Saturday, 14 June 2014

Water fest

Waterfest is one of the gems of early summer in Reading.  After last night's dramatic thunderstorm we were a little nervous about whether it would suffer as it has sometimes done from too much water.  Last year I ended up drying out 2 toddlers in the library and I think it was 2 years ago the boat parade was cancelled because of high water levels.

This year fortunately there was just a short sharp downpour which had us running for the tents but didn't last long.

The morris men were a highlight and I thought the new stage was a good innovation.

All in all a success for the council and the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust working together with the community.

One of my snaps shows a bit if Reading history in the making with the demolition of the egg box in the background: