Fes­ti­val was well sup­ported de­spite the day of down­pours

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

Photos by Jon Mikol www.buyapho­totms.co.uk BE154188

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

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