The sun shone on Letchworth Garden City on Sunday for the Coronation Weekend Party in the town centre. Over 20,000 people of all ages enjoyed a wide range of family entertainment, ranging from stilt walkers, bubble makers and face painters to Stevenage Football Club, Letchworth Morris and Showtime Circus. A superb range of musicians, dancers and singers on two stages entertained the crowds as they ate their lunch from town centre shops and local stalls. Many said it was one of the busiest days trading ever.
Organised by Love Letchworth, in partnership with Pink Bear Events, the days highlight was the Coronation parade, led by the Vice Chair of North Herts Council, Daniel Allen. Winding its way through the big crowds the parade reflected the diversity of local culture, but also included many favourites such as a dragon tamer, cartoon characters, childrens dance troupes and a magician.
Message from the Bid Manager
“What an absolutely amazing day. Seeing so many people of all ages having a fantastic time in our beautiful garden city was just brilliant.
We wanted the day to be a celebration of not just the Coronation but of the wonderful community we have in Letchworth and didn’t we get just that. Thank you to everyone who helped out, provided the entertainment and food and drink and all that came just to enjoy the day.
A special mention must go to the Army Cadets who were just brilliant with their hard work and support.”
Richard Harbon, Bid Manager
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