Queen’s Jubilee Weekend Success
On Saturday June 2nd, the Centre celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee weekend with a hugely successful Happening. The weather was kind and the crowds poured in to the Centre and the field to enjoy a great day of games, races, competitions, stalls and music.
Around 2,000 people from Halton and other areas came along, including 1200 children and young people. One of the great attractions for the youngsters was the skate park where there were great demonstrations and lively music.
There was live music throughout the day, including Bob the Sax and a string quartet, flute choir and trombone ensemble from Lancaster University.
In the evening there was more live music with headline band Scarred id as well as other local bands like Freek, Remedy Project, The Charm and Brendan Cleary. These were all much enjoyed by a good crowd of people.
On Sunday June 3rd, a day of skate park and junior football competitions as well as a family picnic had been planned, but unfortunately heavy rain led to the postponement of the skate park events although the juniors had a very enjoyable day of football games and thanks to Damian Brown and Norman Wilson for organising this.
Brian Jefferson, chair of the Happening planning group said:
” We were delighted that so many local people came to celebrate the Jubilee and enjoy a great day of entertainment and fun. We had especially organised activities for children so were very pleased to see so many enjoying themselves.
We are very grateful to all those who helped to make the day such a success, including the many local volunteers who helped to plan the event and contributed on the day. We were very sorry that the rain on Sunday has led to the postponement of the skate park competitions and we plan to hold this in July.”