LETTER: Dismal festival

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I was surprised to see an article headed ‘Children go coconuts at fun village festival’ in last week’s Lancing Herald (July 2).

In previous years I have attended the Sompting Festival and it has been full of activities and events in the big tent/arena.

This year, as a stall holder volunteer, I sat all afternoon and only spoke to two people – there was simply no one.

The football matches, at one end of the field, were well attended, but at the stall end it was dismal.

Just a few children sat and watched the Punch and Judy show.

We thought surely the large tent would have something so at 3.30pm, fed up, we packed up and went and had a look.

The hospital radio had stalled due to lack of fuel in the generator and a small bar was selling drinks.

There were ten people and two at the football table taking scores for the matches.

By 4.30pm the people had disappeared.

People came in looked and went away.

What a shame as it could have been so much better.

I could find no information in the Herald about it or online.

Jean Kitchener

The Crescent

Lancing

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