Exotic experiences at Earby’s Egyptian Twenties event

Earby’s Egyptian themed Roaring Twenties Day was an exciting extravaganza of colour, dance and music.

Although rain fell on the parade, spirits were not dampened by the downpour as the procession left the town council offices in Victoria Road in the direction of the New Road Community Centre.

David Hartley with his parrot Gem in the zoo at the Roaring 20's.

David Hartley with his parrot Gem in the zoo at the Roaring 20's.

There, Earby stalwart Ken Tennant, who has just been given the Malcolm King Award for lifelong service to the town, opened the third annual event which incorporates the autumn fair.

Just shy of £1,000 was raised for the Earby Community Association as entertainment was provided in the form of a bazaar and murder mystery while there were performances by the East Lancashire School of Dance, Springfield School, the Belly Buddies, Earby Brass band and the Craven Accordion Orchestra.

The Grand Raffle for £700 bike courtesy of X-Transmission in Colne Road was won by Catherine Honey from Earby.

Organising committee member, Rosemary Biggin, said: “It was a really lovely, happy day and a good time was had by all.

“The Egyptian theme was really well received. It came about because Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in the 1920s and it was suggested to us by the fish and chip shop.

“I think we have raised well in excess of £900 for the community association but we provide a platform for a lot of other groups to make some money too which is what we are all about. It’s a big community event.”