First things first: Congratulations to the organisers especially Annie O’Brien and Rev John Guest. They clearly worked tirelessly and yet exuded a serene inner calm during the day. Perhaps that is why the event was such a success.
This is just the first of a series of films celebrating the Stanford Festival. We interviewed a whole host of people from Angela Smith MP, Morris Dancers, Women on Stilts, the 1-2-3 recycling team at Thurrock Council (thanks for the funky bag) and a host of others.
There was so much to do. It was fitting that the day started with a relaxed, religious service and indeed, the church was open for inner reflection as well as art work for the children.
The Festival was opened by the former East-Enders star Billy Murray who roundly complimented Stanford for its “warm community spirit”.
YourThurrock would like to thank Mr Murray for giving us five minutes to talk about the festival and his busy acting career.