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Highlights of the Twickenham Festival 9 -25 June in pictures.

Highlights of the Twickenham Festival 9 -25 June in pictures.

Sunday the 25th of June saw the last events of the Twickenham Festival.
All the events were really well supported by the community and we hope everyone enjoyed them!

The Tug of War which is the inaugural start to the Festival was almost over subscribed by lots of local teams keen to take part in the fun and show their strength. We had a record number of teams take part. Stuart Green, the landlord of the Cabbage Patch managed the teams expertly. This years we had mugs designed by Simon and Sheba Cassini artists on Eel Pie Island, to give the winners who were Blitz Fitness Gym. We had a great sound system and music supplied for free by Brittania Row and everyone was very excited to have the newly Re-elected MP Vince Cable, pay us a visit.

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Stall holders at the fairs in Church Street all said the events were great for their businesses and are looking forward to other events in which to show case their wares and in which they can participate with the public.

We had our favourite Punch & Judy man come to church street a few times. Professor John Chippy Wood had a great time entertaining the children and has said he expects to have a profile in the guide next year as he feels part of the Twickenham Landscape he has been coming for so many years. We have started to put grass down and pillows which seem to be appreciated by the children watching the shows. This year at the Big Picnic,Fiesta Party Store in Heath Road Twickenham generously gave us many balloons to give out at the shows as well.

Harlequins put in a good showing at our events having a stall during our Go Green event on the 17th and 18th and also brining their goal post for rugby try’s for a children’s competition for the Big Picnic and we had one very happy winner of their signed rugby ball.

As well as the much loved St Margaret’s Elastic Band and the talented youths of the Richmond Music Trust at all the events in Church Street over the Month long Festival, we were also treated to Classes and demonstrations of Swing Dancing by the local group District Swing who hold classes on Tuesday at the Fox in Church Street. These were really enjoyed by many. The popular local musician Jim Sole also appeared for the Big Pinic, Local singer Shelle Luscombe performed at the Craft Market and perhaps the real highlight as far as music goes was the 30 strong Barnes Wind Band who came to Church Street Goes Green.

The Festival was a great success and everyone is asking about future events we will be holding. It really is lovely to see how many people enjoy taking part and also how the community enjoys coming to the events, with their children, family and friends or even alone. We think there was something for everyone and that you will all have good memories to take away with you, until next year!!

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