Large crowds turned out for a music festival at a Linslade pub – and the town’s MP and mayor were among those kept entertained.
‘Harefest’ was opened on the Friday evening (July 18) at the Hare Inn by a lone piper from 9 sqn Airborne Engineers as Andrew Selous MP, mayor Ray Berry and veterans of several generations looked on.
The weekend having begun, large crowds enjoyed music from a variety of bands, including the Barricade and the duo Kebab Shop Lollipop.
The variety of music was matched by the many cullinary delights available, carribean, Greek and English food served al fresco and a wide selection of beers and ciders served from the Hare’s ‘Royal’ beach bar.
A small raffle and regularly rattled collection bucketts raised more than £1,000 for the Hare’s two military charities, PTSD Resolution and BASIC.
Having avoided the threatened bad weather, the weekend was closed on Sunday evening by the High Wycombe Military Wives Community Choir.
Landlord JimWoolley said: “There are far too many people to thank personally, for the sound, collections and service, so, on behalf of the charities and Naomi and I, a great big thank you and we look forward to Harefest 3 in 2015.”