Park fair is flying flag for Royal Wedding

Friends of Ward Jackson Park pictured with their Royal Wedding flags.
Friends of Ward Jackson Park pictured with their Royal Wedding flags.

AN Easter fair is being given a patriotic twist to mark the Royal Wedding.

People attending this year’s Easter Sunday extravaganza in Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool, are being asked to wear red, white or blue, or even come as princes and princesses.

The fair, on Sunday, April 24, will commemorate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton that will take place at Westminster Cathedral five days later.

The annual celebration is being organised by the Friends of Ward Jackson Park, a group of volunteers who aim to keep the Park’s Victorian splendour intact while promoting the site.

Group chairman Rachel Wilson said: “With it being the Royal Wedding shortly after our annual event we thought it only right that we recognise such a big occasion.

“We want people coming along dressed up as royals or with the theme of red, white and blue.

“There will be lots going on during the day and there is bound to be something for everyone.”

The free event will run from 1pm to 5pm in the park off Park Drive.

This year will also see people given the chance to take part in Cadbury Spots v Stripes which will see fun tasks organised for young and old to take on.

The chocolate company has organised the competition in the run-up to the London Olympic Games next year.

There will also be stalls, exhibitions and attractions to keep visitors entertained.

Mrs Wilson said: “Each year we want to make the fair bigger and better, so there is always something new and more going on.

“The Spots v Stripes is our latest idea and is sure to create a lot of fun.”