Details of the 2016 Festival will be available in early 2016. If you are interested in being involved, please contact us through the website. There may be a slow response!
What an A-mazing Day it was on Saturday 18th July! Pilton Green Man Day did it again - with knobs on!!
Fantastic weather, great stalls and activities, all sorts of lovely food, brilliant music and singing, a big parade with hundreds of followers, an emotional pageant, interesting exhibitions and displays, refreshing drinks and ice creams, beautiful flowers, great street entertainers, loads of young people and familes with small children and grandparents, and even the Search & Rescue helicopter, sadly for the very last time. It was a real family day out with Rotary Gardens like a giant picnic and Pilton Street buzzing with stalls and music. And thanks to everyone who helped and everyone who came and made it a great day. Especial thanks go to those who helped clear up and return Pilton Street and Rotary Gardens to quiet, tranquil places.
An Enormous Loss to Pilton
On the way up the Street, the Festival Parade stopped to salute Albert Linacre, a man who has contributed so much over the decades to making Pilton Green Man Day what it is today. This was a very timely gesture as, sadly, Albert passed away in early September, an enormous loss to Pilton. The Festival Community aims to remember his contribution particularly at an event to be decided upon during the coming months.
Treasure Hunt and Shepherds
The Festival Treasure Hunt took place on Festival Sunday. More than seventy people (we guess from the washing up afterwards) took part on a beautiful, hot Sunday afternoon and went looking for clues about children's fairy tales around the village. Not many of them got lost and most returned to help eat the large amounts of cake made for the occasion.
And Shepherds were put up all around the village. They were in Pilton Street, The Rock, Westaway Close, Littabourne, Abbey Road, Ladywell and Wordsworth Avenue. We didn't get to hear about the Abbey Road and Ladywell shepherds before they were spirited away but we have since received a photo and added the one from Ladywell. Click on this photo to see them.
And tributes to two of Pilton Green Man Day's finest were left in a young larch tree in the entrance to Pilton House. To learn more about Noel Harley, who died in 2009, and Hamish Patrick, who died in 2014, follow the links on the images below.
AND WHILE YOU'RE HERE ...........
Pilton Cinema is on the last Friday of every month in Pilton Church Hall starting at 7.45pm. Visit the cinema website www.piltoncinema.org for more details.
.... and do you know about THE PILTON STORY?
look for more about it on www.thepiltonstory.org