Sweet taste of success for food festival

Hundreds of people turned out to get a taste of the Fish Quay Family Food Festival.
Hundreds of people turned out to get a taste of the Fish Quay Family Food Festival.

Thousands of people enjoyed the sweet taste of success for an inaugural food festival.

North Shields Fish Quay played host to the first Fish Quay Family Food Festival last weekend – and it proved to be one of the most popular events the area has seen in recent years.

Hundreds of people turned out to get a taste of the Fish Quay Family Food Festival.

Hundreds of people turned out to get a taste of the Fish Quay Family Food Festival.

More than 4,400 people descended on the Fish Quay to sample a variety of local products and food from 49 small businesses.

Among the selections were traditional blends of jams and preserves, handmade confectionery, brewed ales and a host of hot food.

David Bavaird, chairman of North Shields Chamber of Trade, said: “This was a fantastic event for the community.

“It’s great to see so many local businesses involved and the support has been enormous.”

Organisers praised those who helped deliver the successful event, including North Tyneside Council for its support of the festival, staff at The Old Low Light for making the site available for public use and cooperating to ensure everything ran smoothly from start to finish, and the Nineteen32 Event Management team at Linskill Centre.

All profits raised from the weekend help towards the running of the Linskill Centre in North Shields.

The popular community centre and charity organisation provides a wide selection of events, activities and support for thousands of people in the local area.

For more information about the centre, visit its website at www.linskillcentre.co.uk