PICTURE SPECIAL - Plenty of fun for all the family at this year's Droitwich Spa Salt Fest - The Droitwich Standard

PICTURE SPECIAL - Plenty of fun for all the family at this year's Droitwich Spa Salt Fest

Droitwich Editorial 5th Sep, 2022 Updated: 5th Sep, 2022   0

CROWDS flocked to celebrate Droitwich Spa’s proud and impressive brine history at Salt Fest last weekend.

Dasius is ready for war. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3522011MMR6 copyright Bullivant Media

Visitors were greeted with a large number of activities across the weekend, including live music, Roman history re-enactments to take people back in time, antiques, dog shows, a food hall and a firework display.

Adam Beck of Wychbold Fudge. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3522011MMR4 copyright Bullivant Media

The opening ceremony was undertaken by the 2516 (Droitwich) – RAF Air Cadets marching through town, the Town Crier in Vines Park and appearances from dignatries.

Lee Edwards, coun. Bill Moy and Sue Webber from SOBBs. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3522011MMR3 copyright Bullivant Media

As Salt Fest comes to a close on Sunday, Droitwich Community Choir will perform songs from ‘Last Night of the Proms’ which will be followed by bell-ringing at St Augustine’s Church and fireworks above the church building.

Ben Turner makes bubbles. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3522011MMR7 copyright Bullivant Media

On Sunday night, to close the festival, around 8,000 people turned up to see a firework display at St Augustine’s Church.

Families learn about what the Romans have done for us. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3522011MMR5 copyright Bullivant Media

Rev Laura Handy counted down and pressed the button to set off the event.

Picture by Marcus Mingins. 3522011MMR11 copyright Bullivant Media

She said it was nice to see people ‘as far as the eye could see’ and how fantastic it was for people from different communities to get together across the weekend.

Members of the Air Traing Corps. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3522011MMR14 copyright Bullivant Media

She added: “You never know how the community is going to respond, and it was great to see thousands of people choosing to come out.”


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