On Easter Saturday, Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains organized the annual Easter Duck Race on the Enig, with ideal river conditions and sunny skies setting the scene.

Visitors and locals of all ages gathered along the riverbanks, eagerly anticipating the sight of the ducks making their way down from ‘The Rocks,’ above Talgarth Mill, under the historic Tower Bridge and onto the final stretch, with the finish line located at Glanenig Bridge.

Talgarth Duck Race
The event raised more than £1,000 (Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains)

Festival Chair and former Talgarth Mayor, Tony James, was waiting in the river at the finish line, alongside local businessman and Festival volunteer David Parry and County Councillor William Powell. The residents of Glanenig Residential Home, who are enthusiastic supporters of the Duck Race, also oversaw the proceedings.

The event proved to be a huge success, with more than £1,000 raised towards the Festival funds, as plans take shape for the main Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Talgarth Duck Race
People all ages gathered along the riverbanks to watch the duck race (Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains)

Speaking about the event, Tony James, Chair of Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains, expressed his gratitude towards the community, saying: “It was lovely to put something on for the community once again and to see all the young ladies from Glanenig watching the Duck Race. The stalls under the Town Hall on Saturday morning were also an important part of the event.

“So I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported this important Talgarth Festival fundraiser. We really appreciate it.”