Saturday 4 May 2013

Droitwich Festival Day One 4

Droitwich Festival (St Richards)
Day1 - 4th May 2013

Well this has to be a first - a live post on the day of the event.

With the exception of a deluge in the morning the sun has shone on the St Richards Festival in Droitwich, adding to my sunburn gained during our trip down the Severn a couple of days ago.

 Vines Park crowds - Droitwich

The crowds have been out in force, making the most of the unusually pleasant bank holiday weekend and enjoying the various events and attractions across the town. Its the first combined festival with a canal focus and its looks set to be a winner. 

 Atlas and Bittel parading at Vines Park

The Staffs and Worcester and Droitwich Canal Societies have joined forces to deliver the waterside element of the event and the whole thing has been lubricated with a fine display of real ales.

St Richards Festival, Droitwich 2013

Perhaps the strange thing is that we are the only trade boat but as word spreads I suspect that this will change and offer a West Midlands alternative to Loughborough and Little Venice.

Brisk business for Wildside Preserves

Trade was brisk and large volumes of preserves were sold to enthusiastic customers.

A cracking start to a great festival, which included visits from numerous friends which was a real bonus. Guys you know who you are.

1 comment:

Ian and Karen said...

Great to see you guys back out on the water. Hope you have a successful weekend with those yummy preserves.