Centenary Baton Watch! … Gwent

The centenary baton continued its journey in Gwent recently as the Gwent Federation were handed the baton from the Glamorgan Federation on the 1st of September.

The baton was taken to Tredegar House in Newport on Wednesday by Gwent Federation chairman, Marian Martin, where around 80 members, made up of seven groups from the local area, held a craft stall event.

On Thursday it was taken to Raglan, Llandenny-Llangybi and Usk, before arriving in Caerleon for Afternoon Tea and onto Ponthir, where members welcomed it in Edwardian costume on Friday.

On Saturday morning the members of Abersychan, Cwmavon, Cwmbran Allsorts, Newbridge, Pontllanfraith, Tredegar and Talywaun took the baton on the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway.

Members of the Gwent Federation prepare to take the centenary baton on the train from Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit in Blaenavon.

Members of the Gwent Federation prepare to take the centenary baton on the train from Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit in Blaenavon.

The baton was then taken to an afternoon garden party for Newbridge and Pontllanfraith, and on Sunday it headed to Shirenewton, before being taken to Gilwern and Llanfoist yesterday.

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