It's Blakenall on the Beach

Holiday fun in the sun at Blakenall-on-the-Beach

It's Blakenall on the Beach

Last Saturday afternoon saw Blakenall Heath in party mood as hundreds of local people came together to enjoy a summer holiday on their doorstep!

And families flocked to the Blakenall Village Centre on Thames Road for an afternoon of traditional seaside fun for all ages – there was even real sand for the kiddies to make castles!

Crowds of young and old alike turned out for seaside fun
Crowds of young and old alike turned out for seaside fun

A host of activities for all were laid on between 2pm – 6pm in true nautical style – by the “crew” of the Good Ship Blakenall who took to the “high seas” and had everything running “ship-shape and Bristol-fashion”!

 

We don't need a sextan or a compass - we're home and dry!
We don’t need a sextant or a compass – we’re home and dry!

The fun to be had included:

  • Sand art.
  • Pirate-themed bouncy castle.
  • Uncle Bob Ormesher’s Magic and Punch & Judy Show (in the ‘Smuggler’s Cove’ themed cafe bar).
  • Seaside Donkey rides for the little ones.
  • DJ on stage.
  • Giant garden games.
  • Walsall Council’s popular Reach Up climbing tower.
  • Walsall FC’s Target shoot inflatable.
  • A skittle alley.
  • Bloxwich Fire Station with one of their engines.
  • Burger barbecue and fish & chips.
  • Ice cream vans a-plenty.
  • Traditional Candy Floss.
  • Tea and Scones.
  • A “stick your head through” Wish You Were Here photo board.

Plus a grand raffle and more!

Ahaar, it be a bouncy castle me hearties!
Ahaar, it be a bouncy castle me hearties!
Skittled or scuttled? Either way it's fun!
Skittled or scuttled? Either way it’s fun!
Shiver me timbers, shipmates - it be raffle time!
Shiver me timbers, shipmates – it be raffle time!
There's seaside donkeys on the starboard bow, Jim!
There’s seaside donkeys on the starboard bow, Jim!
Playing away on the ocean blue
Playing away on the ocean blue
Climbing the Mizzen Mast with the Walsall Council Reach Up Tower
Climbing the Mizzen Mast with the Walsall Council Reach Up Tower
Daddy puts the boot in at the Walsall FC inflatable
Daddy puts the boot in at the Walsall FC inflatable
A magical moment with Uncle Bob Ormesher
A magical moment with Uncle Bob Ormesher

This special photo feature offers just a small selection of the pictures taken by Stuart Williams of The Bloxwich Telegraph who enjoyed a couple of hours there on the day.  But there’s more!

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You can also see and download the rest from Flickr for personal souvenirs via this link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloxwichtelegraph/sets/72157634851856372/

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