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Return of the Elves

Do you remember this last year? Bridgend beat mighty New York to take their world record for the most number of elves gathered in one place.  The record stood at 610 but Bridgend smashed it to record a new record of 794. 

And this year they're trying to go one better.  Or to be more precise 206 better as they attempt to break the 1000 elves barrier.

The attempt will take place on Saturday 10 December on Adare Steet in Bridgend town centre. Organisers will provide the hat, you provide the red or green jumper.

Good Week for Bridgend

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 2011

Sheep and Elves - it can only be Bridgend

Remember Feastival, 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