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Coronation Weekend

Updated: May 18, 2023

What a fantastic weekend of celebration was had here in Holmes Chapel to celebrate His Majesty The King’s Coronation!

On Sunday 7th May, the village centre was closed to traffic to allow residents to come together for the Big Lunch. It was wonderful to see so many people out and about enjoying one another’s company and celebrating this historic occasion - and the sun even made a much needed appearance!

The Parish Council, alongside the Partnership, organised this event for our residents to enjoy and we are so grateful for everyone who attended and made this event such a huge success. The Mereside Brass Band was excellent and really added atmosphere to the occasion. Magician Ian Davis wandered among the crowds dazzling them with magic tricks and balloon artist Alan Russell brightened up the day with his brilliant balloon designs! Children were thrilled to have their faces painted by Sarah (Face it Face Painting). It was truly wonderful to see the village so full of residents having fun and enjoying celebrating this historic occasion.

Many congratulations to Mandevilles for winning a £20 voucher, kindly donated by Costa Coffee, for the best shop front window in the village!

These events don’t just happen by chance. They take a lot of hard work behind the scenes, both on the day and in the months leading up to them. Our grateful thanks go firstly to the Partnership, who worked with the Parish Council to organise this event and who helped out on the actual day. Thanks must also go to our volunteers – we could not have managed this day with you! We would also like to thank the fire station for providing first aid support and the two volunteer police officers. Thank you for giving up your Sunday afternoon to support this remarkable occasion.

We are also very grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for providing us with a grant for the road closure. The closure of London Road, made the event so successful and unique.

The Parish Council would also like to take this opportunity of publicly thanking the Holmes Chapel Yarn Bombers for their spectacular display in the village. Your creativity, hard work and dedication are so appreciated by all who have been able to enjoy the display.

God Save the King!

A selection of photos below (photo credits Alex Davidson, Gail Griggs and Holmes Chapel Parish Council (Anita Armitt, Mike Street & Tina Cartlidge) )


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