Walsworth Festival prepared for weekend

THE largest free festival in North Herts will be held this Sunday.

Walsworth Festival, which organisers have promised will be the best ever, will be held on Walsworth Common next Sunday, May 20.

It could also be the last, as reported by the Comet three weeks ago, if more volunteers do not come forward.

At this year’s festival, the Hitchin Sea Cadets will enthral the crowd with their Field Gun races, with the Halfmoon Drum Circle on hand to perform and provide a drumming workshop.

There will be musical and dance performances from Stevenage Sea Cadet band, Stotfold Twirlers, Sax-a-Plenty, Village Jazz Band, North Herts Community Youth Choir, Hitchin Youth Band and Letchworth Morris Men, as well as many others.

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Also on offer will be ferret racing, vintage cars, Alright Fingers Circus Skills, Wrayfield Dog Agility, Punch and Judy, the scout train, a magician, stalls, games, refreshments and a mini funfair.

Plus, the Camb-Hams Elettra Mobile Amateur Radio Station will be at the show.

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The festival runs from 11am until 4pm, with the chairman of North Herts District Council opening it officially at 11.25am.

St Faith’s Church, on Woolgrove Road, will be open from 1pm, with music by Floorline Folk Group, Ragged Staff Folk Group, Brian Jeffells Band, and dancing from Raqs Sharqi and a music performance from the children at Purwell School.

There will also be an exhibition of art from local schools, cream teas, and flowers for sale.

If you’re going to the festival, submit your pictures and videos on iwitness24.co.uk or email laura.burge@thecomet.net

To help with next year’s festival, contact Penny Mitchell on 01462 459821 or Ray Shakespeare-Smith on 01462 453853.

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