De­lighted Ellen is queen for a day

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

FAM­I­LIES over­came soggy weather con­di­tions to en­joy all the fun of the fair at the Pott Shrigley Rose Queen fes­ti­val.

More than 100 peo­ple at­tended the event which is or­gan­ised by Pott Shrigley School, St Christo­pher’s Church and the vil­lage hall com­mit­tee.

Chil­dren in­clud­ing rose queen Ellen Robin­son, her rose bud Alycea Wil­son and the rose prince Vaughan Bar­low-Walsh as­sem­bled at the school be­fore parad­ing to the vil­lage green where the crown­ing cer­e­mony took place.

There were tra­di­tional games and danc­ing around the may­pole, wheel­bar­row rac­ing, a va­ri­ety of stalls and per­for­mances from Poyn­ton Youth Brass Band.

Money raised on the day will be split be­tween the school, church and the vil­lage hall.

Ali­son Ham­nett, school ad­min­is­tra­tor, said: “It was a bit of a soggy af­ter­noon but that failed to dampen the spir­its of ev­ery­one who came along and en­joyed the day.

“I’ve been here 24 years and it’s al­ways a fan­tas­tic day for all the com­mu­nity.

“It was the last rose queen for our re­tir­ing vicar John Buck­ley and our head­teacher and deputy head, so it was a great way to get to­gether.”

Pic­tures by Steve Mur­phy

Pott Shrigley Rose Queen fes­ti­val proved to be a great com­mu­nity day out de­spite the rain

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