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Blaenavon World Heritage Day Success

Hundreds of people took part in Blaenavon World Heritage Day on Saturday 27th June to celebrate the towns World Heritage Site status.  The event commemorated the towns 15th year of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The heritage costume parade, an annual highlight of the event, took place at 1pm.  Pupils from the Blaenavon Heritage School, Forgeside Mini Rugby, Torfaen Gymnatsics and local performance group The Vibe took part in the parade.

The theme for this years parade was 'World Heritage Sites around the World', celebrating Blaenavon's own World Heritage Site status and the special cultural and natural significance of other sites across the globe.

The fun packed family day took place between 11am-4pm and additionally included a Victorian fun fair, street entertainers, craft stalls, dancers, live music and special offers from local shops/businesses.  

Posted on: Friday 3rd July 2015