A small Welsh mountain community began their Christmas celebrations this evening, Friday (Dec 6) with the switch n of their Christmas lights followed by a candlelit procession.

Know for being the home of Welsh rugby legend Ray Gravell the village of Mynydd Y Garreg is nestled high above the ancient town of Kidwelly.

The community is rich in spirit and have renovated the local park and the village hall hosts numerous events throughout the year including a Christmas pantomime.

The cast from KAMPS were there this evening to entertain those who braved the cold and made their way with candles lit to the hall.

The man and woman in red, Sion Corn and Mrs Corn were there to hand out selection boxes and pose for photos with local children. The evening began with carols around the Christmas tree and the carols continued in the hall both in English and Welsh.

Those attending the event included the Mayor of Kidwelly Crisial Davies and the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Llanelli Tamara Reay.

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The candidate said: “It is lovely when communities get together to celebrate Christmas. Community is so important. It is lovely to see all these generations coming together. They have lost some community buildings here. I have been travelling to a lot of the villages including Kidwelly, Burry Port and Pembrey.”

Mayor of Kidwelly Crisial Davies said: “You can’t beat these kind of community events, they really bring people together and they are quite magic. The community is small but it has a big heart.”

The community enjoyed a performance by KAMPS, some reading of poetry , communal singing and of course a generous supply of mulled wine and mince pies.

 

 

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