Clifton kicks off Queen’s party

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The village of Clifton saw families enjoy the sunshine in the build up to the weekend of celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Clifton Village Community Association organised a scarecrow festival as visitors followed the trail and judged the 21 stuffed models on display.

The day was rounded off with a cream tea at Clifton Methodist Church.

This was the beginning of a busy week for Clifton village as they prepare for a weekend full of activities.

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band will perform in Clifton park for proms in the park on Friday June 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 (accompanied children U11 free)

Clifton Village Fete will see The Great Clifton Bake-Off.

Bakers are sked to deliver their entries to the marquee on Clifton Park no later than 11.30am for judging on Saturday June 11.

Entries will be judged by a local chef taking into account the appearance, odour, texture, flavour and creativity of the finished product.

The age groups include 12 years and under; 13 – 18 years, and 18 and over. The categories include a tray bake (including brownies) and savoury items, and Sweet Tart/Pie, Cupcake, Biscuits/Cookies Cake

The competition is free to enter, but please note that after judging, entries will be made available for sale in our

At the fete there will be games, bar/beer tent and food stalls on Saturday June 11 from 1pm.

A Ceilidh Night will see the No Mean Feet Ceilidh Band perform at 7.30pm on the same day. Tickets £5 (accompanied Children U11 free)

On Sunday June 12 at 11am a Clifton street party and fancy dress competition will be held with a Community Church Service in the Marquee (11am), and picnic in the park (noon).

For more details about the events on the weekend visit www.cliftonvillagecommunity.org.uk