Thousands flock to Thai festival in Southsea

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THE irresistible smell of Thai food drew thousands of people to an annual festival.

Castle Field in Southsea was packed as people of all ages enjoyed a weekend of Thai culture.

The beer was flowing and the curries and noodles were selling at quite a pace at the numerous stalls.

There were demonstrations of Thai boxing and many people jigged along with the Thai dancers.

Those opting for a more genteel afternoon enjoyed Thai massages.

Friends Esther Gould, 56, and Debbie Cheverton, 50, enjoyed a lunch of egg fried rice and green curry.

The annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. 'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (151382-3)

The annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. 'Picture Ian Hargreaves (151382-3)

Debbie, from Havant, said: ‘It’s so fresh. It’s one of my favourite cuisines.’

Esther, from Baffins, said: ‘It’s nice that you can see them preparing the food.’

Jenny Booth, 31, was at the event with her 89-year-old grandmother, Eve Small, from Southsea.

Eve said: ‘It’s been great. There’s been a lot of people.’

09/08/15  JT''Enthusiastic crowds attended the annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. 'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (151382-5) PPP-150908-185738006

09/08/15 JT''Enthusiastic crowds attended the annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. 'Picture Ian Hargreaves (151382-5) PPP-150908-185738006

Jenny, who has visited Thailand several times, added: ‘I have really been looking forward to the food. It’s nice to see everyone out enjoying themselves.’

Joy Billman, 31, who runs a Thai food stall in Salisbury, was selling her wares at the festival.

She said: ‘It’s a big highlight of the year. The food is so tasty.

‘It’s got so much flavour.’

09/08/15  JT''Enthusiastic crowds attended the annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. (left to right), Jon Young and Eloan Le Mat.'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (151382-6) PPP-150908-185726006

09/08/15 JT''Enthusiastic crowds attended the annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. (left to right), Jon Young and Eloan Le Mat.'Picture Ian Hargreaves (151382-6) PPP-150908-185726006

09/08/15  JT''Enthusiastic crowds attended the annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. (left to right), Arisr Mennett and Ele Rose.'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (151382-7) PPP-150908-185828006

09/08/15 JT''Enthusiastic crowds attended the annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. (left to right), Arisr Mennett and Ele Rose.'Picture Ian Hargreaves (151382-7) PPP-150908-185828006

09/08/15  JT''Enthusiastic crowds attended the annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. (left to right),  Ellie Watts and Sally Jones. from Portsmouth.'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (151382-8) PPP-150908-185816006

09/08/15 JT''Enthusiastic crowds attended the annual Thai Food and Craft Festival in Southsea. (left to right), Ellie Watts and Sally Jones. from Portsmouth.'Picture Ian Hargreaves (151382-8) PPP-150908-185816006