2016 Main Summer Events

Summer highlights 2016

Main event dates and contacts for 2016 are:


Furness Vale COGS Field Day – 21 May, 12 noon – 6 pm, at Lodge Farm Field, Calico Lane, (click on the title)

Whaley Water Weekend

Friday 12th June 2015 (8pm): Music at the Canal Basin & Acoustic Evening at Drum & monkey

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2016

Whaley Water Weekend –  round the canal basin: boat trips, craft stalls, music all the way and all the fun of the fair.

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


Whaley Bridge Well Dressing Weeks  – 18th June to 3rd July 2016

Childrens’ Mini Boards  –  Saturday l8th and Sunday 19th June.  10 – 4 o’clock

Children (accompanied by an adult) come along to the marquee  at the Canal Basin and make your own well dressing to take home.               Board and materials provided.

Cost: £2.50 each board

Well Dressing in the making 20th to 25th June

Boards to be clayed on Sunday 19th, by Bill the potter, and work starts filling in the boards

from Monday 20th until Saturday 25th.

The  Blessing of the Well Dressing will take place on Sunday 26th June  at 2.30 pm at the Canal Basin.

All are welcome to attend, the Whaley Bridge Band will be playing, local school children will be singing and the Rose Queen and her attendants will also be there.

The completed Well  Dressing will be erected on Sunday 26th June and will be displayed until Sunday 3rd July.  It will be dismantled on Monday 4th July.




Rose Queen Festival & Carnival day

Saturday 25th June 2016

To follow


Whaley Bridge Arts Exhibition

Saturday 25th June 2016

  • at Uniting Church, 10am-5pm.  Paintings on sale.  Refreshments.

Contact:  Rosemary Wignall, 01663 733 220.



Annual pet show at the Bowling Club

  • organised by Fernmoss Pet Supplies as part of Rose Queen week. Booking in from 6pm, judging starts at 6.30pm.


Whaley Bridge Garden Show

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