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Swansea City Triathlon 2019

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Highlights of the Swansea City Triathlon on Sunday. The sun came out just in time for this annual event. Were you part of the sprint distance triathlon in this iconic welsh city. The event was open to both adults and children age 14 and over and has the fantastic finish line atmosphere expected at all of these events.

The Swansea Triathlon course is simply in one of the best locations in the UK. With a calm, safe and spectator friendly swim, picturesque ride and a fast and flat run, this event will take some beating!

It started at the Prince of Wales docks and finished in Castle Square in the centre of the city.

SWANSEA’S FIRST ANIMAL RIGHTS MARCH

This video is about The Red Arrows itinerary for 2019 which includes a visit to the Wales Air Show at Swansea Bay on the 6th and 7th July 2019.

THE RED ARROWS ARE BACK

Swansea Pride 2019

Over a thousand marchers filled the city's street with a riot of colour, sequins, and rainbow flags on a beautiful summers day. Hundreds of people laughed, danced, and handed out leaflets at the event to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues on Saturday.

 

Elliott King, chairman of Swansea Pride, said he thought the number of marchers – estimated to be more than a thousand – was a record.

 

Nia Jermin, vice chairman of Swansea Pride, said: "It's just brilliant to have a celebration for the LGBT+ community that's in the spirit of the city centre.

 

The parade started in Wind Street headed by the Lord Mayor of Swansea City, Councilor David Phillips and Council leader Rob Stewart, they were accompanied by a Victorian Policeman, Sgt Paul William Harris, and Allen Hill in his naval uniform representing the Swansea re-enactment groups.

 

There was a small disturbance on the Kingsway as two protesters stood in front of the parade with their banners. One of the protesters lay on the road, and the march stopped. The police were there, and with the security they carried the protester onto the pavement.

 

The parade ended at the National Waterfront Museum Green, a temporary stage provided entertainment for the afternoon and well into the evening.

 

Around the perimeter of the green was an array of vans selling all kinds of hot delicious food from countries around the world. A disco in a marque was on hand to pump out the music for the rest of the evening.

WALES ON WHEELS

Another success for The Glamorgan Constabulary Police Re-enactment Group at the 'Wales on Wheels' event on Saturday in Swansea City.

 

We set up our mobile Victorian Jail with Andrew Macfetters as the prisoner and me Paul William Harris as the sergeant looking after him.

 

We were swamped all day long with photo shoots of the children and parents in and on the steps outside where they tried on Victorian police hats.

 

Alongside us on display was the 1803 Pendarren Loco which chugged up and down the 100-meter track for the visitors all day long.

 

Also on display were vintage/classic cars, buses, lorry's that have been beautifully restored.

 

Military displays in bell tents and tables outside in the sunshine showed artifacts of that era. There were four stunning horses with their riders in army uniforms as well.

 

This event took place on the National Waterfront Museum Green in Swansea City.

Organised by Vegan Actions Wales; our local charitable animal rights group, this event will be the first of its kind in the city and will see people from all over the UK travelling to Swansea to stand up for the rights of animals.

 

With veganism on the rise and the effects of animal agriculture on the environment plastered thrust into the limelight of the media in recent months we believe all local press should make an appearance to document what the people at the heart of animal rights are doing to make a difference on this particularly special occasion.

 

The event will take place on the Saturday 1st June from 12pm outside Swansea train station and down towards Castle Square. Following the march at 1.30pm there will be a Cube Of Truth on Oxford Street; a street art form of vegan activism performed by the Swansea branch of Anonymous For The Voiceless.

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JUST A STROLL

TISW with another one of our short videos about a stroll around the Swansea City south docks area. This time we are testing the Panasonic 4K HC-X 1000 camera.

WARTIME BRIDGEND 2019

The sun shone on this quaint town of Bridgend in South Wales for their Wartime Bridgend event on Saturday.

 

Hundreds of re-enactors turned the town into a piece of the 1940s as they celebrated that era and the D-day landings.

 

A replica of a Spitfire was on display in the town square, and just down the street at the cenotaph, they held a memorial service.

 

And nearby there was a temporary stage for the afternoon's entertainment including a speech by a lookalike of the great Sir Winston Churchill.

 

Gazebos lined the streets for the re-enactors to show off their military weapons, uniforms and give information about them.

 

Two Victorian Policemen with a French Gendarme were patrolling the area in splendid uniforms of that era and were very busy with photo shoots with the public.

 

The Mayor of Bridgend Cllr. Stuart Baldwin opened the day's event by thanking all re-enactors for their support and the organizers for their hard work on putting on this show in remembrance of those who made it possible for us.

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