Hundreds of families converged on Alkincoats for Colne Town Council’s Picnic in the Park Event at to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM The Queen.

143382191688925.3yBPor18oS8wyZZfv4wV_height640Chairman of the Events Committee, Cllr. Ash Sutcliffe, said: “What an absolutely fab afternoon! Earby Brass Band played superbly and the dog show classes run by Vets4Pets were a resounding success, while the children’s races entertained us all throughout the afternoon. The funniest race of all was the Dads Spacehopper race! We have decided we enjoyed it so much we would like to host an annual picnic in the park event.”

143382191688933.Z7QGGUvDmhL4Ag8nGaxT_height640Many children were awarded the special HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday medal and the Committee hopes these will be treasured for years to come.

Banners are now going up around the town for Colne Town Council’s next event, Colne Commemorates…1916 on 2nd July. This event, which has attracted substantial Heritage Lottery funding, builds on the event two years ago about the beginning of World War 1. Aiming to inform about the middle of the Great War and life in the town a century ago, it boasts a parade, trench and medical recreations, drama, crafts, music and talks throughout the day. It culminates with a showing of the Battle of the Somme film in the Muni in the evening. Tickets for this event are on sale at the Muni Box Office for £1.

143382191688927.3PPcX29sw2IniszfvDFi_height640Just a fortnight later, is Summer World Music and Food Festival in Colne Town Centre throughout the day on 16th with the Market Street closed all day to allow more space for our festival goers to enjoy themselves. Finally, on the evening of Tuesday, 26th Colne Town Council is staging The Colne Grand Prix Cycle races sponsored by and Fort Vale. For first time ever, Colne’s main race has the honour of closing the race series.

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