Fengates Road Inclusive Entertainment and Neighbourly Development

Chapter 11 – Party Memories in Words and Pictures

24th June 2000

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The road was cleared of cars and closed, the bunting put up, the road was cleaned and prepared for the street games.

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The road was cleared of cars and closed, the bunting put up, the road was cleaned and prepared for the street games.

It was a strange sight. A totally car free Fengates Road. The children were the first to realise that they could ride their bikes up and down without the fear of high speed rat–runners.

The only worry now was the weather. Flaming June it wasn’t.

The first duty was to see the bride off. Anna Potashnick had arranged to get married on the party day but rather than let it be a problem we decided that we could make her departure to the church part of the celebrations by giving her a right royal send off. This came as a complete surprise to Anna as she was the only one in the road who did not know what was going to happen.

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Fortunately the weather cleared early afternoon. The bride and her father were piped to their limousine by a lone piper and followed by a throng of 300 people.

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What a send off!

Our Guest of Honour, Postman Pat, arrived and performed the official opening of the party.

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Well who would have guessed? Postman Pat was really Rob Farmer our real postman, all the time.

Rob and his wife, Deirdre, judged the children’s fancy dress competition……

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……and the best dressed wheelie bin competition.

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Street Games.

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Mr Woo the Wizard performed magic tricks in the road before……

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……entertaining young and old alike with a Magic Show……

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……followed by Maypole dancing.

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The children’s tea party.

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Everyone was invited from the oldest……

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……to the youngest.

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The kids disco……

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when the committee were given their last task…Zorba’s Dance.

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The Bar finally opens.

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And the adults get down to some serious celebrating.

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