Villagers enjoy 11-hour music event

A VILLAGE music and fun day has been hailed a success today after villagers supported the bid to improve community spirit.The Music on The Green and Fun Day was held for the second time at Stowupland yesterday and the 11-hour event attracted many people from the 800-household village.

A VILLAGE music and fun day has been hailed a success today after villagers supported the bid to improve community spirit.

The Music on The Green and Fun Day was held for the second time at Stowupland yesterday and the 11-hour event attracted many people from the 800-household village.

Rachel Godbold, parish clerk and a committee member, said: “The event went very well. We were concerned when it started raining and wondered whether anyone would come, and then we had a good turn out of people.

“We were not really doing it to make money. We wanted to raise the community spirit so as long as we covered our costs that was fine.


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“We held the first event last year. This was after we had a Parish Plan drawn up for the village and people said they wanted more community events, especially on The Green, so we have gone forward from that, and we will do it again next year.”

There was free admission with live music from several bands including Red Hot Radiators, South of the Border, and The Alyscamps.

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But music-lovers who wanted to hear Eric Clapton's daughter Ruth sing were in for a disappointment because she left The Alyscamps on the eve of the event.

The event also boasted a Real Ale bar, barbeque, craft stalls and an inflatable gladiator joust.

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