Record numbers attended Ashington's annual Faye Day which took place on Sunday (30 June).

The Fayre included fairground rides, live music from top local bands, market stalls and a range of family entertainment including cartoon characters, face painting and a magic show.  Young people also had the opportunity to go rock climbing thanks to a climbing wall provided by the Army Cadet Force. 

Northumbria Police and Fire & Rescue Services were also in attendance with their popular vehicles much to the enjoyment of the young and perhaps not so young.

Top local bands KSVT, the Cushion Creepers, We Steal Flyers and HED provided the live music and afternoon tea was provided by Ashington Women’s Institute and proved very popular indeed. Local dance group Tribe Zuza also wowed the crowd with two performances during the day (pictured).

A number of community groups also attended the event to promote their work in the town including girl guides, scouts, sea cadets, junior football clubs, the Royal British Legion, Koast Radio and Friends of Ashington Community Woods. The recently formed Ashington & Newbiggin by the Sea Town Twinning Association were also on hand to provide information and promote links with Ashington’s twin town in Germany.

The Fayre, as in recent years, took place to the rear of Wansbeck Square and adjoining grassed area alongside Ashington Cricket Club’s Beer & Cider Festival which again proved popular.

The Fayre was brought together by a dedicated working group of local community organisations and volunteers working alongside Ashington Town Council including Bad Apples North East, YMCA Northumberland, Ashington Cricket Club, Ashington Women’s Institute and Northumberland County Council. 

Ashington Town Council would like to thank all those individuals and organisations who contributed to make the event a success.

Thank you to Ashington Camera Club who photographed the event.

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