In Pictures: Sun-kissed musical-themed midsummer festival in Chatteris
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Thousands headed to Furrowfields recreation ground for Chatteris’ annual midsummer festival on Saturday (June 30) and Sunday (July 1).
Festival organisers opted for a musical themed event which saw hundreds line the streets for the event’s parade which began at the Church Lane car park.
From magic and illusion shows from Jezo to foam canons and pyrotechnics at Party in the Park, this year’s event defiantly had something for everyone.
A spokesman said: “The festival actually began on the Thursday evening with a new event, a pamper evening which proved to be a popular addition while on the Friday evening there was a chance to enjoy ‘A Night at the Musicals’.”
The highlight for some was the Dakota plane fly-over which took place at 2.58pm.
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The spokesman added: “Saturday morning saw a record number taking part in the walking parade through the town centre in colourful costumes depicting this year’s theme musicals.
“One of the highlights of the weekend was the Party in the Park which included the opportunity to dive into the bubbles from a foam cannon, dance along to music from live entertainers and a disco and enjoy a professional lighting and pyrotechnics show.
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“When the music came to a close the crowds were calling out for more.”
David Johnson, of Chatteris-based DMJ Imagery Ltd, was on hand to film this year’s parade, he said: “It was a fantastic day with a great parade as usual, loads of events and stalls.
“Well supported by the locals and the fine weather added that little bit extra.”
Not everyone was a fan of the hot weather though, a dog show was planned but was cancelled due to the heat, one of the organiser’s Fran Orridge posted on social media: “The dog show is cancelled today because of the heat.
“Sorry for any inconvenience but we have to put the dogs first. It’s going to be too hot for them.”
The spokesman added: “Sunday’s entertainment included another new feature, a horse show, which proved to be popular.
“The organisers, Chatteris Town Council and Fenland District Council are grateful to everyone who supported the event, which town clerk Joanna Melton described as the best yet, and are particularly grateful to the volunteers who worked tirelessly over the weekend.”