We won’t talk about the weather. Ok, we will just say “shame about the weather”, and move on. From my point of view (Tim here: I am on the organising committee, and am also one of the panel members of Wood Street First) the highlights were the amazing diversity of talents, skills and wares on display on the stages and the street stalls, and the great atmosphere (when the heavens allowed it). Also – wasn’t it wonderful to have the whole expanse of the street?
So, here are some images from yesterday’s Family Fun Day, which for the first time took place in and around the plaza, including a section of Wood Street itself.
The hero of the day, surely, must be Graham Hodgkiss (chair of the organising committee, and of the Wood Street First panel) – here seen getting a little help with the clearing up afterwards.
Amongst other things, Graham held the event planning together, sorted out the potentially disastrous collapse of our main equipment suppliers, liaised with the Council, fetched the PA and filled out all the crucial paperwork. Without him, the event simply would not have taken place.
Why don’t you tell us what you thought of the day, using the comment box below? [Update 9:45 pm – we already have one reaction, from Chris Johnson of Firesafe, who generously stepped in at the last minute to loan some fire extinguishers: “Fantastic Day, Great Community Spirit. Even God came to clean up with some healthy & cleansing rain at the end! So many nice polite people of all ages, lifestyles, colours and creeds.”]
Also, please send us any photos you have, and video links – we will post a selection here on the Wood Street First website.