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Fun and games for the crowds at Field Day

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The Newton, Clifton and Salwick Field Day drew in the crowds over the weekend.

The event was declared open by chairman of the parish council, Captain Roy Astridge, and saw the crowning of the 67th Rose Queen.

Warm weather boosted spectator numbers as retiring Rose Queen Abigail Mitchell handed over her crown to incoming queen, Katie Jones.

The procession around the village of Newton-with-Scales included the children from Newton Bluecoats Primary School, the visiting Rose Queens of St Josephs Church, Wesham, Miss Summer Atchison, St Michaels Church, Kirkham, Abi Cooke and Christ Church, Wesham, Niamh Rowley.

The queens were escorted around the village to the music performed by The Red Rose Brass Band and the Amounderness Ladies Morris Dancers.

The procession passed many of the entries to the scarecrow competition, organised by the WI, while after the procession, Katie was crowned by Rosie Webster, a long-time supporter of the field day.

A free workshop provided by the Blackpool Circus School, fairground rides, donkeys, and stalls provided entertainment on the field, while the day was rounded off with the fiercely fought egg throwing competition.

 

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