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Monday 16 May 2016

Marbury Merry Days’

Reporter Jonathan White, Crewe

The 37th annual ‘Marbury Merry Days’ - - two-day traditional country fair took place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2016.

The fair is organised by St. Michael & All Angels Parochial Church Council and takes places every May in the field adjacent to St. Michael & All Angels Parish Church and Marbury Big Mere, located 3 miles from Wrenbury (near Nantwich) in Cheshire.

The main attraction this year was the Extreme Mountain Bike Show featuring two riders who demonstrated their skills and bravery over a variety of equipment in the main ring.

Other attractions and events included an craft & gift fair, trade stands, vintage motor cycles, classic cars, vintage tractors, stalls and tombola, grand draw, cake stall, refreshments, ice cream, children’s activity area, Pinxton Puppets show, helicopter (Saturday), model aircraft flying display, canoeing on the Mere, dog & terrier racing, classic car & motorcycle parade, morris dancing (Saturday), GLOs Dance & Cheer Troupe (Saturday), Whitchurch Dog Display Team (Sunday) and Fun Dog Show (Sunday). Attractions inside St. Michael's & All Angels Parish Church included a children’s colouring competition, a spinning demonstration, organ music and floral decorations.

The weather stayed dry and warm and hundreds of people attended the event over the weekend.

All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the St. Michael & All Angels Parish Church in Marbury.

I have uploaded my photos to a Flickr album:

Next years ‘Marbury Merry Days’ will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017.

Dog & terrier racing - Staffordshire Bull Terrier Stanley  leads the raceExtreme Mountain Bike Show and St Michael & All Angels  Parish ChurchWhitchurch Dog Display Team

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