Southsea Thai festival’s tasty treats

Colourful costumes were on display at the Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-5)
Colourful costumes were on display at the Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-5)
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COLOURFUL traditional Thai clothes, boxing, crafts and tasty food.

Those were just some of the delights on offer yesterday as the annual Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival returned once more.

14/9/14 ''Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival on Castle Field. India Price 3 dressed for the occasion''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-1) PPP-140914-163343001

14/9/14 ''Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival on Castle Field. India Price 3 dressed for the occasion''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-1) PPP-140914-163343001

Organiser Sue Mayne, of Albert Road, Southsea, said around 5,000 people paid a visit to the event on Castle Field yesterday morning, with a further 2,000 people in the evening.

Families young and old turned out to enjoy the one-day festival, held in the city each year.

Sue said: ‘It was very good and a lot of people came.

‘We’ve had Thai traditional costumes, dance, a fashion show, ladyboys and boxing.

14/9/14 ''Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival on Castle Field. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-2) PPP-140914-163332001

14/9/14 ''Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival on Castle Field. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-2) PPP-140914-163332001

‘This year it’s very good, I started a small group and I didn’t think it would grow up like this.’

More than 60 Thai boxing displays took place on the stage.

Visitors had lots to do as the field was packed full with about 70 stalls offering food and crafts.

Sue, who used to run the Bangkok restaurant in Albert Road before handing over to her son, said she runs the event to raise cash for children in Thailand.

14/9/14 ''Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival on Castle Field. L-R Kathriya Kaewyom-Harrison 17 , Inthida Singkateera 28 and Natnari Panya 18''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-8) PPP-140914-163443001

14/9/14 ''Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival on Castle Field. L-R Kathriya Kaewyom-Harrison 17 , Inthida Singkateera 28 and Natnari Panya 18''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-8) PPP-140914-163443001

‘A lot of people have supported it,’ she said

‘It’s for charity in Thailand for the health and education of children mostly.’

It was the 11th year the festival ran in the city.

14/9/14 ''Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival on Castle Field.  Singer Pim Loonsai''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-9) PPP-140914-163453001

14/9/14 ''Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival on Castle Field. Singer Pim Loonsai''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142678-9) PPP-140914-163453001