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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Audlem Carnival

Jonathan White, Crewe

The Audlem Carnival took place on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2013 on the Playing Field. It was the 201st since it began in 1812. The carnival started in the Ring with the crowning of Amelia Steele as this year's Queen, with Lucy Titley, Beth Linder Arrowsmith and Mollie Goodwin as the Princesses, who were all later paraded in a Austin-Healey 3000 open top sports car. Another event in the Ring was Irish dancing.

Irish dancing in the Ring

There were numerous stalls representing local organisations and charities including Audlem WI, Hankelow Amenities Group, Pets As Therapy, Oxfam, North Shropshire CATS, The Neuromuscular Centre, The Motor Neurone Disease Association, and The Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust.

Pets As Therapy stall

There was a display of motorbikes from the Edge & District Vintage Motorcycle Club, a fire engine from Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service, and a variety of fairground rides.

Food options included tea, coffee and light refreshments served in the village hall and a hog roast.

Despite rain later in the afternoon the event was attended and enjoyed by hundreds of people.

The event coincided with the final day of Audlem's 13th Music Festival.

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