Festival fun at popular Dearne pub

Wath Festival 2013. Lizzie Dripping perform in the square
Wath Festival 2013. Lizzie Dripping perform in the square

A Dearne pub is taking centre stage by hosting a number of fun events as part of an annual town festival.

The Church House is opening its doors all day and night on Saturday, May 3, as part of the annual Wath Festival, which takes place over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

Customers can expect to find members of Wath Morris Men singing and dancing around tables, while members of other dance and musical groups are also expected to drop in and out in between performances.

There will also be a raffle, hook-a-duck-game and a whole host of other family-orientated games and activities.

Bar worker Joanne Hazlewood, of Brampton Bierlow, said: “We did it last year and it was great fun.

“Everyone had a great time, the pub is always really busy on that day in particular and for the whole weekend.

“It is always such a great atmosphere.

“People who come along this year can expect the same.”

Dozens of bands, street performers and other musical and drama acts will perform across numerous venues in the town.

In addition to the Wath Festival, staff are also making early arrangements for a fundraising sponsored walk in September.

Bar workers completed a six mile trek between the Wath pub and The Horse Shoe in Wombwell last year to raise more than £2000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

They will be taking on the walk again this year around the time of a coffee morning for Macmillan at the pub on September 26.

Joanne added: “We did it in fancy dress and it was a great laugh.

“We have got a few people interested already so we are hoping to raise as much money as we can.

“We had great support last time and I’m sure this year will be the same. If we could raise the same that would be great.”