Connaught Village has day of fun and entertainment

�It’s been a wet few months but the sun shone brightly to light up the Connaught Village Summer Festival last week.

The usually busy streets were shut to traffic and were transformed into a traditional village fete with market stalls, live music, entertainers and flower arranging.

One of the highlights of the day was a dog show which saw dozens of pooches battle it out.


Categories included the most regal dog and the Olympic award for the canine that has overcome a difficult challenge.

All money raised went to Mayhew Animal Home.

As well as dog owners, also feeling proud were parents of the winners of a children’s art competition.

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Run together with Ravenstone Day Nursery and Wetherby Preparatory School, the Summer in London competition saw youngsters let their imagination run wild as they drew anything from the Olympics to the Diamond Jubilee.

The finalists from each year group then had their work displayed in an exhibition.

As well as the fun and games, families had the chance to learn about the history of the area with Blue Badge tours of Connaught Village’s historic sites.

Nick Fowles, of the Church Commissioners, who organised the event, said: “The day had something for everyone to enjoy and we were delighted that there was such a variety of activities on offer.

“With the festival timed between the Jubilee and the Olympics, and positioned in the heart of London, the village is the perfect setting for residents and visitors to celebrate the start of this summer.”