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‘We’ve never seen such big crowds’: Council leader hails this year’s impressive Havering Show

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 August 2017

The Havering Show 2017.

The Havering Show 2017.

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More than 55,000 people, some classic hits and beautiful weather ensured this year’s Havering Show was one of the biggest in the event’s 39-year history.

55,000 people made their way to this year's Havering Show. Photo: Havering Council55,000 people made their way to this year's Havering Show. Photo: Havering Council

With the mercury topping 27 degrees at its peak, this year’s show saw crowds arrive in thousands to enjoy top acts including 90s chart topper Kenny Thomas, who headlined the Time 107.5FM stage on Sunday, along with Angie Brown and The Dualers.

On Monday evening, Ray Lewis and his band ‘Still Drifting’ got the audience in the groove, with classics including Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, and a medley of Motown hits.

Rock and Roll legends the Blockheads also took people down memory lane when performing the famous Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick.

At any given time, there were around 14,000 people on site, enjoying everything from reptilian displays in the Snakes Alive tent to the dodgems in the fun fair section.

Councillor Roger Ramsey, Havering Council leader, said: “We’ve never seen such big crowds at the Havering Show, and of course, the great weather had a big part to play, but the entire offer was very impressive.

“There truly was something for everyone.

“And thanks to generous sponsorship from many local businesses, we were again able to keep the Show free for all to attend.”

One of the surprise hits of the weekend was Paul Young and his band Los Pacaminos, who brought a little taste of the American south to a packed Fairkytes Live stage area when they performed their own brand of country and western.

BMX rider and three times Guinness world record holder Matti Hemming and the Rainham based RCWA wrestlers were also both on hand throughout the weekend to wow the crowds.

As well as all this, the show also boasted a community performance stage, funfair rides, trade and craft stalls, street food, licensed bars and much more providing entertainment for all the family.

Of the many foods on offer, the Wokabout noodle bar proved to be the most popular, while Queen tribute act Majesty can claim bragging rights after holding the highest note of the weekend.

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