GALLERY: Whittlesey Festival returns next month with classic cars, a Second World War flypast and more

Classic cars on display.

Classic cars on display. - Credit: Archant

Thousands are people will enjoy a classic cars display, Second World War flypast and street parade when the Whittlesey Festival returns on Sunday, September 7.

Now in its seventh year, the Whittlesey Festival has gone from strength to strength and now attracts more than 7,000 visitors every year,

About 100 classic cars will be on display in Market Street and Broad Street.

The Festival will start with a colourful, musical parade which will assemble at 10am at Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street.

The parade will make its way along Broad Street and Market Street to Market Square for the official opening by the Mayor of Whittlesey, Councillor David Mason.

Those in attendance will be treated to a Second World War flypast and three marching bands - the Peterborough Highland Band, Sutherland Pipes and Drums and Bedford Pipes and Drums - will take to the streets, while there will be puppet shows and dance displays on the market square.

A traditional Craft Fair will take place at Childers Club on Station Road, the Royal British Legion Riders Branch will be present and a Beautiful Baby Competition will be held, where a portrait will be up for grabs, at the Ivy Leaf Club.

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Stilt walkers on bikes Phillippe and Philloppe will entertain the crowds and there will also be fairground rides and Victorian swing boats.

There will be a Schools Art Exhibition at Whittlesey Christian Church, a football speed cage where you can test your football skills, climbing walls, bouncy castle, inflatable slide and school choir performances.

Also lined up is a Gladiator Challenge, mini golf and pony rides.

A festival spokesman said: “This is truly a day not to be missed and we’d love to see you on the day.

“With so many people and groups from the local and surrounding communities getting together we trust that once again we will have an event to be proud of.”

If you would like more information about the festival contact Pauline Edge on 01733 208414 or Jenny Parker on 01733 351005.

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