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Thursday, July 28, 2011



Sunday 14th August 2011, Starting at 1.45pm

This year the Willaston Fete will be held on Sunday 14th August 2011 on the Letty Spencer Playing Fields in Wybunbury Road.  It is being run by Parish Councillor John M Flackett assisted by Ian & Stephanie Potts and Pat Hudman.  Everything is in progress for a really good afternoon as it was last year when approximately 500 people attended on a lovely sunny afternoon.

John will be using the same entertainment as last year ie The Road Train Ride, Cheshire East Children's Entertainment, a Tug of War between 26th South West Cheshire Willaston Scouts and the Wistaston Troup, Cheshire Creative Children's Entertainment will Face Paint, Funky Hair Styles, Temporary Tattoos, Balloon Modelling and Party Bags.  Ray & Chris Hulme provide Music and PA, Mick the Chip will provide the food, Shelly the Ice Cream Lady, Richard (Jack Frost) with his Bouncing Castle and St John’s Methodist Chapel will be putting on Tea, Coffee and Cakes plus the use of their Toilet Facility.  Chris Grimes will be playing his guitar to entertain you all, side stall will be Willaston History Group, COG and the Clean Team, also Cheshire East Recycling, British Legion, Guide Dogs, Cheshire Police, Children's Book Stall, Coconut Shy & Skittles and the 26th SWC Scouts will be staging a Camping Exhibition.

Also, there will be a fine display of Racing and Sports Cars from Simon and Tom Chadwick (the local garage) together with Vintage and Classic Bikes and Cars.  In the Arena will be kids Fancy Dress, the best wagging dogs tail and a display from Willaston’s own dance troop plus Crewe’s Matrix Troup Dancers.

The procession will start at 1.45pm from Moorfields Corner (The Village Green) with our New Rose Queen 2011, Ellie Mae Pointon travelling in a 1930’s Ford Model AA with her five attendants, Bethan Goodwin, Olivia Lord, Gladys Llewellyn, Charlotte Caldwell and Ffion Owen.  Going up Wistaston Road into Wybunbury Road and finally going onto the Letty Spencer Playing Fields where she will be met by last year’s Rose Queen Emily Bennett and her attendants.   Local Cheshire East Councillors Brian Silvester and Margaret Simon will open the event and Mrs Judy Heywood will crown the new Rose Queen.

Cllr Brian Silvester said, “The village fete was revived last year by Mike Heywood and it was a great success. Everyone had a lovely time soaking up the village fete atmosphere and the sunshine and a lot of money was raised for local good causes. I hope the people of the village and the wider Crewe and Nantwich area will come out in force to have a wonderful free afternoon out.

I congratulate Parish Councillor John Flackett and his organising team on their great effort to put on such  a popular and worthwhile event. I would also like to thank the Willaston Parish Council, Cheshire East Council and all the local groups involved, for the support they have given to make the Fete possible."

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