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Kenfig - The Complete History
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A Welsh Documentary Heritage Website
Identified by The National Library of Wales

Documenting the entire history of the old kenfig borough / old bro cynffig


www.kenfig.org.uk
An important part of Wales documentary Heritage
Identified by The National Library of Wales

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ANNUAL GAMBO RACE - NOTICE BOARD

LATEST GAMBO RACE NEWS

The 10th Annual Gambo Race is definitely taking place...

New PLEASE NOTE: NEW RULES FOR 2010

Any Gambos entering this year must be a maximum width of 1.2 metres. Anyone wishing to enter a Gambo please contact Robert 'Lopper' Wilson on 744928 for an entry form - this is very important as we have to have all entries in before the race day.

"GET YOUR GAMBO ENTRIES IN NOW FOLKS"

ENTRY FORMS NOW AVAILABLE FROM LOPPER 01656 744928

New GAMBO RACE PETITION

There is a petition circulating throughout the Kenfig area highlighting the bureaucratic attitude of local government and the soaring costs involved in the policing of community 'charity' events in the Bridgend County - especially the 'Gambo Race'. [ Learn more... ] The petition will be delivered to the First Minister at the Welsh Assembly Government.

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE GAMBO RACE & SIGN THE PETITION


The following website links are on Facebook - both are open to the general pubic

NewAnnual Gambo Race (Group Page - Facebook) - Learn more...

New2010 Gambo Race (10th Anniversary - Facebook) - Learn more...

Source: Cynffig Community Gambo Race Committee

CALENDAR - GAMBO RACE EVENTS

Wed 21 July
NewMaudlam Cricket Centenary Event
Cricket Match - 6pm at Cornelly Playing Fields
Maudlam Cricket Club V Gambo XI
Sat 07 Aug
NewSponsored Walk
Old Post Bonvilston (A48 Cardiff) - Cornelly Arms Pub
8am Start - All Welcome [ Distance approx.18 miles - 6 hrs walking ]
Sponsor Forms are available from Robert 'Lopper' Wilson Tel. 744928
Sun 22 Aug
The Ashes Series Cricket Match
New House Inn Barbarians V Pyle RFC Zimbabweans
1pm Start - Cornelly Playing Fields - All Welcome
Sun 29 Aug
10th Anniversary Annual Gambo Race
Prince of Wales Inn, Kenfig
1pm Start - All Welcome [ See Opposite for details ]





Gambo Race Archives Gambo Race Archives

THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL GAMBO RACE - SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2010

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The Annual Gambo Race

Background - What is the Gambo Race?

The Annual Gambo Race
The Gambo Race is a charity-based community event organised as a joint venture by Pyle RFC and The Cornelly Arms public house. It was started in 2001 and has become an institution in its own right gaining a reputation as a great and fun day out for all.
The Gambo Race has been documented online exclusively by Kenfig.org since 2003 with unprecidented success attracting viewing from across the world and even helping to boost the moral of British Forces serving overseas. The event attracts visitors to the Kenfig and surrounding areas from right across the UK and from around the world.

Exclusive to Kenfig.org

Kenfig.org has covered the event since 2003 due to popular demand. The online worldwide response has been staggering... the inclusion of the Gambo Race on this website initially provided the catalyst for the mainstay of the website's marketing strategies. In 2008 the first five days coverage attracted ¼ million hits - this compared to 55,000 hits in the month following our initial coverage in 2003.

Local Newspaper Coverage

Kenfig.org was responsible for both the 2003 & 2004 Gambo Race photos in the Glamorgan Gazette Newspaper, a local newspaper covering the whole of the Bridgend County Borough and published by (Wales Online) - Westerm Mail & South Wales Echo Publications, Cardiff, South Wales. The Western Mail is owned by Trinity Mirror Group.

