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A poster for ‘Carnival Day’, held on Saturday 21 June and organised by Grangetown Community Concern.
“12.00 noon Parade leaves Virgil Street. 1.00 pm Fete at Grange Gardens” with stalls, rides, arena events and grand prize draw. Fancy dress (“Ages up to 7years & 8 to 12years”) at 2.00 pm in the arena.

This is one of a set of five A4 posters advertising the 2003 Grangetown Festival Week. Other posters in the set were ‘Open Air Service’, ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’, ‘Inter Schools Sports’ and ‘Past and Present Baseball Game’. Other events during the festival included an art exhibition and a school concert.

The archive also includes 13 forms requesting a stall, from groups including the Salvation Army, 9th Cardiff St Dyfrig & St Samson’s Brownies, CIACS Cheerleaders, Grangetown Baptist Church, 9th Cardiff Guides, Grangetown PTA and Clydach Street Day Centre. A plan shows a bouncy castle, mega slide, coconut shy, children’s playground roundabout as well as an arena, where there was a fancy dress competition and dance display.

Grangetown Community Concern is a voluntary group, partly funded by Cardiff Council but almost entirely run by volunteers. It was established in 1977 and is a registered charity. The group was set up as an umbrella group for other voluntary organisations with its aims and objectives to provide and encourage services for all age groups, with a particular focus on older people.

The group organises the week-long Grangetown Festival in June. It also organised lunches and trips for older people, and produced a quarterly local newspaper. The organisation has awarded community cups to children from local primary schools who have shown community spirit and has also been responsible for arranging an annual carol service.

The group was renamed Grangetown Community Action in 2014.

Glamorgan Archives, D1070/112
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