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Community pulls together for a welly good show

Welly good show at village day in Alpraham

Visitors with this miniature Shetland pony(Image: Rob Stratford)

A TUG of war competition brought out the team spirit at a Cheshire village day on the weekend.

Almost 50 children joined the grown ups, including St Boniface and St Jude’s vicar Tim Hayward, in the contest at Alpraham Village Day on Saturday.

There was also a Welly Wanging contest, which provided a great source of comedy.

Committee member Gill Arnold said: “Many of the competitors threw it over an unforgiving prickly neighbouring hedge which made the retrieval of the welly pretty comical.”

 

Children thoroughly enjoyed inspecting a fire engine from Tarporley fire station, tractor rides and the numerous cake and food stalls.

And residents took trips down memory lane with nostalgic music from Tarporley Brass Band.

Gill added: “All in all it was really successful day. The money raised will hopefully be used to try and provide a cycle track for the village. In previous years it has provided planters, Christmas lights and children’s parties.

“The committee would like to say thank you to everyone involved for their hard work – the organisers, stall holders, the guests invited and the local companies that supported us with prizes for the auction.

“We plan to re-group, pop the thinking caps on again to try and make next year even bigger and better.”

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