WEAVERHAM Rose Fete has been cancelled for the second year running due to Covid.

Organisers have made the decision with a heavy heart but say that safety of residents must come first.

Barbara Eames, chairman of Weaverham Rose Fete, who runs the event with Pam Palsreyman, said: "We would like to apologise for the lack of a fete again this year due to Covid restrictions.

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The last Weaverham Rose Fete parade in 2019

"The children really love it. We're upset that we can't put it on.

"Hopefully next year we will be able to organise our usual fete.

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Little queen and king Aimee Darby and Bobby Powell in 2019

"We apologise to the children and hope they will be available for 2022."

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This annual celebration is usually held on the second Saturday in July.

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Fairy queen Chloe Fisher crowned in 2019

A parade meanders through the village, followed by an afternoon of family fun with stalls, sideshows and games on Lake House Field.

The event is steeped in history.

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Rosebud Violet Mae Williams and her retinue in 2019

Betty Dudley was crowned the first rose queen in 1927.

Leah Jade Ashbrook was the last rose queen to be crowned in 2019.

Kiera May had been selected as 2020 rose queen and will be crowned next year.