Another fantastic Valley Gardens fair

Photo: David Hurst'Trying the drums out on the living stall at Valley Gardens Park Summer Fayre in Barnoldswick are, from left, Matthew Green, Alex Waddington and Benjamin Allott

Photo: David Hurst'Trying the drums out on the living stall at Valley Gardens Park Summer Fayre in Barnoldswick are, from left, Matthew Green, Alex Waddington and Benjamin Allott

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Hundreds of folk helped the Valley Gardens Working Group raise a small fortune at its annual Summer Fair.

Saturday’s event saw crowds flock to the evergreen event in Barnoldswick’s pocket park and £700 was raised on the day, largely through the Spring Duck Race along Butts Beck and through tombola ticket sales.

Photo: David Hurst'Valley Gardens working group, on the flower stall at the Summer Fayre they organised, in the park in Barnoldswick.

Photo: David Hurst'Valley Gardens working group, on the flower stall at the Summer Fayre they organised, in the park in Barnoldswick.

There were hands on activities aplenty for the family to get involved with including the forest school living jungle, wood carving, kite making, games and face painting.

On top of that there was a chance to plant up woolly hanging baskets, plant in a perennial bed and bling up a bike while charities and schools had stalls.

Barnoldswick in Bloom also used the event to launch its 2015 campaign in style and new recruits signed up for the bloom team’s civic pride “Litter Quitter” initiative and were inducted into the Litter Quitter Superhero Hall of Fame.

Bloomers also unfurled Barnoldswick’s finalist banner for the town’s first ever entry into the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom finals.

Photo: David Hurst'Mags Walker of Tilltot's Emporium with a knitted bike at Valley Gardens Park Summer Fayre, Barnoldswick.

Photo: David Hurst'Mags Walker of Tilltot's Emporium with a knitted bike at Valley Gardens Park Summer Fayre, Barnoldswick.

Valley Gardens Working Group Secretary, Joyce Holgate, said: “Everybody seemed to have fun and enjoy it.

“The living jungle had some huge snakes. That was very popular, whenever I looked it was full of people.

“The money raised will mean we can put in some terracing and wood carvings into the gardens.”

Barnoldswick’s judging for the Britain in Bloom finals will take place on Tuesday, August 11th and the town is up against Cupar, Dalton with Newton, Falmouth, Henley on Thames, Pembrey and Burry Port and Tewkesbury.

Photo: David Hurst'Harry Brown and Charlie Megson with flowers that were planted in the gardens at Valley Gardens Park Summer Fayre, Barnoldswick.

Photo: David Hurst'Harry Brown and Charlie Megson with flowers that were planted in the gardens at Valley Gardens Park Summer Fayre, Barnoldswick.