves. The record stood
at 610 elves but the people of Bridgend smashed that record as 794
people, sorry I mean elves, gathered on Adare Street.
Then just yesterday it was announced that the star of
Porthcawl Grand Pavilion's annual pantomime, Dave the
Cow, had been voted the best panto cow in the
UK. Speaking after his win Dave said "I'm
udderley mooooved by this accolade and it was a great competion to
win as the steaks were so high"
If you want to catch Dave in action then Jack and the Beanstalk is
running at the Grand Pavilion until 2 January
Just 3 days to go until Bridgend attempts to break New York's
World Record for the biggest Elf
gathering. You can come and help:
This is New York City last December as they break the world record
for the largest gathering of Elves. Never one to shirk a
challenge, the market town of Bridgend is now taking on the Big
Apple in a bid to snatch the record from their grasp.
607 is the number to beat and on Saturday 11 December organisers
hope to attract enough Elves to the town to enter the record
books. Organisers will provide the hat, you provide the red
or green jumper.
As well as the world record attempt there will be loads of other
activities going on including arts and crafts, Christmas baking and
Elf opening of the Bridgend Christmas Market. See you there!
Bridgend's Alternative Food Festival held last
month? It promised all the usual smells, stalls and stands of
conventional food festivals as well as slightly less conventional
exhibits. Amongst these was a 10ft cauliflower sheep.
Unfortunately, the building of the sheep didn't quite
go to plan. Take a look at this great video.
Not to be put off, the organisers of Bridgend's crazy events are
back with their Christmas offering, the Elfsteddfod. They
don't do things lightly as they take on the might of New York City
in a bid to smash the world record for the largest number of elves
gathered in one place at one time. The American city
currently holds the record with 607 elves. So go along to
Bridgend town centre on 11 December to be part of it