Llantrisant festival plans have Freeman’s support

A Freeman of Llantrisant is supporting calls for a return of the Llantrisant Festival.

Jonathan Bishop (Dzon)
LLANTRISANT FREEMAN: Campaigner and Freeman of Llantrisant, Councillor Jonathan Bishop, supports calls for a Llantrisant festival. Courtesy: Jonathan Bishop Limited

Freeman Jonathan Bishop was baptised and confirmed at Llantrisant Parish Church and was made a Freeman of the town in 2001. Freeman Bishop says he supports the call for the festival to be held in June, but says plans need to be more ambitious. “The Parish Church holds in fete in the summer, the Community Council chooses its chairman in May, and the Freemen hold the Court Leet in May also, and Armed Forces Day is celebrated in June also” he said. “I would like a month long festival linking all these separate events to create a festival that even the organisers of the Sherwood Forest one envy as theirs is based on myth and ours would be based on history.”

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