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Folk Festival Insult.

Folk Festival Insult.

22 August 2016

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Folk Festival Insult.

When is comes to festivals, one can imagine they are not always catered for people with disabilities, usually down to the accessibility issue. Even the most able-bodied people tend to struggle to work their way around the muddy fields at festivals. However for Ex-Paralympian Fran Williamson and her husband it was the insults they overheard from a member of staff at the festival that tarnished an otherwise "really disability-friendly" event.

The couple were leaving the Cambridge Folk Festival, at the end of a lovely weekend outing when they overheard the abusive comments. Her husband former GB rowing cox Dr Chris Whitaker detailed the incident on his blog"As we were walking away there was a reference made to us being 'window lickers'.

"Luckily at the time I didn't realise what was going on but Fran most certainly did and was shaking with rage," "She finally explained to me and I was livid."

Fran later posted her own response to the incident.

The incident gained a number of responses on Twitter condemning the festival workers comments.

Cambridge Folk Festival later investigated the incident but said that they found no evidence of the incident occurring.

Read the full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-36940264

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