Welwyn Festival culminates in village parade

PUBLISHED: 16:09 26 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:09 26 June 2017

Welwyn Carnival parading through High Street, Welwyn Village, AL6 9LX.
Picture: Melissa Page.

Welwyn Carnival parading through High Street, Welwyn Village, AL6 9LX. Picture: Melissa Page.

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The village of Welwyn was filled with noisy fun and colour at the weekend as ten days of celebration came to a triumphant climax.

On Saturday, a parade including firefighters and schoolchildren in medieval address passed through the village to Singlers Marsh, where crowds enjoyed a family fun day all afternoon.

The Welwyn Festival, organised by a committee of volunteers, had kicked off on June 16 with a talk at the Cat Survival Trust.

The next event was a street market in the village centre, with local clubs, schools and businesses running stalls in Codicote Road.

After a week of other events such as a Roman fun day, a quiz walk, music, drama, and a classic car trip, the organisers presented the “Welwyn Oscars”at a black tie evening to “celebrate the very best in the local area”.

Welwyn Carnival parading through High Street, Welwyn Village, AL6 9LX.
Picture: Melissa Page.Welwyn Carnival parading through High Street, Welwyn Village, AL6 9LX. Picture: Melissa Page.

Spokesman John Curnow said: “The voting process to choose winners in categories from best bar person to best takeaway has captured the imagination of many in the village.”

The festival concluded yesterday, with 10-kilometre and five -kilometre runs leaving Singlers Marsh at 11am.

Parish councillor Magdalene Benson said the festival as a whole was a “huge success”, with funds raised for several local charities.

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