Willaston Jubilee and Rose Queen Fete - children's sprint races

By Jonathan White
The rain didn’t dampen the Jubilee spirit as people turned out in their hundreds for the Willaston Jubilee and Rose Queen Fete.

The event was staged on the Letty Spencer Playing Fields in Wybunbury Road, Willaston.

There was a 5km run in the morning from the Vagrants Sports Club nearby, then at 2pm the Fete opened with the crowning of the Rose Queen.

Willaston Jubilee and Rose Queen Fete - land trainOther attractions included a collection of classic cars, children’s sprint races and numerous stalls such as paintball, skittles, face painting, and a tombola.

A land train took visitors around the playing fields. Tea, coffee and cakes were served in the St John’s Methodist Chapel.

There was also judging for a “Best Dressed House in Willaston” competition to replicate 1953 Coronation celebrations in the village.

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