The summer fun focus switches to Wrea Green this weekend as the village stages its annual Field Day.
Saturday’s occasion will be extra special as it marks the 90th anniversary of an event which began when a group of girls from the village decided to have their own rose queen after seeing Lytham’s equivalent in procession.
The following year, they walked all the way around the village green and held a collection for the Dr Barnardos charity and, by 1926, a group of parents formed an organised committee.
This year’s retiring rose queen procession will start at noon, with folk in fancy dress and floats lining up from 11.15 and fancy dress judging taking place from 11.30.
Holly Wensley, 16, will be crowned the new rose queen in succession to Ella Cocksey at 12.20pm, followed by the new rose queen parade and carnival procession. The fair and other entertainment is open from 1pm, with the afternoon featuring children’s sports at 2.30 and 3.30pm and adults sports at 4.30.
Among the features of the afternoon will be a farmers’ market and Field Day committee chairman Hayley Stafford said: “We are very much looking forward to what we hope will be a very special day.”
Rose queen-elect Holly is a year 11 pupil at Kirkham’s Carr Hill High School and said: “I am delighted to be representing Wrea Green at Field Day and throughout the coming year.”