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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 13 July 2014

Soho Village Fete

Here in the middle of London's West End is Soho. Today was their village fete held in the grounds of  St Anne's Church. Once you stepped into the Church garden you could have been forgiven for thinking you were in a small village in Kent rather than the busy, noisy streets of  China town and Theatreland, London.













 It was organised by the Soho Society which aims to help local residents and businesses maintain an independence and not allow Soho to be swallowed up by the larger companies and become another  shopping mall.











There was good food, music and the usual side shows including a snail race and spaghetti eating contest for the children.

Two boys in blue (The boys in blue are THE BROTHERS GRIMM ( Robert Anthony and Thom Rijpstra
their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/GebroedersGrimm)







 The local police were also there in force (sorry!) enjoying the fun.








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29 comments:

  1. Soho is very interesting and original. It's one of my favourite parts of London. I hope so it will be in the same shape for many years.

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  2. I thought England was very much a place where you can be within a city and yet not feeling like you are in a city space. Long may Soho prosper.

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  3. Sorry, strange sense of humor, I suppose. I could almost imagine the "men in blue" as being the police, albeit in rather flamboyant costume. :-)

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  4. You are so fortunate to be right in the midst of things, there in London. Thanks for introducing me to this place. :-)

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  5. Don't be sorry :) I like to see the smaller shops encouraged, loved those blue uniforms and could absolutely "see" Revrunner's point of view :)

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  6. Let me see, what do I remember Soho being famous for when I was young. I know sleezy strip joints. Hope the palce has changed a bit

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  7. Good on the society for wanting to keep it a community village and not be swallowed up by big business.

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  8. Sounds like fun. I'm sorry that we couldn't hang around to see Guiting Power's Fete when we were there. It didn't start until the afternoon so the timing was off for us.

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  9. It does look like a small town gathering.

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  10. That must have been nice ! I like Soho !

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  11. That looks like a fun a relaxing celebration, and certainly not like it is taking place in the center of London.

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  12. I hope Soho can keep the small town feel. I love the photos, looks like a fun celebration! Have a happy week!

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  13. It looks like fun and so good to keep it like a village fete.

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  14. I love events like this and it does look like fun!! Great photos of a fun celebration indeed!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!!

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  15. what a fun time ~ you always have such entertaining photos for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Fun festival and a great idea. You got such good shots. I think it's hard to take photographs at festivals.

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  17. I wish the community well in its stand to resist being swallowed up. Thanks for sharing this little haven.

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  18. I enjoyed your pun! Looks like a lot of fun.

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  19. The Soho Society have some good aims and it is good to to hear you refer to "Soho Village". Looks like a fun day where everyone can join in.

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  20. The boys in blue are THE BROTHERS GRIMM ( Robert Anthony and Thom Rijpstra
    their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/GebroedersGrimm

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  21. Oh Soho looks like the very society which has English atmosphere; wonderful fun festival♡♡♡
    Thank you very much for sharing, my friend.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  22. Little street fairs and festivals like this add a lot of variety and interest to life.

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  23. Looks like a fun event, love the boys in blue!

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    1. The boys in blue are the Brothers Grimm from Amsterdam
      https://www.facebook.com/GebroedersGrimm

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  24. Beautiful shots of celebrations.

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  25. Love the two boys in blue! Seems as if it was a great day out.

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  26. It must have been lots of fun being there. Snail race sounds intriguing!
    Thanks for commenting on my entry and have a wonderful night.

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  27. I still have not been to London. Maybe it is time soon. Thank for sharing. :)

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