Support plea over Festival

Shopkeepers (from left)  Linda Deacon, Lisa Kelly, Lynette Brammer and Simon Ray alldfessed up for the occasion at St Annes Victorian Festival 2016
Shopkeepers (from left) Linda Deacon, Lisa Kelly, Lynette Brammer and Simon Ray alldfessed up for the occasion at St Annes Victorian Festival 2016

Organisers of the third annual Victorian Festival in St Annes are looking for support to ensure it is the biggest and best yet.

The event is set to include some exciting new features this year – and two fund-raising events are planned for next month to help pay for activities around town such as barrel organs, small fairground rides and a horse and carriage.

Meanwhile, representatives of all businesses in the town are being encouraged to dress up in period costume for the Festival, to be held over the weekend of December 2 and 3.

Organisers’ spokesman Alison Levi said: “Along with stalls in St Annes Palace, there there will be an outdoor Christmas market in The Square while the blue domes there will host various stalls for charitable causes.

“We are looking forward to a great weekend but we hope people will support the fund-raisers and that businesses will get involved by dressing up and decorating their windows.

“Fylde mayor Coun John Singleton, who will open the Festival, is supporting us with the annual mayor’s Christmas window display to be Victorian-themed for the first time.”

The fund-raising events are a Simon and Garfunkel celebration at St Annes Palace on November 11 and a murder-mystery evening at Ashton Pavilion on November 25.

Tickets details from (01253) 783339 or 07796 092571