Plenty of fun filled events this bank holiday

Photo Ian Robinson'Blackpool and North Lancs RSPCA branch dog show at St John's Square in Blackpool'Branch manager Martyn Tetchener with Stella
Photo Ian Robinson'Blackpool and North Lancs RSPCA branch dog show at St John's Square in Blackpool'Branch manager Martyn Tetchener with Stella
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It was a busy end to the bank holiday weekend on the Fylde coast as people made the most of the good weather.

A dog show in the centre of Blackpool, the Fairhaven Spring Fair and the Love Our Estuary exhibition in Lytham were among the events that took place on Monday.

Photo Ian Robinson'Blackpool and North Lancs RSPCA branch dog show at St John's Square in Blackpool'Julie Falconer with Blue

Photo Ian Robinson'Blackpool and North Lancs RSPCA branch dog show at St John's Square in Blackpool'Julie Falconer with Blue

More than 40 dogs entered a show organised by the RSPCA and made the most of the good weather in St John’s Square.

The charity raised hundreds of pounds to support its work rehoming pets.

RSPCA communications manager Natasha Henderson said: “It is quite a small space so we were impressed with the turnout. The weather was good, so that helped.

“Around 80 per cent of the dogs that entered were previously re-homed by us so it was like a bit of a reunion for everybody.

“They have all gone to really nice homes and one of the reasons we were raising the money is to be able to continue that work.

“It is really nice to see they have ended up in good homes and see that end result.”

She said the charity is now looking forward to its next event, in Stanley Park on August 24.

Hundreds flocked to a sun-soaked Spring Fair at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ Ribble Discovery Centre at Fairhaven Lake.

Features included a host of stalls as well as activities for all the family and Centre manager Ruth Fraser said: “It was a wonderful day and we had more than 700 people come along.

“We held a similar event last year but it was pretty much washed out so it was great to have ideal conditions this time and thanks to everyone who supported it.”

Wildlife in the Ribble Estuary was also the focus of a two-day Love Your Estuary event held by a Lytham-based coastal care group.

The RNLI, HM Coastguard, the River Ribble Trust and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust were among the exhibitors at the Love Your Estuary event held by the Friends of the Estuary at the Old Lifeboat House on Lytham Green.

The event was sponsored by accountants Danbro and the company building the firm’s new headquarters on the east end of The Green, Conlon Construction and Meg Green of the Friends of the Estuary said: “It went really well there was a considerable amount of interest from visitors and local residents alike.

“Thanks to everyone for their support.”