Local Newsletter Coverage

Previous photos of the Annual Gambo Race were published in the local MCK Newsletter thus providing further coverage of the event to people who do not have access to the Internet - sadly the MCK Newsletter ended in 2004.
REACH - Rural Development in Bridgend

Rural Development - Bridgend

Reach is the new name for the Rural Development Programme in Bridgend. It’s the first time the county has had funding of this nature from Europe.
Funded through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Assembly Government the aim of reach is to create a cohesive, sustainable and connected rural Bridgend
Reference: Europa Gateway to the European Union

The Annual Gambo Race

The Annual Gambo Race held each August Bank Holiday weekend throughout the Kenfig vicinity has been listed as a Carnival/Community Event through the Reach (The Rural Development Programme in Bridgend) rural tourism directory.
Reach - Rural Development Programme in Bridgend
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Reach Rural Tourism Directory
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What is a Gambo?


"A Gambo is basically a cart or trolley that has to be pushed/pulled by hand to move it. There are many variations of its name in force depending on an individual's location throughout the United Kingdom and around the world."

Quote: Rob Bowen - (Chair/Author/Webmaster) Kenfig.org Local Community Group

A Farm Cart

What is a Gambo?...
A Gambo is basically a cart or trolley that has to be pushed/pulled by hand to move it... Traditionally a Gambo was / is a kind of cart without sides used in South Wales by farmers
Traditionally a Gambo was / is a kind of cart without sides used in South Wales by farmers. A Gambo is a two wheeled flat bed vehicle native to Wales and the Marches and to some extent the Cotswolds and the South West of England. It was used mainly for harversting in hilly areas.
Cart Photos Opposite: Museum of English Rural Life University of Reading

Dictionary Definitions

There is no entry in the Oxford English Dictionary for the word 'GAMBO'. However, as a gambo is much the same as a 'cart' and a 'trolley', the following entries are outlined below:
  • Cart /Ka:t/ n. & v. -n.1 a strong vehicle with two or four wheels for carrying loads, usu. drawn by a horse. 2 a light vehicle for pulling by hand. 3 a light vehicle with two wheels for driving in, drawn by a single horse. - v.tr. 1 convey in or as in a cart. 2 sl. carry (esp. a cumbersome thing) with difficulty or over a long distance (carted it all the way home).
  • Trolley /'troli/ n.(pl. -eys) 1 esp. Brit. a table, stand, or basket on wheels or castors for serving food, transporting luggage or shopping, gathering purchases in a supermarket, etc. 2 esp. Brit. a low truck running on rails.

Wenglish

Wenglish is the peculiarities of the Welsh/English dialect. A lifetime study by John Edwards, he named this dialectical oddity "Wenglish" and recorded it as it is spoken, mainly in the valleys and townships of South Wales (Old South Wales).
Originally a farm cart, a dray, but used in WENGLISH to mean a vehicle which is lacking in refinement and performance.

Example: That's car's a bit of a gambo like

Source: Talk Tidy - John Edwards ( Talk Tidy Official Website )



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The Gambo Race Archives


Winning Gambo Team 2008

Winning Team 2008

Japanese Geishas Oriental Tea House complete with Samurai Warrior
The 2008 event was started by Wales & Ospreys prop Adam Jones and former Wales Captain & Ospreys Assistant Coach Jonathan Humphreys.
The event was judged by North Cornelly local County Borough Councillors, Jeff Tidesley and Megan Butcher.

Archives web page

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The Annual Gambo Race

Winning Team 2006

Started and Judged by local dignitaries, the 2006 event was absolutely enormous.
Amazing Community Spirit were the buzz words - People travelled to the area from as far away as Manchester, Birmingham, London and Brisbane, Australia to witness this event. The Gambo Race 2006 was even talked about in central Government for its inginuity, coverage and community spirit. The Gambo Race 2006 was won by Bob the Builder.

Archives web page

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Winning Team 2004

Kenfig.org documented the 2004 Annual Gambo Race by popular demand.
Visitors to this years event was were from far and wide - Military Personnel from Royal Marines based in Swindon actually took part in this years event after having viewed the 2003 event online in Basra, Iraq. The Gambo Race 2004 was won by the Strongbow Express.

