GLO­RI­OUS SUN FOR FES­TI­VAL

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AROUND 3,000 peo­ple flocked to the Colne Val­ley Fes­ti­val at Den­ham Coun­try Park as rev­ellers en­joyed the glo­ri­ous sum­mer sun­shine.

Lo­cal bands such as Ask Your Mum, De­serted Is­land Discs, Dirty Mavis and Fire at Will played to the crowds, and busi­nesses such as Che­sham based Red Squir­rel Brew­ery were also there.

There were also rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Hilling­don Nat­u­ral His­tory So­ci­ety and the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust.

A 2,000 strong duck race also kept the crowds en­ter­tained, as chil­dren en­joyed splash­ing and colling of in the stream.

Deb­bie Val­man, project man­ager, said: “It went re­ally well, it was re­ally busy.

“The sun shone and it was lovely.”

She added: “I en­joyed it. It’s hard work but ev­ery­body had a good day.

“It was re­ally nice to see so many peo­ple out. Our new play­ground was full to the rafters.”

The event was put on by Colne Val­ley Re­gional Park and Ground­work South, ‘with the help of a whole army of vol­un­teers.”

Deb­bie added: “Give them a pat on the back from me – they were great.”

PHO­TOS: GREG TOWNSEND

Fun for all: David Wi­la­combe – the bal­loon man at the Colne Val­ley Fes­ti­val. Be­low left, Fer­ret Rac­ing

En­ter­tain­ment: Vicky Tus­tian and Mike Shad­bolt from Ask your Mum

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