Evesham River Festival

July 12th 11.30am
Waterside Gardens, Evesham

Each year on the same weekend, Evesham hosts the most spectacular waterways festival and accepted as one of the best in the country. Wendy and I have been attending for over 20 years with our boats, first with One Moore and in the last 7 years ‘Lord Toulouse’, which this year won best boat in show. Normally we would be there for the whole weekend and invite friends and colleagues for food and wine to watch the illuminated boat parade and fireworks on the Saturday evening. This festival attracts thousands of people to Evesham and is an important part of our festival season as well as being enormous fun. This year Wendy and I had to be in Worcester on the evening of 11th but were very please to be able to present an award to Lew Hammond, Evesham’s Town Centre Manager, for all his work over the last 13 years of promoting Evesham and the area. The festival organisers invited Lew to arrive in style:-

River Festival01

Having been rowed across the river by Evesham Sea Cadets, Lew is welcomed by committee Chairman Hazel Hanlon

River Festival02

River Festival07

Lew inspects the Evesham Sea Cadets

River Festival09

Lew seems pleased with his Galileo thermometer

River Festival10

Hazel says the final thank you’s and informs everybody that after 24 years of organising the festival, next year will be her last. So we need a new chairman…………..fancy being involved? Contact me and I will pass on your details.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: