On Sunday 5th June despite a terrible weather forecast we made good use of our fabulous Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field and held a 1950s themed fete. The rain had stopped by the afternoon so gazebos were pitched and picnics were eaten to the sounds of 1950s music.
The AHSRA team ran a very popular Bar featuring Weetwood Ales and The Pavilion Cafe team served hot and cold drinks and snacks (and of course cake).
There were free to play traditional side stall games – including Hook a Duck, Coconut Shy and Test Your Strength – which were very popular with all age groups.
The team from Ashton Hayes & Mouldsworth Community Shop handed out free bags of traditional sweets and there were commemorative medals for the children.
We were treated to a musical performance by ‘An Unexpected Arrangement’
There was the ever popular Tug-of-War at the end of the afternoon when you could have been knocked down in the stampede of children racing across the field to grab their side of the rope.
There were Slow Bike Race heats throughout the afternoon. The winners were:
- Over 14 years – Peter Hosker
- 9 years to 14 years – George Hosker
- 5 years to 9 years – Daisy Foden
With Susan Jones being the outright winner from the 3 part combined competition.