WITH the coronavirus vaccines and the roadmap out of lockdown there is hope for a brighter second half to 2021 which could see some events we have missed return.

With this hope in mind, organisers of the Newton Town Show are making provisional plans for the event in August.

The show has been pencilled in for Saturday, August 7 an Mesnes Park, Newton-le-Willows.

The event was brought back by the Newton and Earlestown Community Group in 2013 after an interlude, having ran from 1959 up until 2000.

St Helens Star:

In previous years the show has seen Spitfires fly past, a Red Devils parachute display team, a real life steam loco in the park, monster trucks and stunt shows.

READ > Man walks 100km in 24 hours in memory of his dad

Chair of the organising committee Seve Gomez-Aspron said: "A lot of things have to go right with the Government’s planned road to recovery, but if it works, it leaves us able to plan to have the town show at the usual time on the first Saturday in August!

"We have loads of stuff planned, including the huge classic car show, army and blue light vehicles, fun fair, craft and community stalls, an arena for local performing groups, local food providers, sit on steam train rides, free classic classic shuttle bus to the show, helicopter pleasure flights, plus loads of other stuff well announce in coming months!

"It’s been a tough time for everyone, but if restrictions allow, it’ll be a fantastic day out and what we all really need after the last 12 months!

"Keep your eye open for further announcements in the run up to August!”