Mainly pictures in this post, to encourage you to go to the second day of the Walton Festival, today, Sunday 17th July. The first time this has run since the early 1990s and pulled together by local people and independent local businesses.
Perhaps someone from Liverpool Libraries could tell me why?
As I arrive the rain is only just holding off. In fact it doesn’t rain all the rest of the day.
I’m from round here and when I was young there was always a ‘Pet’s Corner’ in Walton Hall Park.
The whole field is packed with activities.
And some very happy organisers, I can tell you. There are thousands of people here now, so the Walton Festival is back and its working.
“The parachutists can only jump from a minimum of 2,500 feet, and from there they have to see the ground before they can jump. So today it looks as though the plane will need to circle around for a while before we get enough of a gap in the clouds.”
Then it happens, the lowest possible parachute jump, that I now know is called a ‘pop and pull’ – just watch.
Now as afternoon turns to early evening there is perfect summer peace all over the lovely park.
On my way out, though, one more treat:
But it returns today, Sunday 17th July 2016 from 12:00. Then, no doubt next year. The Walton Festival is back now!
After this it’s the bus into town for Brazilica. But that’s a whole other blog post.