Market Weighton gets ready for a Giant Party

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Market Weighton is getting ready for celebrations on a giant scale and if you’ve never been then maybe it’s time you did.

On Sunday 12 July the third annual Giant Community Day will take place in the town’s High Street and Market Place, providing fun for all the family.

Taking place from 11.30am to 4pm there will be a wide variety of events and activities to keep people of all ages amused.

“This is our third community day and definitely our biggest”, says Nigel Chicken, Chairman of the Market Weighton Town Team who organise the event. “It’s a great day out and its free we have more activities than ever this year and we want people to come along and enjoy it.”

“Last year we had a giant inflatable on a table top football theme, which proved very very popular so this year we have got an even bigger and brand new inflatable, in the form of an obstacle course that suits all ages”, he adds.

In the main arena Driffield Brass Band will be performing two sets during the day and the Army Cadets will be at the event with a climbing wall. All this plus children’s rides, singers, craft and general stalls make this a community day for all ages.

“I would like particularly to thank the businesses who sponsor the day and the hard work of the organising committee prior and on the day. Without them all it would not be possible”, adds Nigel.

In between events if you fancy a bit of retail therapy shops will be open or why not indulge yourself in a pub lunch at one of the welcoming old fashioned inns in the main street.

You may even get time to take the Giant Bradley Heritage Trail, marked by 23 life size giant footprints based on the town’s most famous most famous residents shoes which is fun for kids and parents too.

Bradley, born in 1787, grew his way into the Guinness Book of Records as England’s tallest man, measuring 7ft 9 inches tall and weighing 27 stone.

His name remains in the book today and Bradley’s extra large chair is still in his local pub The Londesborough Arms.