Cheddleton Committee are a passionate group of people from the village of Cheddleton and surrounding area who annually host several events so as to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Cheddleton Carnival is an event held annually on the second Saturday of August in Ashcombe Park Cricket Club and each of the proceeds from fundraising go to Cancer Research UK. It was established by Ruth Wood, licensee of The Boat Inn, Basford Bridge Lane and a number of her customers who thought it would be a good idea to raise funds for local charities.
The very first Carnival took place in Cheddleton in 1944 and a local young woman called Gloria Harris had the honor of being crowned the first Basford Bridge carnival Queen. As the village started to expand it became called the Basford Bridge and Cheddleton Carnival and more latterly just as Cheddleton Carnival. It starts at 11am-1;30pm depending on the year and how it’s been set.
The carnival will officially open on the Ashcombe Park Cricket Club area, in Basford Bridge Lane, at 2pm.
Gates to the carnival ground open . A great deal of activities for all of the family — such as a fun dog show, stalls and games and refreshments.
The retiring carnival queen, Niamh Corden Le-Petit, will present a cheque to a representative from Cancer Research UK — profits from 12 months of fundraising activities organised by the carnival committee.
It’s predicted to be yet another sizeable amount to be added into the 1million pounds already donated to the charity from the carnival organisers.
The carnival parade, which will consist of visiting fete queens, classic automobiles and fancy dress characters, will put off at 1pm in Harrison Way directed by the Longton Scout and Guide Band.
Visitors to the carnival will be able to meet some of the presenters from online broadcaster LASAR Radio located in Leek.
Later this evening there’ll be entertainment provided by the acoustic duo Northern Lights at the marquee on the carnival ground. Admission #5 but kids free. Bring your own food and drink!