Narberth Civic Week 2017 (July 23 - 27)

By Observer Reporter in Events


from Wyn Calvin, Civic Week President

“Here we are again, Happy as can be

All good pals and jolly good company”

The lyrics of the old song always re-occur as we contemplate another Civic Week. Once again the townsfolk, shopkeepers, office workers, business-friends and carers have united with the Mayor and hard-working committee to ensure another week of entertainment and cheerful enjoyment.

It is now over 90 years (yes ninety) since my first squarking entrance into my home in the Main Street. A long career in theatre, radio, film and television has taken this Narberth lad to many parts of the world (I’ve been to Martletwy twice!). Yet Narberth with its impressive development over the years has retained my admiration and affection. Pembrokeshire remains ‘home of the heart’.

So, once again, it is a special pleasure to greet many good pals here and extend a warm welcome to each visitor during our Civic Week. May a good and happy time be enjoyed by all.

Narberth Civic Week Events 2016


Narberth Dynamos Cycle Ride - Bloomfield.

Civic Parade - Queens Hall.

Civic Service - Bethesda Chapel.

Civic Luncheon - Hotel Plas Hyfryd.

Wet’n Wild (bring a towel) - Town Moor.

BBQ - RAOB Club.

Songs of Praise - Bethesda Baptist Chapel.

Quiz Night - RAOB Club.


Span Arts Workshop - Queen Bee - Queens Hall.

Children’s Bingo - Rugby Club.

Teddy Bears Picnic - Picnic Town Moor - Noahs Ark Nursery.

Swim Narberth Fun Swim - Narberth Swimming Pool.

Charity Afternoon Tea - Hotel Plas Hyfryd - book direct.

Live Music - Kirkland.

Adult Bingo - Rugby Club.


Landsker Quilters Exhibition - Bethesda Chapel.

Beat The Goalie - Astro Turf.

Children’s Craft - Bus Stop Youth Club (Town Moor).

Children’s Toddle - Town Moor.

Children’s Sports - Astro Turf.

Family Fun Night - Gravells Showroom.

Grass Track - West Atherton Farm.

Fun Night - Ivy Bush.

Salsa Night - Bistro 13.


JULY 26 2017

Landsker Quilters Exhibition - Bethesda Chapel.

Children’s Treasure Hunt.

Baby Show (including Glamorous Granny) - Queens Hall.

Pram Push - Town Clock followed by - Narberth Dynamos Hill Climb - Town Clock.

Live Music and Fun Night - The Dragon.


Landsker Quilters Exhibition - Bethesda Chapel.

Senior Citizens Civic Week Coffee Morning - RAOB Club.

Children’s Zumba (bring a drink) - Queens Hall.

Family Fun Quiz - Rugby Club.

Worm Charming - Scout Hut Town Moor.

Aubrey Mason Memorial Ramble - Bloomfield

Fashion Show - Rugby Club.


Landsker Quilters Exhibition - Bethesda Chapel.

Coffee Morning - RAOB Club.

Bazaar Old Hat Vintage Fair - The Old Brewery Spring Gardens.

Pet Show - Scout Hut Town Moor.

Wacky Races - Rugby Club (sponsored by Commercial Garage).

Soft Ball Cricket - Cricket Pitch.

Terrier Racing - Bloomfield.

Eagle Party Night - The Eagle Inn.


Landsker Quilters Exhibition - Bethesda Chapel.

Danceathon - Marie’s Mission and Mini’s.

Malt House Vets - Fun Morning, including Photo Competition.

Street Fair.

Carnival Parade.

Carnival Judging (£1 entry to field) - Rugby Club.


It is a great privilege to be Mayor of this beautiful historic town for the fourth time.

May I welcome you to enjoy a family oriented week of fun and laughter?

The week has events for all ages, from babes to the older clientele (known as senior citizens - if they like to refer to themselves as senior).

We have the usual start of the week, with the civic service at Bethesda Baptist church, followed by the civic luncheon, attended by many Mayors throughout Pembrokeshire and many guests linked with Narberth, some through charitable organisations.

The Civic Week committee work hard all year to make this one week so spectacular by arranging events and activities.

Please support in any way that you can, as without your support this week would not happen.

With the support from the local organisations, charities and businesses, I am confident that the week will once again be successful, and I put in an urgent request for good weather.

I hope that Mike and I will be able to attend as many events as we can, and look forward to meeting you all.

A warm welcome to the town is extended to all.

Ruth, Mayor of Narberth 2017/2018.

