Article and photos by Jonathan White
The 39th annual ‘Marbury Merry Days’ two-day traditional country fair took place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018.
The fair is organised by St Michael & All Angels Parochial Church Council and takes places every May in the field adjacent to St Michael & All Angels Parish Church and Marbury Big Mere, located 3 miles from Wrenbury (near Nantwich).
Marbury Merry Days was officially opened by the Cheshire Dairy Queen Laura Bull and Dairy Maids Jessica Britland and Amanda Hollins.
The main attraction this year was the Terry Large Falconry Display with Terry demonstrating his skills and those of his birds of prey in the main ring.
Other attractions and events included a grand draw, bric-a-brac & book stall, cake stall, refreshments, cygnet bar, ice cream, a craft & gift fair, trade stands, a classic cars and motorbike display, children’s activity area, model aircraft flying display from and over Marbury Big Mere, classic car parade, helicopter, North West Giants Dog Display (Saturday), GLOs Dance & Cheer Troupe (Saturday), dog & terrier racing, Pixton Puppets and a Fun Dog Show (Sunday).
Fun Dog Show classes were: puppy (4-12 months), working dog, any breed pedigree, rescue dog, young handler, ‘Heinz 57’ and best biscuit catcher! Steve Leonard was the judge. The best in show award was won by Staffordshire bull terrier Rocko.
Attractions inside St Michael’s & All Angels Parish Church included a spinning demonstration and floral decorations.
Marbury Merry Days was enjoyed in sunny weather by hundreds of people over the weekend. Proceeds from the event go towards the upkeep of the St Michael & All Angels Parish Church.
Next year’s Marbury Merry Days will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2019.