Fans flock as Cropredy kicks off

Festival-goers, from left, Catrin Lewis, Jim Finnis, Melanie Rimmer, David Laight and Shona Mitchell

Festival-goers, from left, Catrin Lewis, Jim Finnis, Melanie Rimmer, David Laight and Shona Mitchell Buy this photo

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THOUSANDS of folk lovers have descended on a small village in North Oxfordshire for the annual Fairport’s Cropredy Convention.

Yesterday saw the festival kick off for the weekend. M

r Finnis, 44, from Aberystwyth, has been coming to the festival for 20 years but had to stay away for the past four years because of a medical condition.

Now fully-recovered he enthused: “It’s awesome to be back. The festival just like I remember it. It was a long journey but I’m pleased to be here.”

This year’s festival will be tinged with sadness after the death of actor Geoff Hughes – best known for roles in Coronation Street, Keeping Up Appearances and The Royle Family – who compered the event for a number of years.

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