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We aim to take photographs of all the local events and activities in our community. Some readers have kindly sent in pictures of their holidays which you may enjoy viewing as well.

The Altrincham Festival took place in July and our photographer was there to capture the days festivities.

All of the pictures have been uploaded onto our website and are available to download free of charge.

All of our pictures are available to download for free.

Every Month..


“Mosquito is out, it’s the end of the day;
she’s humming and hunting her evening away.
Who knows why such hunger arrives on such wings at sundown? I guess it’s the nature of things.”
– N. M. Boedecker, Midsummer Night Itch

June has given us some much warmer weather, and I have my fingers crossed that the best is still yet to come in July. The children will soon be breaking up from school for the summer holidays which should make the journey to work a lot quieter for those unfortunate enough to be still working.

Legend has it, whatever the weather is on St Swithin’s Day, it will stay that way for the next forty days, so therefore, Sunday the 15th July, will see me gazing longingly up into the sky, hoping to see the sun shining brightly. As a nation, some might say, we are obsessed with the weather! It’s usually the first thing we chat to strangers about and something we all moan about to friends and family, in fact it is all I have talked about so far this month. This, however, is not a recent phenomenon as this old rhyme which has been in use since Elizabethan times shows:

‘St Swithin’s Day, if it does rain
Full forty days, it will remain
St Swithin’s Day, if it be fair
For forty days, t’will rain no more.’

The Altrincham Festival is early this year, Saturday 7th July so I hope you don’t miss it. If last year’s parade and activities were anything to go by I am sure everyone will have a great time. Our photographer will be there as usual with his camera, so make sure you have a smile ready for him. All the photographs taken by him on the day will be available for viewing on our website
( and published in our forthcoming handbooks and can be downloaded free of charge.

Whatever the weather, I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable July.


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