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Crowds chill in Gostrey Meadow

Group of people standing in front of a small marquee.

Farnham’s Gostrey Meadow drew hundreds of picnickers and music fans on Sunday (30 June) when the annual Picnic in the Park took place.

“This year’s event was jam-packed with excellent local bands and music artists. The crowds loved the show and the chance to come together as a community in a relaxed atmosphere,” says Councillor Alan Earwaker, Deputy Mayor and Lead Member for Tourism and Events. “Children certainly made the most of the extra activities we put on, like the climbing wall and the fairground rides. We’re grateful to Kidd Rapinet for sponsoring our summer programme of events and Durham House Chiropractic Clinic which sponsored Picnic in the Park. This support helps the Town Council keep the event free and accessible to all.”

Gostrey Meadow was awash with picnic blankets as families and groups of friends tucked into their own picnics or fresh food bought from the range of street food vendors.

Emma Rowe, Managing Partner at Kidd Rapinet, which sponsored the event says: “Picnic in the Park is a wonderful community event, which we have thoroughly enjoyed being part of both as sponsors and by having a stall at the event itself. As a family and business law firm in Farnham we’re actively involved in the day to day life of the town and its people so it was a pleasure to see so many people enjoying the music, food and community spirit.”

Picnic in the Park featured six live bands plus three choirs, performing from midday until 6pm. Farnham Town Council runs the event each year to provide local people with a free day out for all ages. 

Caption: Councillor Alan Earwaker, Deputy Mayor (second left) and Councillor George Hesse (right) with the team from Kidd Rapinet, Principal sponsor of Summer in Farnham. 

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