RESIDENTS joined firefighters and cadets for a special jubilee
party at Ramsbottom Fire Station on Tuesday, June 5.
People of all ages enjoyed a variety of cakes and sandwiches at
the station in Stubbins Lane to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60
years on the throne.
The local Women's Institute made cakes and sweet treats while
the Ramsbottom Community Fire Cadets group made sandwiches and tea
and coffee for the guests.
The Women's Institute also donated flowers to produce a Union
Jack flag on the lawn in front of the station.
More than 90 invited guests - including residents from nearby
Ashton Lodge Sheltered Housing accommodation - attended the party,
which was held in the engine house and the lounge and kitchen area
of the station.
Re-actors who were visiting Ramsbottom for the towns' annual
1940s wartime weekend added extra nostalgia when they made a
special appearance at the station with their vintage armed forces
vehicles in time for the party.
Crew Manager Kris Bailey said: "It's been a wonderful day and we
couldn't have done it without the generous donations and support
from the local Women's Institute, and the cadets and other helpers
who gave up their Bank Holiday to run stalls and serve the
"The residents and children seemed to really enjoy themselves,
there were lots of people and plenty of cake to go around - a
fantastic way to celebrate a special occasion."