Reporter Jonathan White, Crewe
The 34th annual ‘Marbury Merry Days’ - http://www.marburymerrydays.co.uk - two-day traditional country fair took place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2013.
The fair takes places every May in the field next to St. Michael's & All Angels Parish Church and Marbury Big Mere, located 3 miles from Wrenbury (near Nantwich) in Cheshire.
The American Civil War Society - http://www.acws.co.uk/ - re-enacted combat displays between the Union and the Confederates and featured muskets, sharpshooters, cannons and pyrotechnics along with a living history village.
Other attractions and events included a classic car & motorcycle parade, dog & terrier racing (Saturday), craft & gift fair, trade stands, vintage motor cycles, classic cars, vintage tractors, fair stalls and tombola, cake stall, refreshments, ice cream, children’s activity area, Pinxton Puppets show, model aircraft flying display, Newfoundland dogs water display (Saturday), The Little Green Men Morris Dancers (Sunday) and Maypole Dancing (Sunday). Attractions in the Church included floral decorations and an art exhibition.
Despite the poor weather over the weekend hundreds of people attended and enjoyed the event.
All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the St. Michael's & All Angels Parish Church in Marbury.