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Field Day 2016

Bolton Field Day 25th June 2016

‘Back to the Fifties’

The Memorial Hall Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone that helped in any way to make this years’ field day, barbeque and dance a success.

Despite the mixed weather just over £1500 was raised to assist with the general running and upkeep of the hall.

This sum would not have been possible without the many people that supported the event by attending on the day; generous individual donations and contributions; and the many volunteers that worked tirelessly to help make the day and evening a success.  

This year was the 60th Anniversary of the Bolton Rose Queen. The organising committee welcomed back 27 previous Rose Queens to their annual Field Day. The Former Rose Queens joined the procession led by the 2016 Rose Queen Izzy Charnley, her retinue and retiring Rose Queen Sarah Kinnear.  .

The Field Day was officially opened by Mary Sowerby (nee Jackson) who in 1957 was the second Rose Queen and who had lived most of her life in Bolton before moving back to Appleby recently.  Mary was warmly welcomed and thanked by the Memorial Hall Committee Chairman Andy Stevens before judging the fancy dress competition, which as ever was not an easy task.

There then followed an inaugural Fun Dog Show, sponsored by K & M Hogg, which was very well received by everyone attending. It was organised by Anne Hogg with the difficult task of judging carried out by Linda  Braithwaite.

Along with the usual stalls and sideshows that were manned by several volunteer members of the village community, Morland and District First Responders also had a stall at the event. Villagers were pleased to welcome once again Enrico Mendace, a visitor from Vobbia, Italy, with whom Bolton is twinned, who brought with him local Italian delicacies to taste. In addition to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rose Queen, a display of photographs and newspaper cuttings from every year were also on display.

Members of the community got involved with the ever popular ‘egg-yucking’ competition.  The field sports, which were again kindly sponsored by T & N Ewbank - Log Suppliers and Agricultural Contractors, also took place despite the rain showers.

Bolton WI members provided afternoon teas in the Village Hall and were, as always, extremely popular.

To round off the day, a well attended family barbeque and dance was held on the field and in the hall. The New Crown Inn ran the BBQ and Debbie Chambers and Jen Robinson dressed the hall windows in items of clothing and memorabilia from the past 6 decades and played music from over the decades.

The committee would like to thank everyone that supported field day in anyway, especially those that entered the competitions, made donations, volunteered their time to prepare the field and set up and run the event.