Wednesday, July 20, 2011

East Ham on Sea: Mayor's Newham Show 2011

Picture is of a beach complete with deck chairs, a paddling area and even free donkey rides for children.  In the middle of London.

Last weekend was the annual Mayor's Newham show in Central Park, which despite being very soggy at times was still successful with over 25000 people attending.

I was in a tent on both days for an hour or so with other Councillors talking to local residents about a wide variety of community issues. 
As well as the beach there was music, dancing, sports, live theatre, exhibitions, history, cabaret, arts, crafts, freshly cooked food and a fun fair.  Apparently the rain did encourage more people than ever to go inside the marques to have the free medical and health checks on offer.  So it is true - every cloud does have a silver lining.
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