Stillington & Whitton

 Stillington Annual Roadshow

organised by Stillington & Whitton Residents Association
also Stillington & Whitton Parish Council 

A Non Profit making Village Event, gratefully funded by local donations and organised by volunteers whose aim is to provide an enjoyable community day for all.

Any new Suggestions for 2013 are welcome

We hope for much more each year and are keen to involve any local organisation.
If the day would be enhanced by your involvement in any way, eg. Promotion, Display, Demonstration, Recruitment, Craft Stall and you could consider taking part in our event we would appreciate you contacting us to discuss it
Judith Turner    01740 630024 - email - judithturner@talktalk.net 
Peter Rogers   01740 630285 - email - netterodgers@aol.com 
Gwynn Dunn    01740 631204 - email - gdunn12@tiscali.co.uk
Sharon Turner  01740 630561 - email - sha.turner@hotmail.co.uk
Started June 2005
Many Stillington & Whitton Parish residents did not know about some of the public services, or felt that in the rural areas they were not readily available to them, so the first Roadshow was held in 2005 at the village hall with the idea of bringing the services to the people, with a fun theme.
The 2005 and 2006 roadshows were a great success so it was decided to make it a yearly event at the Playing Field so it could be bigger and better 
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Sun 13th June 2010

Again the weather was not totally kind, but despite our willing volunteers having to set up tents with the old bulldog spirit in pouring rain (including our brilliant new large Marquee donated by Metabrasive and Darchem), all our participants arrived and the show 'got on the road' with another lively opening by our Wm Cassidi school choir, as the rain eased to make way for another successful day. Ben Potter put up a great display with his Birds of Prey, Alan Knights and Hayley Mckay entertained with Music and Song from our 'Stage' kindly donated from Local Haulager Graham Stephenson, the children loved the Magic Show and Balloon animals with Noel Brookes and the Fun Fair (subsidised by the Parish Council) soon became busy. Energetic Locos in Motion Morris Dancers managed to get some of the visitors including our new MP Mr Alex Cunningham to join in, and Stillingtons Mustangs danced their hearts out through the odd showers. 

Once again, Pet Manias exotic Pets and the Fancy Rats were very popular giving the public a chance to handle and see snakes etc. close up, also many visitors went home with a Bird Box or 'Bat Hotel' made with supervision from  the Wardens of the Forest ParkOur local Art Group had a superb exhibition of local talent also there were examples of very skilled Wood Turning 

Alongside all this the Church ran a Tombola and Friends of the School with games for children, there were Jewellery and handbags also sweets and ice cream for sale, a raffle, Hunt for Winne the Poohs Bees, Name the Giraffe and Face Painting, Tristar and CAB gave advice, Billy and Nod kept the food and drinks going, the Fire Brigade showed the children their Fire Engine, while St Johns Ambulance Brigade kept a watchful eye all day. Stocktons Mayor & Mayoress, Colin & Marjorie Leckonby kindly attended and a day full of 'good community spirit' was had by all, 

The roadshow committee would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers who kindly donated their time and effort in participating, setting up, helping during the day and clearing up afterwards, also Adam Naisbitt for photography, it was a great day enjoyed by all and a marvellous show of Community togetherness

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 Photos Curtsey of Adam Naisbitt        email;-adamnaisbitt@hotmail.co.uk

        

        

         

    

        

         

                 

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Sun 7th June 2009 

Not the best of weather, but better than forcasted, the show went on and was a great success despite having to cancel some of the exhibits such as exotic pets due to the chilled wind.

The Show day was opened by the Mayor Mr Paul Kirton and Wm Cassidi school choir as usual made a great start to proceedings. Ben Potter with The Birds of Prey with were a huge hit, we had Rocky with live entertainment, Various Stalls, Fairground, Face Painting, children were helped to make Bird Boxes while Billy, Nod, Sue and Bob kept the food and drinks flowing, What a good day. A Big Thanks from the Committe to all who volunteered and took part making the day go so well.

 

  

                  

               

                  

Sunday 8th June 2008
Opened by a wonderful rendering from our young School choir it was another fabulous and exciting day, enjoyed by well over 1000 people, with 42 groups, entertainers or services taking part, we managed to select probably the hottest (and only one) day of the year and what a success, with quite a few extras including an Art Exhibition also Pet Snakes and Iguanas!!!! 
Billy and Crew kept everyone well fed from his Cafe Trailer and voluteers kept the Tea, Coffee and Orange flowing and the Mayor Mr John Fletcher and his wife Mrs Suzanne Fletcher managed to fit us in on their very busy inaugural day
(unfortunately our Photos were damaged,

2007 - First Field Event - What a success

This year it was held in the open air on the local Playing field which gave us room to expand.
With over a thousand people attending, free entry, subsidised fair rides, we tried to make it made it a day to remember that didn't cost a fortune for families.
Event Kindly Sponsored By :- Gaz De France - Wimpeys Stillington & Whitton Parish Council–Darchem Engineering

         

Entertainment

With brilliant & exciting entertainments on the day -
Flying Birds of Prey, Spectacular Displays by the 
Local Model Aeroplane & Helicopter Flying Club,
George Smiths Football Academy's Skillful Display, Clever Dogs Flyball Competition and Pet Rats a big hit

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All the fun of the Fair
Bouncy Castle, Rodeo Simulator, Pole Jousting, Quad bikes, Bungee Slide, Carosel Teaparty, Disco Bounce which were Subsidised by the Parish Council,
                      
 

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Stillingtons Line Dance Girls
This is how it's done!!

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Morris Dancers
Keeping the sun shining

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Model Flying Aeroplanes & Helicopters
The BIG BOYS TOYS!!

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Music & Chill
Mixing Decks and Drums with Mark in the Chilll Out Zone

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Dog Flyball Competition
Resting Time

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Football Skills
What can these lads not do with a ball ?

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Services
Well represented with Blind Voice Stockton Residents &  Community Groups Ass., Tees Valley Rural Com. Council, Care For Your Area, Tristar, The Fire Brigade who had their Big Red Engine on display and smiling all day were our local friendly 'Bobbies'

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Phew - that was hard work
Dennis George & Sharon kept the BBQ running non stop
in the swealtering heat, that queue would not go down
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