Another big crowd for Festival Saturday

Baby Ballet perform at the Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2015.

The main day of Bradley Stoke’s annual Community Festival drew a big crowd to the Jubilee Centre this afternoon.

The usual mix of music, dance, sport, demonstrations and sideshows was accompanied by bright weather for most of the afternoon, although a brisk wind caused a few problems for stallholders and kept temperatures down.

The appearances of Sir Geoff Hurst MBE & Gary Mabbutt MBE (at the BSYFC schools’ football tournament) and Elsa & Anna (from Frozen) were amongst the most popular attractions.

We have lots of photos from today’s event on our Facebook page. Don’t forget we’re offering a £30 prize for the best reader photo published in our July magazine (the editor’s decision is final). Send your entries to:

Tomorrow (Sunday 7th June) sees another full day of events, which gets under way with the Bradley Stoke 10k Run at 9.30am from the Jubilee Centre. A field in excess of 600 is expected for the race. Parking is limited, so runners are being asked to park elsewhere or, if local, walk to the start. Check out our race map to see where and when you can cheer the runners along.

At Baileys Court Activity Centre, there will be a joint ‘Church in the Park’ outdoor service from the Bradley Stoke churches starting at 10.30am.

A competition for scooter, BMX, skateboard and inline skate disciplines is being staged at Bradley Stoke Skate Park (in the leisure centre car park) from 11am to 5.30pm.

In the afternoon, the second running of the Bradley Stoke Bed Race takes place between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, with the start and finish at Baileys Court Activity Centre. This is followed by the Festival Cricket Match at 2pm, also at Baileys Court, between the Mayor’s XI and a Bradley Stoke Cricket Club XI.

Bradley Stoke Bowls Club is staging roll-up demonstrations throughout the afternoon its Baileys Court green.

More info: Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2015 (The Journal)

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