Photographs: Jonathan White
Marbury Merry Days makes a welcome return on the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, 14th & 15th May 2022. This popular and traditional two-day country fair is a truly family event with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of St. Michael’s Church, which overlooks Marbury Mere. Merry Days is held on the field which adjoins both the churchyard and the mere – an absolutely beautiful and typically English setting.
The main attraction this year will be the popular re-enactment group The American Civil War Society, with skirmishes and loud cannon fire on Saturday, and a children’s army, marching and skirmish displays on Sunday, in addition to their Living History camp on the field.
The special event will be a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster Bomber on Saturday at 2.30pm, and on Sunday at 1.15 pm.
Saturday will also see the Glo* Dance & Cheer Troupe performing in the Main Ring, and children from Wrenbury School giving a display of Maypole Dancing on the Church Terrace.
The Fun Dog Show will take place on Sunday with entries on the day from 12 noon on the Church Terrace, and a Gundog Scurry will be held on the main field. Music will be provided on Sunday by the Wirral Pipe Band.
The delightful Pinxton Puppets will be with us again – as popular with adults as with their younger audience ! – and they’ll give three shows each day. Other attractions include a climbing wall, bouncy castles, a floral display and organ music in the Church, model aircraft flying, a children’s activity area, classic cars, side shows, stalls selling pre loved clothing, plants and cakes, Craft & Gift Fair marquees and trade stands. Refreshments are available from the Tea Tent, Bacon Bap stall, Ice Cream stand and Cygnet Bar. The Grand Draw will take place on Sunday with a top prize of £200 and lots of other prizes.
Gates open at 12.30 pm. Admission is £5 for adults, £1 for children under 16 (free if with an adult). Dogs are welcome. Car parking free at own risk.
Marbury village (SY13 4LN) is 3 miles north of Whitchurch, Shropshire and 3 miles from Wrenbury (near Nantwich), Cheshire.