Flying high at village fun day

Starkholmes Gala - Rebecca Maver, 7, Starkholmes Princess, Alex Needham, 11 Sarkholmes Queen, Amelia Corke, 6 Rosebud and Teddy Edwards, 3 page boy.
Starkholmes Gala - Rebecca Maver, 7, Starkholmes Princess, Alex Needham, 11 Sarkholmes Queen, Amelia Corke, 6 Rosebud and Teddy Edwards, 3 page boy.
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It was all the fun of the fair as hundreds of people enjoyed the festivities at Starkholmes Village Fun Day last weekend.

And revellers at the fun day, which took place on Starkholmes Village Hall Field on Saturday, June 11, enjoyed a special flying visit.

Starkholmes Gala - Lone ranger 3 year old Maria Spencer with Silve the cloth horse

Starkholmes Gala - Lone ranger 3 year old Maria Spencer with Silve the cloth horse

Crowds enjoyed dozens of attractions, including medieval stocks, fancy dress, a bouncy slide, tombola, WI stall and a variety of refreshments.

There were also stalls and entertainment including the Belly Dance Flames, Welliphant, Gullimouse, Annette and Her Dancing Dogs, children’s races and the grand tug of war competition.

The fun day began with the royalty and the fancy dress participants taking part in the opening ceremony on the fun day field.

This was followed by the crowning of the fun day royalty, as Queen Alex Needham was attended by Princess Rebecca Mavers, Rosebud Amelia Corke and Pageboy Teddy Edwards. All attend St Giles Primary School in Starkholmes.

Starkholmes Gala - 6 year old Leo and 8 year old Lucy Crown from Starkholmes

Starkholmes Gala - 6 year old Leo and 8 year old Lucy Crown from Starkholmes

And there was excitement as the fun day hosted a special event this year – a fly-past by a Lancaster bomber.

The PA474 whizzed past as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, having been participating in the Queen’s Birthday Parade in London earlier in the day.

Villager and businessman Brian Webster again worked his magic to make it possible for the people of Starkholmes and surrounding areas to see the flying memorial to the thousands of airmen who lost their lives during the Second World War.