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When Prudential RideLondon closes our High Street to traffic for a day, Hampton Wick comes out to play.
It's all very Hampton Wick
The Hampton Wick Festival on Sunday 2nd August was bigger and better than ever. “Sheer wonder!” according to Kayleigh McHugh who was enjoying the event along with her partner Steve.
Actor Sion Tudor Owen as Henry VIII led his Tudor entourage around the village before judging the first ever Intergalactic Kids’ Bike Fest. The Bike Fest winners later joined Henry in a vintage Rolls Royce Silver Ghost in the Grand Parade.
Border Morris teams came from as far away as the Isle of Wight. Moonshine and Black Swan teams combined their traditional ragged dark costumes, masks, make-up and drums to cause quite a stir. “I’ve never seen anything like it” said local resident Nick Baylis.
Hundreds of locals came to watch the Grand Parade and to enjoy the bands and entertainers. Councillor Tony Arbour hailed the day as “A triumph!”
Click here for a longer write-up.
Click here for the offical Festival video by Alan Benns.
Click here for the Festival photo galleries.