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Bonkers Blog June 2013

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2 June (Part 1) - Down by the riverside

River Festival
Erith Festival Erith FestivalThe gods looked more kindly on Erith’s Riverside Festival this year than last when it was a total washout. Organiser Garry Taylor and his team once again did a fine job. I asked him if Bexley council had given any help but he gave little away apart from dark mutterings about ’elf ‘n’ safety.

I spotted councillor Edward Boateng among the crowds, and separately Erith & Thamesmead MP, Teresa Pearce; not quite unrecognisable behind a rather glamorous pair of shades. Garry said that councillor Peter Catterall was expected later.

This event is sure to be better reported by Hugh Neal on his Erith blog before the day is out, so keep an eye open for his pictures.

P.S. If you visit Hugh’s blog… I have always hated wearing sunglasses and should never have allowed SpecSavers to sell me Reactolights. Never again, I can barely see to cross the road on a bright day. And that's my bus pass in my shirt pocket whatever you might think.

River Festival


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