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2011 Miners Welfare Brass Band Entertainment Contest — Gallery from Porthcawl

Despite the sad backdrop to the contest there was still plenty of great entertainment on show in Porthcawl provided by the mining bands of South Wales.

2011 Miners' Welfare Entertainment Contest
Gallery:
Pictures: Iwan Fox


Cast in silver: The minaiture miner on top of the £6000 Challenge Cup


A Grand day out at the Pavilion in Porthcawl


There was plenty of silverware on display


Compere Dave Hayward points out that he's the star attraction really...


Oakdale's percussionist keeps her hat on...


A trio of young talent for Gwaun Cae Gurwen


RAF St Athan's bass section pumps it out...


Something has tickled Ammanford's fancy...


The suave sartorial style of Treherbert MD, Craig Roberts


Ogmore Valley's Danny Stone on tuba


A determined cornet section at Crosskeys


Sandpaper Ballet for Briton Ferry


Piece of eight for MD Alex Parker at Ystradgynlais


Sian Brimble is the star soloist for winners Lewis Merthyr


The good, the bad and the.... for best entertainers Ynyshir


Girl power for Blaenavon



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