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Bermondsey Street Festival 2019

London SE1 website team

The sun shone on Bermondsey Street on Saturday as thousands of people enjoyed the annual festival, now in its 13th year.

Bermondsey Street Festival 2019
Bermondsey Street Festival 2019
Bermondsey Street Festival 2019
Surrey Docks Farm brought some of their animals to Tanner Street
Bermondsey Street Festival 2019
Maypole dancing has been a fixture of the programme since the first year of the festival
Bermondsey Street Festival 2019
Bermondsey Street's own Dame Zandra Rhodes joined the maypole dancing in Leathermarket Gardens
Bermondsey Street Festival 2019
Southwark Tigers rugby club had a topical twist on the classic 'splat the rat' game at their stall in Tyers Gate
Bermondsey Street Festival 2019

The street was lined with stalls – many from local organisations and businesses.

Tanner Street Park was busy with food and drink vendors whilst Leathermarket Gardens hosted family activities.

As usual the dog show – organised by Holly & Lil – drew a big crowd in the afternoon.

Dame Zandra Rhodes – a supporter of the festival since its inception in 2007 – joined in the maypole dancing too.

The festival is organised by a community interest company (CIC) set up specially to run the event.

Alongside the festival on the street, the church of St Mary Magdalen held a family fun day in the churchyard, raising £1500 for charity.

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