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Brixham was 'buzzing' with third festival

By Herald Express  |  Posted: May 29, 2014

  • TRADITIONAL SKILLS: Dave French of East Devon Withy Pots Andy Styles TQAS20140524E-01_C

  • TASTY: Mark Choppin of West Country deli at Brixfest Andy Styles TQAS20140524E-03_C

  • CHEERS: Andy Benjafield of Bays Brewery Andy Styles TQAS20140524E-05_C

  • SHARK: Terry Keen making name plaques Andy Styles TQAS20140524E-09_C

  • AERIAL DISPLAY: The vintage flypast Andy Styles TQAS20140525C-01_C

  • HERITAGE: The heritage trawler regatta at Brixham Andy Styles TQAS20140524E-06_C

  • PARTY TIME: The street party in Fore Street Harry Bower

  • SONGSTRESSES: The cast of Sister Act at the Princess Theatre, Torquay, perform streetside for Brixfest audiences HARRY BOWER

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THE third annual Brixfest has been hailed the 'biggest and best yet'.

Committee member Steven King said the Brixham festival, which had a 1940s theme this year, had a 'brilliant atmosphere and 'the whole town was buzzing'.

He said: "We had a fantastic music line-up and a brilliant firework display with twice the budget of last year. The street party was really popular, the whole of Fore Street was packed solid. Pilgrim won the heritage trawler regatta again."

The event also featured a vintage plane fly-past, seafood cooking demonstrations by local chefs and demonstrations of traditional fishing-related skills including crab and lobster pot weaving, knot tying and rope making. Second World War military vehicles were on display with volunteers from Brixham Battery Museum on hand to explain all about them.

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