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Opening Day - Saturday 7th June 2003

Opened by Geraldine Smith MP

playgrndclimbfrmThe brand new, eagerly awaited community playground has now been opened in the village on the Wilsonís Endowed School field.

A brilliant sunny Saturday afternoon's fun was had by everyone at the opening of this superb new facility. The event was very well attended, with crowds larger than most of us are used to seeing congregated in Over Kellet!

Blessed by blue skies and burning sunshine the afternoon started with a Fancy Dress parade followed at 1.30pm by the official opening by Geraldine Smith M.P.

horsponyImmediately following the official opening the shiny brand new playground equipment was swamped by a screaming mass of youngsters who had patiently waited for the ceremonies to finish before they were allowed to play.

Various attractions were on offer including a bouncy castle, barbeque, cream teas, face painting, pony rides, welly throwing, and the Police and Fire Brigade.

wetvicarThe main highlight of the afternoon for most was the Sponge Throwing competition at 3.30pm. The Vicar, Rev. Ken Clapham and Mrs. Jo Williams, Head Teacher of Wilsonís Endowed School gamely agreed to take part. They were popular targets for the crowd of eager cheering school children who enthusiastically took their turns to ensure that the pair both went home drenched and bedraggled, egged on by the incorrigible Mr. David Hardie!

Grateful thanks from all in the village go to the members of Over Kellet Community Playground Group who made it all happen, and to the people who provided the much needed support to enable this project to reach fruition:

Mr. G. Agnew
Mr. A. Angus
Mrs. J. Askew
Rev. K. Clapham
Mrs. K. Escolme
Cllr. S. Fishwick
Miss S. Fowler
Mr. D. Hardie
Mr. R. Griffiths
Cllr. R. Mace
Mrs. M. Mosey
Mrs. L. Nardone
Mr. D. Rosenblatt
Mrs. S. Whalley
Mrs. J. Whinney
Mrs. J. Williams
P.C. P. Winder
Mrs. H. Worthington

Baines & Ernst Financial
Management Service

The Friends of the School

Lancashire Environmental Fund

Carnforth Round Table

Hags Play Ltd.

Andrew Murphy, LCC CMS Team

The Eagleís Head, Over Kellet

Over Kellet Village Post Office

The Warburton Family

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Over Kellet, Carnforth, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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