The curtain as well as the rain came down on the programme of concerts in Wellington Park on Sunday 26 August when Deane Big Band entertained an impressive gathering of hardy and rain-proofed regulars.
The Friends of Wellington Park have organised 14 free concerts in a programme starting on 3 June with Taunton Concert Band and running through one of the best summers in the last 30 years. One member of the committee said, “It’s been a wonderful summer and we’ve had fantastic audiences here every Sunday. Only on one Sunday has there been any rain at all.”
But the rain on the final Sunday failed to dampen the spirits of either the audience or the committee who had arranged refreshments including ice-creams, tea and sandwiches. And despite the rain the beautiful park provided the perfect backdrop to the music.