Steve’s right on cue

ROLL UP, roll up for a fun-filled circus extravaganza at this year’s Saddleworth Summer Show, where revellers can also take on snooker ace Steve Davis in a charity pool challenge.

The star, who has won more professional titles than any other player including six world championships, will take on all-comers in the marathon event on Sunday. sadd show eagle 4

Steve, whose appearance was arranged by one of the show sponsors AWC Home Improvements, will give the audience a chance to play against him and make a donation to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

And the rest of the Show will be just as action-packed as the circus really does come to town in style at the two-day event on July 13 and 14 at Saddleworth School, Uppermill.

The main attraction will be Circus Sensible, who will stage two action-packed comedy shows each day in a baby big top, and provide circus craft workshops for adults and children.Sadd show cup 1

Building on the success of last year’s event, displays outside include a falconry show, llamas, chainsaw and wood carving displays, drystone walling, the RRG new car display and brass bands.

There will also be sheep shearing, donkey rides, children’s go-karts, the popular fun fair, a climbing wall, and a large selection of food and drinks, including a beer tent.

Young performers will showcase their talents in the main hall on both days and the Abney Orchestra will perform on Saturday.

The show, whose main sponsors are the Oldham Evening Chronicle, Cooperative Funeral Care, RRG Motors Rochdale, Talking Point and AWC Home Improvements, will also offer a large selection of craft, charity and commercial stalls.

Tickets for the legendary Duck Race will be available prior to and during the show, with the race taking place at 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon on the River Tame at Churchill Playing Fields.

Organised jointly by Saddleworth Rotary Club and Oldham Metro Rotary Club, all proceeds will be donated to Rotary charities and support the BBC Radio Manchester Christie Million Pound Appeal.

Anyone who would like a stall or to sponsor the show or any attractions, contact: Brian Fort: 01457 874118, or Gordon Russell: 01457 873717,

The two-day show runs on Saturday July 13 from 12noon-till 5pm, and on Sunday, July 14 from 10am – 5pm. Tickets: Family £10 (2 adults and up to 3 children), adults £4, seniors £3, children £2. For further show details, visit:


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