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Fight on to fund Mold festival as coffers bare after washout

Published date: 14 January 2014 |
Published by: Elin McDonald
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A POPULAR event could be under threat again this year if funding is not forthcoming.

The Bailey Hill Festival in Mold was called off last year due to wet weather.

This meant no money coming in  to finance the next festival, but organisers still hope to raise money to get the event back on track.

Mold councillor Andrea Mearns said: “Bailey Hill is the most important public space in Mold.

“The festival is a great family day of fun.

“The money we make on the entrance to the festival helps to fund the festival the following year, so because it was cancelled, we haven’t got enough money.”

The festival is always popular and has been attracting families from across Flintshire for an afternoon of entertainment and live music since its outset in 2010.

The location is one of Mold’s most historical sites, a Norman motte and bailey castle which would have once towered over the town.

The area has been redeveloped and the festival helps to celebrate the importance of the historical site and bring visitors into Mold.

Last year the date for the festival fell on a wet weekend in June and families and prospective stallholders were left disappointed by its cancellation.

A fundraising ceilidh has been organised at St Mary’s Church Hall in Mold on Saturday, March 8 at 7pm and will include a hotpot supper.

Tickets are priced at £10 and all of the proceeds will go towards the 2014 Bailey Hill Festival.

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