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Cheddleton Carnival creates a big buzz in village

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 13, 2014

  • New Cheddleton Carnival Queen Katie Mellor at the event.

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A PARADE of floats, classic vehicles, fancy dress, and the Buxton Billerettes led by the Longton Scout and Guide Band made their way through the village to Ashcombe Park prior to the start of this year's Cheddleton Carnival.

The event was opened at 2.30pm by Councillor Mike Worthington, and this year's new queen Katie Mellor was crowned shortly after by his wife Ann Worthington.

The retiring queen Leann Nixon presented a cheque for £41,271 to Miles Godfrey, regional manager of volunteer fund-raising for Cancer Research UK.

The arena entertainment included a good number of visiting queens from surrounding areas, the fancy dress parade including a group of nuns, who did an impromptu routine from The Sister Act, the Buxton Billerettes and Keith Butt from Foxtwood Kennels, who staged a good number of classes in the dog show. One popular attraction was a 'buzz wire' game.

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Shirley Brough, secretary of the Cheddleton Carnival Committee said: "In the current financial climate fund-raising is getting so much harder and Leann, her family and the committee have done an amazing job again this year to raise such a large amount.

"There was a lot going on, in and around the field, a large craft area in the main marquee, plenty of stalls and amusement areas for children, refreshment stalls and a wonderful display of classic cars. I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our carnival organising committee and indeed everyone who came along to help on the day.

"The weather was kind to us again and the event was well attended by friends and families who continue to support our charity and make the event such a success."

Competition Results were as follows:-

Decorated Float - Winner - For the Love of Dogs

Queens Decorated Float - 1st Meningitis Now/2nd Haregate Community/3rd Buxton Well Dressing

Queen and Retinue in the Arena - 1st Meningitis Now/2nd Chapel-en-le-Frith/3rd Haregate Community

Flower girl - Winner - Stevie-Mai, Leek and Moorlands

Rosebud/Princess - Winners - Harleigh-Jai and Alana, East Cheshire Hospice

Crownbearer/Page Boy - Winner - Louis, Meningitis Now

Solo Queen - Lauren, Junior Queen of the Peak

Adult Fancy Dress - Winners - The Sister Act/Runners Up - The Cow and the Dog

Children's Fancy Dress - 1st Tinkerbell/2nd Thomas the Tank Engine/3rd The Pirates

Nifty Fingers Competitions - Children:

Handmade Tank - 1st Jonathan Wood/2nd William Brown/3rd Molly Wood

Handmade Necklace - 1st Molly Alcock/2nd Catherine Wood/3rd Niamh Cordon Le Petit

Cupcake: Winner - Mollie Greatbatch

Adult Section:

Chutney - 1st Mal Smith/2nd Wendy Potts

War Photograph - 1st Margaret Sigley/2nd and 3rd Josie Greenwood

Floral Display - War Years - Winner - Irene Ainsworth

Floral Arrangement in a Cup and Saucer - 1st Lauren Skelson/2nd Irene Ainsworth/3rd Sandra Bickley

Tart on a Plate - 1st Gaynor Holdway/2nd Pat Whalley/3rd Sandra Bickley

Overall Show Winner - Pat Whalley

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