PICS:(Except SJ Pure Dance) taken by Mike Goodwin Photography, of Runcorn.

More than 5,000 defied the weather to enjoy the Halton Borough Council organised Runcorn Hill Fete

There were classic vehicles, mini steam engines, Active Nation Boot Camp. model boat display, a fairground, show arena, donkey rides, and a dance display by Runcorn based SJ Pure Dance.

A medieval re-enactment group Historia Normannis and bird displays from Vale Royal proved very popular as well as ‘Denver the Dinosaur’.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Events, Cllr Eddie Jones, said: “This was great opportunity for the local community to come together and enjoy a weekend of free family entertainment.”

“The success is due to all the effort and hard work put in by Halton Borough Council staff.”

Sarah Ramsden from SJ Pure, said: “All the dancers had a great time performing, This is a real community event and we had friends and family there to support us.”

Halton Borough Council Events Officer Michelle Shuker, said: “We were worried when we saw the forecast but people came long anyway and were rewarded with some great entertainment. I think if the weather had been better we would have got even more there.”

The event has become a regular tradition in Halton.