Silverdale has a field day as organisers thank volunteers

The Westmorland Gazette: Evie Shone and Rosie Shone get dressed up for Silverdale field day Evie Shone and Rosie Shone get dressed up for Silverdale field day

SILVERDALE villagers were out in force on Saturday to support the annual field day.

Organisers said there was a ‘fantastic’ turnout for the fancy dress competition, and the Morecambe Marching Band led the grand parade through the village centre.

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At the Village Institute, the Rose Bud Princess was crowned, locally-sourced burgers and sausages were barbecued and cream teas and ice creams were enjoyed in the sunshine.

The Fire Brigade put on a display and the field races were an enormous success, culminating in the annual ‘Pepper Pot’ fell race and the tug-of-war – which this year was won by the ladies of the village.

One of the organisers, Fleur McCarten, said: “This was once again a truly fantastic, traditional, fun-filled family day made possible by the generosity of sponsors and most of all by the team of volunteers who make it all possible.”

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