Hitchin’s Hermitage Road Weekend is a hit

Felix Camfield-Walker, owner of Farley's Hair Emporium.
Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Felix Camfield-Walker, owner of Farley's Hair Emporium. Picture: Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

An annual event aimed at raising the profile of a thriving commercial street was a resounding success at the weekend.

Lucy Cowell in her MK1 1300E Escort.
Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Lucy Cowell in her MK1 1300E Escort. Picture: Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

Hitchin’s Hermitage Road Weekend, supported by the Hitchin BID, included a classic car show, live music and competitions.

Felix Camfield-Walker, of funky hair salon Farley’s, sponsored the event. He said: “It was a fantastic success. On Saturday shops had stalls outside and yesterday was the main car show, with about 50 classic vehicles.

Gemma Sweeney in her Karmann Ghia.
Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Gemma Sweeney in her Karmann Ghia. Picture: Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

“The whole point of the weekend is to raise the profile of the street, which is absoutely buzzing and one of the most commercially-viable streets in Hitchin.” Felix established the H-Town Classic and Dub Club last year. He said: “At our last meeting we had a Lamborghini, custom bicycles, a 1950s tractor and everything in between.” For more about the club, which meets in Market Place on the last Monday of the month, look up H-Town Classic and Dub Club on Facebook.

Declan Simmonds in his 1966 VW Beetle.
Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Declan Simmonds in his 1966 VW Beetle. Picture: Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

Hermitage Road Weekend 2018.
Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Hermitage Road Weekend 2018. Picture: Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

Hermitage Road Weekend 2018.
Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Hermitage Road Weekend 2018. Picture: Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant


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