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Rotherhithe Festival was the biggest yet

The Rotherhithe Festival took place on Saturday July 9 at King George’s Field, with residents enjoying free rides and music from bands including Proper Ghanda, Tommy Smith and Basie Millers.

Southwark Mayor Kath Whittam opened the day and even sang happy birthday to a little boy in the crowd.

Barry Duckett, an organiser of the festival, said: “This year’s festival was our biggest yet and it was a great success according to all those who turned out, with people from all communities turning out.

“The mayor [of Southwark] opened the festival and MP Neil Coyle and his wife were there. A great big thank you to the mayor, who made a little boy’s birthday special by singing happy birthday to him on stage.

“A big thank you to our sponsors and the bands who did a great job of entertaining the crowd and a special thank you to our friend Richard Livingstone, who stayed all day and closed the festival.

“Thanks to the stage people and the stage hands too, who did a great job.”

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