Mad Hatters Children’s Festival thrives in The Old Quarter of St Peter Port

May 21st, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Mad Hatters Children’s Street Festival on 21 May 2011 organised by Genevieve Langford of The Gallery and Deirdre Dudley-Owen provided a showcase of local food and Guernsey arts and crafts.

Perfect bright blue sky weather greeted visitors to the cobbled street of The Old Quarter of St. Peter Port.

The top end of Mansell Street was a hive of activity as parents chatted while children enjoyed the bouncy castle (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Genevieve Langford - Mad Hatter Children's Festival creator (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

To contact Genevieve visit The Gallery website.

Katie of Round Chimney Pottery displays her pottery creations (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

To see more original pottery visit the Round Chimney Pottery website.

Round Chimney Pottery displayed their practical and elegant plates, jugs and mugs, which they also sell at The Gallery (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The GYWI handed out their 2011 programme of events at the street festival (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

To learn more about the GYWI please visit the GYWI website.

Helen Brown is president of the GYWI - one of 15 WI's in the Bailiwick of Guernsey (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Denys McGahy of the GYWI made this elegant hat and others like it out of cardboard cereal boxes (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Paul McGahy made good use of The Guernsey Press (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Hannah Williams (left) and Athene Sholl were well prepared for a Mad Hatters' tea party (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Athene Sholl produces a wide variety of jewellery and headwear.  Visit Athene’s website to learn more.

James Meller of The Guernsey Cider Company sold Rocquette cider to thirsty festival goers (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Guernsey Cider Company can be contacted through their webpage.

Emma Meller sold jars of delicious chunky apple and Rocquette cider chutney (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Hannah Godwin of Lovelypop displayed soft toys made of vintage and recycled materials (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

To contact Lovelypop visit their website.

Lovelypop creations on display at the Mad Hatters Children's Street Festival (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Rachel Dovey sold a wide variety of delicious food (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Chocolatier Ben Le Prevost sold his delectable handmade chocolates (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

To contact Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier please visit his website.

Mrs. P's delicious homemade vegetarian food was on sale. Mrs. P is not only a wonderful cook. She is also a milliner and made these wonderful hats (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Jenny Harding entertained the children with a Punch and Judy show (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

To see more of the activities at the Mad Hatters Children’s Street Festival click here.

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