BAD weather saw attendance significantly down at the third annual Cinema on The Carrs on Saturday.

The event went ahead despite challenging underfoot and overhead conditions after having been postponed earlier in the year due to poor weather.

It is organised by Wilmslow Town Council, and featured The Lion King in the afternoon followed by a duck race and an evening showing of Dirty Dancing in the main arena.

Despite attendance being significantly down to a couple of hundred people throughout the day the duck race benefitted from the spectacular white-water conditions on The River Bollin, and the audience in the evening were rewarded when the sky cleared.

Cllr Angela McPake, chairman of the Wilmslow Town Council Events Group said: “The conditions on the day presented a number of challenges for the town council, our infrastructure partners, volunteers and the public.

“We undertake these events to benefit as many of our residents as possible and to enhance our sense of community, and it is therefore disappointing when the size of the audience compared to previous years is impacted by challenging weather conditions.

“As is the case with all of our events we will now review the Cinema on The Carrs and determine if it will appear in our timetable for 2018.”