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SLIDESHOW: Fields of gold as sun brings out hundreds

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Hundreds of people packed into Wrea Green to enjoy this year’s field day celebrations.

As sunshine brought the crowds out, residents took to the village’s green to enjoy picnics, watch the procession and have a go on thrilling funfair rides.

Hayley Stafford, chairman of the organising committee said: “It has been absolutely fantastic.

“The Grapes Pub was like it was in the old times – dozens of people standing outside having a good time.

“Families are on the Green enjoying picnics, while sports events are taking place. The Wrea Green Institute hosted live bands too.”

As part of the celebrations, Holly Wensley, 16, was crowned as this year’s Rose Queen.

The event on Saturday celebrated the 90th anniversary of the tradition, which first started in 1924.

And this year’s celebration was made extra special with the arrival of elderly guest.

Hayley added: “It was 90 years ago this year and we were lucky to have one of the retinue of the first Rose Queen in 1924 take part in the procession.

“Alice Parkinson, 97, who still lives in the village, took part in proceedings.

“It has been a fabulous day and we are looking forward to next year already.”

 

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