They certainly kept the sound alive and the crowds rockin' with their amazing performances of such great and brilliant hits as...Route 66, Whole Lotta Shakin', Bony Moroni, Johnny Be Good, Living Doll, Move It, Singin' The Blues, King of the Road, High Heeled Sneakers...and many more.
When the band took a well deserved break, DJ “Dave” from Edenbridge carried on with the modern sounds of music today, a different contrast to Rock n' Roll, but the crowds loved it the same.
There was a great array of stalls selling home and locally produced food, ranging from cheeses, wines, bread, meats, dried fruits, cakes, vegetables, honey, jams, chutneys, pickles, and such delights as specially made cakes and sweets for children.
The days events were clearly enjoyed by all, as children had a fun time trying their agility, grip and balance on the climbing wall, children queued up to enter the huge lazer playtime inflatable, or throw wet sponges at the face through the hole, there was an assortment of different games that were played by the children as well as their parents, judging by the smiles and laughter they all had a great time.
Many stalls were scattered around the park offering advice and promoting their clubs, societies and services.
The Kent Fire & Rescue Service was offering advice regarding the importance of fitting smoke alarms, fire prevention and safety measures.
Kent Police, combined with the local community police officers generously gave away treats and “goody bags” to many smiling children who visited their mobile office.
Edenbridge Children's Centre had its own stall, with many parents asking for information and advice.
The other stalls were...The Astor Youth Centre, Bridges, Sevenoaks – Out of reach- get fit and well, Edenbridge Youth Forum, Kent Youth Service, Stangrove Area Community Action Group.
Other events that took place was a fancy dress competition for children, and the Wild Wing Arts put on an excellent display of “Play in a Day”on the stage.
As the days celebrations slowly came to a end and the final sounds from the Rockhouse Band were played out, many people expressed their delight at such a wonderful day out in perfect surroundings, thanking the many organisers that made their own time available to put on this marvellous celebration.
The residents of Edenbridge, the organisers, stall holders, participants and to those who were present, would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the many people who supported this great celebration for the town...
Edenbridge Town Council
West Kent Housing Association
The Great Stone Bridge Trust
Sencio Community Leisure Centre
S. Smith & Sons
Golden Leaves Association
Grateful thanks to these local shops who generously donated prizes for the event...
Options Beauty Salon
To the band “Rockhouse” who's excellent performance thrilled and kept the crowds rocking.
Lead Vocals...Alan Colvin
Tenor Sax......Peter Spalding
Bass Guitar...Andrew Davis
Rhythm Guitar...Eric Wills
( Rockhouse has a performance/ gig at the W.I. Hall Edenbridge on July 11th, with the same line-up of excellent musicians, for more information please call Alan Colvin 01342 892475...Don't Miss It.)
Special thanks to Heather Brightwell from the West Kent Housing, and her supporters, who's determined efforts, time and devotion, gave everyone a brilliant day... Thankyou!