Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Fortunately he continued in the role this year, but it reminded me that a lot of community events are reliant on the energy and commitment of one or a small group of people for their continued existence.
It was a very hot day, I took some shade under the balcony near the gardens while I and the crowds around me waited for the procession.
The street traders were out in force with their wrigglers on sticks, balloons, candy floss and toffee apples.
I still like the fact that these events are with the sea and beach in the background, something quite different from London.
The mechanical lions were great and Binbot pretty amazing, made from wheelie bins.
People seemed to be enjoying themselves and Margate seemed to come alive with all the crowds and energetic atmosphere.