Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

July 18, 2005
Burnham's Picnic In The Park brings out large crowds of families

The Ver-o-Neka Big Band entertained the crowds at Picnic In The Park on July 17th, 2005

Hot summer weather and a foot-tapping line-up of music ensured the crowds at Burnham's annual Picnic In The Park had a fun time on Sunday (July 17th).

Large crowds gathered at the Manor Gardens for the popular eventDozens of groups and families gathered in the town's Manor Gardens to eat their picnics and listen to a wide variety of music.

Some took advantage of the weather to top up their tans, while others retreated to the cool shade of the trees - just like Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress, pictured below.

Among the groups at the event were The Ver-o-Neka Big Band (pictured at the top of this page) and the Rivertones, a male Barbershop Chorus group from Taunton. The Pillowell Silver Band, who were the West of England Fourth Section Champions in 2004, also performed a range of catchy numbers.

Eric Gill, Burnham's Mayor, enjoys the weather and music with his wife GillianPicnic In The Park is organised by CADS, the Burnham and Highbridge Cultural Arts and Development Society.

The group organises three or four free events a year for the benefit of people in both towns.

Folk In The Park was held earlier in the year - and the group's next event will be Jazz in the Park on Sunday September 4th which will feature music from several well known Jazz bands.

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