Summer highlights 2014 – May to September

After last year’s sunshine, which made Whaley Bridge’s main summer events such a success, organisers are hoping for a rerun of the weather and public support.  The main dates for 2014 are:

FURNESS VALE COGS ANNUAL FIELD DAY – Saturday May 17  – further details to follow. Contact: Susanne Lomas, 01663 744 764 if you wish to book a stall.

WATER WEEKEND – Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June round the canal basin.  There will be a focus on music on the Friday evening, with the free boat trips, and all the fun of the fair on Saturday and Sunday. Craft stalls a feature.

Contacts:  Barry Rudd, chair, 01663 733 003.  Stalls, Chris Tetley 07767 652775 or w3stalls@outlook.com

WELLDRESSINGMonday 23 June. preparations begin in marquee at Canal Basin. The Blessing  at Tom Brad’s Croft, is on Sunday 29 June.  The boards stay on display for a further week.

Contacts: Pat Lloyd, chair, 01663 733 768 or Rosemary Kellock, secretary, 01663 733 393.

ROSE QUEEN FESTIVAL – Carnival day is Saturday 28 June, with the procession start at 1pm (brought forward from the previous 2pm). On Sunday 9 March, there will be the selection of Whaley Bridge royalty.  Watch for local information about nominating young people as royalty, available at schools and other outlets.

Contact: chairman Tim Mourne, 01663 734 930.

WHALEY BRIDGE ARTS EXHIBITION,  Saturday 28 June, Uniting Church, 10am-5pm.  Paintings on sale.  Refreshments.

Contact:  Rosemary Wignall, 01663 733 220.

VILLAGE GAMES, Sunday 13 July at the Whaley Bridge Sports Centre. A spin-off from the Rose Queen Festival, launched last year by committee members and other volunteers.

Contact:  Tim Mourne, 01663  734 930.

WHALEY BRIDGE GARDEN SHOW, Saturday 6 September in the Bowling Club.  This most colourful event celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014.

Contact:  Loraine Coverley, 01663  733 127

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