Well, the weather behaved, mostly. A couple of sharp showers and a strong wind couldn’t dampen spirits. There were loads of stalls, activities, people and boats. More than a hundred craft lined the North Common and junction, and the colour, spectacle and festive atmosphere were a joy.
Brenda Ward and her team have done a fine job of organising this event, and I spent far too much money on canal books, chutney and had a rather fine burrito, which was novel for Pelsall. I met some good mates too, which is always a good sign. This really is a brilliant event and shows what can be done with the will and resources.
The festival is on tomorrow, too (Sunday, 16th June 2013). It’s free, there’s shedloads to do and see, great real ale, and lots of fascinating boats. Please do go – it’s a cracking afternoon out.
Thanks to Brenda and all the organisers. Here’s to another great occasion.