As many as ten thousand visit Hampshire Water Festival in UK

An estimated 10,000 visitors flooded into Winchester on Saturday 16 August 2003 for the first ever Hampshire Water Festival, which aimed to celebrate the range of important roles water plays in our daily lives and highlight the part all of us can play in ensuring the future of Hampshire's unique rivers and wetlands.

Sep 17th, 2003

One-day celebration looks at life's most precious resource

A selection of photos from the Festival. is available here: http://www.hampshireswater.org.uk/photos.html

Sept. 17, 2003 -- An estimated 10,000 visitors flooded into Winchester on Saturday 16 August 2003 for the first ever Hampshire Water Festival, which aimed to celebrate the range of important roles water plays in our daily lives and highlight the part all of us can play in ensuring the future of Hampshire's unique rivers and wetlands.

To achieve this aim the organizers put together a range of free events including a Water Market in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral; talks, films and exhibitions in the Guildhall; music, theatre, storytelling and crafts in Abbey Gardens; and open days and guided walks along the River Itchen.

Early feedback indicates that each part of the Festival was a great success with market stalls busy all day, guided walks fully booked, families flocked to both the Guildhall and Abbey Gardens all day, and the National Trust's City Mill had over 900 visitors - a one-day record!

To learn more, visit http://www.hampshireswater.org.uk/festival.html.

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