Families, stallholders, actors, dancers and musicians got together at Grundy Park in Cheshunt on Saturday 22 April to celebrate St George’s Day in style.
Now in its ninth year, the family fun day which was officially opened at 12.30pm by Councillor Martin Greensmyth, the Mayor of Broxbourne, was filled with a varied range of entertainment and amusing activities. It is estimated that approximately 4,000 people attended.
Performances in the event’s main arena included a re-enactment of the tale of England’s patron saint and the slaying of the dragon, as well as other English traditions which included Morris dancing and two lively performances from Enfield Brass Band. Local dance school Valle Academy brought the entertainment up-to-date with the debut of their 2017 Valle FX dance performance.
Children’s activities included pony rides, face-painting, bouncy castles, wall climbing, a football competition, a mini steam train, archery, swing boats and funfair rides. A medieval encampment was provided by Harts of Oak who performed the re-enactment as well as displays of swordsmanship and fire-breathing alongside storytelling.
Inside The Laura Trott Leisure Centre, visitors were entertained by roller-skating, a silent disco, swimming and squash, and were also introduced to the newly launched e-Gym which comprises revolutionary gym equipment designed to provide users with an effortless and more enjoyable gym experience thanks to a fully-electronic machine circuit which automatically adjusts to user settings.
There were over 30 stalls from local community organisations promoting their services or fund-raising for their causes. These included the Royal British Legion, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Four Swannes Vision, the Hertfordshire Library Service, South East Hertfordshire Bee Keepers, CHEXS (Cheshunt Extended Schools), the Broxbourne Crime Prevention Panel, the Cheshunt Sea Cadets, Samaritans and the Army Cadets.
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