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MUSIC ON THE MEADOW
Business Association Open Air Music Festival

On the 19th July 2008 the St Osyth Business Association (SOBA) invited all those living in the area to join them on the meadow at Warren Farm for an evening of music to be followed by a fireworks display. This event was a ‘free’ evening with a £2 charge to park a car, but will have cost SOBA and their sponsor over £6,000.
The Weather forecast for the day was not very good but as the day progressed it became warmer but always with enough wind to make it cold when the sun went behind a cloud.


The view when leaving the car park and heading towards the sounds of music and the muted chatter of a distant crowd. From this angle the Mill Dam Lake cannot be seen, but for location purposes, it is just beyond the crowd right across the picture.



Car parking, which is a very important requirement of a function such as this, was well organised and attended and policed by members of the St Osyth Badminton Club, who would share the parking income with SOBA.



One view of the crowd. Now you can see the Mill Dam Lake as a boundary to the Meadow.



The stage lights tend to blind the camera
so apologies for a poor picture.

On stage we had music from groups: Beatsworking, Brokenwatch, Fagan and Replay.

Angie and Shane Diggens from the WestCliff Theatre Summer Show also appeared.



The village ‘First Responders’ were present, not only to assist in any emergency but also to speak to visitors who may be interested in joining their number as emergency life savers in the village



One small group who have put on jackets to keep the cold wind at bay. The man immediately to the rear is Robert Clarke, who has just finished a four year stint as vice-Chairman of the Parish Council.



Candy Floss for all and a permanent queue to buy a twist.



A cuddly toy stall with a tombola system of prize winning.



Bouncy Castles are always popular with the Children



This castle doubles as a slide with steps on the left to the top.



Another crowd sample, but by now the sun has gone down.



Body painting with a difference. A stencil attached to the stomach and spray painted.



I could not resist this gent laughing and pointing at something that caught his fancy.

A new type of inflatable feature, a climbing frame. You will note the safety rope above this young girl which runs over a pulley at the top but controlled by a man on the ground.

This is clearly aiming for the heights !!


One last look at the crowd.
Lynda Spinks, Chairman of SOBA, said this year’s event was very lucky with its weather and she felt certain that many more people visited the meadow this year, than attended a similar event last year.

She said it was a real pleasure to see so many people enjoying themselves, many of whom had brought their own Gazebos, deck chairs and family picnics, probably washed down with something a little alcoholic perhaps?

23/7/08


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