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R. Padgett Holmfirth Folk Festival (62* d) RE: Holmfirth Folk Festival 30 Nov 05

There will be no Holmfirth FF as we know it centered on the Civic
with singarounds, dancers and an offical camp site this has been
announced above (HFF Ltd)in 2006

The Picturedrome management has however decided to book 'folk style'
acts, which it expects will attract folk fans who are within
travelling distance of Holmfirth around the time when Holmfirth FF
would have been

The camp site issue I feel came to a head when a so called (alleged drunk) FF goer fell off a wall into the stream which runs through Holmfirth and sadly drown.

The FF cannot be blamed for such accidents which happen when people come together and had a good following of unpaid volunteer stewards ~ this seems to have changed over the last two years slightly.

The last camp site we used is still there I believe; it is near the swimming pool and is on a slight rise. The other area is normally a football pitch next to the cricket ground and bowling green and camping was restricted to the perimeter and extremes of unused land nearby.

I feel that Holmfirth businesses (I make no reference to the Picturedrome people) are taking a strange stance in what can only be a money making time for this now tourist area, in not supporting the festival ~ has the festival approached the local paper?

{Local Tykes' News reports the axing of the Folk and JaZZ column ~ once a fortnight]

Or is it simply that Kirklees council have unimaginative non Tourist members on their council who are blocking the necessary permission for use of the traditional camping facility ~ or have these facilities (I refer to outside toilets) now been removed as part of the usual budgets cuts expected by Local Authorities. Such facilties are still there surely within the swimming pool.

or Perhaps is it that somebody within the LA couldnt be bothered with the hassle!

Or do you know better!


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