Westhoughton Community Network

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W.A.C.O.'s 'It's A Knockout' Family Funday 2017
Monday 29th May | 11am to 4pm
Central Drive Playing Fields Westhoughton

Westhoughton Community Funday - W.A.C.O.'s It's-a-Knockout 2017

This is the information page for the 2017 event; unfortunately organisers, due to other commitments, are unable to put the event on in 2018, but hope it will be back in the future.

This popular event took place on the late May Bank Holiday Monday with its mix of team competition, stalls and attractions, community and entertainment. Organisers estimate that up to 5,000 people attended or were involved in this years event. A great family-friendly event on your doorstep!

It's-A-Knockout team 2016Team Competition

The ever popular, action and fun-packed Graham Fisher's International 'It's A Knockout' competition returns. Teams of 6-10 people are invited to take part and rise to the challenge of the obstacle course of wet and foamy inflatables.

A full compliment of teams took part, with 18 teams battling it out split over the two sessions. Madcap, fun, great to watch, even better to be part of. In the competition, morning winners 'The Rebels' (Sally's Rocking Rebels) were runners-up receiving £100. The overall winners were 'The Transformers' (Transform, Market Street); they received the 'It's A Knockout' 2017 Trophy and a prize of £200, which they generously gave back to W.A.C.O. to help support community groups and projects.

Entertainment and Attractions

No Westhoughton community event would be complete without a wide range of entertainment and things to do and see. Adding a little pomp and poetry Westhoughton's very own Town Crier started proceedings. A full programme of entertainment was overseen by the Howfen Radio team; local talent taking to the stage to sing, dance or do demonstrations of martial arts… including the George Formby Society, The Bethel Crowd, Sally's Rocking Rebels, XDC and local singers. The entertainment stage provided and built by Rarecrest Scaffolding.

Elsewhere there will be a range of family attractions including the animals from mobile petting zoo Little Barn Farm, costumed characters out and about, face-painters, military vehicles, vintage motorbikes … The ever-popular Chadwick & Holland's Funfair came to town providing thrills and spills with a range of rides for everyone - big and small. Thinking about families' pockets rides prices were reduced.

Stalls

Community StallAdding to the general hubbub, a range of stalls from food stalls to trinket stalls. The W.A.C.O. stall had its fundraising tombola (money raised available for community projects).

A number of community and special interest stalls giving information on what is going on in Westhoughton promoting local causes and encouraging people to get involved.

Interested in volunteering? WCN provided information about local groups. If you have an interest or some time to spare it is a chance to meet people already active in the community and find something you might like to get involved with.

Photos from 2016 event

A full set of photos from the event can be seen on our Flickr pages .
Below It's A Knockout (2016) album. (64)

W.A.C.O It's A Knockout 2016

Lancashire One video of Graham Fisher's 'It's A Knockout!'
at Westhoughton Communiversity Fair 2012.

Contact

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  • George Formby Society
    Wed 26 June (from 7:30pm)
    Mercury Bolton, Manchester Road (BL5 3JP)
    Fans of George Formby and the ukulele gather to talk, play and be entertained. Last Wed every month.
  • Hoodwinked
    Fri/Sat 21/22 28/29 June
    The Bethel, Leigh Rd (BL5 2LW)
    Latest Bethel Crowd show from the Junior workshop is a musical take on Robin Hood story. Performances 7:15pm, with 2:15pm matinees on Saturday. Tkts £4.
  • St. James DH Concert
    Fri 28 June 7:30pm
    Latest in St. James (Daisy Hill) Concert Series - a virtuoso Guitar & Cello Duo performance by Ithoni Duo. Tkts £8 (U16 free) inc refreshments. Pay on door.
  • Murder Mystery
    Fri/Sat 5/6 July (7:15pm) |
    Westhoughton Methodist Church Hall, Wigan Road (BL5 3QD)
    Special send-off for Rev. Lesley Dinham as she heads for pastures new. A Murder Mystery: 'Who Killed The Vicar?' Can you solve the case? Fun, entertaining evening. Tkts £7 inc supper/refreshments.
  • Wingates Band Concerts
    Fri 5 July (7:30pm)
    Blackrod Community Centre (BL6 5TG)
    Friday Night is Music Night! Last of 4 monthly themed music concerts at Blackrod Community Centre July is Audience Favourites. Tickets £10 with pie supper.
    Flyers.
    News and information about the brass band and upcoming concerts, and details of Supporters Club - info.
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    Programme. Group activities and events; available for hire for community groups - also parties. 'Grub tub' available for Foodbank donations - 9:30am to 3pm on Mondays.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:30pm
    Hope Centre (Central Drive) BL5 3DS
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. Updated programme.
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  • Bolton College Survey
    Adult Learning Provision in Westhoughton
    Bolton Council and Bolton College consulting with WCN and other partners to reintroduce Adult Learning Provision to Westhoughton. A survey is launched, with follow-up events planned.
  • Barking Berry's Fun Dog Show
    Took place at Central Park, Westhoughton on Sat 22 June. 7th year for this popular event raising money for animal charities. £1,561 raised on day.
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  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    WH Market: Thurs 11 July (12-1pm)
    John Holt: Tues 16 July (9:30-11:00am)
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