Royal show is big hit

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE com­mu­ni­ties of Wild­boar­clough and Mac­cles­field For­est came to­gether for a spring bank hol­i­day fete.

More than 1,000 visi­tors poured in to the Wild­boar­clough Rose Queen Fete held in Crag Hall Gar­dens by per­mis­sion of the Earl and Count­ess of Derby.

The Rose Queen this year is Wil­low Kidd and the pro­ces­sion was led by Mac­cles­field Youth Drum Corps, with rose queens from other parishes in at­ten­dance.

Rachel Stones, a com­mit­tee mem­ber, said; “Hap­pily the rain mostly stayed away for the day. Wild­boar­clough was de­lighted to wel­come so many vis­it­ing queens and their at­ten­dants.

“The crowds watched the spec­tac­u­lar fell race from Crag Hall up to the top of Shut­lingsloe and back again. The race cul­mi­nated in an ex­cit­ing sprint to the fin­ish as Joshua Boyle pipped cur­rent record holder and 12 times win­ner Si­mon Bai­ley to the post by one sec­ond, with an im­pres­sive time of 15 mins, 36 sec­onds.

“The fastest lady again was He­len Thorn­hill, who fin­ished in 19 min­utes 31 sec­onds.

“There were var­i­ous side at­trac­tions in­clud­ing an ex­cel­lently at­tended dog show and Win­cle brew­ery kept visi­tors fed and wa­tered.”

The com­mu­ni­ties of Wild­boar­clough and Mac­cles­field For­est came to­gether for an­nual Wild­boar­clough Rose Queen Fete

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