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Families invited to Cheddleton Carnival

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 09, 2013

The Buxton Billerettes will be at Cheddleton Carnival this weekend

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AN ANNUAL carnival is set to bring an array of colour and family fun to a village this weekend.

The 70th Cheddleton Carnival will be staged on Saturday (August 10) and will include the regular procession of decorated floats through the village to Ashcombe Park Cricket Club Grounds for the festivities.

The procession will start at 1pm from Harrison way and will also include the Longton Scout and Guide Band along with the very entertaining Buxton Billerettes.

This year, the Cheddleton Carnival event which will be opened by Derek Torr at 2.30pm.

The new carnival queen, Leann Nixon, aged 12, will be crowned by Christine Torr.

A cheque presentation to Cancer Research UK representative Paula Ellison will also be made by retiring queen Alice Greatbatch.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of parades and displays in the main arena including: parade of visiting queens, Longton Scout and Guide Band, Fancy Dress Competition, as well as Morris Dancers and a Fun Dog Show.

Elsewhere on the field there will be a 'Nifty Fingers' competitions for adults and children, assorted craft stalls, side shows, stalls selling local produce, bouncy castle, inflatable slides, face painting, fortune teller, a display of farm vehicles and classic cars, and much much more.

There will also be a range of refreshments on offer from ice creams to a licensed bar and a barbecue.

Admission on Saturday will be £4 for adults and £1 for children, with car parking free.

Cheddleton Carnival Committee work hard all year round to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Some of the fund-raising events that have taken place so far this year include: Pig Race Evening, Bingo Nights, Family Disco, as well as a Charity Bed Push.

Last year the committee handed over an amazing £54,248 to the national charity.

Committee member Shirley Brough said: "It is going to be a great family day out for all with more stalls, games and entertainment than ever before.

"We would like as many people as possible to come along and support the local community for what promises to be a great afternoon."

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