THIS year’s Lymm Festival has been labelled a big success – with planning already under way for the landmark 20th edition in 2018.

The 11-day showcase attracted big crowds at venues large and small across the village and finally came to an end on Sunday with an encore trail races event at Lymm High School, organised by Lymm Runners.

Festival chairman Ian Marks said he was pleased with how the festival had gone.

He added: “We are very pleased with how this year’s festival has gone and are delighted with the feedback we have received from people.

“We have tried to put on a varied programme with something that appeals to everyone.

“Next year is the 20th Lymm Festival and we would love to hear from anyone with suggestions about something special we could put on to mark the occasion.

“Please contact me on with your ideas.

“Huge thank yous once again for making the event such a success. To everyone who volunteered and made this event happen, everyone who put on an event and everyone who attended.”

Among the big names at this year’s festival were former resident and now author Terry Waite and former Chester MP and broadcaster, Giles Brandreth.

There were also garden tours, boat trips for foodies, author visits, live music and drama performances more.

And the Street Food and Fun Fest and Lymm Historic Transport day brought huge crowds to the village centre.

The committee will now take a break until September when planning will begin for the winter warmer series and for next year’s festival.

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