The annual Tilston Wakes event took place over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The event started with a parade which began at the antiques shop led by the Medieval Band, making its way up to The Carden Arms.

Following the choosing of the Lord Mayor Roy Wynne, the crowning of Miss Wakes Paige Horan Davies took place with her flower girl Alice Wynne, who is the great niece of the new Lord Mayor, in attendance.

The parade with the Lord Mayor, Miss Wakes and her attendant in the traditional horse and cart then followed, the band leading the rest of the colourful parade via Rookery Road and Long Lane to Tilston Playing Field where the judging took place.

The Lord Mayor, Miss Wakes and her flower girl heading for the opening ceremony and church service
The Lord Mayor, Miss Wakes and her flower girl heading for the opening ceremony and church service
 

Results were:

Most original giant – 1 Miss Wakes Nicola Prince, 2 Lord Mayor Mark Bickley, 3 The Archbishop Roger Mosford.

Prettiest – 1 Gina Emma Donovan, 2 Georgina George Beasley, 3 Tilly the Green Lady Chris Squire.

Comical – 1 Elvis Geoff Edwin Scott, 2 Old King Cole Bob Armitage and his Fiddlers three Marjorie Armitage, Bobbin Lea and Rebekah Hagan, 3 the Red Dragon Richard Beasley.

This was followed by a barbecue while the ox roast was started.

There was also maypole dancing and games and sports for the children.