In order to plan the event, we would like you to let us know if you wish to participate with a stall or even a display of some sort; we are also interested in hearing from groups/individuals who might wish to be part of the entertainment/activity programme. If you could let us know by Monday, 15th October that will help the Sub-Committee with the planning and allocation of space on the day.
Given the relative ease with which the April event came together, we are confident the November event can be a success. Updates will be posted on the Community Fayre webpage.
Our plan is to have WCN Community Fayres in June, around National Volunteers Week, and November.
A reminder that 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 that is part of the regular meetings.
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)
A Busy Summer...
A couple of events of note that took place over the recent months worthy of mention.
Firstly, in its sixth year Washacre FM took place between 22nd and 25th August, organised by HACFRA, the community radio station goes from strength to strength, with presenters and production people coming from the local community to put on the radio shows, concluding with the 'Showcase Day' on the Saturday with stalls, mini-funfair and group demonstrations. Listeners will have heard some of our groups taking part. Planning has already begun for next year…
Secondly, set up in 2010 and having established themselves at The Communiversity, the Westhoughton Art Group, were able to put on their very first Art Exhibition at Westhoughton Library in September, featuring a high standard of paintings and drawings, demonstrating both the passion and achievement of this impressively creative group.
A plus being that the group not only received recognition within arts circles but generated some good media interest for themselves and the local community.
As 'active' as ever WACO have a number of events coming up…
Looking for a bargain? On Saturday, 6th October there is Car Boot Sale at
The Communiversity (£7 a pitch).
Later that day at the Westhoughton Sports & Social Club, a chance to enjoy some great music from our very own Wingates Band, as WACO invite you to a Night At The Proms, a fundraising event that promises to be a lot of fun. Tickets for this extravaganza are £10 and include supper. Dress to impress!
Later in the month on Saturday, 27th October, there will be a Hallowe'en Party - family fun and spooky games.
For more info on all WACO events call 01942 814 698 or visit the
WACO Facebook page
Westhoughton United Reformed Church
A Craft Fair is to be held in the Church
Hall (The Bethel) on Saturday, 20th October between 11am and 3pm. Raising funds, there will be a variety of specially invited craft stalls; home produce, jams, baking and knitwear for sale, as well as children’s craft activities provided by Daisy Hill Pre-School in the school room. Entrance charge just 25p. The Westhoughton Carnival Queens will be in attendance from noon. All the family welcome. Info.
Westhoughton Carnival Queens
Photos and mementos sought! Most will be familiar with the tradition of Carnival Royalty; the girls and boys are still active participating at events and competitions. Sandra Greenall is looking to put together a scrapbook over the years, and is looking for content from former Royalty; especially relevant will be old Carnival memorabilia. Contact WCN and we will pass on any info.
Westhoughton Local History Group
Following on from the successes of the 'Pretoria 100-year Remembrance' events and the crowd-pulling 'Luddites
Bi-Centenary Burning of the Mill' re-enactment and exhibition, the group continues to be active in documenting and celebrating the rich history of Westhoughton, with current projects including Town Trails and work on the town's industrial heritage. They are keen to hear from those that remember or have memorabilia relating to past times. More…
Westhoughton Pictures Past And Present
For those brought up in Westhoughton or those who now make their home here, there is a fascinating collection of old photos from around the town (places, industrial heritage, people) put together by Conrad Howcroft and found on the Facebook page Westhoughton Pictures Past And Present. Well worth a look!