Dancing in the street for Hitchin’s Bucklersbury Day...

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

A Hitchin street was closed to traffic on Saturday – allowing people to savour the best it had to offer.

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

The community-minded event called Bucklersbury Day saw businesses set up pavement stalls so visitors could see more of what they provide.

With live music, flamenco dancers, fairtrade and locally sourced food and drink, there was something for everybody to enjoy.

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

The Humanitas charity store also had a record sale with the best of its vinyl collection and a lucky dip.

There was also face-painting for young and old as children were made up to look like a tiger or a butterfly.

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant


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The event was also about showing support for independent businesses and featured Ready, Steady Tapas! in the Los Reyes courtyard with live cookery demonstrations for kids and adults alike.

Love 2 Shop boutique invited customers in for a glass of prosecco, while Unikorn offered tattoos – temporary and permanent – as hundreds of people spent the day browsing the many shops along one of Hitchin’s most historic streets.

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon

Bucklersbury Day. Credit Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

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