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SLIDESHOW - thousands enjoys two days of fun at Festival of Leisure

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 30, 2014

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Chair of SDDC Cllr Pat Murray and wife Sandra with Sgt Tom Clamp Swadlincote ATC 1211 Sqn

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Dekota Flyby

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Dekota Flyby

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Friday Nite Project

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Olivia Robey

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.St George and St Mary's Church .Lauren Podesta and Josie Rawlins

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Leah Whittle, Phoebe Mills, Phoebe Dunn, Beth Robey, Keally Hodgkinson

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Mikey Dunne, Kelly Williams - Brothers Boot Camp

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Naomie Sharpe

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Friday Nite Project

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Friday Nite Project

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Dekota Flyby

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Dekota Flyby

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Farmer Martyn Clamp - St George and St Mary's Church

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.St George and St Mary's Church .Lauren Podesta

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Kristina's Dance School

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Kristina's Dance School

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Ashleigh Robinson, Rhyannon Proudman, Katherine Holmes

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Alice Wright

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Alice Wright

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Aaron Beaumont

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Andy Austen, Issiey Wood - Bell Ringing

  • 28/06/14 festival of leisure! Festival of Leisure at Eureka Park in Swadlincote.Cllr Pat Murray - Chair of SDDC at the Chameleon Construction Stand

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MORE than eight thousand people have gathered in Swadlincote for one of its most popular events.

The Festival of Leisure kicked off in style at the weekend with an action packed two days of events.

Malcolm Roseburgh, culture and community manager at South Derbyshire District Council which helped organise the event, said: “(On Saturday) there were about 3,000 to 4,000 people, and (yesterday) we expected another 4,000.

“It started off quite spectacularly with the Dakota fly-past and we had loads of local groups come along to perform.

“Two of the highlights was Savage Skills bikers who are national champions and the Hinckley Hooligans flyball display doing lots of tricks with the dogs.”

Mr Roseburgh said there had been concerns about the weather on Saturday and ‘contingency’ plans were in place under marquees if needed but the rain managed to stay away.

He added: “Local people really supported this and would have come out even if the weather was not fantastic.”

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