Shops’ Southsea fete goes down a treat

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TOP tunes, great local produce and a big helping of community spirit have come to a Southsea street.

Hundreds of visitors packed out Castle Road yesterday for a fun-filled fete put on by local businesses which was set to continue today.

Common Tongues performing at the Castle Road fete -

Picture: Malcolm Wells (141166-9520) PPP-140418-174307003
Common Tongues performing at the Castle Road fete - Picture: Malcolm Wells (141166-9520) PPP-140418-174307003

There were stalls selling food, crafts and quirky bric-a-brac as well as live music from artists such as The Common Tongues.

Paul Stanley, owner of Brocante, which sells an array of rustic French furniture, said: ‘It’s great to see the community here come together.’

Monika Wood, who runs a clothes and shampoo store called Shop with her husband Tony, said the event was a great opportunity for businesses to showcase what they had to offer.

‘It’s nice to show off what we do and it’s nice seeing a variety of people,’ she said.

CASTLE ROAD     (MOL)   MRW      18/4/2014

Castle Road in Southsea attracted large crowds of people for their Fete and Music extravaganza on Good Friday 

All the way from France - the goods for sale that is ...not Paul Standley (45) of Brocante !
(ps: French for Junk Shop' )

Picture: Malcolm Wells (141166-9504) PPP-140418-174225003
CASTLE ROAD (MOL) MRW 18/4/2014 Castle Road in Southsea attracted large crowds of people for their Fete and Music extravaganza on Good Friday All the way from France - the goods for sale that is ...not Paul Standley (45) of Brocante ! (ps: French for Junk Shop' ) Picture: Malcolm Wells (141166-9504) PPP-140418-174225003

The fete, which started last May, was held this time to coincide with Record Store Day, which is today and celebrates the UK’s independent record shops.

More live music was lined up for today.

Steve Courtnell, of Southsea’s Pie and Vinyl shop and fete co-organiser, said: ‘There have been lots of families here enjoying themselves.’

CASTLE ROAD     (MOL)   MRW      18/4/2014

Castle Road in Southsea attracted large crowds of people for their Fete and Music extravaganza on Good Friday 

SHOP. - a new venture in Castle Road for Monika Wood (30)

Picture: Malcolm Wells (141166-9459) PPP-140418-174156003
CASTLE ROAD (MOL) MRW 18/4/2014 Castle Road in Southsea attracted large crowds of people for their Fete and Music extravaganza on Good Friday SHOP. - a new venture in Castle Road for Monika Wood (30) Picture: Malcolm Wells (141166-9459) PPP-140418-174156003
 

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