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Monday, 18 June 2012 (3027680)
You can't rain on our parade!
by Henry James

THERE was a very British feel to this year's Newburgh Fair parade - which took place on Saturday despite the torrential rain.

A number of community groups, including the Scouts from the 56th Ormskirk and Kirsty Moss Dance and Drama students, were involved in the parade.

Newburgh Fair, which includes a week-long series of events, has been running since 1978 and this year the theme was A British Celebration.

Rebecca Richardson, from Newburgh Parish Council said: “This year it was a very British celebration. The Queen had her celebration in the rain and we followed her.

”Despite the rain a lot of people came out to support us. People turned out and braved the rain in wellies and macs and cheered on the procession in truly British fashion.“

Events started on Tuesday, June 12 with a disco for Newburgh primary school, and on Wednesday Douglas Valley Lions held a Michael Buble tribute night.

There was then a Ladies Night on the Thursday night with an entertainer, which was organised by Parent and Teacher Associations from Newburgh School, Dalton School and Our Lady and All Saints, Parbold.

On Friday Newburgh's Got Talent was held.

Saturday's Parade started at 12pm from Newburgh school, and the procession went through the centre of the village. It was completed by the Newburgh Morris Dancers.

Following the parade, there was a Diamond Ball on Saturday night and the final part of the week was a Songs of Praise event on the Sunday.

Rebecca added: ”The fair raises money for local charities and it keeps going every year. We are lucky to have the support from the school and residents.“


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