Hill-a-review

Last week, we wrote that the only way to find out what Hillaballoo was all about was to go along yourself.

On Saturday, when the rain abated, we went along - and we're still none-the-wiser.

There was some chalk to draw on the paths with, some oversized lego bricks, a couple of deserted stands and a couple of jolly people standing around trying to make the best of it. In the lower park, some kids in waders looked like they were having fun in the pond. And that, as far as we could tell, was it.

The website explains:

Well, it wasn’t quite the picnic we were expecting. Several planned activities didn’t happen because of the rain. However, it was really enjoyable and lots of people turned up. The camera obscura was a hit. For photos see the link to Flickr on the right. Upload your own too.

A lot of energy seems to have been put in to trying to get the event off the ground and everything has to start somewhere, but it has a long way to go before it matches the Hilly Fields Summer Fayre, for example. With a bit more of a clear focus it could become a good event.

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