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Issue:- 19 June 2014


A fun filled, affordable weekend is promised for all at the Woodvale Transport Festival at Victoria Park this weekend, (21 June 2014 and 22 June 2014).

Back by popular demand is the thrilling and original 'Wall of Death' Ken Fox Troupe World Tour. This unique show 1st appeared in the UK in 1929. Today there are only 2 Walls of Death, which are one of the last great live shows travelling today. Ken Fox is recognised as the World's leading Wall of Death rider and has numerous television appearances to his credit, including Heartbeat and You Bet.

International motorcycle stunt rider Steve Colley will also thrill the crowds. The 3 times world, British and Italian champion, from the Isle of Man, will be performing 2 stunt filled shows on both days.

Show goers will enjoy a fun filled weekend with attractions including rides, giant slides, craft and food marquee, water boats for adults, car boot, flea market, martial arts displays, look-a-likes, Morris dancing, reptile marquee, land train, and numerous trade stands.

There will also be the usual classic and vintage cars (main competition on the Sunday), car clubs, model trains and boats, stationary engines, classic and vintage motorcycles and clubs. This year £250 will also be up for grabs for both the best-dressed car club and motorcycle club stands.

The festival will also offer free entertainment for children with The Crazy Bears, Punch and Judy, circus skills and balloon shaping. In addition a larger animal petting area has been included and also back this year is the popular dog display team.

Members of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, the infantry regiment of the North West, together with 156 The Royal Logistics Corps transport regiment, and the 75 Engineer Regiment will be on the showground and camping out on both days.

Also entertaining the crowds throughout the weekend will be a selection of bands including Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers, the Mississippi Jazz Band and in the bar marquee is The Mona Lisa Twins, Sue Raymond Band, The Skinners, Stuart James, Amiee Flannagan, Gabby Ofuyu, Tony James (singer and fire eater) and Jacqui Lewis, Laurel and Hardy look-a-likes will also be spotted around the showground performing magic tricks.

A picnic area will also be located next to the bandstand and the Rotary Club will run the bar. Dogs are admitted.

Other good news is that free parking will once again be at Princes Park, where admission tickets will also be sold.

Tickets cost £5 a day for adults, £2 for children aged 6 to 16 and the under 5s are free. Dogs can attend too.

For further information telephone:- 08447 409172, visiting:-  or via email

Put in your Diary now - Byng House, Southport's Summer Fair

SOUTHPORT'S Byng House will be opens it's doors to its Annual Summer Fair this Saturday, 21 June 2014, from 11:00am, until 3:00pm. The event will have a collection of Military Vehicles at the front of the property, on display to the public. Also the Southport Sea Cadets will be performing a drill at 12:15pm, and that will be followed by Southport 281 Squadron Air Cadets will be performing a drill at approx. 1:15pm. This fantastic event might be small, but they will have a large range of other activities on offer, along with many stalls such as:- Byng Blyng! Which is a selection of jewellery, crafts, ear rings, necklaces etc. The tradional Coconut Shy, Tombola, Hook A Duck, Roll a 10p, Find the Key, Cake Stall, Book Stall and not forgetting that Tea and Cake will be served in Byng House's Conservatory! If that was not enough, well they will also have a BBQ and a chance to play a Golf T Game! Plus lots more, including Royal British Legion Merchandise being on sale... That is not forgetting Southport's local author, Sean Connolly, who will also be doing book signing for his latest book "British Army on the Rampage." All funds raised will go to our Guest Amenity Fund! So please put this in you diary now and pop on over!

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