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 email@example.com
WELLDRESSING – Monday 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