Week­end of civic events

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

RES­I­DENTS are urged to join a week­end of civic events.

A walk around the town’s bound­ary and a civic pa­rade will take place this week­end and town mayor, An­gela Wil­liams, hopes fam­i­lies will turn out in sup­port.

The bound­ary walk is on Satur­day, start­ing at 10am from Bolling­ton Town Hall. The idea of the walk dates back cen­turies to when parish bound­aries were less de­fined and were used as a way of pass­ing in­for­ma­tion about the bound­aries from one gen­er­a­tion to the next.

The mod­ern Bolling­ton bound­ary lies only partly on public rights of way, such as along the Sad­dle of Ker­ridge. Other sec­tions of the walk fol­low the near­est or most log­i­cal right of way, wher­ever pos­si­ble avoid­ing roads to the ac­tual bound­ary.

The walk is 8.5 miles long and in­cludes some hill walk­ing but walk­ers are welcome to come along for all or just part of the walk. There will be a stop at The Poach­ers Inn. Al­ter­na­tively, walk­ers can bring their own re­fresh­ments and packed lunches.

The civic pa­rade and ser­vice is on Sun­day, also com­mem­o­rat­ing the Bat­tle of Bri­tain.

The pa­rade will as­sem­ble at Bolling­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, on Oven­house Lane, from 11.15am. Town coun­cil­lors, guests and uni­formed or­gan­i­sa­tions will join the pa­rade which be­gins at 11.30am.

Bolling­ton Brass Band will lead the pa­rade to St Oswald’s Church for the ser­vice at 12pm by Rev Canon Veron­ica Hy­don and af­ter the ser­vice the mayor will present civic awards to win­ners at Bolling­ton Cross Pri­mary School.

Road clo­sures will be in place from 11.30am un­til 12pm.

●● Last year’s Bolling­ton Civic Pa­rade

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