It was quite a week for Broadway - celebrating the visit of theTour of Britain Cycle Race, the Broadway Horticultural Show , and the Broadway Food Festival yesterday. From a Broadway Area Group point of view John Blofield gave us a presence at all 3 events and, with the help of a few other stalwarts, kept passers-by up to date with the latest happenings on the GWSR. Here is John's report from yesterday.
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We were given the opportunity to have a display at the first Broadway Food Festival today. Local food producers took over the marquee used for yesterday's Horticultural Show. We had our stand inside the marquee also, as the green was taken up with other stands, a cookery demonstration tent and several vintage cars. The festival seems to have been a success, there was a steady stream of visitors, and apparently all the car parks in the village were full. Our stand attracted quite a lot of interest from locals and visitors, although a number of drooling foodies walked straight by! A number of potential shareholders and new members for the railway went away carrying the relevant booklets, so it was a worthwhile exercise. Vic did an excellent job of ambushing parents with small children and giving them Santa and Thomas leaflets. I am now glad to give the vocal cords a rest after two days of talking about bridges, track-laying and station-building! Thanks to Jim for helping in the morning and to Vic, who helped in the afternoon.
Apart from some the excellent PR, the BAG were happy to receive donations and provide information on Bridges to Broadway Shares, joining the GWSR, and up an coming events.
A big thank you to John and his helpers!