East Haven Barbecues

The residents of East Haven held a  barbecue on Eric's Croft every year between 1998 and 2013. For the first couple of years, residents brought along their own tables and chairs. However, Eric Duncan enlisted support from others in the village to build stands with seating and covers which helped protect people from the prevailing winds. A stage was even built to enable band 'check the pulse' to set up their sound systems etc and entertain for the evening.  

It was great fun over the years but eventually, the infrastructure surrounding the event became difficult to manage. In 2014 we were able to use the marquee at the Maritime and Heritage Festival which was a real luxury. Looking ahead, we will talk to residents about what sort of summer event they would like to hold and what type of legacy the barbecue will have for the future.