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Stamford Feast

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Hundreds of people attended Stamford's annual 'Big Lunch' this year on The Meadows, despite spells of rain, to browse the many cultural food and craft stalls while also marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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Stall holders and visitors flocked to Stamford from all over the country to enjoy the event, including Lincolnshire-based catering events organiser, Thierry Daugeron and Northfield Farm, commended by Rick Stein for its fantastic burgers. There was even a chilli eating contest, which you can catch a glimpse of in a video taken by the Stamford Mercury

The Royal British Legion Stamford Branch was of course involved, as we are every year, where we set up the MDU (which is quite handy in the rain!) bright and early and enjoyed chatting to people - and their dogs - as they walked around the stalls. Though with the Queen as our Royal Patron, this year's event was just that bit more special for us. Read more on our Patron and how the Legion has been involved with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Lucky visitors were even treated to a BBMF Spitfire flyover, though the highlight for our Branch Chairman was probably the massage he somehow wangled before we started packing up - it's a hard life!

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The Feast packed up at 4pm and the Jubilee celebrations continued with bands playing on The Meadows and a fantastic fireworks display at 10pm after Samford's jubilee beacon was lit.

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