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Newton Town show flies to success

Article date - 09 August 2016

Thousands turn out for the Newton Town Show.
Newton Town Show

Thousands of people basked in the August sunshine as they turned out to enjoy this year’s Newton Town Show in Mesnes Park.

Hosted by the non-profit Newton and Earlestown Community Group, the event got off to a flying start when a Huey army attack helicopter landed in the park - before the crowd were treated to a stunning flypast in the afternoon by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Complete with a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber, the flypast was the icing on the cake on what was a great day of family entertainment which saw helicopter rides, birds of prey, an artillery display, motorbike stunts, a classic car show – and the highly contested Tug o’ War competition - among the attractions.

Chairman of the  committee, Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron said: “The Newton Town Show has grown massively over the years; with this year’s certainly the biggest yet.

"The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was certainly a sight to behold. It was breathtaking.

“It was great to see so many people turn out which makes all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes worthwhile.

“I’d like to thank everyone for turning out and showing their support, our sponsors -and of course to those involved in making the show the success that it is.”

Special guests at this year's show included Saints star, James Roby, accompanied by club mascot Boots - and the Deputy Mayor of St Helens, Councillor Joe Pearson.

All donations and proceeds on the day will go towards next year’s show, as well as funding projects for local groups and schools throughout the year.