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Surprise surge sees dogs take centre stage at Primrose Hill festival

Famous chorizo street food stall. Picture: Polly Hancock Famous chorizo street food stall. Picture: Polly Hancock

Monday, May 19, 2014
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Visitors and residents flocked to Primrose Hill yesterday as Regent’s Park Road was transformed for the community’s bi-annual festival.

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The team from the Princess of Wales pub keep the Pimms flowing. Picture: Polly HancockThe team from the Princess of Wales pub keep the Pimms flowing. Picture: Polly Hancock

More than 70 stalls sold food, crafts and gifts while musical acts and fairground rides entertained people of all ages.

A dog show - which organisers expected only to attract a few entrants - was inundated with about 60 dogs, all competing for titles as best pup, most handsome dog and child’s best friend.

Organiser Jo Barnett said the day was “an absolute triumph”.

“The weather was brilliant and the turnout was fantastic,” she said. “People were so happy.

Maxwell (7) with dog Iggy - prize winners in the dog show. Picture: Polly HancockMaxwell (7) with dog Iggy - prize winners in the dog show. Picture: Polly Hancock

“We were completely overwhelmed with the number of dogs that were entered in our dog show.”
The festival aimed to raise money to fund the Village Christmas lights - with further donations made to a dogs charity.

The next festival is set to take place at the end of November.

* See a photo gallery of pictures from the festival here

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