Siddington Church in Cheshire

Redesmere Fete


A major part of life at All Saints is Redesmere Fete, which attracts hundreds of people.

One of the best known and picturesque village events in the region, the fete features the crowning of the Water Lily Queen, so called because she is rowed across Redesmere Lake which was at one time covered by water lilies.

The Queen is then crowned by the King of Redesmere on the lake shore before the start of a traditional family-oriented fete at the Village Hall.

It is a ceremony which began in 1936 and has continued since then apart from a break during the 1939-45 world war.

The event is always on the last Saturday in July at Siddington Village Hall, with a procession at 1.30 to the banks of Redesmere where the Water Lily Queen is crowned by the King of Redesmere. A traditional village fete follows back at the Village Hall with attractions for all the family.

Starting with a procession, led by bagpipes, to the banks of Redesmere where the 2016 Water Lily Queen, Ruth Carbutt, will be crowned by the King of Redesmere Philip Goodfellow.

Back at the village hall, the afternoon's events will follow, including music from the Macclesfield Youth Brass Band, displays by the MaxiCheer Cheerleaders, the Frazer Irish Dance Team, The AZ Archery Team, and entertainer Jack Green. 

This year there will be a two special events - one will be the return of the fete's popular dog show, featuring fun classes with prizes. The other will be a competition for decorated bikes. So bring your dog, or your decorated bike (or maybe even both!!) and try your luck.

In the evening there will be a fun run followed by a barbecue featuring magician Nick Barnes and a disco, and games for all the family to try.


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The Vicar: The Revd Ian Arch

Address: Pexhill Road, Siddington, Cheshire SK11 9JP

Telephone: 01260 224 447


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