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PUBLISHED: 11:45 06 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010

Enjoying the Triangle Festival

Enjoying the Triangle Festival

A CERTAIN eagerly-anticipated football match failed to stop the resurrected Triangle Festival in Hitchin from being a success on Saturday. Organisers admit that they were up against it trying to attract visitors at the same time as England played Portu

A CERTAIN eagerly-anticipated football match failed to stop the resurrected Triangle Festival in Hitchin from being a success on Saturday.

Organisers admit that they were "up against it" trying to attract visitors at the same time as England played Portugal but still enjoyed a turnout of around 2,000.

The festival was staged at the weekend for the first time in seven years and chairman of the festival committee Talvinder Parmar said the event is now "back for good".

He added: "It was a nice day and we're definitely going to do it next year."

Visitors to the event enjoyed a variety of food from around the world, children's rides and music from two sound systems.

The Triangle Community Garden was also open during the afternoon, with plants on sale to raise money for a charity project.

Mr Parmar said: "I want to say a big thank you to Andrew Frost, the manager of Molly Malone's for getting all the bands together at very short notice and to all the local shops who gave us money.

"I'd also like to thank North Herts District Council because they gave us the bulk of the money, and everybody who turned up.


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