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Record crowds gather for park party

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 May 2018

Party in the Park at Manor Gardens.

Party in the Park at Manor Gardens.

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A record number of people flocked to Burnham-on-Sea’s Manor Gardens to celebrate the 21st season of free music events.

Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds. Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds.

Party In The Park, organised by Burnham and Highbridge Cultural Arts and Development Society (CADS), received its highest ever attendance as people enjoyed the bank holiday heatwave.

Live music was performed by the Ecclestone Brass Band, Daft Folk, Polden Mountains Boys and Lost In The Grass.

Organiser Mike Murphy, from CADS, said: “We had a record crowd of more than 500 people throughout the afternoon and it was so pleasing to see the garden’s packed out in the sun.

“The bar was literally drunk dry as we ran out of drinks due to the demand.

Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds. Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds.

“Overall it was a great day, we have been doing these for more than two decades now and we want to make this season our best yet.”

CADS will host its next free event at Manor Gardens, Jazz In The Park, on June 3 from noon to 5pm.

Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Party in the Park at Manor Gardens.

Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds. Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds.

Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds. Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds.

Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds. Party in the Park at Manor Gardens. Band Daft Folk entertaining the crowds.

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