Summer near Lymefield Garden Centre

July is a busy month in our community – here are three events happening in the next two weeks. Pure summer fun!

Broadbottom Scarecrow Festival

This year’s theme for Broadbottom Scarecrow Festival is: 40 years of  children’s TV.

Starting on Monday 1st July until Sunday 14th July, there will be scarecrows of all shapes and sizes throughout the village. Judging will take place between 6th – 9th July with prizes given at Broadbottom Duck race on 10th July.

Organised by the Broadbottom Community Association this annual event bring smiles and lots of joy to the village.

Lymefield Garden Centre’s contribution this year is Bill and Ben the flower pot men created by Elaine and Janis at the entrance to our site.

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Broadbottom Duck Race & BBQ

The Duck Race runs down the Etherow from Well Row to Weir Cottage on Wednesday 10th July. Organised again by the Broadbottom Community Association, hundreds of ducks are raced down the river with prizes given at the BBQ.

Duck numbers can only be purchased in advance from the Post office or Broadbottom Primary School.

The Race starts at 6.30pm from Warhurstfold Bridge at the end of Well Row and finishes at Weir Cottage, Hodge Fold with a huge BBQ. Prizes are given for the duck race and for the Broadbottom Scarecrow competition.

Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival

For the third year running we are taking part in Charlesworth Carnival on the rec in Charlesworth. On Saturday 13th July, Charlesworth & Chisworth are taken over by Carnival fever.

The parade starts from St Margarets School at 12.30pm, once again we are have provided a truck for Charlesworth School in the parade; their theme this year is Cinderella – charlesworth style.

The parade arrives at the rec about 1pm where there will be lots of fun activities including bouncy castles, football and cricket games, lots of stalls and at the top of the field you will find Lymefield’s food marquee providing lots of fresh homemade refreshments.