Family went to Broadstairs Folk Week today

The children and I were at the bandstand for the morning family show and to see Clarence the friendly dragon who lives by the sea and likes eating money… I’ve heard that song just a few too many times over the years. No Old Troat Band this year.  Sorry can’t remember the name of the new team who are providing music for the 11am show at Bandstand.

We ended up being in Broadstairs until after 4 so it was nice to see the trade stalls doing well.  There was brisk business at the umberalla and shower proof poncho stall and I must say they had a fine sellection for all the family.  Ironically the sun hat stall was almost opposite and received very little attention but that may change as the week goes on.

Mel’s Broadstairs Smoothie Shack is still there, open until late through the summer and offering a bigger than ever range of snacks – how from such small premises?  Anyway – alcoholic smoothies are also on the menu – must try them when not with kids. The smoothies are to be found in the passageway next to the cinema and next to Tatters.  Older son disappeared into Tatters, the shop next door.  He was in there so long I thought he must have found a secret exit out the back into the world o Narnia.  He may as well because it was when he came out of there it turned so cold that the Ice Queen Witch could well have been on her way.

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2 Responses to “Family went to Broadstairs Folk Week today”


  1. 1 Kay Swinger August 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    The “new band” on the bandstand were “Stowfolk” who have been coming to Broadstairs Folk Week, playing at various events, for the last 25 years. By the way – they had a great time with Mick Scott (Hurley Burley) entertaining both the children and their parents.

  2. 2 Mike August 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    As a member of the Old Trout Band, I am pleased that we were missed this year! We shall not be performing at Broadstairs again – after many years of playing as the resident band for the morning show, as well as doing ceilidhs and pub gigs, we were told by the BFW management that our services are no longer required, I presume we are not now considered young and trendy enough (although there is somewhat of a clue to our age in the band’s name!) At least we shan’t have to play that wretched Clarence the Dragon song any more…!

    Best wishes,
    Mike


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