The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #173263   Message #4201782
Posted By: Herga Kitty
29-Apr-24 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: The Valley Folk - memories, details
Subject: RE: The Valley Folk - memories, details
I first encountered the Valley Folk in the Beach Store at Sidmouth festival in the late 1960s round about the time that All Bells in Paradise was issued, and Steve Heap was the first person I heard singing Rawtenstall Annual Fair. In addition to running Towersey festival, founded by his one-time father-in-law, Dennis Manners, Steve also ran Sidmouth festival for quite a few years, until 2004. John Dickinson also moved to Oxfordshire (Marsh Gibbon) but is sadly no longer with us.