Baldock’s Big Lunch is a blast again

PUBLISHED: 15:10 04 June 2018

Baldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Baldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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More than 300 people came together for the second consecutive Baldock Big Lunch yesterday.

Baldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn HaddonBaldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Organised by the town’s events forum, the event aims to bring communities together to enjoy food provided by Baldock businesses.

Event co-ordinator David Whiffen said: “There were around 350 Baldockians enjoying the beautiful weather, with several red faces in evidence by the end of the afternoon.

Local businesses provided the food at the Baldock Big Lunch, which saw 350 people enjoy a meal together in the High Street. Picture: Karyn HaddonLocal businesses provided the food at the Baldock Big Lunch, which saw 350 people enjoy a meal together in the High Street. Picture: Karyn Haddon

“We are so lucky in Baldock to have people ready to volunteer their time and equipment, including Knights Templar School and our community centre – which made set-up and take down extremely smooth.

“We have a huge inflatable slide, a bouncy castle, colouring and face painting which all proved very popular with the children.”

Baldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn HaddonBaldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Food on offer included Philip Chapman’s barbecue, fish and chips from Matthew Cox, curry from the Chilli Lounge, chicken and feta salad from Joe at Acquired Taste café, and ice cream for pudding from Apple Cottage.

As well as a barbeque, visitors enjoyed fish and chips, curry and salad provided by local businesses. Picture: Karyn HaddonAs well as a barbeque, visitors enjoyed fish and chips, curry and salad provided by local businesses. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Festivities included face painting, colouring and a bouncy castle at the Baldock Big Lunch. Picture: Karyn HaddonFestivities included face painting, colouring and a bouncy castle at the Baldock Big Lunch. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Baldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn HaddonBaldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Baldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn HaddonBaldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The bouncy castle and other activites went down well at the Baldock Big Lunch. Picture: Karyn HaddonThe bouncy castle and other activites went down well at the Baldock Big Lunch. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Baldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn HaddonBaldock residents enjoyed the Big Lunch event on Sunday. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Local businesses provided the food at the Baldock Big Lunch, which saw 350 people enjoy a meal together in the High Street. Picture: Karyn HaddonLocal businesses provided the food at the Baldock Big Lunch, which saw 350 people enjoy a meal together in the High Street. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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