EDLINGTON FESTIVAL – 28th July, 2018
The Town Council have decided to stage a Festival to commemorate a century since the end of World War 1 & the first votes for Women on Saturday 28th July, 2018. This will replace the traditional Edlington Gala for this year only, which is normally held on the last Saturday in June.
An Organising Committee has commenced preparations for the event and our intention is to invite the local community, our partners and voluntary/community groups to participate in the planned commemorations.
- A march and marching band to parade from the Top Club to the old pit heads/mine shaft for a short service to commemorate the miners that left the village to serve in the war and never returned, the laying of wreaths and erection of plaques in recognition
- Themed activities for the day and re-enaction of Victorian dress, perhaps a Suffragette, a Soldier, a Miner etc and we are encouraging the local Schools to engage in this with the offer of grant funding support
- Following the march and service, to move on to the Yorkshire Main Welfare Ground to be used as the focal point for a range of themed activities and potential war memorabilia in support of our festival celebrations as well as other supporting events, entertainment and stalls (free for community/voluntary organisations & £30 for businesses/commercial).
Let the Town Clerk know if you or your group/organisation are interested in participating in the Festival or have any suggestions for the day.
Look out for further updates as our preparations are progressed.
Town Clerk 7th March 2018