Open gardens’ success, despite Saturday’s rain

Alisha Mojica-Herrbra and Emma and Grace Faraday look at the exhibition
Alisha Mojica-Herrbra and Emma and Grace Faraday look at the exhibition
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Despite the weekend’s wet start, the sun shone through, making up for lost time for Bleasdale Tower’s annual open gardens’ event.

“It was very wet and quiet on Saturday, but it stopped raining in time for a walk to the reformatory.

“But on Sunday it was a lot better and we had crowds of people coming in and we were very busy and everything went ahead as planned,” said one of the organisers, Jean Fone, adding: “In fact, everything went really well.”

She said the new attraction of the band playing on the Sunday - the Guardian Concert Band from Lytham - had gone down well.

Saturday saw a display of vintage tractors and Sunday one of trikes and vintage cars and throughout the event there was an exhibition on the history of Bleasdale with old photographs and all kinds of memorabilia and another put on by the primary school, of pupils’ work throughout the year.

Stalls included plants, bric-a-brac and cakes as well as a tombola and another selling home made fudge and everyone was also able to sit and enjoy delicious cream teas.

The North West Air Ambulance was also represented and visiting children could try their hands at a spot of key ring making.

All proceeds from the event go to Bleasdale Primary School, St Eadmer’s Church and Bleasdale Parish Hall and everyone is grateful to the Duckworth family for opening up their beautiful gardens.