Hundreds turn out for Wembley heroes at Fair Day

Hundreds of people line the streets to cheer on Morpeth Town FC's open top bus parade as part of Morpeth Fair Day. Picture by Jane Coltman.
Hundreds of people line the streets to cheer on Morpeth Town FC's open top bus parade as part of Morpeth Fair Day. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Morpeth to welcome their Wembley heroes.

Players and staff from Morpeth Town FC were the star attraction at this year’s Morpeth Fair Day.

The FA Vase winners were cheered on by young and old as they took part in an open top bus parade to mark their Wembley triumph last month.

The bus was the last vehicle in a parade that also included Harley Davidson motorbikes and classic cars.

The players and staff were introduced on the stage before going to Morpeth Town Hall for a civic reception.

A new feature for Fair Day, organised by Morpeth Chamber of Trade, was a food court area on Newgate Street.

Big attractions included Turners Funfairs, chainsaw demonstrations and falconry displays in High Stanners and novelty games, while a range of organisations, as well as local groups and charities, had information displays on Bridge Street and Oldgate.

Performers on the main stage included Morpeth Pipe Band, King Edward VI School steel band, a brass band, dancers, Along Came Lola, Jason King, escape artist Rob Roy Collins and a group demonstrating karate.