Thousands flock to Morecambe’s Sandcastle Festival

Morecambe Sandcastle Festival 2011.'Pete Rushton, Jason Eccles, Diane Hill and Ella Whiteley marking the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International with a sand cake.
Morecambe Sandcastle Festival 2011.'Pete Rushton, Jason Eccles, Diane Hill and Ella Whiteley marking the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International with a sand cake.

THOUSANDS of people ventured down to the golden sands of Morecambe beach last weekend to visit the resort’s fifth Sandcastle Festival.

The event, which was organised by Lancaster City Council, took place over two days and provided visitors with a free weekend of seaside fun.

Rain did its best to dampen spirits on Saturday but conditions brightened up for the Sunday, when more than 32 teams battled it out to be crowned the king, queen, prince and princess of the Sandcastle Competition.

The judges had a hard task on their hands as they struggled to decide between the entries and who would win first prize of £75 in cash and a commemorative bucket and spade to mark their efforts.

See the Lancaster Guardian (11-08-11) for full story.