Belthorn Village Party

This afternoon the team attended the Belthorn Village Party with five full team call out list members, consisting of our Chairman Ken Oakes, Training Officer Elaine Gilliland, long serving team member Mike Marsh, Steve Nelson and Trainee team member Judith Waltho, together with support group member Iain Clarkson, along with two of the teams Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances.

The Party has become an annual event, incorporating many popular events and attractions.

The team have been attending this event for a number of years now. Belthorn is also home of “The Shed”, who in Jim, the owner of The Shed, together with contributions from the village, donate a large sum of money to the team each year.


The team would like to thank the organisers of the Belthorn Village Party for allowing our members to promote the work of the team at this years event.

There follows Team Training Officer Elaine Gilliland’s account of the day;

Belthorn Annual Village Party in the Park – Saturday 19th June 2010

A breezy, overcast day saw 5 team members and 1 support member of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team arrive at the Belthorn Annual Village Party in the Park.

Travelling in two team vehicles, BM3 and BM1, Chairman, Ken Oakes, Team Members Mike Marsh and Elaine Gilliland and Trainee Team Member Judith Waltho, met with Team Member, Steve Nelson and his son Ethan, and Support Group member Iain Clarkson at the Park.

The music rang out across the park from Skippy’s Roadshow as team members demonstrated equipment and vehicles to the people of Belthorn Village and as events commenced, the sun came out and more and more people arrived.

There were a number of stalls at the Party in the Park, including The Belthorn Village History Society, Bric-a-Brac, Nail Painting Stall, Bat the Rat and the obligatory Beer Tent and a number of events / competitions took place such as ‘The Dog with the Waggiest Tail’, Welly Throwing (child and adult), and Tug of War.

Two and a half hours of fun in the sunshine passed extremely quickly and at 16.30 hours the team packed up the equipment and left the Villagers of Belthorn and Visitors to carry on with the enjoyment of the events of the party.

The whole team membership would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Belthorn for their continued support and the invitation to their ‘Party in the Park’.