Visitors flock to weekend events

Rothbury Street Fair
The Rothbury and Coquetdale Youth Project stall
Picture Mary Scott

Rothbury Street Fair The Rothbury and Coquetdale Youth Project stall Picture Mary Scott

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Visitors flocked to Coquetdale over the bank holiday weekend to enjoy a host of events in Rothbury.

The festivities began with Tea on the Terrace at the Royal Air Force Association’s Rothbury House, which saw a visit from a Second World War American Jeep as well as music from Rothbury Highland Pipe Bandand a ceilidh band.

Rothbury Street Fair
Coquetdale Round Table members David Carr, Robin France, Ian Lakey, Gavin Findlay and Simon Caple at their coconut shy.
Picture Mary Scott

Rothbury Street Fair Coquetdale Round Table members David Carr, Robin France, Ian Lakey, Gavin Findlay and Simon Caple at their coconut shy. Picture Mary Scott

Teas and cakes were served, quoits were played and a coconut shy, along with other entertainment, were on offer for visitors, who also enjoyed the weather that added to the success of the day.

And on Monday, Coquetdale and District Round Table hosted the 25th annual Rothbury Street Fair in the village which saw hundreds of visitors – with the sunshine bringing out the crowds once again.

Crafts, food and charity stalls lined High Street, while Church Street hosted fairground rides and games.

The Scouts also had their own stall, performers entertained crowds on a stage outside the United Reformed Church and inside teas and cakes were on offer.

Rothbury Street Fair
All Saints Parish Church stall with Carol Milburn, Ros Maudslay, Wilma Hunter and Anna Groves.
Picture Mary Scott

Rothbury Street Fair All Saints Parish Church stall with Carol Milburn, Ros Maudslay, Wilma Hunter and Anna Groves. Picture Mary Scott

Face-painting, rope-making and other children’s games were also a hit, alongside the annual duck race along the River Coquet which also attracted the crowds.

The day was once again a huge success and any proceeds made will be shared out to the local community.

The Round Table will also be hosting its second Northumberland Beer Festival in Longframlington Memorial Hall on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, with a family day on the Saturday from noon.

Rothbury Street Fair
Picture Mary Scott

Rothbury Street Fair Picture Mary Scott

 

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