West Ealing Family Day - View From the Inside
David Highton from West Ealing Neighbours writes:
Luck was with us for the first ever West Ealing Family Day. For once the forecast was wrong and the predicted heavy rain never appeared.
Come 9am and all you could see in Melbourne Avenue and St James Avenue was a flurry of gazebos going up and people hurrying this way and that with tables, food, sound equipment and whatever else was needed to get the two streets set up for a 10am start.
One street along in Leeland Road and the regular farmers’ market was already well under way.
A big thank you to Michael Sylvester, chair of the local traders group West Ealing Business, who had spent days organising the acts so that shoppers were able to sit and listen to a steel band, watch Bhangra dancers, enjoy some punk, rock and folk music and much more. Our thanks too to the Council for its funding and constant support for this first ever Family Day.
At the end of an eventful and enjoyable day I think everyone involved in organising this first ever such event felt it had been a success and felt encouraged to think we can do this again and do it even better next year. I hope everyone who came along feels the same.
1st November 2010