Weather woes hit Spittal Seaside Festival

The glorious summer of 2018 did not last long enough for Spittal Seaside Festival at the weekend.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 17 August, 2018, 10:26
Donkey rides at Spittal Seaside Festival.

Sunday was a virtual wash out although refuge from the elements could still be found in the beachfront marquee where live music and the Direct Pets fun dog show proved popular.

There were better crowds to be seen on the promenade on Saturday when it remained dry but chilly.

Spittal Seaside Festival

The event is organised by Spittal Improvement Trust on a limited budget.

Highlights included children’s enterntainment by Gary Dunn, Chris Wish and Brian Llewelyn with his Punch and Judy show.

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The return of donkey rides on the grassed field at the southern end of the promenade also proved a popular draw for youngsters.

There were plenty of rides for thrillseekers too, while a number of stalls and a car boot sale were held.

Punch and Judy at Spittal Seaside Festival.

Sand artist Sean Corcoran returned for the third year in a row and created some spectacular pieces.