WILMSLOW Show goers are promised a spectacular First World War re-enactment as the centrepiece of this year’s community celebration.

The Wilmslow Show and Fun Day is the biggest community event in the town, and takes place on The Carnival Field on Sunday, July 8, from 11am to 5pm.

A First World War re-enactment group will take centre stage at the event, performing in the main ring throughout the afternoon, complete with cavalry horses, and setting up ‘camp’ on the showground.

Show chairman Angela McPake said: “We thought the group would be a welcome addition to the programme as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of The First World War.

“It promises to be spectacular and well as giving people a glimpse of what a soldier from 1918 might have been like.

“The show is supported by Wilmslow Town Council, whose involvement allows us to keep entry prices low and to give free stalls to community groups.

“This year we are very grateful to the Evans Arts Trust, which has given us a grant to allow us to have the re-enactment group, without reducing any of the other entertainment.”

Plans for the show are well advanced, with bookings now being taken for stalls, the car show and competition entries.

Angela added: “Having only moved back to the Carnival Field last year we had loads to learn about the ground.

“This year we know where we have room to expand on what we did, so hope this year’s show will be better than ever.

“We are really focused on making sure it is a great, local day out for all the family.”

Booking forms can be found at Wilmslowshow.co.uk, as can advanced purchase tickets.

In the horticultural marquee you will find competitions organised by the Alderley Edge and Wilmslow Horticultural and Rose Society and the Macclesfield and East Cheshire Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.

The marquee will also showcase craft and cookery classes as well as classes for young people.

The classic car show runs from 11am through to 5pm, and people are invited to come and have a look at the vehicles on display and take a trip down memory lane.

The dog show competitions will judge dogs based on a number of characteristics such as ‘Waggiest Tail’ and ‘Most Handsome Dog’, and people are encouraged to come along and take part or watch the fun.