Two princess named for Chatteris Midsummer Festival
Following the cancellation of the 2020 Chatteris Midsummer festival and the scaling down of the 2021 festival, due to the pandemic, plans are well under-way for the 2022 festival.
And part of those plans was the choosing of the festival's Prince and Princess, which happened on Thursday night as part of the Jubilee celebrations. Entrants were asked to draw their perfect prince or princess and to explain why they would like to be chosen for the role of Chatteris Midsummer Festival Prince or Princess.
However, the competition only drew entries from would-be princesses and so judges from the festival committee decided to choose two for the big day.
The two princesses: Summer Sinclair and Ellie Blake will now both have the honour of helping to head the parade when it takes place on June 25.
A spokesperson for the committee said: "They both drew delightful pictures of their ideal princess."
Thursday also saw the choosing of a new Town Crier with Matthew Sinclair being named following a competition cry-off involving outgoing crier Lawrence Weetman and Chatteris businessman Peter Taylor.
The two day Midsummer Festival takes place over the weekend of June 25 and 26 with many of the attractions planned for 2020 being carried forward.
The theme this year is Fairy and Folk Tales and the organisers are hoping it will be third time lucky
The parade will take place from Church Lane car park on the Saturday, gathering at 10.30am ready to move through the town on its way to the Furrowfields Recreation Ground arriving there around 10.45am.
The many activities and attractions will be at the Furrowfields field and that includes the fancy dress competition, which will be judged once parade arrives.
There is a full programme of entertainment throughout the day including story telling, a dog and duck show, morris dancing and continuing into the evening with a DJ set with Laura Dennis.
During the day browse amongst the stalls, enjoy the refreshments and let the youngsters join in the inflatables fun and enjoy the fairground rides.
On Sunday the event opens at 10am with a fun dog show from 10.30am.
Once again there is a full programmed of entertainment including music for Isle 'ace a Shanty and a colour run plus a tug of war competition in the afternoon.
Once again there will be a chance to browse amongst the stalls, enjoy the refreshments and let the youngsters join in the inflatables fun and enjoy the fairground rides. Programme may be subject to change.
For the full line-up visit the town council website.