Thousands enjoy food festival in Wimbledon Park despite damp bank holiday weekend

Food festival: Stallholders Paul and Susan Belcher

Food festival: Stallholders Paul and Susan Belcher

First published in This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Wimbledon

Thousands of food lovers packed into a park at the weekend to sample cuisine from all over the world.

Stallholders from across the south east of England travelled to Wimbledon Park for the first Fantastic British Food Festival, which welcomed up to 6,000 people to the event.

Delights on offer included Scottish haggis, an American barbecue and Persian delicacies.

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Liz Lewis, project manager for the festival said: "It was really good.

"The weather was a bit disappointing but we had a good bunch of stallholders with a lot of food and produce on offer."

Organisers hope to hold another similar event following its success.

The Fantastic British Food Festival was held over bank holiday weekend, with cookery demonstrations, children’s cupcake workshops and talks from a variety of food and drinks experts.

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