The Wilmslow community came together in the sunshine on Sunday 7th May 2023 to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Wilmslow's Coronation Celebration was very well attended, with road closures in place around Bank Square to allow more space for residents to relax and enjoy Wilmslow town centre.
The stage near Bank Square was hosted by Silk FM, with music and performances by three local singers / guitarists - Luke Carter, Jess Scragg and Catherine Taylor Dawson.
At Bank Square, Girlguiding and Wilmslow Youth offered various activities, including a Royal photo booth and crown-decorating craft. Wilmslow Round Table hosted a coconut shy and Scouts a giant marble run game. Children also enjoyed a Fun House soft play bus.
Tables and benches were placed down Hawthorn Lane for people to sit and socialise with family and friends.
Along Grove Street, there was free Crazy Golf, Punch and Judy shows, a magician and face painting.
A market of 14 local community group stalls lined a section of Grove Street, offering a variety of games and activities to help promote and raise funds for their cause. Taking part were: Hope Central, Wilmslow Community Show, The Green Room, The Guild for Lifelong Learning, Cycle Wilmslow, The Guild Players, Wilmslow Historical Society, The Animal Sanctuary, Transition Wilmslow, Wilmslow Community Market Gardens, Wilmslow and District Rotary, Blood Bikes, Citizens Advice, Friends of the Carrs.
Wilmslow's Coronation Celebration was funded and organised by Wilmslow Town Council in partnership with Wilmslow's BID, represented by Wilmslow's Way Better.
Below is some feedback we have received about the event:
"Cracking day - can we have more days like this please? Thank you for organising! Fantastic to bring the coconut shy and promote the Wilmslow Round Table Gin & Beer Festival"
"Well done to the organisers. Had a lovely time-especially liked playing crazy golf!"
"Loved it thank you!"
"Thank you for a brilliant day, great to be there!"
"We had a great day. Need more days like this in Wilmslow"
"Amazing day, thanks"
"It was a fantastic day. I am gutted i didn’t get chance to get round and look at all the other stalls but i had so much fun painting everyones faces. Will see you all hopefully at Wilmslow Show… i will make sure to give myself a break so i can have a look at everyones fantastic stalls."
"Loved the Punch and Judy show…. A definite highlight for my 3 year old. It was a fantastic event, thank you x"
"Fantastic day, thank you!"
"Lovely to see such a busy town centre today"
"A wonderful day, thanks for organising"
"Brilliant event, a huge thank you to all the organisers and volunteers"
"What a fantastic day, really admire all the effort and hard work gone in to making it such a brilliant community event. was wondering if a similar thing could become more regular, shutting off the roads was just fantastic. It was so good to see Wilmslow extra busy!!! Apparently they do this in Altrincham on a regular basis. Sure there was a lot of money spent in our town today all so good for local businesses and such a great community spirit!"
"Congratulations on yesterday’s runaway success. It was fantastic!"
"Thanks for organising an excellent Coronation celebration for the Town"
Wilmslow Town Council’s next event will be Cinema on the Carrs on Saturday 10th June.
For more information, please visit: https://www.wilmslowtowncouncil.gov.uk/cinema-carrs-2023 or our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/3dwOMkuLv