Newton Town Show is back

Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron.
Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron.
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THE Newton Town Show, which has been missing from the borough’s social calender for 13 years, is to return next month.

Organisers are promising the bash will be a show to remember, with highlights including a Red Devil’s parachute display team, a classic car show, fun fair and miniature steam railway.

The show is the result of months of hard work by the Newton and Earlestown Community Group, which was only formed last year.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Neighbourhoods and Deputy Chairman of the group Coun Seve Gomez-Aspon (pictured)said: “The group has worked tremendously hard to put the show together, especially as everything has had to be done from scratch. Now it’s up to the public to get behind the event and make it a huge success.”

The event takes place in Mesnes Park on August 3, starting at 11am. Admission is free and there are attractions suitable for all age groups.

They include Punch and Judy, Morris Dancers, an Autotest event (in conjunction with Warrington and District Motor Club), and craft stalls.

There will be a free bus shuttle service throughout the day between Earlestown Market Square and Mesnes Park in a vintage open-top bus operated by the North West Museum of Road Transport.

Parking will be available on the old St Aelreds school fields.