Ribchester gets set to celebrate 55th Field Day this Saturday

scene from Ribchester Field Day 2014
scene from Ribchester Field Day 2014

The scene is set for another fabulous Ribchester village field day this Saturday.

New Queen Danielle Jackson, 11, will preside over a fun filled action packed weekend which promises entertainment for all the family, including an evening ceilidh and cabaret events.

The colourful parade, complete with Ribchester morris dancers and accompanied by three bands, will

assemble at Bee Mill to set off round the village streets at 1pm.This will be followed by the official crowning of Danielle and the presentation of prizes for best fancy dress and a display by morris dancers on the village recreation ground. It is the 55th Field day and the new Queen will be attended by Madison Kilshaw-Seal, Abigail Cronshaw, Alice Walsh, Lily Whiteside and Tianie Riding, page boys will be Finley Bretherton and William Jackson.

The usual wide range of side stalls, field events and entertainments will culminate in children’s races and the annual tug of war.

Organisers have reminded contestants for the hotly contested marquee classes that entries must be delivered to the marquee between 9am and 11am and removed by 5pm on field day.

The marquee will also feature a display by RAGS (Ribchester Allotment and Gardening Society), a tombola and an opportunity for youngsters to ride a locally made wooden rocking horse.

The Field Day weekend includes two evening marquee events - a Friday night cabaret with locally based professional theatre company Ribcaged at 7pm, tickets £10.00 and a Saturday night family ceilidh at 7.30pm with bar and freshly baked pizzas, tickets cost £5,00. Tickets for both events can be bought at Ribchester Spar and ceilidh tickets can also be bought in the marquee on field day.

The refreshment tent will, as always, boast delicious home baked cakes and treats. Meanwhile on Sunday the Jacob’s Join tea party from 2 pm on the recreation ground is open to any village resident. Music will be provided by Quay Change, with children’s entertainment by Mr Jolly and volleyball for older children.