Eyes to the sky for Wroot Feast fly-past

Months of hard work and planning are about to reach fruition with the annual Wroot Feast just around the corner.

Thursday, 25th June 2015, 7:00 am

And this year is set to be one of the best yet with visitors being treated to a flypast by a World War II plane.

The event takes place on Saturday July 11 between noon and 4pm at the village playing field and everyone will be gazing skyward as the huge Dakota cargo plane travels overhead at around 3.25pm weather permitting.

Organiser Neil Sanderson said there would be plenty to keep all the family entertained, adding: “We’ve got reptiles, snkaes and spiders coming along, there will be a chance for children to interact with them. It’s a bit of an educational thing.

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“We have a circus workshop running and this is free to take part in. It will include unicycling, tightrope walking - at a low level, acrobatics and clowning about.

“We try to put on as many free things on as we can.”

He added: “One of the biggest spectacles is the parade that goes through the village. It starts at the far end of the village at 11.50am with homemade floats and tractors and cars. The air cadets will lead the parade with a march. Everyone tends to meet at the Cross Keys to watch.

“It’s all going to plan but it’s been a long, difficult year, especially financially. We’re non profit making, all the money the event brings in is ploughed back into the following year.”

Other attractions include a classic car show, displays from Grimsby Morris Dancers, Hatfield Flyball Dog Display Team, a tug of war competition, children’s races, balance bike racing, traditional games such as bowling for a pig and welly-wanging as well as a Mario Kart Championship competition, snail racing and a doodle wall.

There will also be static displays from the Isle of Axholme Model Flying Club and Doncaster P2 Locomotive Trust, Owlin’ Mad will be taking along feathered friends and The Cycle Barn of Misterton will supply a road racer bike for a time trial competition.

There will also be plenty to see within the main marquee, such as the produce competition, arts and crafts, jams and preserves, home baking, bee hives and face painting.

Neil said: “Wroot Feast not only brings our community together but everyone’s communities together. It’s lovely to see.”

Wroot Feast commemorates St Pancras – the patron saint of children – and since 1890 it is always held on the Saturday nearest to July 11.

Anybody that is interested in getting involved in Wroot Feast whether volunteering or traders, is asked to contact Neil Sanderson on 01302 771277, mobile 07711 025015, email [email protected] address.

Alternatively you can visit Wroot Feast Facebook page.