Following the disruption from The Beat of the East on March 1, St David’s Day celebrations took place in Ammanford on March 8.

Over 200 children from Ysgol Betws, Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman, Ysgol Bro Banw, Ysgol y Bedol and Ysgol Dyffryn Aman teamed up to join in with the first ever St David’s Day parade, launched this year to celebrate the town being nominated as the Town of Culture for 2018.

The parade was led by Tommo Radio Cymru who inspired the children to wave their flags and to be proud of their Welsh heritage.

Popular group Jac y Do then led a communal folk dancing party where all the children took part and then proceeded to give us a fantastic rendition of Welsh folk songs.

Throughout the day, residents were treated to entertainment from various local schools including Ysgol Llandybie and Ysgol Feithrin Rhydaman.

Children’s S4C television star Tudur Phillips also attended the celebrations and gave a display of Clog Dancing.

Welsh cakes were distributed to the mass of spectators who braved the cold weather.

Home-Start were crowed the winners of the annual St David’s Day window display competition followed by iSmooth Café in second place and Clee Tompkinson & Franics and Evans & Highes Optician in joint third place.

A spokesperson for Menter Bro Dinefwr said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part in the Street Show and parade of which made it another successful event.

“Also a big thank you to all the businesses in Ammanford that took part in the St David’s Day window competition.

“Congratulations to you all.

“Thank you to everyone for your support. Roll on next year.”