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The Annual Gambo Race

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Start Main Hill Angel Inn Greenacre Motel New House / Cornelly Arms Pyle Legion Finish

The Winning Gambo 2008

The 2008 event was judged by the two North Cornelly County Borough Councillors, Jeff Tidesley and Megan Butcher.
The Japanese Geishas were deemed the 'Best Dressed Gambo' and the overall winners of the 2008 Annual Gambo Race.

Judging the Gambos Winning Gambo Team 2008 Winning Gambo Team 2008

The Teams 2008

  • The Simpsons
  • Japanese Geishas
  • The Spice Girls
  • Gypsies
  • The Army
  • Cornelly Arms Nursery
  • The Devil & Skeletons
  • Back to the Future
  • Golfers
  • Bracey's Elvis Presleys
  • Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Smurfs
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Scotsmen
  • Pirates of the Carribean
  • I'm a Celebrity Get me out of here
  • Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory
Ten80
Ten80 is an English/French film production company producing and licencing offbeat content to clients operating in the TV broadcast, internet & mobile sectors.
Ten80 have contacted Kenfig.org LCG with a view of producing a short TV documentary on the 2008 Annual Gambo Race.
When the edited package is complete Ten80 have advised we can use it freely on this website - check back here for more details...
Ten80 Productions filming outside Greenacre Motel, Annual Gambo Race 2008

2008 Annual Gambo Race

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Montage of 2008 Annual Gambo Race

The 2008 Annual Gambo Race :: Start - Prince of Wales Inn


LATEST NEWS:

The Gambo Race photos have now been placed on this website - enjoy... [ A DVD of the entire event including coverage of the start will be made available in the near future, proceeds of which will be donated to the Sandville Self Help Centre, Ton Kenfig. ] Please check back here for details of the Ten80 Film Production Television documentary...

Our Start coverage has been boycotted online
The rest of the Gambo Race coverage continues...
A DVD of the entire 2008 Gambo Race is coming soon Main Hill Angel Inn Greenacre Motel New House / Cornelly Arms Pyle Legion Finish - Pyle RFC

Welcome to the 2008 Annual Gambo Race coverage on www.kenfig.org.uk

They say the weather always shines on the righteous and with no exception to the rule on Gambo Race day as well. After the appauling British weather as of late the day started with a few showers but cleared up with plently of sunshine.
Kenfig.org started its coverage at the Prince of Wales Inn as normal (no coverage online this year - see below for details) - the start coverage will be made available along with the entire 2008 coverage in the form of a DVD in coming months, monies from the sale of the complete 2008 Annual Gambo Race DVD will be donated to the Sandville Self Help Centre, Ton Kenfig.

The 2008 Gambo Race Results

Pirates of the Carribean
The event was started by Wales & Ospreys prop Adam Jones and former Wales Captain & Ospreys Assistant Coach Jonathan Humphreys and judged by North Cornelly local County Borough Councillors, Jeff Tidesley and Megan Butcher.

1st Place

  • Japanese Geishas with their oriental 'Tea House' Gambo complete with Samurai Warrior (Sponsored by David & Linda Smith)
  • 2nd Place

  • Pirates of the Carribean (sponsored by Hi-Tide, Porthcawl)
  • 3rd Place

  • Yellow Submarine Beatles Fan Club (South Wales Fire Service - Kenfig Hill)

  • Welsh Rugby Union Official Website
    Ospreys Rugby Team Official Website
    Hi-Tide Inn Porthcawl Official Website

    Ten80 Film Productions

    The 2008 Annual Gambo Race was filmed by Ten80 Productions with a view of producing a short TV documentary of proceedings after having contacting us at Kenfig.org Local Community Group in the weeks leading up to the event.
    Ten80 is an English/French film production company producing and licencing offbeat content to clients operating in the TV broadcast, internet & mobile sectors. They specialise in the eccentric, the bizarre, the odd and the offbeat. Outrageous competitions, eyepopping events and eccentric customs.
    When the edited package is complete Ten80 have advised we can use it freely on this website - check back here for more details... it is hoped that the event will be screened on a US Cable Television network as well as in the UK. Additional contacts that both Ten80 and ourselves at Kenfig.org have within the TV broadcast/media industry in Sydney, Australia, may even attract the Australian TV networks as well. More news to follow...

