Quay Day 2018 (27th August) was superb fun – and thousands enjoyed its many attractions. The entire quay was as busy as it has ever been.
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We had a lucky break in the weather – with heavy rain on the Sunday but sunshine and cloud on the Bank Holiday Monday and comfortable temperatures.
Quay Day is the highlight of the Burnham Week regatta, with the competing yachts starting and finishing in the town on this day, creating a wonderful spectacle. Burnham Week ends with a spectacular firework display on the following Saturday.
There were Classic Cars and Hot Rods on the Millfields in Riverside Park, including a Drag Race.
The day offered the public a musical feast, with a superb Swing Band in Riverside Park, and the town’s time-honoured Water Music – a band on a boat. The River Rats made a welcome return aboard the workboat Maverick, playing to a packed waterfront from Rice & Cole’s to the Houseboats on West Quay.
There was more music outside the Museum in the west and at the Anchor Hotel in the east where the Craic Heads were playing (see local musicians).
There was also large number of excellent stalls, selling products ranging from homemade bread and honey to toys and curiosities. Many of the stalls had pretty much sold out by the end of the day..
It really was a fantastic day out.
The day was organised by local resident Fiona Clegg, with the Burnham Town Council Events team in support.
Town Mayor Wendy Stamp described the event as ‘a tremendous success’.