A bright blue sky ensured Birchwood Carnival at Birchwood Forest Park, went without a hitch.
Cllr Russ Bowden; Chair of Birchwood Town Council & Executive member for finance for the borough council opened the carnival after a short procession. The winning group the local Brownies and Guides dressed as the planets; and were presented with a prize after a short speech of thanks to the organisers.
(Warrington pipe band and procession)
The afternoon was well attended, with something for all ages including a funfair, Vale Royal birds of prey display, circus skills, donkey rides, a dog show, Warrington pipe band, refreshments, a local heritage tent and much more. Many local charities also had stalls including Warrington Disability Partnership; now in it’s 25th year raising money with a cuddly toy tombola, the Scouts and Guides and the Women’s Institute. Friends of the Feral Cat and Kitten Rescue also had a stall, which had a tombola, lucky dips including one for the adults with the chance to win water, bottled beer or wine, and raised £575.
(Vale Royal Falconry)
(Friends of the Feral Cat and Kitten Rescue, with Mark Campbell in red)
The afternoon was organised by Birchwood Carnival Committee in partnership with the town council.