Bel-Fest 2017


Around 150 guests attended BEL-FEST 2017. Special thanks to Julie & Robbie Gladwell, Martin Donald and all the musicians who entertained us all from 3pm until late in the evening.

Robbie Gladwell

After appearing, in June 2017, on the main Avalon stage at Glastonbury Music Festival as lead guitarist for Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Robbie, once again got Belchamp Walter ‘Rocking & Rolling’.

Martin Donald
Martin Donald

Martin has been musical director to The Drifters, The Platters, Jimmy Ruffin & Freddie Starr. He also taught guitar to ‘ X Factor winner Matt Cardle and recently appeared with Tom Jones & Jooles Holland.

The Belchamp Walter Singers
The Belchamp Walter Singers

The Belchamp Walter Singers, a new singing group, formed only in January 2017, performed a selection of easy listening music including ‘ Monday – Monday ‘ & Country Roads.

Mr Froggle … Childrens entertainer

Mr Froggle… ” not his real name we suspect ” entertained the children between 4 and 5pm under the ” Big Top ” with music and dance as well as magical tricks. He then mingled until 6pm creating and delighting us with his balloon creations.

Thanks go to all those involved in making this event so successful, Helen & Chris running the licensed bar, Philip and Mick Managing the lamb roast, Roy in charge of the B-B-Q,  all the lunch club ladies, Jane & Paulette for the raffle, Darryl in charge of sound & lighting and everybody else involved.