Picture gallery: Thousands of people flock to Kilburn Festival

Christopher Zaug, 5, with players from Kilburn Cosmic rugby club (Pic credit: Jan Nevill)

Christopher Zaug, 5, with players from Kilburn Cosmic rugby club (Pic credit: Jan Nevill) - Credit: Archant

Event held in Grange Park was the biggest and best

Jai Douglas, 12, won the Times' drawing competition (pic credit: Jan Nevill)

Jai Douglas, 12, won the Times' drawing competition (pic credit: Jan Nevill) - Credit: Archant

Thousands partied in the park at yesterday’s Kilburn Festival.

Cllr Bobby Thomas, Brent Mayor with Lorraine King, Times news editor at the Times charity book stall

Cllr Bobby Thomas, Brent Mayor with Lorraine King, Times news editor at the Times charity book stall (Pic credit: Jan Nevill) - Credit: Archant

Around 10,000 people flocked to Grange Park off Kilburn High Road, where they basked in the sun while enjoying a plethora of entertainment and activities.

The festival was attended by two mayors, Cllr Bobby Thomas from Brent and Cllr Jonathan Simpson, who both walked around the event and spoke to holders on some of the 65 stalls at the festival.

The Brent & Kilburn Times team ran a book stall which raised £61 for the charity which organises the event.


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Talented 12-year-old Jai Douglas was crowned the winner of the Time’s drawing competition after he etched a picture showing why he loved Kilburn.

Janet Grauberg, one of the event’s organisers, told the Times this year was the biggest and best.

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She said: “It was a great day and it was wonderful to see a park full of happy people.

“There were lots of activities so people stayed all day. There was a great variety of stalls this year and people have commented on how good they were and how balanced the whole event was.”

Yesterday’s event was the third organised by the charity which was set up to keep the festival going.

However it is the 31st Kilburn Festival overall.

The charity is also holding a number of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Grange Park which opened on May 1st 1913.

Ms Grauberg said: “We will continue the celebrations and there will lots of other events taking place over the summer.”

Click on the photo gallery to see more pictures taken at the event.

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