Huge turnout at Clitheroe Food Festival

Huge turnout at Clitheroe Food Festival

Huge turnout at Clitheroe Food Festival

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

THOUSANDS of revellers enjoyed the continental feel at the fourth annual Clitheroe Food Festival.

More than 100 traders took advantage of the afternoon sunshine as the event took over the town centre yesterday.

Organisers said they were delighted with a strong turnout for the festival, which was sponsored by Blackburn brewery Thwaites.

Ian Lloyd, who sits on the festival’s board of directors, said he believed the turnout was an improvement on last year’s, which saw almost 20,000 visit venues including Castle Street, King Street and Clitheroe Market.

He said: “We’re very pleased with the turnout. I’m not going to put a figure on it but I’d say numbers are slightly up on last year.

“We’re surprised at the number of people coming from out of town and outside Lancashire just for the festival, and that’s pleasing because that’s really what we’re all about - promoting Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley.”

Julie Whalley, festival co-ordinator, said she was also thrilled with the amount of visitors who had travelled from outside the county in spite of the forecast.

She said: “The weather came good in the afternoon and we’ve seen more people arriving throughout the day.

“The people who are here have come from all over - we’ve had coachloads of people coming specifically for the event.”

 

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12:16pm Sun 10 Aug 14

danskeblaa says...

Just to say a fantastic day all round. The town was absolutely buzzing and the atmosphere was great. A real embodiment of lancashire life at its best and a real family atmosphere. It was good to see the trains coming in packed and people with maps walking around the town obviously for the first time.

The impact of the day extended into the evening with a number of restaurants and hosteleries overflowing with folk.

A day to be proud of for all and just showed that it is not just down south where the country is doing well. If yesterday was anything to go by there is still a lot of life and effervesence still around up north yet to be enjoyed and be a part of.
Just to say a fantastic day all round. The town was absolutely buzzing and the atmosphere was great. A real embodiment of lancashire life at its best and a real family atmosphere. It was good to see the trains coming in packed and people with maps walking around the town obviously for the first time. The impact of the day extended into the evening with a number of restaurants and hosteleries overflowing with folk. A day to be proud of for all and just showed that it is not just down south where the country is doing well. If yesterday was anything to go by there is still a lot of life and effervesence still around up north yet to be enjoyed and be a part of. danskeblaa
  • Score: 17

5:35pm Sun 10 Aug 14

zabby says...

Should try it in nelson
Should try it in nelson zabby
  • Score: 3

5:55pm Sun 10 Aug 14

shytalk says...

danskeblaa wrote:
Just to say a fantastic day all round. The town was absolutely buzzing and the atmosphere was great. A real embodiment of lancashire life at its best and a real family atmosphere. It was good to see the trains coming in packed and people with maps walking around the town obviously for the first time.

The impact of the day extended into the evening with a number of restaurants and hosteleries overflowing with folk.

A day to be proud of for all and just showed that it is not just down south where the country is doing well. If yesterday was anything to go by there is still a lot of life and effervesence still around up north yet to be enjoyed and be a part of.
Yep it was a great day.. All we need now is the folk festival back, the castle rock concert, the bonfire to not be an all ticket event. and the council to rigorously enforce the new rules on dogs.
[quote][p][bold]danskeblaa[/bold] wrote: Just to say a fantastic day all round. The town was absolutely buzzing and the atmosphere was great. A real embodiment of lancashire life at its best and a real family atmosphere. It was good to see the trains coming in packed and people with maps walking around the town obviously for the first time. The impact of the day extended into the evening with a number of restaurants and hosteleries overflowing with folk. A day to be proud of for all and just showed that it is not just down south where the country is doing well. If yesterday was anything to go by there is still a lot of life and effervesence still around up north yet to be enjoyed and be a part of.[/p][/quote]Yep it was a great day.. All we need now is the folk festival back, the castle rock concert, the bonfire to not be an all ticket event. and the council to rigorously enforce the new rules on dogs. shytalk
  • Score: -13

7:32pm Sun 10 Aug 14

arrod baw says...

