Watford Celebration 2018

Celebrating Watford's Rich Diversity


On Bank Holiday Monday

7th May  

11am till 4pm

Multi Cultural Community Centre, St Michael and All Angels' Church and Littlebury Hall

Durban Road, Watford WD18 7DS

All welcome!


at the Watford Boys' Grammar School on Rickmansworth Road



To Baroness
Dorothy Thornhill MBE

for her tremendous support over the years as

the Patron of Watford Celebration!!




'Special Achievement Award'




Thank you Dorothy and everyone! 

Thank you to everyone who came, volunteered and took part in Watford Celebration!! We had another wonderful Celebration of Watford this year. So many talented people in Watford! This year was a special turning point for our town as our Patron Baroness Dorothy Thornhill stood down as our Elected Mayor after 16 years. We will miss Dorothy but she reassured us that she will not be far away and she still wishes to remain our patron. We all wish her well and a well deserved break.
You can view the photos Christophe took on the day at our Facebook page: 'The Watford Celebration'. If you are not on Facebook, you can still view the photos at this link: 

Please ignore all the requests for signing in and click directly on the photos.

The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Mrs Suzy Harvey enjoyed her visit to Watford and stayed with us the whole afternoon. She also mentioned us on her High Sheriff website.


Our banners are up!!

The Firemen have always been of great help hanging our banners but this year they could not do it due to a change in their policy. We were all wondering how we would hang those banners climbing high up on ladders??? Harjit Singh and Manjinder Singh from the Watford Sikh Community came to our rescue and hung our 3 banners! Thank you so much to both of you!! They are now hanging on the Multi Cultural Community Centre and St Michael and All Angels' Church for everyone to see and announce our special Celebration.


Special Presentation to Dorothy

The Watford Celebration Team decided to organise a special presentation for our Watford Elected Mayor Baronees Dorothy Thornhill MBE known to us all as 'Dorothy' for championing communities relations around our town and for her support over the years as the Patron of Watford Celebration.


Watford Celebration 2018!

We had our Watford Celebration AGM on 21st November and it was decided that we will go ahead with Watford Celebration 2018!! Everybody is telling us that we cannot stop! Our finances are going down and we need more dedicated members on our committee but where there is a will there is a way. We decided this time to have the Celebration on the first Bank Holiday Monday 7th May. We welcome your help and support in whatever ways you can.


Our support to Manchester

During the Celebration event and in the following week, a book of condolence for the survivors of the Manchester bombing was made available in the church for signing, and also large sheets of card and craft materials were available in the children's area for children to express their thoughts. Marijah Butcher wrote a poem and read it out on stage which told of the love coming from the people of Watford to the people of Manchester following this distressing event. One of the councillors, Maggie Parker, will be hand delivering all this along with a message from elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill to the Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham at the end of June.
This was drawn by one of the children.