Chingford Big Weekender cancelled due to weather

Sister Sledge performing on Saturday at Chingford Big Weekender

Soul II Soul

Stormy weather upsets day two of Chingford festival

Stormy weather upsets day two of Chingford festival

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This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

The second day of the Chingford Big Weekender was called off due to bad weather. 

Due to torrential downpours overnight and this morning, the ground conditions at Ridgeway Park in Old Church Road have been deemed unsuitable.

In a statement posted online, the Waltham Forest council said: "Unfortunately due to inclement weather, we have had to cancel the second day of the Chingford Big Weekender. 

"The ground conditions are not suitable for large crowds and it is with regret that we are unable to proceed with the event."

The rain held off for day one of the festival, with temperatures hitting the mid 20s as Sister Sledge, Gwen Dickey of Rose Royce and Soul II Soul took to the stage. 

By the time the live entertainment started at around 3pm, the park had reached its capacity and the organisers had to revert to a one-in one-out policy. 

Thousands made the most out of the day by setting up picnics and seating areas, while others stood up and danced and sang as inflatable balls were passed through the crowd.   

 

 

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6:15pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

For international food section read USA, donuts and burgers.
For international food section read USA, donuts and burgers. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: -3

7:05pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

I had a good time and a good burger, despite the vendor picking nose before handing me my expensive meal. The day was great overall!
I had a good time and a good burger, despite the vendor picking nose before handing me my expensive meal. The day was great overall! Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

8:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

jackblack007 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
I had a good time and a good burger, despite the vendor picking nose before handing me my expensive meal. The day was great overall!
yeah, like that happened
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: I had a good time and a good burger, despite the vendor picking nose before handing me my expensive meal. The day was great overall![/p][/quote]yeah, like that happened jackblack007
  • Score: 3

10:44am Mon 11 Aug 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Vehicles now stuck in the mud. It is going to take some effort to dig that articulated tractor unit out.
Vehicles now stuck in the mud. It is going to take some effort to dig that articulated tractor unit out. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: 0

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