Monday, 6 June 2011

Wadebridge Big Lunch 2011 - A Huge Success

The people of Wadebridge flocked in droves and crowded the pedestrianised Molesworth Street to enjoy another fabulous Big Lunch 2011, thanks to the efforts of Harriet Wild, the organiser. Shayne House, summed it all up nicely:


Harriet Wild cutting the Big Lunch cake
"The second annual Wadebridge big lunch street party proved to be a tremendous success. The skies remained clear and dry as an estimated 1800 people flocked to Molesworth Street on Sunday to eat, drink and be merry.
And what a merry day it was. The bouncy castle didn't have a moment to breathe and the hog roast was licked clean. But it was the little touches that made the party extra special. Homemade bunting framed Molesworth Street, a photograph display depicted Wadebridge street celebrations from the 1800s, and the teddy bears picnic was a hive of activity all afternoon.

The live music was fantastic. It included The Fandangos, Jacki and Trevor, The Shipwrecks, Spot the Dog, Katy and Tom, Isis, Swan Song, Cy Parry, Georgia and star of the show – 10 year old Lani House.
Teddy Bears ruled the day!


10 year old Lani House wooing the crowds
This street party was one of many throughout the country, as part of the Big Lunch scheme dreamt up by the Eden Project. The idea is to get as many people as possible to have lunch with their neighbours on one day of the year. Founder of the Eden Project, Tim Smit joined in the Wadebridge celebrations, as did North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson.

Trevor Lawrence opened the festivity
The street party organiser, Harriet Wild said, "I'm absolutely delighted with the day - it went better than I could imagine. I'd like to thank everyone that supported the day from the people that came along, to those who lent time, money or muscle. Special thanks to Barnecutts, Bricknells, Trelawneys, Elixir Health Foods, Royal Cornwall Show, Christian Centre, Wadebridge Scouts and all the musicians."

The Wadebridge Big Lunch 2012 will be held on Sunday 3rd June, which coincides with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. "

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