There was a good
selection of prams and home made vehicles that made this event
into another year of fun and pleasure for those taking part and
those who lined the streets to see them - Go!
They came out of the path, across the traffic
lights towards the High Street to shouts of joy, whistles and
encouragement that were heard from spectators all along the route,
to the first stop, then as a rush to the finishing line at The
While this was in progress at Bradford’s
Electrical, John Surtees was displaying two great formula 1 race
cars, and to the deafening noise for all those that flocked to
see him and his superb display, his old MV Augusta, a 500cc, 4
cylinder from his 1960 championship wins, alongside was a race
BMW, both were being revved-up, both bikes creating a deafening
noise...but the sound of nostalgia as the MV, which was used by
John during his famous legendary memories as the only man to win
– The World Championship – on two and four wheels
In the town there were many stalls on display
with art, crafts and food. The - Eden Valley Artists - had a display
and created a mural of scenes from, Alice in Wonderland. There
was a great fancy dress competition outside Boots the chemist,
as the Town Band gave as always, renditions from their most favourite
music, and played exceptionally well!
As well as the Marlings Morris Dancers
who all gave a superb display of the old English favourites dances,
which everyone enjoyed watching and listening to.
Later in The Square, in the Bonfire Society
mobile display van Laura Mendes, assistant during this summer
festival, announced the winners of the junior and senior Pram
Race winners. Soon to be on stage was a terrific young band with
a young female vocalist and four exceptionally talented musicians
who gave an superb performance of their brilliant talents, singing
and playing some covers and their own original music.