THERE was plenty of clowning around at Thelwall Rose Queen Festival as ‘The Circus’ came to town providing a colourful spectacle.
On the hottest day of the year the crowds turned out for the annual community fun day and procession.
Starting from the Parish Hall at 1:30pm and led off by Lymm town crier Peter Powell, the floats and walkers made their way around the streets of Thelwall village in a tradition which dates back to the 1960’s.
Accompanying the local schools and nurseries who were dressed in this years theme of “Circus” were a traction engine, the Thelwall Morris men and Manchester Phoenix pipe band, all of whom entertained the locals lining the streets.
This year’s Rose Queen was 11-year-old Maddison Shaw who has always dreamed of becoming so ever since joining Thelwall Infant School.
Along with her attendants Elizabeth Williams, Ava Kinsey, Gabby Scott, Hannah Bering, Rebecca Bering, Ruby Bramhall and Jessica Warwick Maddison she took her place on the Rose Queen Float to proudly parade through her villag,e to be crowned at the main arena.
After the procession hundreds of happy people made their way to the Chaigley School field where there were many fun attractions for all the family including mountain bike show, Warrington animal welfare dog show, tug of war, donkey rides, tom bola, crazy golf, assault course, a fair ground and of course, given the beautiful weather, a very popular ice cream van.