Festival fun returns

22 Jul 2022 10:38
Published by: Scott Callan

ORGANISERS of the Altrincham Festival have thanked supporters for their “fantastic turnout” this year.
The two-day weekend festival, which took place at the beginning of July, returned for the first time in three years.
Covid-19 and the pandemic had put a temporary halt to the community-focused fun, but the team of volunteers worked hard to make sure of its return in style.
And the traditional parade through the streets of Altrincham and Timperley again proved to be one of the highlights, despite the unsettled weather.
And as well as the grand parade fun lovers flocked to the fun fair, stalls, bouncy castles and stage acts as well as other attractions held on the showground at Beechfields in Timperley.
The festival, which is a not-for-profit event, can trace its roots back to 1977 and the Queen’s silver jubilee celebrations and this year marked the platinum jubilee and its 45th year.
A spokesperson for the organisers said: “We had a fantastic turnout this year on the streets of Altrincham and Timperley! Sadly, the parade was smaller than we had hoped with five groups dropping out due to the rainy weather earlier on.
“Hopefully we have given a little something special back in to the community and fingers crossed we will have a lot more of you join us next year! We love you Altrincham! Thank you for all your support!”
Guide groups from Altrincham, Timperley, Hale and Bowdon were among those supporting the festival this year.

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