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‘Stock On You’ As First Village Fete Is A Hit
Thursday 24th September 2015 @ 13:57 by Lee Wild
Denton & Audenshaw News

Haughton Green’s first ever village fête took place on Saturday (12 September) on the historic Tommy Todd.

The village Green was originally registered in 1965 as protected land, but the documents became lost over time. However after hard work by local MP Andrew Gwynne they were found earlier this year and Haughton Green now proudly displays a new sign informing all of the field’s status.

As a celebration of the green’s recently regained status, a traditional village fête was organised.

The event included traditional games, coconut shies and even a set of village stocks.

The fete managed to raise just short of £500 for Willow Wood Hospice.

Organiser George Newton said: “We’ve got a new village green and all these new, exciting things going on in Haughton green but there was no traditional village fête. So I thought why not organise something, tie it in with the carnival weekend in Denton, and raise some money for Willow Wood Hospice.

“We’ve got traditional games, we’ve got coconut shies, and we’ve got some village stocks. We’ve got John from the Co-Op who’s currently wet through covered in soap. We’ve got family fun as well. There’s bouncy castles, trampolines, live music, dance troupes and craft stalls as well.

“The people of Haughton green have been very generous and dropped in lots of bottles and books for the raffle. The local shops have all donated vouchers, there’s £150 worth of vouchers to spend in Haughton Green that you can win.

“It should be a really good day, we’ve already got a really good turnout for the first ever one.

“I’d like to do another one, it’s a lot of organising and a lot of planning but it’s good fun.”