GALLERY: Lights, camera, action....all aboard for the 2013 Chatteris Midsummer Festival
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CHATTERIS came alive with a spectacle of colour and sound when the streets were a-buzz for the Midsummer Festival.
People turned out in force for an action-packed weekend of fun in the sun in the name of bringing the town together for a positive community event.
The festival kicked off with a walking parade that wound its way through the town to the Furrowfields playing field.
Taking part were people in a colourful array of costumes on the themes over the rainbow and songs of the sixties and included a blooming marvellous grass covered car.
Good old fashioned fun was top of the menu with It’s a Knockout style games and a tug or war where the highlight was a team of a dozen customers from the Sportsman who took on 52 children - and lost.
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Throughout the weekend a host of performers converged on Chatteris to entertain the crowds including the Clann Wulfhar Vikings, Devilstick Peat, Phoenix Circus School, the 4th Battalion Royal Foot Artillery and Farcet Dance and Twirl.
There were competitions, four fly pasts from the RAF, a fun dog show fun fair rides, music and dancing.
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Organisers said the festival was a great example of a perfect partnership working between the Town Council, Fenland District Council and hard working community volunteers.
Joanna Melton, Town Council clerk, said: “It was the best parade we have ever had and the best turn out to date. There were thousands of people over the weekend.
“Volunteers deserve a massive thankyou for all of their hard work, without them none of this would be possible.“
Plans are already in the pipeline for the 2014 event with a meeting to be held on Wednesday July 17 at the council chambers. Anyone interested in getting involved is invited to go along.