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Wednesday 1 December 2010

Family Fun Day – Lyceum Square


Hundreds of people enjoyed a family fun day in Crewe on Saturday (November 27), to celebrate the return of the outdoor market to the newly-refurbished Lyceum Square.

On a crisp sunny day there was live music, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon modelling, cup-cake decorating and fairground rides among the entertainment and activities.

The soundtrack to the fun day was provided from a gazebo next to the café. There were performances from keyboard crooner Tom Seal, and Crewe Community Arts.

One particular attraction was a competition to guess the weight of a Porbeagle Shark. The shark, which was caught off the Faroe Islands, is a relation of the Great White and can weigh up to 1,000 pounds. They normally feed on Mackerel, Herring and Squid.

The competition was run by Stuart Hornby Fishmongers, who are based in the indoor market. The ‘prize’ for the correct guess was the shark’s jaws, with the runners up receiving shark steaks.

Visitors also had the opportunity to take part in a treasure hunt through the market with the chance to win tickets to the pantomime Aladdin, at Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre.

Local radio station The Cat, was also in attendance, broadcasting live from the fun day.

The outdoor market was temporarily relocated to Market Square earlier this year to allow for a £1.7m facelift of Lyceum Square.

Councillor Rod Menlove, Cabinet member with responsibility for environmental services, said: “The family fun day was an unqualified success and really celebrated the return of the outdoor market to Lyceum Square.

“The Lyceum Square refurbishment is good news for Crewe, and shows our commitment to growing and developing a sustainable Cheshire East.”

Councillor Peggy Martin, ward member for Crewe East, said: “It was good to see people of all ages out in the winter sun enjoying a real community event.

“Lyceum Square is now open for business and I hope that residents of Crewe will shop locally this festive season.”

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