Walton Celebrates the King’s Coronation and the Duckathon’s!

It was a wonderful day in Bridge Street and at Walton Wharf – Bank Holiday Monday 8th May 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Bridge Street during our celebrations for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla.

The weather stayed in our favour and that saw many families and individuals come and join us, our Stilt Walking Beefeater, our stall holders and food sellers.  We even had a surprise visit from the local Police community officers with their car towards the end of the day!

We saw the largest crowds ever, along Walton Wharf for the two duckathon races … we could not begin to count how many of you came along!!

The spectacle of the first ever corporate duck race was to behold, 16 ducks had been painted, dressed-up and meticulously planned to represent their owners … the early leader, assisted? with a balloon from ShredQuarters, finally got trapped and was over taken by James Neave Estate Agents as WINNER!  They were followed into second, third and fourth by Escape Hair & Beauty, Pizza Express and Khao Sarn Thai.

ShredQuarters did WIN the public vote for best dressed duck, followed by Hannah Martin Flowers (2nd) and Escape Hair & Beauty (3rd) and Howell Jones Solicitors (4th)#

You can see of the professional photos, taken by the amazing Emily Mudie, and download your favourites here:  https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/kingscoronation

Here are a selection of images from the day – Bridge Street and Walton Wharf