Well done Snoberoe...hope you didn`t spill ketchup on your tweed jackets!
Well done Snoberoe...hope you didn`t spill ketchup on your tweed jackets! arrod baw
  • Score: -6

9:29pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Eric Shawn says...

zabby wrote:
Should try it in nelson
Mmmmm... home grown weed !
[quote][p][bold]zabby[/bold] wrote: Should try it in nelson[/p][/quote]Mmmmm... home grown weed ! Eric Shawn
  • Score: 4

11:50pm Sun 10 Aug 14

petestan says...

Unfortunately some person was to tight to pay for the park and ride and decided to park their car right outside my house from 1pm Saturday, when I nipped out to go to the supermarket, until they decided to go home at around 2pm the NEXT day, tight scum bag.
Unfortunately some person was to tight to pay for the park and ride and decided to park their car right outside my house from 1pm Saturday, when I nipped out to go to the supermarket, until they decided to go home at around 2pm the NEXT day, tight scum bag. petestan
  • Score: 9

8:59pm Mon 11 Aug 14

It's a spade! says...

petestan wrote:
Unfortunately some person was to tight to pay for the park and ride and decided to park their car right outside my house from 1pm Saturday, when I nipped out to go to the supermarket, until they decided to go home at around 2pm the NEXT day, tight scum bag.
Own the road do you?

Perhaps you could have walked there, or ordered online or planned in advance to go on a different day. They're open 24 hours now you know!

Your road tax doesn't give you any special privileges, Thickwit!
[quote][p][bold]petestan[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately some person was to tight to pay for the park and ride and decided to park their car right outside my house from 1pm Saturday, when I nipped out to go to the supermarket, until they decided to go home at around 2pm the NEXT day, tight scum bag.[/p][/quote]Own the road do you? Perhaps you could have walked there, or ordered online or planned in advance to go on a different day. They're open 24 hours now you know! Your road tax doesn't give you any special privileges, Thickwit! It's a spade!
  • Score: -4

9:22pm Mon 11 Aug 14

petestan says...

It's a spade! wrote:
petestan wrote:
Unfortunately some person was to tight to pay for the park and ride and decided to park their car right outside my house from 1pm Saturday, when I nipped out to go to the supermarket, until they decided to go home at around 2pm the NEXT day, tight scum bag.
Own the road do you?

Perhaps you could have walked there, or ordered online or planned in advance to go on a different day. They're open 24 hours now you know!

Your road tax doesn't give you any special privileges, Thickwit!
I know it doesn't but common sense says if you are planning to stay all night and into the next day surely the vast majority of people would either park somewhere else other than right outside someone else's house, eg. on a side street or pay to park on the proper park and ride scheme. Why should I as the person who lives on that street and who had no interest at all in the food festival, have to reorganise my usual Saturday on the off chance some dumb wit decides to park for 24 hrs outside my door. It wouldn't have been so bad if they had left after it was all over on Saturday evening but no they decided to stay until Sunday afternoon.
[quote][p][bold]It's a spade![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]petestan[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately some person was to tight to pay for the park and ride and decided to park their car right outside my house from 1pm Saturday, when I nipped out to go to the supermarket, until they decided to go home at around 2pm the NEXT day, tight scum bag.[/p][/quote]Own the road do you? Perhaps you could have walked there, or ordered online or planned in advance to go on a different day. They're open 24 hours now you know! Your road tax doesn't give you any special privileges, Thickwit![/p][/quote]I know it doesn't but common sense says if you are planning to stay all night and into the next day surely the vast majority of people would either park somewhere else other than right outside someone else's house, eg. on a side street or pay to park on the proper park and ride scheme. Why should I as the person who lives on that street and who had no interest at all in the food festival, have to reorganise my usual Saturday on the off chance some dumb wit decides to park for 24 hrs outside my door. It wouldn't have been so bad if they had left after it was all over on Saturday evening but no they decided to stay until Sunday afternoon. petestan
  • Score: 0

10:57am Thu 14 Aug 14

clitheroe blue boy says...

I see there's no media mention of the trouble that ensued in several of Clitheroe's pubs later on that night? Strange that.
I see there's no media mention of the trouble that ensued in several of Clitheroe's pubs later on that night? Strange that. clitheroe blue boy
  • Score: 3

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