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Bourne Picnic in the Park attracts good turnout as sun finally shines on Wellhead Park and Red Hall





A rare June appearance from the sun drew the crowds out for Bourne’s latest annual Picnic in the Park event on Sunday.

Families took advantage of a dry day in what has been a soggy early summer to enjoy the festivities at the Wellhead Park, organised by the Bourne Events team.

The event was supported by Bourne United Charities who donated the use of the Wellhead and Red Hall for the day.

Isabella (6) and Emily Wilson (11), Lil-May Foster (11), Sue and Sarah Bell, and Rebecca Wilson enjoy a picnic in the park. Photo: Iliffe Media
Isabella (6) and Emily Wilson (11), Lil-May Foster (11), Sue and Sarah Bell, and Rebecca Wilson enjoy a picnic in the park. Photo: Iliffe Media

”It went extremely well,” said Paul Fellows, of Bourne Events.

“The weather gods were amazingly kind to us and we didn’t have a single rain shower all day, so a lot of people came out.”

Local musicians, as well as the LDC Dancers, took to the stage to perform to the picnickers - while youngsters enjoyed the fairground rides, free face painting and other fun and games.

Sisters Rosie (7), Poppy (5) and Lilly (5) tried the face painting and balloon modelling. Photo: Iliffe Media
Sisters Rosie (7), Poppy (5) and Lilly (5) tried the face painting and balloon modelling. Photo: Iliffe Media

There were also charity stalls and food stands to keep punters fed if their picnic hampers ran empty.

“Our live performers were very well received,” Paul added.

“It gave a lot of young musicians a chance to perform on stage - some for only the first or second time.”

Young talent was given a stage at the Wellhead. Photo: Iliffe Media
Young talent was given a stage at the Wellhead. Photo: Iliffe Media

Dads were catered for on Father’s Day with a classic car show at the Red Hall.

Around 70 stunning classic cars were on display courtesy of the Lincolnshire MG Club.

“There was a huge number of families,” said Paul.

The sun decided to make a rare June appearance. Photo: Iliffe Media
The sun decided to make a rare June appearance. Photo: Iliffe Media

“It was a joy to see the youngsters running around and enjoying themselves.

“I think people were just keen to be out in the sunshine again.”

Bourne Tuneless Choir, from left, Sue Hutton, Julia Bate, Peter Hutton, Linda Gunthorpe, Kenny Ring, Jane Berlyn and Di. Photo: Iliffe Media
Bourne Tuneless Choir, from left, Sue Hutton, Julia Bate, Peter Hutton, Linda Gunthorpe, Kenny Ring, Jane Berlyn and Di. Photo: Iliffe Media
Adrian Ball, from Bourne, shows off his 1060 Pontiac Catalina to Mayor of Bourne, Helen Crawford and consort Nicola Hampton. Photo: Iliffe Media
Adrian Ball, from Bourne, shows off his 1060 Pontiac Catalina to Mayor of Bourne, Helen Crawford and consort Nicola Hampton. Photo: Iliffe Media
Around 70 classic vehicles were on display at the Red Hall Field. Photo: Iliffe Media
Around 70 classic vehicles were on display at the Red Hall Field. Photo: Iliffe Media
Mark Aspinall, from Morton, with his stunning 1933 Hilman Minx. Photo: Iliffe Media
Mark Aspinall, from Morton, with his stunning 1933 Hilman Minx. Photo: Iliffe Media
Charles Tyler, from Barrowden, with his MGC. Photo: Iliffe Media
Charles Tyler, from Barrowden, with his MGC. Photo: Iliffe Media
Max (7) and Josh Thomas (5) get up close with one of the classic cars. Photo: Iliffe Media
Max (7) and Josh Thomas (5) get up close with one of the classic cars. Photo: Iliffe Media
Bourne Shine volunteers Debbie Carnell, Sam Spering, Kiern Walker and Sue Williams. Photo: Iliffe Media
Bourne Shine volunteers Debbie Carnell, Sam Spering, Kiern Walker and Sue Williams. Photo: Iliffe Media
Len Cooper of Bourne with a Delaine model bus. Photo: Iliffe Media
Len Cooper of Bourne with a Delaine model bus. Photo: Iliffe Media
Sisters Ava and Amelia Poole dance along to the live music. Photo: Iliffe Media
Sisters Ava and Amelia Poole dance along to the live music. Photo: Iliffe Media
Richard Bennett, from Thurlby, with his Morgan Plus 4 classic car. Photo: Iliffe Media
Richard Bennett, from Thurlby, with his Morgan Plus 4 classic car. Photo: Iliffe Media
Bourne bike collector Andy Downs with a Raleigh Wisp and Runabout 1960. Photo: Iliffe Media
Bourne bike collector Andy Downs with a Raleigh Wisp and Runabout 1960. Photo: Iliffe Media

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