Video: Hundreds enjoy Stamford Feast on The Meadows

0
Have your say

HUNDREDS of people have descended on The Meadows in Stamford today (Monday) for Stamford Feast: The Big Lunch.

The event has brought together a wide range of stall holders selling multi-cultural foods, as well as crafts.

Photo: SM040612-021ow'Stamford Feast on the Meadows. From left, Evander Wishart, four, Lisa Wishart, Joshua Haggett, four, Rosie Jordan and Eve Haggett, two.

Photo: SM040612-021ow'Stamford Feast on the Meadows. From left, Evander Wishart, four, Lisa Wishart, Joshua Haggett, four, Rosie Jordan and Eve Haggett, two.

The aim is to create a community-spirited event with lots of people coming together to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

And a burst of heavy rain at lunchtime hasn’t stopped visitors from enjoying the fun.

Ali Hawley-Smith, who organised the event on behalf of Stamford Town Partnership and Stamford Town Council, said she was pleased with how the day was going.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted with how it is going. The turnout has been phenomenal and the support from stall holders and businesses has been really good.

“Everyone is enjoying the atmosphere.”

Mayor of Stamford Bob Sandall, who was there to judge the children’s bunting competition and best dressed stall holders competition, said: “I am a little bit disappointed with the weather but I am pleased the event hasn’t been cancelled. It is proving to be a great day.”

The event is due to run until 4pm. After that, Stamford Town Council is holding its Party at the Point event on The Meadows, which will include live music, a barbecue and hog roast, a fireworks display and the lighting of the town’s beacon.