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With its three separate bays (Sandy Bay, Treco Bay and the
picturesque Rest Bay), Porthcawl offers miles of unspoiled sand. Easily reached
from Cardiff by car or train. The area includes an
amusement park, a seafront theatre, parks and more
attractions of interest and family packed fun.
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Christmas Morning Swim 2013
Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim pictures
from 1980, 33 years ago...
49th Annual PORTHCAWL
Christmas Morning Swim 2013
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PORTHCAWL ELVIS FESTIVAL 2013
Now in its 10th year,
the Elvis Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world
and invites visitors to enjoy a weekend of rock 'n' roll in the
Welsh seaside town of Porthcawl. There are a number of Elvis events
taking place as part of the Festival at Porthcawl's Grand Pavilion
including The Three Kings Show, The Elvies, and Red Alert, the best
Elvis Show band in the world. In addition, the Hi Tide Inn in
Porthcawl will host over 100 shows over the weekend, and over twenty
other venues in and around the town will host events as part of the
Thu 26th - Sun 29 September 2013
at Porthcawl Pavilion
Thursday 26th September: Kraig Parker, Dave Smith &
Friday 27th September: Juan Loranzo,
Johnny Lee Memphsis
Saturday Day : 12pm – 5pm: Kraig Parker, Ben
Thompson & Gary Foley
Saturday Night: 7pm – 12am: G.I. Elvis (Leigh
Casling) & Simon Patrick
Sunday Day: 12pm – 5pm: Kraig Parker & Gordon Elvis
Sunday Night: 7pm – 11.30pm: Mike Nova & Dean Mack
Every September thousands of Elvis
fans descend on the Welsh seaside town of Porthcawl for a unique
celebration of The King. The featured events are the Official Shows
taking place in the magnificent Grand Pavilion. These include The
Elvies the World’s premier event for Elvis Tribute Artists. In
addition, The Hi Tide host over 100 shows over the weekend, many
with free admission. Finally, over twenty venues in and around the
Town form the Fringe Festival, making Porthcawl the largest Elvis
event in Europe. The programme includes an official Festival Launch
on Friday with a champagne reception and the chance to meet the
artists and celebrities. This show is only open to VIP Ticket
Holders and Festival guests. There's also The Best Festival Elvis
Competition and a performance from last year's winner.
OUR VIDEO FOOTAGE SOON on our YouTube channel
Photos and Video shot during the weekend.
It’s ’Cawl Shook Up as 30,000 rock
’n’ roll into Porthcawl's Elvis festival
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Christmas Morning Swim
See our pictures from 32 years ago...
CHRISTMAS MORNING SWIM (from 1980)
and as usual
lot of walkers
photo album is HERE
Also see our
BE THERE AND MAKE HISTORY
our exclusive photos
Here is the link for public viewing
(no need for a Facebook account)
47th SWIM this year.
Despite the snow last year, 607 brave swimmers were registered for
the event, raising a total of £6000 for 19 local charities and
organisations. This year the committee have chosen the Wales Air
Ambulance as the main beneficiary.
Carol singing at the Hi-Tide with 'Solid Brass' while we wait for
the arrival of Father Christmas
10:45 am to 11:15 am
All swimmers should register at the Hi-Tide between 10:45 and 11:15
Swimmers leave the Hi-Tide to brave the winter waves
ELVIS FESTIVAL 2011
on our YouTube channel
Photos and Video shot 23, 24 & 25 September 2011, from the
Porthcawl Pavilion, Seabank Hotel, Heartbreak (Brentwood) Hotel
& Jail House Rock
The theme for 2011
is HERE NOW
Porthcawl International Jazz Festival
"Jazz on the
The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl
Porthcawl Golf Club.
John Bland - one shot victory
Our own photos & video footage
Fri 24 - Sun 26
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Seabank Hotel and Alfa Travel
...family owned company exchanged contracts
to purchase a new hotel ...
All About It!
Yet, once more, YOU ALL made it happen...
Thanks to Pat, Ken & those who played for just
a fistful of beers. Worth the cause...
This year, all
proceeds go to two worthy causes; The
Porthcawl Coastguards and
Links to our YouTube channel
and video footage
to follow soon.
See our YouTube Channel's video
footage from the Knights
Arms ReUnion in the Grand
Pavilion in 2007 with Mr Cal Newman
(this link is on the Latest Videos and Clips from the Shockwave NME
For more details check the
official Knights Arms website:
Arms Reunion 2006 (Seabank Hotel)
Knights Arms Reunion 2007
Knights Arms Reunion 2008
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