Whittlesey Festival is the best ever say organisers

PUBLISHED: 11:18 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:18 12 September 2017

Tea cup rides at Whittlesey Festival

Tea cup rides at Whittlesey Festival

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A colourful feast of colour and music made the 10th Whittlesey Festival the best ever according to organisers.

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Vintage vehicles, marching bands, dancers and stalls were among the attractions.

Romford drum and trumpet at Whittlesey Festival Romford drum and trumpet at Whittlesey Festival

A festival spokesman said: “We were once again delighted with the success of this year’s event and would like to thank everyone who took part including the stall holders, sponsors and the thousands of visitors who came on the day, - we couldn’t have done it without you.

Pearly King and Queen at Whittlesey Festival Pearly King and Queen at Whittlesey Festival

“It was an absolutely fantastic day which started with the colourful and musical parade including a horse and carriage from Broad Street. “Thanks again for all those who lined the streets and cheered along the route helping to create a real carnival atmosphere as the parade made its way to the market square.”

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The event was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of Whittlesey assisted by the Lord Lieutenant and 10 year old Kacey Green who had designed this year’s front cover of the programme.

Whittlesey Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter Whittlesey Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Children enjoyed free face painting, puppet shows and fairground rides amongst many other activities.

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Dance and music presentations included the Rug-Cutters Lindy Hop dancers, The Solas school of Irish Dance, and the Romford Drum and Trumpet Marching Corp as well as the Peterborough and Bedford Highland Bands.

Whittlesey Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter Whittlesey Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Crowds were treated to the traditional cockney sound of the Pearly King and Queen from London.

Whittlesey Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter Whittlesey Festival PHOTO: Ian Carter

Vintage vehicles added a touch of nostalgia to the day and the school art exhibition was held at the Whittlesey Christian Church.

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