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Published on April 8th, 2012 | by James Clarke

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Photos & Video: Vaisakhi 2012 in Wednesfield

Today we popped into the village to watch members of the local Sikh community who were walking from Willenhall to Wednesfield as part of the Vaisakhi celebration.

Over 2,000 people took part in the colourful event, which included bright clothing, food being given to bystanders, and floats filled with people playing traditional music – it was a sight to behold!

But don’t take our word for it – check out some of the photos we took here.

Along the way we bumped into local residents Paul Singh and Bhupinder Gakhal, who very kindly chatted to us on camera (without much warning!) about the festivities as we captured the procession arriving into the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Temple in Wednesfield.

Wednesfield Police Sergeant Simon Causer said on Twitter: “I have to say I had a great time and was made to feel part of the celebrations rather than an outsider Policing it! Vaisakhi Brilliant!”

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Co-founder of WV11.co.uk. I live in Wednesfield and am involved in various community groups and associations. I build websites and develop digital marketing strategies for a living. When not writing for WV11 or attending meetings I play drums in my band Arbor Lights. I think Wednesfield is a great place, with a great sense of community and it isn't given the credit it deserves. Hopefully WV11.co.uk goes some way to fixing this!



One Response to Photos & Video: Vaisakhi 2012 in Wednesfield

  1. WV11 says:

    A great day was had by all from the looks of it and we were really touched by the warm welcome everyone gave us!

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