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20 Years of Festival Fun!


Brixham Heritage Parade 2011

The 20th Brixham Heritage Festival got underway on Saturday 28th May, with the annual Heritage Parade.

The procession started at the Harbour and went through the town centre, and back along Fore Street.

Gunner Edgar Lawrance leads the 20th Heritage Parade
Lez the Fez following the Dalek
Samba Jam in Fore Street
Leading the procession, Edgar Laurence in military dress was closely followed by a Dalek and helmeted Cyber Man or rather 'Cyber Boy', with Samba Jam, Brixham's own musical group providing a great rhythmic beat for those parading.
Wayne the Uni cyclist with Brixham Buccaneers belly dancers

The Brixham Heritage Museum Members

More Brixham Heriatge paraders in costume
Many Pirates were also keen to join in, whilst the Paignton Sapphires and Riviera Twirlstars warmed the crowds up with their enthusiastic pom pom displays and baton twirling. Uni-cyclist Wayne had made the journey from Bristol once again to join the parade.
Brixham Pirates
Create Workshop members
Brixham Council Parrot with Brixham Heritage collectors and Brixham Rotary Club Marshalls
The Heritage Parade launches eight days of live entertainment in and around the Harbour, with the special anniversary year continuing to see a variety of performances for different ages to enjoy. In celebrating its 20th year, Pat Osborne is Chairman of the Heritage Festival Committee, responsible for organising the whole event and she became Chairman in 1999. Pat said,'' I am very excited about it being the 20th anniversary. We hope people will help raise funds for the Festival by putting donations in the buckets and a big thank you to everyone involved, especially to the Brixham Rotary Club for marshalling the parade.''
Riviera Twirlstars
Heriatge Parade Pom Pom Dancers
Paignton Saphires
Indeed, Pat played a significant part in helping to plan the very first festival in 1991,along with founding chairman Jimmy Routledge. Following the successful of a carol concert in Fore Street, the original group of people involved, decided to put on an event over the Whitsun Weekend, which over the years has grown into the week long Heritage Festival. To check out this year's programme of events you can click here...http://www.brixhamheritagefestival.co.uk/timetable.html
Gunner Edgar Lawrance with a Dalek

Brixham Heritage Members in Costume

Cosmo the Clown and Lez the Fez

Cosmo the Clown and his Balloon Car were extremely popular with the children and the competition to guess how many balloons are actually in the structure of the car, will have it's winner announced on Wed 1st June in the afternoon at the Old Fish Market.

The Dalek was made by Will for his son Andrew and he is willing to provide the Dalek for Charity events.

For further information contact Will on 01803 842332 and go to


Singing Shanties

At the end of the Parade a sing-a-long was enjoyed by Samba Jam members, and a large number of pirates, as they performed a collection of sea shanties for the large audience on the quayside.

Singing Shanties pic 2



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