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MUSIC ON THE MEADOW 2010



A long view as one approaches the Amusement Area. Some features are shown in more detail below.

Once again the St Osyth Business Association treated all and sundry to a brilliant afternoon with music for the adults and amusements for the youngsters.
On the 18th July the weather was hot and sunny. The music was provided by two groups, one named ABBA ILLUSION and the other a tribute group named the UK BEE GEES. These groups had to heard to be believed, because at times a listener would think they were hearing a recording of the original groups.

There was some criticism before the day that the event would not be ending with the expected fireworks display but the Business Association members had decided that following the destructive vandalism that followed last year’s event, when equipment, buildings and motor cars were damaged, the event would be an afternoon and early evening event only, finishing well before dark, the time when vandals tended to act.
The crowd attending was very large and pictures show people sitting in the sun enjoying the day listening to the music, eating the food they brought with them and having a drink. I am pleased to say there was no sign of any misbehaviour.
Linda Spinks SOBA Chairman and husband Roy were keeping their eye on things and sorting out any problems as they arose, but generally speaking the advance preparation was so good that little needed any adjustment on the day.
Linda said she was delighted with the turn out and had been concerned that the change of hours for the event might restrict the attendance, but looking round she said to me “It’s obvious I have nothing to worry about but do feel very lucky to have such a fine sunny day, which I am sure many of my members have been praying for!”.



Queuing up to join this feature.



A ‘bouncy castle’ bumpy slide.



Tea for two on this roundabout.



A steep slide was very popular.



Part of the crowd listening to ‘ABBA ILLUSION’ who were singing their early numbers, following the completion of a session by the ‘UK BEE GEES’.



More of the crowd listening to the group. You can see from the hard shadows on the ground that it was hot but a cool drink does help!



Trampolining - but in a protective cage.



Queuing for this roundabout.



This one has comfortable chairs.



A young lady near the top of her climb.

The St Osyth Business Association (SOBA) have run a function for the village and its visitors since 2002 when their first music event was part of the Village Jubilee Celebrations with music from four groups being performed on the Bury, including a fireworks display held on Cowley Park after dark.
When the Bury was shut and fenced off to the public, the Business Association looked elsewhere to hold a function.

Mr Peter Bond, local farmer and businessman agreed that one of his fields could be used, hence the change of title from ‘Music on the Bury’ to ‘Music on the Meadow’.
This has proved very successful and apart from last year’s vandalism has been a great event, looked forward to by the village as a whole.

A most sincere thank you from residents and visitors to SOBA and in particular to Mr. Peter Bond.



If you didn’t bring a chair today, the ground was a dry alternative. Certainly a sunny day for men to bare their chests for that well tanned look.



A small family group enjoying lunch.



The Stage control tent, sound and light.



A poodle pamper parlour, book a treat later. Horse tack on offer



Recruiting for the Priory housing opposition group, known as S.O.S.



A display of many dozens of kites in the background. Not your normal kites but designs of animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes and an octopus, flying hoops and streamers of bunting.



The centre of everything today – The Music. The two groups were quite exceptional and over the general hum of chat, going on around you most of the time, their singing was virtually indistinguishable from the original groups when in their prime forty years ago.
As you can see with the ABBA ILLUSION group shown above, even the costumes of the girls were a match of the originals.
There is nothing more to say other than “A tip top entertainment”, enjoyed by all!



Time for a snack? A beef burger or hotdog with onions and relish..



Pick a winning number to go away with a prize cuddly toy.



Successfully walking the tightrope when photographed..



Day’s end. Packing up the tent ready up to go home.

M.J.T.
14/8/10.

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