In 1996, the Ashington fun day was all about fairytales.
These pictures were published on August 9 of that year and show some of the fancy dress ideas thought up by the villagers.
They included the children of Hillcrest Drive who dressed as playing cards with Hannah James as the queen and Stephen Kingham as the king.
The Ashington Scout Group recreated the tale of Humpty Dumpty and all the king’s men, while the men of Ashington Autos came as Robin Hood and his Merry Men – with Mark Mason taking the role of Maid Marion.
The team from David Jackson Enterprises also went for a Humpty Dumpty theme, with David himself dressing up as the doomed ‘egg’.
When it came to the sideshows, a Jack Russell called Miff won the dog show, and the Ibstock brick yard team sweated it out against West Chiltington’s Elephant and Castle team to win the tug-of-war.
It sounds like everyone had a thoroughly good time. Enjoy the pictures!
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