Archives web page

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How to Enter the Event

Teams are usually entered in advance of the event, however some are entered on the actual day itself. There is a small fee for each team to enter - all monies collected being distributed to good causes throughout the local community.
All team entries have to have a theme that the general public can associate with - all ideas welcomed... within reason.
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Community Policing

The Annual Gambo Race is supported by South Wales Police Community Policing with the integration of both the Cornelly & Pyle Wards to help with the smooth running of the event throughout the community on the day.
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The Annual Gambo Race
Exclusive World Coverage only at Kenfig.org

Visit the Gambo Race Archives

The Annual Gambo Race has been documented since its beginning in 2001. Visit our uniquie pictorial Gambo Race archive - some photos have been donated by members of the local community.
Exclusive Worldwide Coverage
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The Annual Gambo Race Archives - Exclusive Worldwide Coverage [ View Archives Section ]


The Annual Gambo Race 2009

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Gambo Race Route

The Annual Gambo Race
The Gambo Race Route
Image Map copyright © www.kenfig.org.uk

Gambo Race Route

The Gambo Race route begins in Kenfig then moves onto Maudlam and North Cornelly before heading towards Pyle for its finish. The race 'Pit Stops' are located at local pubs enroute; these are listed opposite:

Pubs Enroute || The Pit Stops

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The Prince of Wales Inn, Kenfig || The Start Venue
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The Angel Inn, Maudlam
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The Greenacre Motel, North Cornelly
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The Ponderosa Club, North Cornelly || Closed in 2003 - demolished in 2004
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The New House Inn, North Cornelly
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The Cornelly Arms, North Cornelly
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The Crown Inn, Pyle || Closed in 2007
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The Royal British Legion, Pyle
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Pyle Rugby Football Club, Pyle || The Finish Venue

Health & Safety || Gambo Rules

In the interests of public health & safety there are some Gambo Race House Rules in place which need to be adhered to at all times.
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No Water Pistols, Canons etc. to be used during the event
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No fighting, rude language, damage to property, cars etc.
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Use common sense with parking vehicles & respect the Law
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Place rubbish in bins - Respect the environment and the local area

The Winning Teams || The Annual Gambo Race

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Representing

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2001
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Zulus
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Crown Inn, Pyle
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2002
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The Vikings
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New House Inn
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2003
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Ant Hill Mob || -- kenfig.org started documenting this event from this point -- ||
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Cefn Athletic Club
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2004
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Strongbow Express
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New House Inn
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2005
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F1 Ferrari
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New House Inn
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2006
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Bob the Builder
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New House Inn
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2007
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Aliens & Space Craft
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Royal British Legion, Pyle
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2008
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Japanese Geishas Oriental Tea House complete with Samurai Warrior
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Sponsored by David & Linda Smith
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The Circus
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The Cornelly Arms

The Gambo Race Archives || Exclusive Coverage

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The Archives || Quick Links

The 2002 Event
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The 2003 Event
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The 2004 Event
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The 2005 Event
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The 2006 Event
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The 2007 Event
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The 2008 Event
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The 2009 Event
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The 2009 Annual Gambo Race - Sunday 30 August

Exclusive online coverage will take place here again on Kenfig.org website || www.kenfig.org.uk/gamborace

Annual Gambo Race || Some basic Facts

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The New House Inn have won 3 events in a row (2004 - 2006)
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The Gambo Race used to visit 9 pubs enroute originally
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The Ponderosa Club closed in 2003 just before the event took place
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The New House Inn have won 3 events since 2001
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The 2006 event was marshalled by police on horseback at Pyle
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The Gambo Music Festival began in 2007 at Pyle RFC
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Temporary Road Closures began at Fairfield, North Cornelly for the 1st time in 2008

Website Disclaimer || Kenfig.org Local Community Group

Disclaimer

The Kenfig.org Local Community Group is not responsible for the Gambo Race event in general nor are we responsible for the conduct of any person(s) during the Gambo Race event itself, we merely document the event. Where we publish any material that warrants a breach of Gambo Race Rules & the Law in general, we cannot accept any responsibility for the outcome by whatever means.
Rob Bowen - Chair / Author / Webmaster

Copyright || Intellectual Property Rights

All material contained within the Gambo Race section of this website is copyright protected. This includes all written material, images, photos, multimedia applications and image maps.
copyright © 2003-2009 Kenfig.org Local Community Group. All rights reserved.
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