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Crowds packed into Lytham Hall as the town’s club day marked its 120th anniversary with a special celebration.

After the morning procession followed its usual route through town, the crowning of the Rose Queen and entertainment took place at the new venue of Grade-I listed Georgian country house.

Festival organiser Cath Powell said: “It was wonderful. It could not have gone any better. It was perfect.

“There was thousands of people there and the evening entertainment was great.

“There was no trouble in town and everyone had a great time.”

The crowning of Isobel Russell as the new Rose Queen in succession to Anna Jackson took place in the afternoon, while attractions included everything from donkey rides to hot air balloon rides, coconut shies to climbing trees as well as the Kaos high-wire centre.

Small fairground rides were available for children while the main Club Day Fair continued on its regular site at the west end of The Green.

In the evening at the Hall, music was played by a Ceilidh band followed by a steel band with classic buses available to take people back to the gates in Ballam Road.

Cath added: “There was a great atmosphere and we had plenty of people singing along.

“The feedback from the public was ‘why has it not been here before?’

“Most people were saying they wanted to bring it here again.

“I did not hear one complaint.

“The Club Day committee will be having a review of the festival soon and it is something we will look at for next year.”

Organisers’ chairman John Porter said: “Our aim has been to create a family fun day and the committee worked extremely hard in putting together an exciting programme for the afternoon and evening.”

 

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