Friday, June 13, 2014

Tonbridge Taster Day could take place alongside the carnival....


Shame to see the report in today's Courier that the Tonbridge Taster Day will not happen this year. Their spokesman is not promising anything for next year but hopes that it will become a bi-annual event. TonbridgeBlog is of the opinion that, although the day was a great success last year that the organisers should not have, as was suspected at the time, blown their budget in one go. Moreover, what is wrong with the idea of doubling up with the Tonbridge Carnival which is taking place on June 22nd. Year after year this event is superbly organised and marshalled (by the Tonbridge Lions) and I'm sure that they would welcome additional support from the Tonbridge Town Team, if they have and money left that is. Everyone would be a winner and especially the good people of Tonbridge, which surely is the main point after all....

8 comments:

Paul Bailey said...

Sorry, I've got a short memory. What was the Tonbridge Taster Day all about?

Tonbridge blogger said...

You must remember PB. Last summer a week or two after the carnival, stalls all along the street. A sort of cross between farmers market and council exhibition. Dragon boat races on the river, Kelly Holmes, lots of activities etc. Sounds awfully like the carnival when I describe it, which is partly my point of course....

Anonymous said...

With the High Street full of Stalls, how do you intend for the carnival procession to travel up the High Street Mr Books?

Tonbridge blogger said...

Anon. Now really is that a serious objection. I wasn't suggesting that it would be exactly the same but maybe an adaptation of last year's Taster Day. Make use of the pavement areas at by the bus stops below the Castle? Outside the Chequers Inn, along the river railings, Castle Grounds, Bank Street, Castle Street. Need I go on? If the will was there something could be worked out I'm sure of that. It doesn't have to be all or nothing....

Anonymous said...

The object of the Taster Day was to allow people to wander up and down the High Street without any hindrance from traffic and experience he feel of the town. Now if you move the stalls off the road then it would defeat this aim.

Paul Bailey said...

I must have blinked and missed the "Tonbridge Taster Day". Did it pour with rain?

Anonymous said...

Just for you Paul, you can see what a fine day it was from these photos on flickr; Tonbridge Taster day 2013

Tim James said...

I like your style, Mr.Bailey. I must have blinked at around the same time you did:-)