    Main Hill Section Main Hill Section Angel Inn Section Angel Inn Section Greenacre Motel Section Greenacre Motel Section
    New House Inn / Cornelly Arms Section New House Inn / Cornelly Arms Section Pyle Legion Section Pyle Legion Section Pyle RFC Section Pyle RFC Section

    Only the Start coverage is boycotted on Kenfig.org website

    The online photographic coverage of the 2008 Start has been boycotted on this website due to the following community politics / issues that have arisen & which need addressing:


    Reason:


    The 2008 online coverage of the start of the Annual Gambo Race has been boycotted due to community stupidity
    BOYCOTTED - No Coverage at the Prince

    The Kenfig.org Local Community Group is not prepared to indirectly help market the Prince of Wales Inn through the Annual Gambo Race coverage on this website.


    The Kenfig Corporation Trust (Which owns the Prince of Wales Inn) will not recognise the "FACT" that we operate this website project as a community group in the Bridgend County Borough.


    They will not acknowledge our very existence and has refused to help support our project, (which indirectly helps & supports our local community as a whole) as they feel it is not 'In their Remit' to do so.


    It has been decided to boycott the coverage of the "START" of the 2008 Annual Gambo Race at the Prince of Wales Inn on this website as a direct result.


    "Why should we help promote a pub owned by this trust if they show no respect to ourselves"


    The Kenfig.org Local Community Group operates this website for the benefit of the local community - we command a little bit of respect from others within our community and will not tolerate party politics from the minority who are trying to undermine a successful community project by completely ignoring our very existence and status.


    The Kenfig Corporation Trust is only but a registered charity that owns some land and a pub - they do not own the history, nor the community and the peoples of the Kenfig area; and more so, they certainly do not dictate to us at Kenfig.org Local Community Group on how we operate the Kenfig.org website project in any shape or form...


    The rest of the 2008 Annual Gambo Race coverage on "www.kenfig.org.uk" continues unabated.

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    MAIN MENU 2008

    Main Hill Angel Inn Greenacre Motel New House / Cornelly Arms Pyle Legion Finish (Pyle RFC)
    The 2008 "REVISED" Annual Gambo Race Coverage Starts from the Main hill between the Prince & the Angel Inn

    The Kenfig.org Local Community Group is demanding some respect from our local community peers for our permanent & continued Voluntary community work within the Kenfig and surrounding areas - the local stupidity needs to be addressed once & for all.


    Background - Some Basic Facts

    The local community needs to address some local issues & sort out all the stupidity once and for all...
    • This website is run as a not for profit making organisation known as Kenfig.org Local Community Group.
    • The Prince of Wales Inn is owned by The Kenfig Corporation Trust.
    • The Kenfig Corporation Trust will not accept the "FACT" that the Kenfig.org website project is operated as a Community Group within the Bridgend County Borough.
    • The Kenfig Corporation Trust is operated through the Charity Commission - the Regulator for Charities in England & Wales (www.charitycommission.gov.uk)
    • The Kenfig Corporation Trust donates monies to local community groups & organisations within the 'Old Kenfig Borough' boundary; the origins of the boundary dates back to the 17th Century.
    • The Kenfig.org Local Community Group is a registered Community Group through BAVO (Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations) and operates from North Cornelly which is within the stipulated boundary as outlined above.
    • Mr Rob Bowen, the author & originator of the Kenfig.org website made an application to the Kenfig Corporation Trust for donations in the autumn of 2003 whilst operating the Kenfig.org website as an individual project - both the Clerk to the Trust and two Trustees (both of whom, at that point in time, were local County Borough Councillors - one of whom is still a County Borough Councillor) stated that a donation would have been made at this time "IF" the project was operated as a community group or the like, rather than soley as an individual project.
    • The Kenfig.org Local Community Group was founded in March 2004. (Learn more)
    • The Kenfig.org Local Community Group has made a number of detailed requests for donations to the Kenfig Corporation Trust since 2004 (As a Community Group rather than operating as an indivdual project) & has supplied all relevant documentation including copies of our Constitution and copy letter from the National Library of Wales outlining our heritage status for consideration on each application.
    • The Kenfig Corporation Trust has not supported the Kenfig.org Local Community Group since its inception in 2004.

    Indirect Marketing of Prince of Wales Inn

    • The Kenfig.org Local Community Group indirectly helps to market the Prince of Wales Inn (which is owned by the Kenfig Corporation Trust) through its website and more so, through the Annual Gambo Race coverage as the event starts at the Prince of Wales Inn.
    • The Kenfig.org website attracted ¼ million hits in 7 days after the 2007 Annual Gambo Race as a direct result of placing images of the Gambo Race online.
    • Server Logs for the website www.Kenfig.org.uk indicate a substantial volume of worldwide visitors searching for the Prince of Wales Inn (through Internet Search Engines) and landing on this website.

