Yesterday, hundreds of people converged on St Mary’s Flower Garden and outside the Church Inn for the annual Prestwich Clough Day, with loads of community stalls, children’s entertainment and bands turning up the volume of excitement throughout the day, for what is billed as one of the largest free events in the North West.
At St Mary’s Gardens, people were thrilled by everyone from the Eclipse New Orleans Marching Band, to the Gay Gordons and the Scots Guard Association Pipes and Drums, plus the Besses o’ th’Barn Brass Band, Bury Pace Eggers and the Manchester Morris Men amongst lots of others.
There were children’s rides, free archery taster sessions, face painting, yoga sessions and owl opportunities provided by the Talons Birds of Prey. A huge variety of stalls showcased lots of great work going on in the community, ranging from photo, radio and heritage groups, to Husky Rescue to Prestwich Heys FC. The Bury New Road project also gave out lots of leaflets and info at its stall, while local BAFTA winner, Sophie Willan, from Alama’s Not Normal, also made an appearance. .
Meanwhile, the party atmosphere continued outside the Church Inn with bands playing and more entertainment, as the Village came alive after COVID…
Photos by Sonnie Barratt