Gawthorpe Festival raises £3,000

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Rose Queen Laura Bailey opened this year’s annual Gawthorpe Festival and craft fair.

Scores of people descended on Gawthorpe Hall for the the popular event, which was organised by members of All Saints with St John the Baptist Church.

Now in its 15th year attractions included more than 30 stalls, line dancing, a performance from Burnley Junior Alliance Band and a First World War Display.

One of the organisers, Mrs Janet Taggart, said: “The First World War display was very popular particularly with the children, who seemed to like holding a real rifle. It was well attended and it was good to have over 30 stalls which was up on last year.

“It’s our biggest fund-raiser of the year and we’ve raised around £3,000 which will go towards church funds.”




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