Silloth Green Day 2014
Silloth’s annual Silloth Green Day will be held on Sunday 25th May. Starting in the morning at 10.30am with the official opening of the Community Garden, followed by story telling in the garden from the new story telling chair, carved lovingly over many months by the Silloth-on-Solway Woodcarving group led by Clive Firth. A Gruffallo Treasure Hunt will follow the story telling session, organised in the new garden by the local Nursery.
Afterwards, families can enjoy a fun-filled day Silloth Green Day, organised by Friends of the Green, with live music, rides on the donkeys, a Punch and Judy show, Balloon Making, Face Painting and Cooking Demonstrations from John Crouch, all on the Green. The water play area will be open for the kids to splash around in. There will also be some local produce, and some vintage vehicles on the Green. And the exciting new group, Silloth Sequins Morris dancers, will be performing. In addition, families are invited to bring their dogs along to take part in a Family Dog show. Performances/classes will take place from 1.30. Judges are looking for the dog with the waggiest tail, the dog in the best condition, and the dog with the best 6 legs (dog plus owner), also the dog most like its owner, best veteran over 7 years old, dog with the funniest fancy dress, the one the judge would like to take home, and the dog doing the best tricks. All dog owners invited to bring their pet along to take part.
Peter Ostle and Stephen Wright from the Holme St Cuthbert’s History Group will be showcasing some vintage photos and inviting conversations. The closure of the railway in Silloth will play an important part this year since the 50 year Anniversary will be on 7th September 2014. Bring along your own vintage photos and reminisce.
In addition, everyone is invited to bring along old letters, photos or small artefacts associated with Silloth and the local airfield. Come along and tell your story of the War Years in Silloth. All local memories are important for inclusion in the new Heritage Lottery Funded project called ‘Silloth: The Impact of World War 2.’