Woodvale Rally returns this weekend
WOODVALE Rally returns to Victoria Park in Southport this weekend (June 16-17) with attractions to entertain the family.
This year the rally has secured a wide range of live performances from groups well known throughout the North West, including John Lennon’s Quarrymen who will take to the stage on the Saturday.
Crowd pullers Mike and the Sunrockers will also open and close the music programme with their authentic rock ‘n’ roll sounds.
This year the rally will also see the 12th century brought back to life when members of the re-enactment society Historia Normannis will set up camp at the showground.
Visitors will be invited to experience the Norman era after 1066, handling reproduction artefacts and exploring the living conditions of a 12th century army on the march.
Show-goers will also be invited to join former Marvel Comics writer and editor, Tim Quinn for a lesson in creating comic book characters.
Having worked on titles including the Beano, Dandy, Spider-Man and X-Men, he will help visitors create a new super hero based on their life.
Peter Wood, general manager, said: “We are really excited about the entertainment and attractions we have lined up for visitors this weekend.
“In particular we are pleased with the music programme which includes many wellknown artists from the Cavern era.
“The rally continues to offer a great value fun day out with something to entertain all members of the family.”
The West Lancashire Dog Display Team will once again be putting our four-legged friends through their paces in the main arena as will Jema Leopold with her amazing performing horses.
A new area has been created this year Animal Land, giving visitors the chance to see and pet different animals.
The rally also welcomes Alldays Farm and Woodlands Animal Sanctuary as well as the North West Reptile Club.
There will also be entertainment for children, a fairground, theatre shows, bouncy castles, big slides, quads, climbing wall, zorbing balls, go-karts, archery, caves, train rides and radiocontrolled model cars.
Classic and vintage cars will be motoring in as well as military vehicles, model railways and boats and stationary engines.
There will also be numerous trade stands, craft and food marquee, car boot, collectors fair and Morris dancing.
Tickets cost £6 for adults, £4 for children and under 5s are free of charge. Gates open at 10am and for further information visit www.woodvalerally.com
The Historia Normannis re-enactment society will be setting up camp
Tim Quinn with Spider-Man