Festival Success!

Massive thanks to everyone for a fabulous White Doves Festival Day. Fortunately the weather dried up on cue and the effort put in by all our Float Builders, Fancy Dress Competitors, entertainers and musicans added up to a day New Queen Romilly and retiring Queen Niamh will never forget.

Special thanks Sue for a beautiful and very fitting presentation to mark the centenary of the ending of WW1 – the doves did far more than just words to imprint this Festival day on our memories.

As a mark of our gratitude to PC Banks for 14 years’ wholehearted support for our event, he was presented with an inscribed pen, made by Committee member Colin Gornall. We look forward to working withFelipe, Bernie & their hard working Police Cadets again next year.

Paul Cross was once more Star of the Celebration Tea – would you credit that all of those immaculate sweet creations came out of one small kitchen?

You all know we depend majorly on a massive band of volunteer helpers assisting the committee on the day. If you helped set up the field, buttered bread in the kitchen, marshalled the Procession, swept the village hall floor, etc. etc. etc – we are immensely grateful.

Please make a note of next year’s date: Saturday 1st June now – the more volunteers we have the greater the enjoyment for everyone.

We thank Niamh for continuing to represent us, along with her sister Roisin, with such dedication and we wish Romilly a very happy year as our village ambassador.

As she said in her speech, Romilly hopes to use her year in office to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and next Spring she will host an event in support of Elsie Finney House in memory of her late Grandfather.

Give her a cheer next week in Longridge!

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