A reader's letter appeared in The Lancaster Guardian on the 19th of April.
The writer includes some very disparaging remarks about the festival. To me, it seems that the person only wandered around the events at the rear of the Maritime Museum. One of them was the Punch and Judy Show which she found "appalling"!
Where has she been if this was her first experience of the popular traditional children's entertainment?
She says that some people told her that the acts were always the same year after year and once you have been to one festival you've been to them all.
As a local resident, it seems that she is not aware of the international reputation of the festival attracting visitors from Europe and America?
How many of the local people are really interested in this excellent event? It is there festival after all.