Unbelievably the rain stopped at 10.15 and started again at 3.00pm; enough time for people to come and enjoy the day.
The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Halima Khaled, opened the event at 10.45am and later enjoyed the ride on the London bus, going upstairs for a good view of the journey.
The buses were popular and the activities were very well attended. The Racing Room was a constant attraction, as were the Circus Skills. The Nottingham Youth Jazz Combo provided lively musical entertainment throughout the day. The choirs were greatly enjoyed by the public, in particular the Glee Choir whose programme in the Parish Hall proved very entertaining and later the return of the Community Choir, as popular as ever.
In the Sports Hall, the Rock ‘n’ Soul singers, a new choir added to the entertainments for the day, also drew the crowd. As did the Children’s Magician, Don Chamnbers…he not only had a crowd of chldren around him but also a large number of adults who were entertianed by his magic!!
…and the Creation Station, a stop off point for children to make something special and take it away with them, ran out of some of the activities they had on offer! A very popular stall.
A big thanks to all our volunteers, who made the day run smoothly.
And to those who through donations of goods, money, and time contributed to the event, enabling it to take place:
Broxtowe Borough Council Greasley Parish Council Greasley Sports Hall staff
Lawrence Vets QC Catering EMC Watnall
Gillotts Funeral Direstors Kevin Rostance (PA SYSTEM) Cllr. Barbara Willimott
Boots Thorntons Warburtons
Blue Monkey Brewery Reuben Shaw
Horse and Groom (Moorgreen) Queen’s Head (Watnall) The Royal Oak (Watnall)
New Inn (Newthorpe) The Forester’s Arms (Newthorpe) Hayloft (Newthorpe)
A special thanks to Blackmore Commercials – they don’t just provide and drive the buses but give us valuable feedback on how to improve the services.
Some photos from the day: