Horwich Advertiser Issue 585

Page 6 The Advertiser July 6th 2022 Follow us on Facebook: Horwich Advertiser Ad Sales: 01204 478812 HORWICH, Westhoughton, Blackrod and Adlington cel- ebrated the Queen’s platinum jubilee in royal style! A host of activities took place in communities across the borough, including street parties, games and live music. Horwich held a weekend spec- tacular with inflatable assault curses, games for all ages and live music to suit all tastes and ages. The three-day event took part at Horwich RMI Cricket Club, St Mary’s Football Club and Cedar Avenue Village green. A Horwich Town Council spokesperson said: “We would like to say thank you and well done to all the volunteers, perform- ers, food and drink vendors, host venues and emergency services who made the three days such a spectacular success, attracting a large number of visitors. “It was great to see the com- munity spirit that we’re so lucky to have here in Horwich and that so many people of all ages enjoyed these events.” Adlington also put on a full programme of events, including a family fun day at St Paul’s Church, lunch at St Joseph’s church grounds and a tea dance at Adlington and District Com- munity Centre. People were also encouraged to take part in the Adlington Jubi- lee Trail and enjoy the decora- tions on display across the village. Homes displayed children’s art work competition entries, with JUBILEE SPECIAL A RIGHT ROYAL KNEES-UP! Celebrations: Horwich’s weekend of fun and the union flag projected on Rivington Pike (credit: Horwich Town Council and CDS Events) other pieces from the young- sters on display in the commu- nity centre. Various street parties were also a big hit in communities over the extended bank holiday as the sun shone. And story time and craft activities took place for Horwich, Westhoughton and Blackrod Libraries. In Westhoughton hundreds of people flocked to enjoy a jubilee event, with food, drink, music and stalls, on St George’s Ave- nue, Daisy Hill. Blackrod Sports and Commu- nity Centre also organised a free to attend celebration which was attended by the mayor of Bolton. As part of the national initiative a beacon was lit at Riv- ington Park. Bolton also shone a light on the celebrations by lighting another beacon at the Parish Church. In Bolton town centre a free decades of music concert was held in Victoria Square featur- ing tributes to everything from The Beatles to Britpop. Crowds enjoyed street the- atre and dance performances, including Bhangra and Bolly- wood style. A student from Horwich took part in the spectacular platinum jubilee pageant parade in Lon- don. Young dancer Benedict Kay- onda, 15, is a pupil at St Joseph’s RC High School.