Bands, floats, and dancers pound the streets for Wheathampstead village fayre

Start of the Parade, with the Mayor and other local volunteers on the day. Wheathampstead High Stree

Start of the Parade, with the Mayor and other local volunteers on the day. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

Dozens of bands, floats, and dancers pounded the streets of Wheathampstead for the village fair last weekend.

Start of the Parade, with the Mayor and other local volunteers on the day. Wheathampstead High Stree

Start of the Parade, with the Mayor and other local volunteers on the day. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

The two-day event featured live music on the Saturday, as well as the Wheathampstead’s Got Talent show, and a fireworks display at 10pm.

The Sunday festivities included a parade of floats, brass bands, and morris dancers in addition to the traditional fair, which included charity stands, and a birds of prey exhibition.

Parish council chairman David Johnston said: “We were certainly blessed with the weather. It made it all very worthwhile.

“Sometimes it can be too hot, and if it had been a week ago we would have been in trouble.”

Start of the Parade, with the Mayor and other local volunteers on the day. Wheathampstead High Stree

Start of the Parade, with the Mayor and other local volunteers on the day. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant


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He reckoned there were around a couple of thousand people at the fair, which was attended by St Albans district mayor Iqbal Zia.

Mr Johnston said: “It seems to get a bit bigger every year.”

Start of the Parade, with the Mayor and other local volunteers on the day. Wheathampstead High Stree

Start of the Parade, with the Mayor and other local volunteers on the day. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

Start of the parade, and the Brass Band. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins

Start of the parade, and the Brass Band. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

Young Family participating in the parade. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins

Young Family participating in the parade. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

Crowd enjoying the Morris Dancer display. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins

Crowd enjoying the Morris Dancer display. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

Families taking part in the parade. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins

Families taking part in the parade. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

The Swan's Float with local's some in Fancy Dress. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkin

The Swan's Float with local's some in Fancy Dress. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

Sea Scouts Marching Band. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins

Sea Scouts Marching Band. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

Young Family enjoying the parade. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins

Young Family enjoying the parade. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

When I Grow Up Float. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins

When I Grow Up Float. Wheathampstead High Street. Picture: Simon Jenkins - Credit: Archant

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