FESTIVAL SPIRITS NOT DAMPENED
Festival was well supported despite the day of downpours
THE 500 people who braved the traditional English summer rain on Sunday were rewarded for their perseverance with what was described as a ‘great day out’.
Deborah Valman, enterprise manager for the Colne Valley Park, is also grateful to everyone who came to the Colne Valley Festival, which took place from 11am until 4pm Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre.
Mrs Valman said: “It was damp. It was an extremely wet day but those who came out and braved the wether had a really good time and got the chance to have a bird of prey land on their arm and saw ferret racing.”
She added: “We were well supported with the stalls that came out in the wet. It was still a nice event. It was a fun day, it was a shame that more people couldn’t enjoy it, but those that did brave it had a great day out.”
Mrs Valman added: “I’d like to thank the people who came out and supported us despite the rain and smiled and had a good day.”
FUN DAY: Ben Pomero walks tall and Tia Cox went pond dipping with grandmother Chris
RACERS: Mick Quelch gets ready for the ferret racing. Below, John Elliott gets eye to eye with a Harris Hawk. Below, right, Kevin Mulliner of the Hagley Falconry Centre shows visitors a Harris Hawk
IN A SPIN: Thomas Norman. Below, Richard Blackwell of the Stop HS2 group was running a white elephant game
SKILLS: Right, Tamsin Jolly makes a corn dolly and above, Steve Grainger of Shooting Stars Circus Skills gives a helping hand to William Akers