Aberdare Park – A Celebration of 150 Years
On Saturday the 13th July Aberdare Park celebrated it’s 150th with a day filled with fun activities, music and events in Victorian style, including afternoon tea in the park café.
Compared by Roy Noble, there were performances by several local choirs and the Llwydcoed Brass Band, representing the great musical tradition of Aberdare.
In the afternoon after the re-enactment of the opening of the park in 1869 the Phoenix Singers, Cwmdare Voices and The Mountain Ash and District Choral Society performed some popular pieces. Mountain Ash choir singing songs including “The Kings of Swing” and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day”
The choral entertainment had a rousing finish with combined choirs singing one of Wale’s favourites “Calon Lan”, a fitting end to a wonderful day of musical celebration.
Take a look at the Friends of Aberdare Park Facebook for photos of the day and do visit the Park if you are in the area.