Monday, 2 July 2012

Hitchin Festival

began on Friday. We went into town on Saturday to pick up a Festival brochure and buy straw hats at the market. The stallholder was knowledgeable and very helpful. We also bought some very good quality English strawberries, raspberries, and cherries.

It was also Street Fair Organ Day. At the top of the Riverside stall section, there were two organs. One (built in 1946) was in action and competing with St Mary's Church bells that were announcing the end of a wedding ceremony inside.

Lucy is a dance organ, built by Gebroeders Decap of Antwerp in 1946 and mounted in a 7.5 ton vehicle with an opening side to display the instrument.

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