Let’s see the town’s sparkle return
Sir – My wife and I have had many a happy holiday at this wonderful resort for years, to enjoy ourselves and to visit local relatives.
Sir - My wife and I have had many a happy holiday at this wonderful resort for years, to enjoy ourselves and to visit local relatives.
(Kiss-me-quick Sidmouth fears, Herald, April 11)
We have always chosen Folk Festival Week; mainly it brings happiness to young and old who, like us, love to see such talented musicians along the sea front.
During the latter few years those folk have been cast aside for stall vendors which we see at our fairgrounds and market square at home.
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We have come away for a holiday not to be enticed to purchase goods.
Many folk musicians, heading to Sidmouth, travel far and wide, several doing it for charity.
- 1 'Battered and shattered' traders start to reopen their shops
- 2 Confidence grows for return of traditional high street
- 3 Sidmouth Youth Centre on a mission to help feed families
- 4 Folk festival boosted by £97K grant from Culture Recovery Fund
- 5 Sea Fest organisers remain optimistic for festival's return in 2022
- 6 Property of the Week: Priory House, Ottery St Mary
- 7 We're open again! Town's traders welcome back shoppers
- 8 Hayman's Butchers 'had been my life' - Stewart Hayman
- 9 The boyhood of Ottery's famous poet - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- 10 Archie's three marathons in three days charity challenge
But, over the past few years, some have kept away through lack of support.
It was shown in 2007 when the sea front was dominated by all kinds of vendors.
So, why should this be allowed? After all FolkWeek should be as it is meant, like in those bygone years, so let us see the sparkle return to this lovely, historic town once again.
I have seen dancers and parades by young children along the sea front, all dressed up in costume - no longer done.
There's a TV show called Britain's Got Talent. So has Sidmouth. Let us enjoy seeing it this year.