King Harold Day a huge success despite the weather

Thanks to everyone who came to King Harold Day at Waltham Abbey yesterday.  We hope you enjoyedViking Camp by Everything Epping Forest your day.   We think it was every bit as good as usual, continuing to grow each year.

Light rain in the afternoon didn’t stop the great entertainment, and all the trading stalls were doing well.

Thanks to Saebert’s Folc, Barebow Archery, Richard & Elizabeth York, Chingford Morris Men, PL Falconry, The Black Raven Knight & Beau, Epping Archers, Grunal Moneta, Pebadale Apiaries, Lee Valley Park Farms, Jenny and her animals, Annette Banks, Ray Sears, Waltham Abbey Historical Society, Waltham Abbey Police, Waltham Cross Army Cadets, St John Ambulance, and the Scouts.

They’re all at the front, but the event would not happen without Lee Valley Regional Park and particularly Naomi Chant; Waltham Abbey Town Council and all the staff at the Town Hall; the Abbey Church and all who help at the Church and the Church Centre.

We very much appreciated having our special guests with us:-  Chairman of Epping Forest District Council, Cllr Ken Angold-Stephens and Mrs Angold-Stephens;  Mayor of Waltham Abbey, Cllr Antony Watts;  Mrs Eleanor Laing MP and her son, Matthew;  Rector of Waltham Abbey, the Rev’d Peter Smith; and the Rev’d Rod Reid.

Congratulations to Hillhouse School, Leverton Infant & Nursery School, Upshire School and Waltham Holy Cross Infant School for the wonderful art work they showed in the Lady Chapel as part of the King Harold Day Art Exhibition.

And my personal thanks to Peter Frost, Isabelle Perrichon, Dave and Sheila Giles and Lester, Paul Fury, Paul Parker, Tony O’Connor, Nicola Jarmaine, Pat Brooks, Helen Hollick and her daughter and friends, Phil Chadburn, Vic Copsey, John Bruton, John Clarke, Tim Yeowell, Sue,  Jonathan Foster, Barbara Utting, Grenville Weltch.

We hope to see you all at next year’s King Harold Day on Saturday 13 October 2012.

(Thanks to Everything Epping Forest website for use of photograph)


Published in: on October 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. and a big thank you to you Tricia for all your hard work! It was a grand day!

  2. It was a pleasure having you with us, Helen. Hope you enjoy Battle at the weekend.

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