With a month to go until the event, we need to plan and allocate stalls, and look at promoting the event locally. If you are interested in having a
stall (or sharing a stall) on the day can you let us know before Monday 26th March for the sub-committee meeting on Tuesday. A good number of groups have already expressed and interest.
Two rules: one, any fundraising will not duplicate market traders wares, and, two, we leave the place in a good state. We want to make the event interesting and diverse so are welcome to ideas. We are also looking at an entertainment itinerary during the day with group demonstrations and a show of local talent - let us know if you'd like to take part.
Market traders will be dressing up in Luddites period costume; the Local History Group will have an exhibition in the library on the day; and on the Sunday, their big event takes place with enactments, entertainment and the 'burning of the mill'.
There is now a calendar available at the website, the idea being that groups can add events and a picture can emerge of what is going on in Westhoughton and will
enhance the information share.
In order for events to be added, for the time being can information be sent to 'Events' for adding to the calendar - in the following format:
Day / Date / Time(s)
(State if a repeating event and the frequency.)
Where it is taking place
Contact Name / Number /
Website / Email
(if applicable and if you want this made public)
The Houghton Weavers - Sit thi Deawn
Raising funds and organised by the Westhoughton United Reformed Church, our perennial favourites perform at The Bethel on Saturday, 24th March 2012 from 7.30pm. There are a few tickets left, priced £12.50 including supper - bring your own drinks & glasses. Contact John Purnell (01204 414915).
invite you to 'White & Red Rose Brass' where our very own, world-renowned musicians perform tonight, Saturday, 17th March, with special guests at the Victoria Hall, Bolton. Tickets are £10 (£9 concessions).
The world famous brass band who have been around for over 100 years are credit to the town, often coming out for community events, welcome the support of local people coming to see them, buying CDs and spreading the word of an institution that is as howfen as bulls stuck in gates. Full details and more about the band…
Friends of Eatock Lodge
Hoping to build on the successes of last year, the group are to continue with facilitating improvements and activities around this picturesque Daisy Hill nature reserve. The first event of 2012 will be a Community Litter Pick to take place Saturday, 31st March (meet 10am at The Lodge Hoskers entrance). The Friends hope to work with other groups to put on activities through the spring and summer months, with a Funday in August.
Westhoughton Carnival Queens
Keeping up this fine tradition of Carnival Royalty. Westhoughton Carnival Queens Association present a fundraiser, Carnival Princess selection and Carnival Queen competition on Sunday, 22nd April between 12 and 4pm at The Communiversity. Plenty to see and do, including 'Teddy Bear Parachute Jump', stalls and car boot sale, and activities in the Community Centre.
WACO - It's A Knockout
An organisation going from strength to strength, and building on the success of last year's event, the WACO team will be back on Sunday, 27th May (from noon),
with a jam-packed, family-friendly day of fun and entertainment, with an 'It's A Knockout' team competition, community stalls and funfair at the Communiversity on Central Drive, Westhoughton.