Welwyn street market kicks off summer festival

PUBLISHED: 11:34 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 19 June 2018

Drew (Wellington Pub and Restaurant) and James (Rusty Gun Pub and Restaurant). 


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Drew (Wellington Pub and Restaurant) and James (Rusty Gun Pub and Restaurant). Picture: Karyn Haddon

Karyn Haddon

The first Saturday morning of Welwyn Festival Week saw a cornucopia of goodies on offer at the street market.

Zachery, 5, and Summer, 3, enjoy having tattoo stickers put on their arms. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonZachery, 5, and Summer, 3, enjoy having tattoo stickers put on their arms. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Foodies were spoilt for choice with all manner of homemade treats such as jams, cakes, sweets, pickles and wines for sale, while gardeners could get their hands on plants from Waste Not Want Not, the District Garden Club, and Welwyn Allotments Association.

Charities such as Meningitis Now, the Stroke Association, and Herts and Middlesex Badger Group all had a presence.

The street market at St Mary’s Church, complete with stalls, games and even an organ-grinder, is just one event during the 10-day festival that has run since 1974, raising thousands of pounds for charities and local projects.

The festival will culminate as always with a family fun day - heralded by a circus-themed costume parade that will start at 1pm in the High Street on Saturday June 30, judged by Kim Wilde.

Caitlin Curnow, 9, Anabelle Curnow, 6, and Christopher Curnow, 12, selling sweets. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonCaitlin Curnow, 9, Anabelle Curnow, 6, and Christopher Curnow, 12, selling sweets. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn & District Garden Club. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn & District Garden Club. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Christine Goodwin (CAMFED). 


Picture: Karyn HaddonChristine Goodwin (CAMFED). Picture: Karyn Haddon

Tony Rook (Welwyn Historian). 


Picture: Karyn HaddonTony Rook (Welwyn Historian). Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Organ Grinders' Association entertains the crowds. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Organ Grinders' Association entertains the crowds. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Margaret Temple (the Welwyn Allotments Association). 


Picture: Karyn HaddonMargaret Temple (the Welwyn Allotments Association). Picture: Karyn Haddon

Meningitis Now.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonMeningitis Now. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Mardley Heath WI. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Mardley Heath WI. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Puddings and Pickles. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonPuddings and Pickles. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Anglo French Twinning. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Anglo French Twinning. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Badger Group. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Badger Group. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Isobel Chapman, 8, enjoys hooking the ducks. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonIsobel Chapman, 8, enjoys hooking the ducks. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Jemima Haddon-Jones, 9, enjoys hooking the ducks.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonJemima Haddon-Jones, 9, enjoys hooking the ducks. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Waste Not Want Not. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonWaste Not Want Not. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Sophia Denman (Saint Indulgence). 


Picture: Karyn HaddonSophia Denman (Saint Indulgence). Picture: Karyn Haddon

Liliana De Franca, 4, enjoys the fire engine. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonLiliana De Franca, 4, enjoys the fire engine. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Stroke Association. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Stroke Association. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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