Ribchester Field Day celebrations start today

Jessica Swan will be crowned queen
Jessica Swan will be crowned queen
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It will be a VIP day for Jessica Swan at the festival this weekend.

The 11-year-old is looking forward to being crowned as Ribchester Field Day Queen. Jessica attends Ribchester St Wilfrid’s CE school and her hobbies include cheerleading, drawing and keeping a diary.

She said: “Since I was little I always looked at the queen, standing proud doing their speech and I’ve always wanted to be queen!”

She has taken part in the field day parade since being a toddler - as part of Ribtots, then Morris dancing and as a fancy dress entrant in the parade.

This year's parade, complete with three bands, starts at 1pm tomorrow (Saturday) from Bee Mill, followed by an action packed programme on the village recreation ground.

Festivities continue on the village recreation ground., with morris dancing, side stalls, a marquee, piglet racing, children’s races and a special presentation by the Ella Shaw's Academy of Arts, plus mini fairground attractions and children's races.

Tonight (Friday) RATS (Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society) is on stage and on Saturday Ella Shaw is in concert. .