Thousands enjoy a ‘wonderful’ festival

The sun shone on Durrington Festival this year. Pictures: Stephen Goodger
The sun shone on Durrington Festival this year. Pictures: Stephen Goodger

As many as two thousand people got out in the sun for Durrington Festival on Saturday.

Guests at the popular Durrington annual fiesta at Lamb Park in Pond Lane were treated to dancing, a dog show and much more at the ‘wonderful’ event.

Worthing Mayor Alex Harman presenting the Peter Bloxham award to Colin Pryce

Worthing Mayor Alex Harman presenting the Peter Bloxham award to Colin Pryce

Sharon Clements, one of the six organisers of the event, said: “We were really pleased with the outcome, really enjoyed it.

“It was absolutely wonderful, a lovely fun afternoon.”

Children from nearby Hawthorns First School put on a dance show in the festival’s arena.

According to Mrs Clements, the children had spent several weeks learning a variety of different dance techniques at school.

The festival also featured stalls from a number of local charities, including care services charity Guild Care.

A Guild Care spokesman said on Twitter: “Great to see the Worthing Mayor at the Durrington Festival.

“Our Ashdown Centre is one of his chosen charities this year.”

However despite being a rousing success, this year’s festival was hampered by financial difficulties.

Durrington Festival 2017

The parade bathed in sunshine

Durrington Festival 2017 The parade bathed in sunshine

Mrs Clements added: “Unfortunately due to lack of funds we were unable to put on the evening festival this year

“We are hopeful to bring back the evening festival and fireworks next year.”

For more photos of this year’s sunny Durrington Festival, visit the Worthing Herald website.