Salem Fields Fun Day
Saturday, 7 June 2008
A highly enjoyable afternoon, with the Hebden Bridge Band providing an appropriate jazzy backdrop to the games, refreshments, chat and cricket.
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Fun and Games return to Salem Fields on Saturday 7 June with the 2nd Annual Fun Day. The event is being co-hosted by the White Rose Archery Club and Hebden Bridge Cricket Club.
Central to the day will be the popular 6-a-side cricket tournament, where last year a team from Hebden led by club captain Jeff Anderson beat off challengers from Todmorden, Sheffield and youngsters from Booth to lift the trophy. It is not too late to enter your own team for the competition – please contact Phil Howitt on 844720 before Monday 2 June to register.
Last year's winning team
Also hugely popular last year were the have-a-go archery taster sessions organised by the White Rose Archers. But this year there will be much more besides - including stalls, refreshments and face painting for the kids.
Mayor Susan Press takes aim
New highlights include a brass band - the Hebden Bridge Junior Band will performing from 2 o'clock onwards. There will be a cricket tea tent serving tea and coffee, as well as cakes and sandwiches all day. For the kids there will be lots to do, with a face painter and bubble blowing workshops. There will also be tug-of-war and sack racing competitions.
Last year’s event was blessed with scorching weather in the middle of a very damp summer – this year, weather permitting, visitors can participate in a variety of activities … or just sit back, tuck into some fine food, and watch the entertainment.
Cricket starts at 11am, with the main event running from 12pm until around 7pm. Entrance is only £1 (50p concessions). Hebden Bridge’s new mayor, Susan Press, will officially open the event at around 12.30pm. Salem Fields is situated at the end of Foster Lane/Spring Grove.
Stalls for the event can still be booked – please contact George Kidd on 843191 if you are interested.
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