Video: Police vs Fire tug-o’-war at Crosspool Summer Fayre

Summer Fayre, Crosspool Festival 2011
Fire and police officers at Crosspool Festival Summer Fayre

Teams from the local fire brigade and police force were at Saturday’s Summer Fayre, talking to residents about the work they do and allowing children to explore their vehicles.

A tug-o’-war rope had been set up and after watching some the public enjoy a challenge for fun, officers from South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue agreed to take each other on.

Watch a video of the duel below to find out which team ended up on the floor and just how much extra help the winners enlisted!

You can also see a film of local families enjoying a tug-o’-war challenge.


Local gardens open up for festival – video and photos

Saturday’s Open Gardens event once again saw proud local residents open up their private gardens to the public to raise money for charities.

Green-fingered locals showed off their plants, flowers, vegetables and garden displays and served tea and cake to visitors. Nine gardens were available to look around this year.

You can see some photos below from some of the gardens – and watch a video showing the model railway installed in Dave Mason’s Den Bank Close back garden.

Festival fever hits Crosspool

Anticipation is building and the final preparations are being made for Crosspool’s second festival, which starts on Saturday.

The week is packed with events for all the family. It includes a street market, art show
talent show, comedy night, craft, dancing, a fun run, a picnic, gardening events and of course the big Summer Fayre on Saturday 9 July.

Browse our Crosspool Festival 2011 page to read details of the events and download a copy of the programme so you can plan your week in full.

Craft Angels on Sandygate Road (0114 266 7339) is handling all ticket sales for this year’s festival.

Crosspool Festival 2011

Crosspool Farmer's Market on Selbourne Road
Farmer's Market on Selbourne Road at Crosspool Festival 2010