Picture Gallery: Hundreds turn out to give Pilton festival organiser a colourful send-off

Hundreds lined Pilton's high street to say their final goodbyes to Green Man festival organiser Hami

Hundreds lined Pilton's high street to say their final goodbyes to Green Man festival organiser Hamish Patrick - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people lined Pilton Street today (Monday) to pay tribute to Green Man Festival organiser Hamish Patrick, who died earlier this month.

Hundreds lined Pilton's high street to say their final goodbyes to Green Man festival organiser Hami

Hundreds lined Pilton's high street to say their final goodbyes to Green Man festival organiser Hamish Patrick - Credit: Archant

Complete with festival costumes, locals were out in force to lead a procession down the high street following a closed funeral service for family.

Having moved to North Devon 30 years ago, Hamish was a founding member of the popular Green Man Festival and will be remembered as a staunch supporter of local charities and events.

A statement from the festival’s committee said: “His dream was to turn the tide of communities becoming fractured when children grew up and went away to find work. He believed that if we create a strong bond within a community, those children would always come back at least to visit and keep those ties.

“25 years later, our children have grown up with Pilton Festival and few can stay away on that day.


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“Hamish was much loved by many people in Pilton and the Barnstaple area. He will be greatly missed.”

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