Rickmansworth Festival 2010
17th May 2010
Thousands flocked to the annual Rickmansworth Festival over the course of the weekend to enjoy a host of attractions and exhibits including canal boats moored along the canal towpath, live bands, Morris dancers, fairground rides, trade and charity stalls and more.
Crowds were also treated to a special flypast from Spitfire and Hurricane planes to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Russell Carpenter, of the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust, said:
“This year's festival was as fabulous as ever, the Saturday afternoon fly-past by a spitfire and a hurricane an absolute treat as together they celebrated the 70th anniversary year of the Battle of Britain. But let's not forget the many performers and bands singing their hearts out, a mammoth display of boats along the towpath and the festival finale - some loop the loops and lively shenanigans from the pilot of a 1930's German bi-plane. Awesome! It can only get better next year”
Proceeds from this year’s festival will go on supporting the work of the organising charity Rickmansworth Waterways Trust, who tell local children all about canal history through their education programme "Learning at the Lock" and maintain the former working boat "Roger" moored up next to Batchworth Lock.
The Rickmansworth Festival, formerly known as the Canal Festival, is organised by Rickmansworth Waterways Trust and Three Rivers District Council, with the generous support of British Waterways.