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Burry Port is fast getting a reputation as a crowd pulling town. Marathons, triathlons, raft races, music festivals, car boot sales and of course the annual carnival. For a small town it punches well above its weight in putting on events for the community.

The carnival is in its 49th year and still going strong. Each year the carnival crazy folk of Pembrey and Burry Port don outrageous outfits and march through the streets applauded all the way by locals and visitors alike. Local County Councillor Amanda Fox told Llanelli Online: “It really is a great event and we get a huge amount of support from local people. We raise a lot of money in the process, which goes to good causes. It is a lot of work but each year we seem to manage. The weather today is fantastic and we are looking forward to a great day for Pembrey and Burry Port.”

Burry Port Town Mayor David Owens said: “This has been a fantastic day for Pembrey and Burry Port. The work that has gone into this is wonderful. It is great for businesses within the town. It couldn’t have gone better with the beautiful sunshine.”

The City of Swansea Pipe Band led the parade and performed in the main arena. Businesses appeared to be very busy with the local pubs packed with revellers soaking up the sunshine. We will bring you the results of the carnival here in due course. We also have a great video on our Facebook page and we will be sending the film to our friends at Bay TV for airing next week.

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