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Flags are up for Country and Western Weekend in Leek

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Some of the Leek Town Council Events Committee, from the left, Town Clerk Julie Taylor, Anthony Mathewson, Julie Pointon, Harold Critchlow, Celia Kent, councillor Barry Cowie, Brian Pointon, Maureen Motum, Dennis Salt, and Pete Dawson.

  • One of the flags.

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Plans are coming together for a large-scale country and western event in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

The free weekend-long extravaganza, in memory of the late Steve Povey, will be staged in Leek on June 21 and 22.

The gun-slinging event has been organised by the Leek Town Council Events Committee, pictured, and is being paid for by a £10,000 bequest which was left to the committee by My Povey, who led town events for many years.

The weekend, which will take place in both Leek town centre and Brough Park, will see a host of country and western themed activities such as line dancing, re-enactment's, games, stalls, and music. The events committee have already begun to celebrate the forthcoming weekend by installing 80 flags, which represent 15 American states from the 1800s, in the town centre streets of Leek. See Page 29 for more details of the event.

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