Disney theme at Newburgh Fair 2011

PUBLISHED: 15:13 20 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:44 20 February 2013

56th Ormskirk Scouts’ Jungle Book theme

56th Ormskirk Scouts’ Jungle Book theme

The people of Newburgh, a pretty community between Burscough and Parbold, know how to enjoy themselves. It started in the 14th century with an annual fair which traditionally included sporting contests, aunt sallies and merry-go-rounds.

The people of Newburgh, a pretty community between Burscough and Parbold, know how to enjoy themselves. It started in the 14th century with an annual fair which traditionally included sporting contests, aunt sallies and merry-go-rounds.


It was revived in the 1950s by the local vicar and it was restored once again in the 1970s. Since then, it has been held annually thanks to the dedication of a group of local mothers who are helped on the day by villagers.


The 2011 event turned out to be a roaring success with a Disney-themed procession which involved crowning 11-year-old Natalie Hanlon as rose queen followed by a ball in the evening. The mums of Newburgh made it a great day out.

Photography by John Cocks



The print version of this article appeared in the August 2011 issue of Lancashire Life

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