Piecing it all together at the St Annes Jigsaw Festival

Drop in for a piece of the action at the St Annes Jigsaw Festival – and you are sure to be spoilt for choice.

The festival, being staged at the United Reformed Church Hall on St George’s Road until Saturday for the ninth year running, features more than 200 completed jigsaws on display, all for sale, with plenty more in reserve to take their place as they are snapped up.

The annual St Annes Jigsaw Festival began today in the United Reformed Church.'12 year-old Felicity Heavyside tackles a three-dimensional puzzle of the Houses of Westminster clock tower.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'18-8-2015

The annual St Annes Jigsaw Festival began today in the United Reformed Church.'12 year-old Felicity Heavyside tackles a three-dimensional puzzle of the Houses of Westminster clock tower. PIC BY ROB LOCK'18-8-2015

Felicity Heavyside, 12, is pictured tackling a three-dimensional puzzle of Big Ben.

“We pride ourselves on always having a full complement of puzzles on display although we can only ever have just over 200 on display, ” said organisers’ spokesman Matthew Willey.

“The festival is a popular event every year and it is particularly pleasing to see the pleasure jigsaws bring to youngsters as well as adults.

“When we started the event, a few people said to us that, with new technology, jigsaws were rather old-fashioned but they are as popular as ever.”

The festival is open from 10am to 4pm each day, with admission £2 for adults, including a free drink, and entry free for children.