Mudcat Café message #3804719 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160291   Message #3804719
Posted By: GUEST
12-Aug-16 - 10:18 AM
Thread Name: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Re--official v fringe
A very long running accordian and fiddle festival for some reason folded at least 10 years ago. The people who attended this official festival continued to turn up each year thereafter with the addition of newcomers each succeeding year. So much so that when one year the council banned the overnight parking of motorhomes the local traders spoke to a high council official and a police inspector then visited the various sites and advised the owners of the said vehicles to ignore the large 6ft. x 4ft. council notice.
This past year one had to turn up on a Thursday in order to secure a place to park a motorhome, such being the success of this unofficial festival.