Giv­ing it some welly for fes­ti­val

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

WELLIES have been given a flo­ral makeover for a fes­ti­val which kicks off this week­end to com­mem­o­rate the Bat­tle of Waterloo.

The team from the com­mit­tee for the White Nancy and Waterloo 200 an­niver­sary fes­ti­val col­lected 60 pairs of do­nated boots from the Bolling­ton com­mu­nity and planted them with flow­ers for a dis­play.

Team mem­bers have been stand­ing guard against slugs and snails and wa­ter­ing the plants un­til they hang along the road in the run-up to the fes­ti­val.

The fes­ti­val marks the 200th an­niver­sary of White Nancy and the Bat­tle of Waterloo, which was fought near Waterloo in Bel­gium when Napoleon’s French army was de­feated by the Duke of Welling­ton. Ker­ridge land­mark White Nancy was later built to com­mem­o­rate the vic­tory and the fes­ti­val is inspired by this too.

Deb­o­rah Roberts, from the com­mit­tee, said: “There are a host of ex­cit­ing events over the fes­ti­val week­end – some­thing for ev­ery­one.”

An ex­hi­bi­tion with work inspired by White Nancy, en­tries from the White Nancy paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion and a film by James Ni­cholas about the win­ner Amy Need­ham has opened at Bolling­ton Arts Cen­tre.

The fes­ti­val runs from Fri­day, June 19 to Sun­day, June 21. Events in­clude a ceilidh, his­tor­i­cal walk, Bolling­ton Brew­ing open day, supper evening and fam­ily pic­nic.

●● Cate Wal­lace (left) and Deb­o­rah Roberts, com­mit­tee chair­woman, with wellies planted for the White Nancy and Waterloo 200 fes­ti­val

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