400 join the fun for Rose Queen fete

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than 400 peo­ple came out for the Prest­bury Rose Queen Fes­ti­val on Satur­day.

The tra­di­tional pa­rade saw Mairie Florence, 15, from Prest­bury, crowned as Rose Queen and Iso­bel Speake as Rose Bud.

The pro­ces­sion was fol­lowed by a host of fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing mu­sic from Mac­cles­field Ju­nior Brass Band, dancers from Bramhall’s Dance at the Smithy school, a house of fun and a snow dome.

Sue Parker, so­cial chair­woman of St Peter’s Church in the vil­lage, who or­gan­ises the Prest­bury CE Pri­mary School event, said: “We were so lucky with the weather. It was wet in the morn­ing but the rain stopped about one o’clock just in time for the pro­ces­sion. It was a great turnout.”

There were sausages and burgers from Prest­bury Farm Shop, a beer tent and a Pimms stall, while chil­dren en­joyed a penalty shoot-out and hook a duck games. There was also a colour run or­gan­ised by the Young Church and teenage group The Grid with a friendly fire from guns shoot­ing coloured pow­der as they raced in white T-shirts. Sue laughed: “It got out of hand well be­fore the run, I’ve never seen any­thing like it!”

Pic­tures by Joel Good­man

●● One of the colour pow­der fights. Be­low: Tom Sauer­bier, five, af­ter eat­ing cho­co­late ice cream

●● Rose Queen Mairie Florence with flower girls Darcey Pet­tener and Amelia Yox­all

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