Spring into Silloth 2022

Report by Councillor Vicky Hope.

What a cracking day we had on Monday May 2nd.  Bank Holiday Monday started grey but the sun came out for everyone to enjoy Silloth Town Council’s event on the Green.  All proceeds for the event are going to The Great North Air Ambulance and other local charities.

Live music was provided free by Graham Brown, Gemma Bell, Stacey, Somethin Brewin, Liam Moorhouse, Carlos, Rose Marie Finn and an amazing sound system by Andy Neen of Cumbria DJ Supplies, Penrith.

With the help of Harrison’s Haulage who kindly provided two skips and the trailer we staged a show for everyone to enjoy.  Banners were provided by John Cook Signs to brighten up the stage.  Steven Henderson Electrician provided the electric hook up and made everything work, Garry Bosward the poles to support the electric cable, extra council staff manned the facilities to ensure all was well for our thousands of visitors.

Local businesses had an excellent trading day with hundreds of people coming from all over Cumbria to enjoy the fun of the fair and first class entertainment.

The RNLI attended and raised a large amount of money for themselves with their stall.  It was great to see the crew allowing children to sit on the boat and learn more about being safe by the sea.  We are pleased they raised money for their service and their attendance was very much appreciated.

Silloth Youth Club had a stall raising much needed funds for their fantastic club.  Silloth Rotary were also in attendance.

Jim Snaith brought the Silloth motorcycle museum onto the green and a large number of vintage motorbikes turned up to see Jim which was a great spectacle.

Thanks to Thomas Wilmot for the marquee, Silloth Rotary for the use of a marquee for our volunteer Marshalls, the wonderful Friends of the Green for volunteering to help and Annie of Mrs Wilson’s of Silloth for providing refreshments for the volunteers.

It really was a great day and to see everyone making the trip to Silloth and enjoying the atmosphere was a joy, especially with our luck of having the sun out as well.

We look forward to next year and god willing another “Spring into Silloth” to launch the season.  Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who graciously donated their time and money to such a good cause.

The total raised to press is £1537.14

Many thanks Everyone.