PHOTOS: Visitors dive in at Bideford Water Festival

Taking the plunge at Bideford Water Festival. Picture by Graham Hobbs Taking the plunge at Bideford Water Festival. Picture by Graham Hobbs

Monday, July 21, 2014
9:59 AM

Thousands of people packed onto the sunny quayside on Sunday to enjoy the town’s annual Water Festival.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

VISITORS packed onto Bideford Quay on Sunday to enjoy the annual Water Festival, with some jumping at the chance to get involved.

Dare devils took to the skies in a 175ft crane to dive into the oncoming crowds as the brand new bungee jump took centre stage.

The event, organised by Bideford Rotary Club, was held in aid of several local charities and saw many vessels and boats coming in via the river.

Visitors were treated to rides, explored the RNLI Appledore lifeboat and wandered the stalls and attractions on the Quay.

Morris dancers entertained the crowds, local clubs took part in gig racing and there was a fun fair and food stalls to keep everyone happy.

Organisers said more than £6,000 was raised on the day for Northam Lodge, Macmillan Nurses and Children’s Hospice South West.

For more photos from the day check out our photo galleries.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Join our newsletter

Local Search 24 – North Devon
Looking for a:

Location:

Search radius:

North Devon's trusted business directory