American Civil War Society reenactment (1)

The 38th annual ‘Marbury Merry Days’ two-day traditional country fair attracted hundreds of visitors, writes Jonathan White.

It was organised by St Michael & All Angels Parochial Church Council and takes places every May next to St Michael & All Angels Parish Church and Marbury Big Mere, near Wrenbury, Nantwich.

Marbury Merry Days was officially opened by the Cheshire Dairy Queen.

The main attraction this year was the American Civil War Society, with living history camps and re-enactments featuring loud cannons and musket fire.

Other attractions and events included a grand draw, bric-a-brac & book stall, refreshments, ice cream, a craft & gift fair, trade stands, a classic cars display, children’s activity area, fish netting (Saturday).

There was also a model aircraft flying display from and over Marbury Big Mere, classic car parade, helicopter, GLOs Dance & Cheer Troupe (Saturday), dog & terrier racing and ZiZi the Clown’s Circus Workshop.

Model aircraft display

Attractions inside St Michael’s & All Angels Parish Church included a spinning demonstration and floral decorations.

The event was sponsored by Bernard Corbett, Co-operative Funeral Care, DA Roberts Fuels Ltd, Holchem, HJ Lea Oakes Ltd, Leonard Bros Vets, Petcetera of Bradeley Green, Prince Albert Angling Society, Surface Technicians and Whitchurch Insurance Services.

Marbury Merry Days was enjoyed by hundreds of people over the weekend.

Proceeds go towards the upkeep of the St Michael & All Angels Parish Church in Marbury.

Next year’s Marbury Merry Days will take place on Saturday and Sunday May 12-13.

(All pictures by Jonathan White)

marbury merry days aerial

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