THE sun was shining on Whitchurch at the weekend, as visitors flooded Queensway Playing Fields for a family fun day.

The event, which took place on Sunday, was to mark 40 years of the Playing Fields Association, which was formed when three residents of Queensway wanted to establish a safe area for children of the estate to play away from the road.

Barry Hale, chairman of the association, was delighted with the turnout and thanked those who had helped and took part.

He said: “We had a very good day thanks to the weather.

“It all went very smoothly and we had a good turnout from the public, a lot of families turned out to visit the allotments and explore the rest of the park.

“We are planning to do another one next year.

“Thanks to the committee for all they have done to help it run smoothly.”

Families enjoyed watching birds of prey, browsing the many stalls, tackling the inflatable assault course, playing tombola and lucky dips, and riding on the bucking bronco, as well as visiting the allotments and enjoying the rest of the park.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Services’ Whitchurch crew were also in attendance, allowing youngsters to view the fire engine and hop on board.