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Bridgend 500 Tudor fayre

Join us in Bridgend Town Centre on Saturday 17th September and step back 500 years to 1516 to mark the 500th anniversary of the granting of a Royal Market Charter to the town of Bridgend.

The Town Centre will be transformed in to a typical Tudor market of the era with over 20 demonstrations of activities that were commonplace in the 16th century.

Workshops will include Tudor Pottery, Cooking, Leather Purse Making and Toy Making; together with Ink, Quill and Parchment making, Tudor Soap and Candle Making, Spinning, Weaving, Arrow Making and many more!

Tudor entertainment will take place throughout the day including traditional Tudor musicians, storytelling, the Court Jester and Falconry.

King Henry himself will make Royal Progress around the Town, accompanied by one of his six wives and offer an ‘Audience with the King’ to receive petitions from local folk on all manner of subjects.

At 12 noon, the Market Charter ceremony will take place when the King will present the legal document to the Mayor of Bridgend Town.

This event will be a unique experience in historical terms for the Bridgend area and will be great fun for all the family.

Find out more about the Bridgend 500 Tudor Fayre

About Bridgend Town Council

Bridgend Town Council is one of four Town Councils and 16 Community Councils in the County Borough of Bridgend on the southern coastal belt of the Principality.

Our Responsibilities

  • Carnegie House Arts and Culture Hub
  • Outdoor tasks around Bridgend Town Centre
  • Administering the Evergreen Hall in Angel Street
  • Making charitable donations
  • Town Twinning with towns in Germany and France
  • Supporting and financing the annual Cenotaph Service and Armed Forces Day
  • Administering five allotment sites (125 plots)
  • Maintaining all registered footpaths within the Town Council area
  • Supplying street furniture to support BCBC
  • Organising Community Skip Schemes to assist in the removal of bulky refuse
  • Arranging summer floral displays and numerous small landscaping projects in the Bridgend Town
  • Controlling dog fouling with 25 bins throughout the area
  • Supporting children’s Play Schemes and equipment upgrades in play areas
  • Responsibility for providing all the Christmas Illuminations in Bridgend Town
  • Support for various annual street festivals
  • Giving 50% of the funding to Bridgend’s Shopmobility Scheme
  • Providing funding for additional street cleansing and gum removal
  • Providing additional winter grit bins
  • Custody of the War Memorial, Randall Memorial, Ruhamah Burial Ground and other features in Town
  • Commenting on any Planning Proposals within the Town Council Area

The Town Council is consulted by the County Borough Council regarding all matters within the Town Council area, in particular; planning applications. Members of the council sit on numerous charitable committees and various School Governing Bodies.

The Council’s affairs are administered by an appointed Town Clerk, with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected by the town councillors each year.

Carnegie House Arts Centre

Are you a performance or theatre-based artist with a link to Bridgend? Do you want a paid opportunity to present new and original work in Bridgend’s first Arts & Culture Hub? Take a look at our Artist Residencies and Artist Platform events.

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Wales Audit Office - Good Practice Exchange
Bridgend Town Council: a better building, and better democracy

Contact details:

Bridgend Town Council, Carnegie House, Wyndham Street, Bridgend, CF31 1EF

Tel: 01656 815757

Office Hours: 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.