In pictures: Hobbles on the Cobbles revisited

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As the dust settles on Market Square following the brilliant Hobble on the Cobbles on Sunday, here’s a pictorial reminder of what made the event so great.

Headline act The Searchers performed in front of thousands of fans who enjoyed their live show which included hits Sweets for my Sweet and Sugar and Spice.

Hobble on the Cobbles 2013, held in Aylesbury - pictured are headliners The Searchers

Hobble on the Cobbles 2013, held in Aylesbury - pictured are headliners The Searchers

This was the sixth concert since the event was reborn in 2006 and the biggest so far with four stages and 20 bands across Market Square and Kingsbury.

Hobble on the Cobbles was originally started back in the late 60s running until 1978 and was launched as part of Aylesbury carnival.

Organiser Stuart Robb said: “I’m really pleased with the way it went. There was some rain but it didn’t put people off coming. Thousands of people came out to support the 
event throughout the day 
even if they didn’t know the bands on all the stages.”

In Kingsbury there were two stages, one with bands playing familiar cover songs and another with singer songwritrers. In Market Square the main stage and showcase stage provided the venue for original music.

The bands on the main stage included Little Bird, Zealey and Moore, Almost Midnight and Tin Spirits.

An additional attraction this year was the arrival of more than 700 motorbikes from the Chopper Club who rode into the Exchange Street car park to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Mr Robb said: “They are based in Cublington and back in 2008 on their 35th anniversary I invited them to be part of Hobble on the Cobbles.

“They enjoyed it so much they said they wanted to come back on their 40th anniversary and so they did.

“It was very popular and a great sight. It was great for local businesses as well because all these people came in and bought a coffee and a sandwich.”

Hobble started in 2006 and continued through 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 before having a two year break.

It is supported by the towncouncil and the Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership.

Mr Robb said: “We have brilliant support from them and also this year from the county and district councils.

“It is a real community event and gives me a lot of satisfaction. There was no trouble from anyone that I’m aware of, it was a family event with very carefully selected bands.”

Looking ahead to next year Mr Robb said he was going to have a short rest and then if there was support for another Hobble on the Cobbles he would be involved.