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Royal approval for Tockwith Festival
8:16am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
IT started out a few years ago as a small beer festival to raise funds for the village primary school - but now Tockwith Festival has won royal approval.
The festival in the village west of York has been awarded a Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award after growing into a major event featuring two music stages. The awards are presented to community projects based in Yorkshire that are owned, developed and led by the people they serve.
Festival chair Arnold Warneken said: “This is fantastic, a real pat on the back for everyone involved over the years. Perhaps in 2014 we can have a royal opening ceremony!”
He said the festival started as a small beer festival to raise money for Tockwith Primary School but had now grown into a major date on the festival calendar, with real ales and cider, two music stages, and headliners such as The Fossil Collective.
The award will be presented by the Duke of York at the Spa, Bridlington, next week.
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