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Village Set to Rock and Roll

It will be a case of stepping back in time 50 years when Brookmans Park marks its annual Village Day this summer.

‘Rock Around the Village’ on Saturday June 19th is likely to stir memories of the fifties with Rock and Roll music, blue suede shoes, hula-hoops and possibly a visit from ‘Elvis’.

All the usual attractions, which made last year’s even so successful, will be back again. Favourites such as the rodeo bull, go-carting and the bouncy castle will keep the kids, and some parents, busy. But there will be new and improved attractions including the 40-foot Jet Slide, 10-pin bowling and live music.

Capital Arts, the local theatre school from Potters Bar will be performing the hits from the musical ‘Grease’ and there will be other live music to keep the fifties theme alive.

One of the parents from the school will be dressed up as Elvis and there will be a competition for anyone who spots him as he wanders round the village.

This year the Village Day attractions at Brookmans Park School will be laid out like a traditional fair, with rides, stalls and competitions.

There’ll be loads to eat including the ever popular barbecue, last year’s successful Thai food stall and many more eating spots to enable the family to spend the whole day at the event without having to go home for lunch. There will also be watering holes for children and adults.

Members of the Brookmans Park School Parent Teachers Association Village Day committee are working hard behind the scenes, determined to make this the best event yet. Money raised from Village Day goes towards school funds.

Last year’s event, which was on a Wild West Theme raised 4,500. But it is much more than a money-raising event. Village Day has become a key part of village life in providing a community event that brings everyone together.

The activities begin with a parade from Brookmans Park village green at 12:30 and the event is being held at the School with entrances at Bradmore Way and Peplins Way.

May 25, 1999

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