    Community Involvement & Cooperation

    • The Kenfig.org Local Community Group works in partnership with the Gambo Race organisation and other local community groups and associates to provide this unique online resource which is now a part of our heritage.
    • ALL OF THIS IS EXECUTED FREE OF CHARGE AS WE OPERATE AS A NOT FOR PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATION
    The Kenfig.org Local Community Group is demanding some respect for its local community involvement

    Statement

    Until the Kenfig Corporation Trust show some respect for the Kenfig.org Local Community Group & what we have and are continuing to do for the local communities around Kenfig & the Nation of Wales as a whole - We at the Kenfig.org Local Community Group are "NOT" prepared to help indirectly market a pub (owned by the Trust) through the Annual Gambo Race coverage which is viewed across the world by millions on this website, especially when the Trust is not prepared to acknowledge our very existence, let alone prepared to help & support ourselves and the immediate local communities as a direct result of our community group request(s).

    What we asked the Trust for financial help towards

    All we asked for was some financial assistance towards a hand-held DVD recorder and associated equipment to produce a DVD of the Annual Gambo Race (which starts at a pub owned by the Trust), where monies of the sale of which would benefit the local communities... & the Trust itself, additionally, as not everyone has access to the Internet & hence coverage of the Gambo Race through this medium, a digital projector and screen were also listed where the community could watch and re-live the Gambo Race at various venues throughout the area (venues and dates to be arranged in the near future).
    The same equipment would be used to continue documenting the entire history of the Old Kenfig Borough / Old Bro Cynffig through this permanent website project. This website is of national importance in addition to providing the immediate community with a permanent online record of its history.

    The Kenfig.org website has been recognised by the National Library of Wales as 'An important part of Wales' documentary heritage'

    Reply from the Trust in writing

    The Kenfig Corporation Trust stated "It was not in its remit" to help & support our request.
    Both the envelope and the letter received (dated 10 June 2008) have Kenfig.org Local Community Group as the addressee on them, yet the letter's content quotes 'the trustees do not feel it qualifies as they deem it to be an individual application'
    The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing - Why acknowledge the addressee as a community group when the trust says it doesn't acknowledge that we exist... bizarre!
    The Kenfig Corporation Trust will not accept the "FACT" that the Kenfig.org website project is operated as a Community Group within the Bridgend County Borough - they are still under the impression that the project is an individual one even when official documentation proving otherwise has been submitted to the Trust.
    The Kenfig.org website is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and has been recognised by the National Library of Wales as 'An important part of Wales' documentary heritage' - we would not be in this position if the project was operated solely as an individual project.

    Secured Funding from another Source

    The Kenfig.org Local Community Group have aquired the funding for the said equipment from another source and the DVD will be produced "without" the help & support of the Kenfig Corporation Trust.
    We entrust this statement will encourage the Kenfig Corporation Trust to learn from its mistakes and to embrace our "permanent" online project as it has long-term benefits to both the Trust and the community at large.
    A DVD of the 2008 Annual Gambo Race coverage (Including footage at the Prince of Wales Inn) will be made available in the near future... proceeds of the sale of which will be donated to a local charity, The Sandville Self Help Centre.

    The Kenfig.org Local Community Group is an open and friendly organisation willing to work cooperatively with all other local community groups & organisations for the benefit of our local communities - [ Contact Us for further Info... admin@kenfig.org.uk ]


    Disclaimer:

    The Kenfig.org Local Community Group has no previous and/or present argument with the past/present/future tennant management of the Prince of Wales Inn; the above declaration of a boycott of the start of the 2008 Annual Gambo Race coverage at the Prince of Wales Inn is merely aimed at outlining and hopefully rectifying a community problem that has arisen over the past few years - the community needs to work cooperatively together where the benefits to all are untold.

    The Kenfig.org Website

    The Kenfig.org Local Community Group is responsible for a comprehensive & permanent website documenting the entire history of the Old Kenfig Borough / Old Bro Cynffig from pre-historic times to the present day.
    We are documenting the history of Kenfig, its community, people and political structure through the ages which includes the Kenfig Corporation Trust amongst others - The Kenfig Corporation Trust are being a little unreasonable with regards supporting this new online venture which has been granted Heritage Status by the National Library of Wales & which is beneficial to the education of our nation as a whole and indirectly, to the Kenfig Corporation Trust themselves & the local community.

    Bibliography:

    (1) Photos & Graphics: Rob Bowen, Kenfig.org Local Community Group ©2008. All rights resevered.

    Webpage Author:

    Mr Rob Bowen, Kenfig.org Local Community Group, 2008


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