WALSWORTH FESTIVAL 2019

We are getting ready for the 2019 Walsworth festival and need your support in making this happen.  We have some big surprises for this year and truly want to bring together everything that is great about Walsworth and Hitchin in to one great festival which is free for all.

The festival is run by volunteers and needs the community to pull together each year to make this happen.  Although we get some local council support we are self funded through the festival itself.  Every pound you spend gets re-invested in the festival or the local community through the many stalls and entertainment we have onsite..

For 2019 we plan to have the following present at the festival

This festival is very integral to the Walsworth Community and is nothing without you being a part of it!  Email us at info@walsworthfestival.co.uk to get a stall or be part of the event.

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2019 PROGRAMME

 

H-Town Classic Cars

Select visit from classic cars club who meet up regularly in Hitchin. You can find more details here

Wryngwyrm – Vikings

Viking’s re-enactment with historical tents and re-enactment in the main area from Wryngwyrm.

Hitchin Street Food Monthly

Hitchin Street Food Monthly will be joining the festival this year to provide the food.

Music & Drink via Anglican Inns

We will have music and entertainment in a dedicated tent provided by The Hermitage (Anglican Inns)

Music Tent

  • Hitchin Youth Brass Band The Hong Kong Dollars Michael King
  • Priory School Band Michael King
  • Glee Club Inside Job
  • Other
  • Punch & Judy Shows Magic Show
  • Scout train
  • Wrayfield Dog Agility Denis the Fire Engine

ST FAITHS

Refreshments, Cream Teas and Schools Art Exhibition, all in St. Faith’s Church from 1.00pm onwards, plus musical entertainment:

  • George and Friends
  • Purwell School Choir
  • Jayne Mason
  • Banat Al Gharb (Egyptian Dancing) Priory School Choir
  • Songs of Praise

Walsworth Community Centre

Why not pop across to the newly refurbished

Walsworth Community Centre for a look around, see what’s happening and visit the craft stalls run by local people

Stalls

  • Adoption & Fostering Team
  • Camps International – E Perry
  • ECO Waste & Recyling
  • Green Dragon Bowmen Have-A-Go Archery Herts Fire and Rescue Services (by the bridge) Highover School Association
  • Hitchin East Friends of Guiding Hitchin Horticultural Society Hitchin Priory Rotary Club Hitchin Sea Cadets
  • IET
  • Lesnick School of Ballet
  • Making Life Beautiful—Flowers National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society North Herts Sanctuary
  • North Herts Bee Keepers Association The Police Recruitment Team
  • The Priory School Senior Choir Purwell School Association
  • RNLI
  • Riverian Bowls Club

St. Faiths Church

Tuesday Night Bingo @ HTFC Walsworth Festival Association Walsworth Community Centre Walsworth Eve Towns Womens Guild.

Plus Fairground rides and arena events.

INFO

When

19 May 2019, 11am-4pm

Where

Walsworth Common, Woolgrove Rd, Walsworth Hitchin, SG4 0AU

Want to be part of the fun?

Email us below for information on entertainment/catering/stalls on the day:
More information: info@walsworthfestival.co.uk
Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter

ARCHIVE

Walsworth Festival Timeline

1974

The Walsworth Festival was founded by St Faith’s Church in 1974.  The first festival began in a modest way with a “Miss Walsworth”, a procession and a service.

 

Also in 1975, St Faiths held an Arts and Crafts display in the church, at which members of the congregation were able to show off their skills:2

Walsworth Festival procession 1975:

The festival started as a week long event with a Sunday Spectacular to finish the event which included a procession along Woolgrove road. Thanks to Jeff Scarber for the photos.

Walsworth Festival 1975
Walsworth & Community Center 1977
Majorettes 1977
Walsworth Fancy Dress 1978

Walsworth festival & Sailor 1974
Walsworth & Thatched Cottage 1976
Fancy Dress & Playground 1975
Walsworth Festival 1977

1980s

Walsworth Festival 1980

Walsworth Festival 1980

2008

We then jump to more current times.  There was a good attendance with something to entertain each member of the family, old and young alike.

More pictures and nostalgia can be found on the St Faiths Church site for 2009 and 2010.