Town burst into bloom for Well Dress­ing fes­ti­val

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

BOLLING­TON bloomed once again for this year’s Well Dress­ing Fes­ti­val.

The an­nual cus­tom sees a team of vol­un­teer well dressers dec­o­rate clay boards with petals and fo­liage to cre­ate beau­ti­ful dress­ings which are placed around the town’s wa­ter fea­tures.

This year’s theme is ‘Birthdays and An­niver­saries’ and in­cluded de­signs based on VE Day, the an­niver­sary of the Magna Carta and even Elvis’s birth­day.

The cer­e­mony was opened by town mayor Coun­cil­lor An­gela Wil­liams, with per­for­mances from chil­dren from St Gre­gory’s Pri­mary School.

Chris Gosling, who leads the Bolling­ton Well Dress­ing group, said: “It was won­der­ful – the sun shone on the whole event.

“We were very pleased with the de­signs and how they worked, and the open­ings was won­der­ful.

“The school chil­dren chose to re­mem­ber Elvis as it was 80 years ago when he was born.

“It was fan­tas­tic be­cause they en­ter­tained us with songs and jived to the songs.”

She added: “The whole com­mit­tee worked ex­tremely hard with a su­per de­signer, they look fan­tas­tic.”

The boards will re­main in place un­til Sun­day, July 12.

●● Pupils from St Gre­gory’s at the open­ing and one of the wa­ter fea­tures across the town (top) which were dec­o­rated for the fes­ti­val

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