ORIGINALLY meant to make up part of Ramsey National Week in July, the rearranged and re-located Ramsey Rocks event finally went ahead at Mooragh Park.
The event retained as many of the original street party plans as possible.
‘There may have been a low number of entries in the Walking Carnival,’ admitted organising committee member Steven Bevan. ‘But we were more pleased with having a nice day, and seeing lots of people in the park enjoying themselves.’
The family entertainment during the daytime included go-karting and face painting, and performances from the bandstand included long-established Manx traditional act the Mannin Folk, and also the cast of upcoming Gaiety Theatre production Footloose.
‘They sang songs from the show. The cast is actually a combination of visiting Irish and local youth groups, and Ramsey Rocks was the first time they had met ahead of the show,’ said Mr Bevan.
Later on in the evening there was more live music, with the Richie Moore Band, Final Cut and the Fecktones each taking the stage.
‘There were a lot of people in the park,’ said Mr Bevan. ‘To finish off the fireworks were set off from the northern breakwater.
‘It was a calm clear night and the fireworks really lit up the bay.’
Mr Bevan added: ‘The organising committee would like to thank all the entertainers and stall holders, and Ramsey Commissioners for the park being very well presented.
‘It’s our first year as a committee, and we’ve been encourage by the people wanting to carry on the event. We want Ramsey Rocks to grow from there.’
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