The event held yesterday at the Coronation Gardens was organised by The Potter's House Congregation in Leyton

Children and adults wave banners with slogans depicting how a father should be

Crowds gather to watch and hear the entertainment

Singers from the Church's choir group

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

Dozens of families with children of all ages paraded through the streets of Waltham Forest yesterday to honour the important role of fathers. 

To mark Fathers Day today, The Potter's House Church congregation, based in Lea Bridge Road, led a procession from Bakers Arms to the Coronation Gardens in Buckingham Road, Leyton. 

The Leyton park was then filled by an afternoon of activities organised by former dance DJ Gilchrist Thomas. 

Mr Thomas, 39, of Bosworth Close, Walthamstow, said Father's Day is often overshadowed in comparison to Mother's Day and wanted to bring families and single-parent fathers together with a range of team games.  

Entertainment and games include a rodeo bull, tug-of-war, a penalty shoot out, three legged races, face-painting, a bouncy castle and drama, music and poetry.

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12:20pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

How odd.
How odd. Villagecranberry
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7:26pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Southafrica1 says...

It was good to see children young and old honoring fathers in this way. We should have more of this, and Waltham forest should get behind people like this. Good on you guys!! Great day
It was good to see children young and old honoring fathers in this way. We should have more of this, and Waltham forest should get behind people like this. Good on you guys!! Great day Southafrica1
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