Pennyfarthing to lead parade at Glendale Festival

The organisers of next month's Glendale Festival are urging people to dress up their bicycles and even mobility scooters to take part in their opening parade

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 25th June 2017, 8:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 7:48 am
Len Clucas of Wooler with the pennyfarthing he built based on a 1884 design.
Len Clucas of Wooler with the pennyfarthing he built based on a 1884 design.

“We’ve even found a pennyfarthing bicycle, made by a local man Len Clucas (pictured with his creation based on an 1884 design) to head up the fancy dress part of the parade,” said Alison Lloydharris, festival chairman.

The event takes place on Sunday, July 23.

“Last year we had decorated wheelbarrows which looked great, particularly as some families had tied in their children’s fancy dress to the theme, so we had a pirate ship and pirates, the mad hatter and his tea table and a mini queen in a wheelbarrow coach,” said Alison.

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“This year we’re asking people to decorate their bicycles and also mobility scooters and join in the parade which starts at noon. Whether it’s a few balloons and tassels or a more ambitious project we’d love to have lots of people taking part. There will be a prize for the best effort.”

Anyone who would like to take part in the competition should turn up at Padgepool Place car park at 11.45am. More information is available on 01668282406.

The festival also includes free live bands from 2-9pm, a street fair and entertainment as well as a model railway layout and children’s activities.