Best of Britain set for Stanford Festival
3:50pm Saturday 23rd June 2012 in News
THE Stanford Festival invites you to celebrate our nation with a Best of Britain theme this year.
The festival, which will be held in Stanford-le-Hope town centre on Sunday, July 1, has a host of acitivites for kids and adults lined up, as well as a focus on the Second World War.
From 9.30am to 4.30pm there will be more than 100 stalls, three entertainment stages and lots of Second World War memorabilia and re-enacments to enjoy.
There will be a 17-tonne Abbott gun tank on show, and displays by Thurrock Museum, Bata and Essex Police, as well as a food rationing display.
There will also be the chance to do some archery, crockery smashing, street cricket and rock climbing.
A spokesman for the festival said: “Since 1999 the Stanford-le-Hope Festival has been going from strength to strength.
“This year the street festival promises to be something extremely special, bringing the local community together, reminiscing times past while celebrating the present.
“There will be young and old joining together, promising fun times and laughter for all involved.”
Special Occasions bridal shop, in King Street, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this July, and is asking all its brides to send in a copy of their wedding photos to be displayed in its window during the festival.
Ahead of the street festival, a host of bands will be showcasing their talents at the Stanford Music Festival on Saturday, June 30, at the Billet recreation ground, in Billet Lane, from 2pm.
Performers at the free event include The Heaters, Scooby, Sax on Fire, Beagles and Break for Cover.
Contestants from Thurrock’s Got Talent will also perform.