‘Smiles all round’ as Second World flypast stars at Whittlesey Festival

Whittlesey street fesival -  mainly a display of cars. The Band One drumers EMN-150609-175721009

Whittlesey street fesival - mainly a display of cars. The Band One drumers EMN-150609-175721009

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Blue skies greeted the Whittlesey Festival on Sunday and proved the perfect backdrop for a Second World War flypast.

The ‘Dakota’ was one of the star attractions on the day, following on from the morning parade which kicked off the festival.

Whittlesey street fesival -  mainly a display of cars EMN-150609-175535009

Whittlesey street fesival - mainly a display of cars EMN-150609-175535009

Organisers believe 6,000 to 7,000 people attended the festival which included an array of activities such as a vintage vehicle display, steel drum band, dance performances and fairground rides.

Also starring on the day were the Haverettes All Girls Marching Band who have taken part in national parades in London and Europe.

Marija Lysak, steering group member for the Whittlesey Festival, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day – fun, laughter and music filled the air as thousands of people enjoyed the activities, stalls and entertainment.

“Many said this was our best festival yet with such a variety of things to do and see.

“The sun was shining and there were smiles all round as families and people of all ages enjoyed the day.

“There were over 120 vintage vehicles and their owners mentioned how delighted they are to attend the festival year-on-year and it is without doubt their favourite event.

“The World War II ‘Dakota’ flypast was incredible and the crowds were visibly moved by such an awesome sight.

“The entire festival organising team are extremely pleased as the day was without doubt a resounding success.”

To find out more information on how to be involved in next year’s festival, contact Brian Smithyman on 01733 752093 or Jenny Parker on 01733 351005.