PRESCOT town centre was packed last weekend for the annual Elizabethan Fayre celebrations.

Thousands of people enjoyed the traditional event held on Saturday, June 8, which celebrates the town's remarkable history and Elizabethan heritage.

Visitors were treated to live Shakespeare theatre performances, traditional Morris dancing and musical pieces, while giant fluffy bees entertained shoppers and families with their silly antics.


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There were performances for crowds to enjoy Picture: Steve Samosa


The crowds were wowed with spectacular fire dancing shows, enthralled with Tudor tales and got creative with traditional candle making and shadow puppet performances.

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Eccleston Street came to life with the bright and colourful Jester Parade by Imaginarium Theatre and the local community, as they walked through the town with handmade costumes and props and a giant Shakespeare puppet.

The Elizabethan Fayre, which is organised by the Culture Knowsley Team, is becoming more popular each year and this year attracted more than 10,000 visitors to Prescot town centre.



There was plenty of entertainment Picture: STEVE SAMOSA


The celebrations this year were even more significant as Knowsley the borough and the council both turned 50.

Guests, local businesses, performers and stall holders have all commented on how successful the day was for the town.


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Prescot Elizabethan Fayre Picture: Steve Samosa


One said: “It was absolutely bustling on Saturday, we had our best day on record!! Absolutely amazing for all the local businesses, they were thriving!”

Another added: “So many happy, smiling faces there all day. Huge crowds! A great, brilliantly organised event to be part of.”


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Big crowds turned out for the event Picture: Steve Samosa

On said: “Superb work from all involved!”, while another remarked: “Brilliant day.”

Another said: “The town was bouncing celebrating the Elizabethan Fayre and all shops and bars heaving.”