Annual Rossendale fair set to be revived in July

Rossendale Revival also organises the Clogs On’t Cobbles event. Left, a flashback to a ‘Clog Cobbin’ challenge at The Roebuck, Waterfoot, and competitors Liz Bee and Steve Goode

Rossendale Revival also organises the Clogs On’t Cobbles event. Left, a flashback to a ‘Clog Cobbin’ challenge at The Roebuck, Waterfoot, and competitors Liz Bee and Steve Goode

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EVENTS group Rossendale Revival has confirmed that this year’s Rawt-enstall Annual Fair will go ahead after an ‘appraisal of its future aims and objectives’.

The group, which is also respon-sible for organising the Clogs On’t Cobbles event and the Rossendale 60s Festival, has had to postpone the event two years running.

This year’s three-day festival will take place from July 11 to 13, after being moved from an initial date in July.

Peter Sweetmore, a Rossendale Rev- ivial volunteer, said the group hop-ed to ‘create a more inclusive and varied schedule of events’.

He said: “The 60s Festival encom-passed a total of 30 individual events and could only be effectively organised by establishing a central management ‘hub’ from which other agencies delivered the mechanics of each event.

“The group acknowledges that this event management method is the way forward in the future.

“On that basis, the group is look-ing to support, and facilitate, the dev- elopment of new events through collaboration with other partners, organisations, and individuals, to create a more inclusive and varied schedule of events throughout the valley.”

“Rossendale Revival has been org-anised to preserve, and promote, the environment, rich history and the unique culture of Rossendale.

“It is our mission to educate and bring public awareness to issues impacting this area.”

June Worsley, the group’s chair-man, stressed that it was not willing to promote other people’s events, but would work with other groups to advise them.

She said this year’s Rawtenstall Annual Fair would be a ‘throwback to the folk days’.

She said: “We will have the trad-itional fair with fairground rides, a community market and a country-themed event up at Rossendale Mus-eum.”

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