Carnival Parade Judging Classes

(Carnival parade entry is free)

1. Best Pram/Cycle - 1st trophy.

2. Best Child 4 yrs and under - 1st £10; 2nd £5.

3. Best Child 5/8 yrs - 1st £10; 2nd £5.

4. Best Child 9/11 yrs - 1st £10; 2nd £5.

5. Best Child 12/15 yrs - 1st £10; 2nd £5.

6. Best Adult Male - 1st trophy.

7. Best Adult Female - 1st trophy.

8. Best Couple or Pair - 1st trophy.

9. Best Walking Entrant - 1st trophy.

10. Best Overall Child - 1st trophy.

11. Best Large Float - 1st £100 (sponsored by A40 Garage).

12. Best Small Float - 1st £100 (sponsored by The Iron Duke).

13. Best Pub/Club Float - 1st £100.

14. Best Car and Trailer - 1st trophy.

15. Tom Thomas trophy.

16. Shelly Harries Trophy.

17. Best Overall Float - 1st £250.

For information on float classes please visit the Civic Week website

Thanks to Spar, Wisebuys, Costcutter, APX Solutions and all other businesses that have kindly contributed to Civic Week.

Baby Show Classes

0 to 3 months

4 to 12 months

13 to 18 months

19 to 23 months

24 to 36 months

Best Baby in Show

Pet Show Classes

Best Exotic Pet

Best Cat

Best Small Dog

Best Large Dog

Pet That looks the Most like its Owner

Best Small Pet (non Cat or Dog)

Dog with Waggiest Tail

Best in Show

Civic Week events at Narberth Museum

Narberth Museum is joining in with the town’s celebrations this Civic Week.

As usual, they will be taking part in the ‘Spot the Mistake in the Window’ competition and while you’re puzzling, why not pop in for either of the free events during the week.

On Tuesday, July 25, the museum will be showing old photographs of Narberth, its residents and celebrations from 3-5 pm. Tea and cakes available in the coffee shop, as well as traditional sweets to enjoy during the slideshow.

On Thursday, July 27, drop-in anytime to enjoy refreshments in the museum cafe while playing traditional board games with family and friends.

This in an intergenerational event suitable for people of all ages, so stay as long as you wish or drop in for an hour as part of your civic week itinerary.

The staff and volunteers at Narberth Museum look forward to seeing you all and enjoying some good old-fashioned fun with a summer carnival atmosphere!

To reserve seats or find out more, get in touch on (01834) 860 500 or


As chair of Narberth Civic Week, I have found this year to be very difficult. Although we have managed to obtain some new sponsors and thankfully we still have some loyal ones, due to all the pressures on local businesses, it is accepted that we had to lose some.

The new sponsors this year are the A40 Garage, Wisebuys, Narberth, the Iron Duke, Clunderwen, and Commercial Garage, Narberth. Our loyal sponsor for over 10 years now is the Spar in Narberth.

So I ask the public to please support Civic Week 2017. Go to as many events as possible. We have kept the entry fees the same as previous years, but have changed some of the classes for the carnival.

Please buy a brochure for full details of the week.

We have this year, back by popular demand, the worm charming, a new event the wacky races and an afternoon tea at the Plas. Songs of Praise is on Sunday at 7.30 pm. Also for 2017 - Bancyfelin Grass Track Club and Narberth Civic Week grass track meeting at West Atheston.

As every year, I hope you enjoy, support and have lots of fun. Anyone wishing to help in any way, please contact us on our Facebook page.

Elizabeth Rogers, Chair of

Narberth Civic Week

St. Andrew’s Church celebrates Civic Week

Looking forward to the annual Civic Week celebrations in Narberth, St. Andrew’s Church has a planned programme of events with something for everyone.

On Saturday, July 22, at 2 pm, we are holding the summer fête combined with the popular teddy bear parachute jumps from the church tower.

The afternoon includes teas, a cake stall, tombola, bric à brac and raffles and takes place at the church.

During Civic Week, the church will be open daily to visitors from 10 am to 4 pm - teas served.


Noble Court, Narberth, is sponsoring overall float in Narberth Carnival.

Funday Monday to celebrate Narberth

Civic Week

Monday, July 24, from 2-6 pm, at Narberth pool.

Inflatables tickets on sale at the pool now £3 pp.

Pay-as-you-play: Water slide, tombola, raffle, bouncy castle.

Pay-as-you-eat: BBQ, tea, coffee and cake.

Donations for raffle, tombola, water and wine stall and cakes would be very much appreciated or can you spare some time to help out on the day?

Any questions, please call the pool on (01834) 860940.

Please note for inflatable sessions: a paying adult must accompany each child under eight.

All proceeds go to SwimNarberth.

Teddy Bears Picnic

As part of the Civic Week events, Noah’s Ark will be holding a teddy bears picnic on Monday, July 24, at 2 pm, on the picnic area below the Town Moor car park with a small charge of £2.50.

Children to bring a teddy to the picnic (prize for best teddy). The picnic and games will be run by qualified and experienced staff from Noah’s Ark Childcare, Tabernacle Lane, Narberth.

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