Dou­ble cel­e­bra­tion with 150th birth­day and fete

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

GEN­ER­A­TIONS of for­mer pupils and teach­ers at a Win­cle Pri­mary School gath­ered to­gether to mark its 150th birth­day.

The event took place the same week­end as the an­nual Win­cle Fete, which wel­comed hun­dreds of vis­i­tors to the vil­lage for the event.

Emma Heald, who helped or­gan­ise both events, said: “It’s al­ways a popular day and this year there were a phe­nom­e­nal num­ber of en­tries into the shows.

“On Sun­day, gen­er­a­tions of for­mer pupils and teach­ers of Win­cle School caught up with old friends at a lunch to mark the school’s 150th birth­day.

“Peter Allen, the great, great, great grand­son of Mr H P Allen, the orig­i­nal head­mas­ter who re­tired in 1893, was there, and will send his grand­chil­dren to the school. That shows how close the com­mu­nity is here.”

The char­ity event fea­tured coun­try danc­ing, chil­dren’s games and a WI re­fresh­ment tent, as well as a dog show and fell run, the Trout Run, so-called be­cause com­peti­tors get a fresh trout for tak­ing part.

The race was won by Karl Darcy with a time of 39m52s. He­len Mur­ray was the first lady home with a time of 48m44s.

The money raised will go to­wards school funds.

●● For­mer staff and pupils from Win­cle School at the 150th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions.

●● Sheep shear­ing was one of the many ac­tiv­i­ties and at the Win­cle Fete

●● Karl Darcy led from the start to win the Trout Run

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