New Field Day Rose Queen just loves the dogs’ life

Newton Clifton and Salwick Field Day 2014
Newton Clifton and Salwick Field Day 2014
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There is fun galore in store in rural Fylde on Saturday, as Newton with Scales hosts the annual Newton, Clifton and Salwick Field Day.

A parade around Newton sets off from the village’s Bluecoat School at 1.30pm, accompanied by the City of Preston Pipe and Drums and the Amounderness Ladies dancers

The new rose queen, Sophie Edge, will then be crowned by Anne Bannister, wife of the vicar of Lund Parish Church and activities to follow on the village green will include a mall fairground, donkeys, bouncy castle, cream teas, stalls and activities on the field. Blackpool Circus School will be running a free circus skills workshop.

Ten-year-old Sophie, who succeeds Katie Jones as rose queen ans will be the 68th in the event’s history, is a pupil of Newton Bluecoat School.

She likes dogs, having competed at Crufts and abroad as a junior handler and has a three-year-old pet whippet called Lucas.

Sophie also enjoys riding horses and roller skating.

Laura Smedley, spokesman for the event organisers, said: “We are all looking forward to a day to remember.”