Starter’s orders for a weekend of celebration

Hambleton fun runners ahead of Sunday's event: (from left) Doug Smith (Charity fun run commitee member), rity Michelle Lingard (Mark Lingard Fund),  Lisa Turner (DREAM),  John Byrne (DREAM),  Louise O'Toole (DREAM),  Michael Towne (The Callum Charlie Towne Fund), Emma Towne Fund),  Lee Duckworth (Landlord of the Hambleton Shovels), and in the pram Charlie Towne.

Hambleton fun runners ahead of Sunday's event: (from left) Doug Smith (Charity fun run commitee member), rity Michelle Lingard (Mark Lingard Fund), Lisa Turner (DREAM), John Byrne (DREAM), Louise O'Toole (DREAM), Michael Towne (The Callum Charlie Towne Fund), Emma Towne Fund), Lee Duckworth (Landlord of the Hambleton Shovels), and in the pram Charlie Towne.

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Racing sheep, vintage cars and fun runners are all set to descend on the Fylde this coming bank holiday weekend.

A plethora of fun-packed events are set to take place tomorrow, Sunday and Monday - with something on offer for everyone.

The village of Scorton, near Garstang, is set to host its annual Bikes and Barrows festival which will includes a cheese and wine evening tonight, Rose Queen celebrations and a fancy dress parade tomorrow, and a 10k fun run on Sunday.

This will be followed by a dog show and sheep race on Monday.

Festival spokesperson Joanne Golton says: “Bikes and Barrows raises money for village projects so we hope that lots of people will steer themselves to Scorton on as many wheels as they wish, over the bank holiday weekend.

“It’s a great example of the village coming together and putting on a fabulous display for residents and villagers alike.”

Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group is holding a display of classic cars and motorcycles at Marsh Mill, in Thornton, between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, while Fylde RFC will host its beer festival at The Woodlands, in Ansdell, throughout the weekend.

The Shovels Walk, and Fun Run, in Hambleton, also takes place on Sunday.

Last year the annual event raised £18,000 for a number of local good causes.

Also on Sunday is an open day at the Spitfire Memorial at Fairhaven Lake, where a number of land vehicles from the Second World War will be on show.

World Horse Welfare, at Penny Farm, on Preston New Road, in Marton, will be hosting a dog show on Monday.

“Our dog shows are great fun and there are classes to suit all ages.

“There are rosettes for the top four dogs in each class and doggie treats for all entries.”

Registration will be running between 11am and noon.

Entry is £1.50 per dog per class and competitions start at 12.30pm.

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) will also hold its annual convention at the Winter Gardens over the course of the weekend.

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