Whittlesey festival is ‘the best ever’ attracting huge crowds in Sunday’s sunshine

Whittlesey festival 2015

Whittlesey festival 2015 - Credit: Archant

Whittlesey Festival 2015 has been labelled the best ever by delighted organisers who credited Sunday’s sunshine for attracting the biggest crowds.

Jenny Parker, one of the organisers, said the warm sunshine had exceeded their expectations and helped create a happy atmosphere for the whole day.

She said: “We had the biggest crowds ever, the place was heaving and at the end of the day people didn’t seem to want to leave they were just mingling in the sun.

“It really was a fantastic day, the Dakota flypast was amazing it was so low and the people in the plane were leaning out and waving at the crowds.

“We had the largest number of classic cars on show, about 150 in total and they were massively popular because they appeal to people of all ages.”

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The festival started with the colourful and musical parade from Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street and made its way to the Market Square for the official opening by the Mayor of Whittlesey.

The air was filled with music, song and dance with the full programme of activities throughout the day.

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Children enjoyed fair rides and amusements, puppets shows and face painting.

Mrs Parker said this new attraction award-winning The Haverettes all-girl marching band from Essex proved hugely popular as did the Rug-Cutters Lindy Hop dancers and a steel drum band.

The schools art exhibition with work from students at local schools was displayed in the whittlesey Christian Church.

Mrs Parker added: “We will have a meeting in about a month’s time to go through the feedback forms to see what people really liked, and what, if any problems, there were on the day, so we can start planning next year’s festival to make it even better.”

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