Grandson’s day out treat wins a £50 shop prize

Mark Stevenson from the Blackburn BID handing over the voucher to the winner Angela Ingram and grandson Joseph
Mark Stevenson from the Blackburn BID handing over the voucher to the winner Angela Ingram and grandson Joseph

A trip to Blackburn with her grandson won Mrs Angela Ingram a £50 prize.

Blackburn BID – Business Inprovement District – was running a “Countryside Comes to Town” feedback competition’ with a £50 voucher to spend in The Mall, Blackburn.

Angela, from Salesbury, won the incentive after completing the online feedback form about the midsummer festival, which attracted 29,000 thousand extra visitors into the town centre on one Saturday in June.

Mrs Ingram attended the Blackburn BID’s festival with her nine-year-old Grandson, Joseph. She said: “It was a total surprise, I wasn’t expecting to be the winner.

“It was raining but that didn’t stop us having a fantastic day. Joseph’s favourite part was the vintage tractors and the pop-up petting farm but my highlight is going to be spending the voucher!”

Attractions at “Countryside Comes to Town” included an appearance from CBeebies Mr Bloom, a talking compost heap and creepy crawly handling.

The Blackburn Heritage Festival is the next big event organised by Blackburn BID this weekend (September 12th and 13th) with clog dancing, street theatre, Heritage Open Day walks, talks and building tours.