The 2012 edition of Patchway’s annual Festival drew to a close last weekend after a fortnight-long programme of events that began with the Fusion Festival at Patchway Community College on Friday 13th July and ended with a quiz night at the Royal British Legion club on Sunday 29th July.
Appropriately for the year in which the Olympics returned to the UK for the first time since 1948, the theme of this year’s festival was ‘sport & fitness’.
Once again, the principal event was the Community Fair held on Saturday 14th July in Scott Park, preceded by the traditional parade of local school children and majorettes from Coniston Parade to the park.
Attractions at the Community Fair included a flag-waving display from the South West Winterguard Academy, cheerleading from the Blue Flames and street dancing from Fahrenheit.
A total of 81 events were listed in the festival programme, including ballroom dancing, boxing, film shows and football fitness – to name but a few.
A popular event on the final weekend was the annual Patchway Garden & Flower Show held at the Community Centre in Rodway Road.
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