Perspective on Folk Festival

SIR - In response to D Johnson’s letter regarding FolkWeek. It is for one week out of 52, when people of all ages enjoy playing, singing and listening to music, grown men Morris Dance on the sea front with broad smiles on their faces, the majority of shops enjoy a brisk trade and the police tell us that the crime rate was down this year.

As Sidmouth residents, my friends and I were down in the town most days and evenings and saw a very different Folk Festival to D Johnson’s and we certainly were never in fear.

May I suggest this person stays indoors for the festival next year, with all the windows and doors locked and ear plugs in and then the rest of us can enjoy the great atmosphere that FolkWeek brings.

Sally Stephens

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