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Neston Village Fair 2016

Author: Carrie Spacey Published: 3rd July 2016 10:48

A doom and gloom-laden weather forecast all week might have seen off some community events, but Neston folk are clearly made of stern stuff, as the show went on regardless.

Numbers were down a little on most years, presumably because of the threat of rain, but in the end the afternoon stayed dry almost to the end, with a surprising amount of sunshine, leading to whispers that Reverend Alan Dawson might have had a few words 'upstairs.' 

Rev Dawson, along with Deputy Mayor of Neston Cllr Ceri Lloyd, opened proceedings, with the latter also having the privilege of crowning this year's Rose Queen, Kate O'Hara. Kate was accompanied by her attendant Ruby Lightfoot - both are from Parkgate Primary School.

Neston Village Fair 2016Deputy Mayor Cllr Ceri Lloyd with Kate O'Hara and Ruby Lightfoot. Photo by David Sejrup.

Now in it's 17th year, this was the first to be organised by a (mainly) new committee, who were keen to preserve all the much-loved elements of the fair. 

The traditional classic car cavalcade heralded the arrival of the Rose Queen, followed by a performance from Neston ATC (Air Cadets) band. Live entertainment came from Neston Primary and Woodfall Primary's school choirs, Hip & Harmony CIC's street dancers and community choir, Little Actors Theatre and InterACT Youth Theatre and the Parkgate Jazz Band, with compere and DJ Alan Johnson keeping things ticking over nicely on the main stage. 

Neston Village Fair 2016Hip & Harmony CIC's Street Dancers.

Local community groups and organisations manned a variety of stalls, offering prizes, games, refreshments and more.  OAKS Charity once again organised the balloon release, to raise funds for their school in Sierra Leone, this year with the help of the team from Andrew's Estates.

A grand prize raffle offered a 1st Prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for one night, courtesy of Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel, Ledsham and a 2nd Prize of £100 donated by Andrews Estates, Neston.

Proceeds from the Fair will, as always, go to local good causes.

Neston Village Fair committee have asked us to thank:

Neston Town Council for the toilets, sound system, tables and chairs and and a new marquee;
Cheshire Community Foundation for a second marquee;
ATS Euromaster for sponsoring the Bungee Run;
WCC VW & Audi Specialists for sponsoring the Giant Games;
NCYC for providing the Face Painting, Bouncy Castle and Snug Play;
Lookers (Vauxhall) Wirral for sponsoring the Candy Floss and Slush Drink hire;
MGC Solicitors for sponsoring the Jazz Band;
Andrews Estates for donating £100 to the Grand Raffle.

Video

Check out David Sejrup's video of the Village Fair on YouTube, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMfpaavVMyM&feature=share

Photo Gallery

AboutMyArea would like to thank contributing photographers Linda Pelling, David Sejrup, Steve Ebbrell and Roy Wilson. Unless otherwise indicated, photos are copyright AboutMyArea.

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Gill O'Hara

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Deputy Mayor Cllr Ceri Lloyd and Reverend Alan Dawson opened the Fair

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Music from the Neston ATC band

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Neston Primary School Choir

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Gill O'Hara

Neston Village Fair 2016Neston's finest caught at the fair by Ken Rose.

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Neston Village Fair 2016Woodfall Primary School Choir

Neston Village Fair 2016Face-painters extraordinaire! Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Neston Village Fair 2016After a tough week in Parliament, Justin Madders MP works off some of that frustration with a very big hammer! Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016The windy conditions made for some challenging moments for stall-holders.  Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Brio Bear came along to join in the fun. Photo by Roy Wilson

Neston Village Fair 2016Not THAT much fun, Brio!  Photo WITH Linda Pelling...

Neston Village Fair 2016Members of Neston Players were letting people know about their forthcoming production of Henry V.  Photo by Roy Wilson

Neston Village Fair 2016Little Actors and InterACT Youth Theatre members and friends.  Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Parkgate Jazz Band. Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Hip & Harmony's Street Dancers

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Andrew Smith and his team from Andrew's Estates helped out with the Balloon Release this year. Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Hip & Harmony Community Choir

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Roy Wilson

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Roy Wilson

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016The Bethania Puppets. Photo by Roy Wilson

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Up, up and away! The OAKS Charity Balloon Release. Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by David Sejrup.

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

Neston Village Fair 2016Photo by Linda Pelling

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Neston Village Fair reports & photos 2008 onwards

 

 

 

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Tony
At 17:58 on 4th July 2016, Tony commented:
It was a very good day and the photos are great. All the family really enjoyed it even if it was a bit on the windy side! WEll done to all the organisers.

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