16th Apr, 2021

Fun for all the family in Frankley over the summer

Tristan Harris 29th Aug, 2019 Updated: 29th Aug, 2019

THERE was plenty of fun at the Reaside Community Centre in Frankley on Saturday when the annual summer fete was held.

It was organised by the Frankley Family Forum and featured stalls and a bouncy castle.

Picture by Tristan Harris.

Visitors could also go along and find out about the forum and its future activities, which includes a trip to the Blackpool illuminations in October.

Tammy Clayton from the forum said: “It was fantastic – loads of families came down to see us and the children had so much fun.

“We always try to put plenty of events on for families during the summer.”

Ashley Augustine, who has lived in Frankley all his life, took his children to the event.

He said: “The people here are very community-minded and there’s always lots going on.”

For more information, visit the Frankley Family Forum Facebook page.

The event followed on from the highly successful Frankley Carnival which took place at the end of June.

Ella Linehan (13) performed on the main stage. Picture by Tristan Harris.

It featured displays from dancers, the Franklin Games, live music, children’s rides, ice cream and a host of stalls.

Chris Poolman from the Pomology Project. Picture by Tristan Harris.

Also at the event was Chris Poolman from the Pomology Project was also there with his Cherry Minder – a bike which when pedalled created noise through musical instruments attached to it.

It is a contemporary art project which explores ideas of diversity by reimagining British orchard traditions and customs in an urban context.

‘Cherry Minding’ is an old orchard practice where noise and movement is created to prevent birds from eating the cherries.


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