Green Man defies weather

Joseph Bulmer

DESPITE an unpromising weather forecast, the crowds turned out once again for the Pilton Festival and Green Man Day.

The big man himself led the colourful parade from Barnstaple Square to Pilton Street where he encountered the Prior of Pilton in the traditional costumed pageant in the grounds of Pilton House.

The village street was packed with craft stalls, a street market did brisk business and three stages featured live music from local bands throughout the day.

Visitors delighted in the floral displays in the Parish Church, where refreshments were also served.

A walking treasure hunt around the village took place on Sunday.

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