Who won the Duck Race ?

Ruth Jones, the indefatigable organiser of the annual Duck Race on Clydach Brook in Resolven  and her super- efficient assistant Tracey Edwards, took a good look at the list of contestants.  There were 400 of them quacking on the starting line and Ruth’s husband Hugh Jones had the mammoth task of launching them from the blue bridge



Father Andrew and Co. kept pace with the ducks as they bobbed their way downstream- (all the proceeds from the race go to the Vale of Neath Parish )

The youngsters were hoping their ducks would be winners..  First prize was £30, second prize £15 and £5 for third duck over the line

Is that one mine?


The water level was low, so  the contestants needed a little help from Chris Edwards in order to  circumnavigate the stones and pebbles.


Chris described himself as “the duck poker” but assured me that no ducks were harmed during the race and the event  was run along RSPCA  guidelines!!!!



Ruth Jones and Mair Hambly had some terrific young  catchers helping them scoop up the ducks at the finish.





Is this a mermaid in Clydach Brook?  No!   Team Jones is complete with daughter Sian getting”stuck in”

 Father Andrew, Ruth and Mair were  delighted with the sucess of the Duck Race. It rased £400 for the Vale of Neath Parish .

The winning duck owners were:

Tracey Edwards-1st Prize of £30, Brenda Wykes- 2nd Prize of £15. and Natalie Thomas- 3rd Prize of £5