Gallery: Welwyn Festival parade and fun day a resounding success

BEES, bears, dwarfs and witches marched along the streets of Welwyn on Saturday as part of the village s annual costume parade. The theme for this year's event, one of the highlights of Welwyn Festival Week, was cartoon characters.

BEES, bears, dwarfs and witches marched along the streets of Welwyn on Saturday as part of the village's annual costume parade.

The theme for this year's event, one of the highlights of Welwyn Festival Week, was cartoon characters.

And children and adults alike really got into the spirit on a scorching day in the village.

There were many worthy entries but, of course, there could only be one winner and that honour was taken by the 1st Welwyn Brownies who dressed as '101 Dalmatians'.


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The parade was followed by a family fun day at Singlers Marsh, which featured a range of activities including pony rides, archery, plate smashing, a raffle and a punch and judy show.

There was also a hog roast, candy floss stall - and, perhaps more importantly, a beer tent for the adults.

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Amid scorching temperatures, the Welwyn & Hatfield Times chatted to festival-goers and it quickly became clear everyone was enjoying the event.

Pat Cox, of Danesbury Lane, described the costume parade as "fantastic".

"There is nothing like living in a village," she said.

Joan Randall, of Guessens Road, WGC, said the parade was "very impressive".

And her friend, Diane Lawrence, added: "It brings everyone together."

Meanwhile, Tony Ward said: "It is great for a village community.

"It is a good highlight of the year.

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