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Running, twirling, and racing ducks during the hottest week

Justina Sexton running a stall which was raising money for Blue Skye Thinking, a charity to support research and treatment for children with brain tumour.

Justina Sexton running a stall which was raising money for Blue Skye Thinking, a charity to support research and treatment for children with brain tumour.

Keen photographers were out and about at the weekend, snapping various events which took place across the district.

In Halton, the Badass Mucker challenge took place, with dozens of people taking part to raise money for charities close to their hearts.

Competitor Ruth Altham said: “The course was long and challenging, and for a first time event in Lancaster was a fantastic effort from all those involved in organising such a complex course and day.

“The heat definitely had an impact with everyone feeling the temperatures.

“I don’t think any of the team had every been so glad to get to the water obstacles!”

“We are all looking forward to competing in Badass Mucker II next year!”

Fellow contestant Karen Roberts said: “There was much excitement and anticipation of what to expect from baddass mucker but I really enjoyed the obstacles – although not the smelly bog, it was fun to go through but the smell was unbearable and lingered afterwards!”

“My biggest achievement for the day was to do the half pipe final obstacle in one go as this was a challenge in other events for me and it shows how my fitness has improved by the two gyms I attend – Fitness Formation and 3-1-5 health club.”

Over in Clapham, villagers and visitors alike enjoyed the 35th annual Street Fair.

Blessed by beautiful weather, people were able to enjoy a wide range of activities with something for everyone.

There was music from Batala, the Lancaster Samba Band and Dales Jam, Craven’s own community jazz band – plenty to tap your foot to.

For those seeking more vigorous activity, Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation ran their Olympics with activities including the climbing wall, archery and Hide and Seek with the search and rescue dog.

Younger visitors found games and face painting in the Children’s Tent and could then visit the tiny sheep from Greenlands Farm Village.

As usual the 50 Classic Cars attracted great interest and lots of opportunity for fond (and perhaps not so fond) memories of past journeys. In addition, there were 24 stalls from both Saint James’ Church and a range of other community groups who were able to provide any number of cakes, books, plants, raffles and tombolas – all raising funds for good causes.

As usual the day came to a climax with the Duck Race organised by Clapham Village Hall.

The dry weather conditions meant that this was swum on a shorter course than usual this year but still provided much excitement for the large crowds.

Meanwhile in Morecambe, rock ‘n’ roll fans got their jive on at the annual Tutti Frutti Festival.

The Platform was home to a host of 1950s celebrations with acts including Memphis Riders and the Black Cat Trio, The Buddies and The Firebirds.

The fun went on all weekend, with many visitors turning back the clock to the era of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.

 

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