PICTURES; Village celebrates village life with annual rag day

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 June 2019

Pill Guides, Brownies and Rainbows at Pill Rag.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pill Guides, Brownies and Rainbows at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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The sun beat down on a packed green, as hundreds headed to a village's annual charity fun day.

The Mad Cows skittles team taking part in the parade at Pill Rag.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Mad Cows skittles team taking part in the parade at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The 95th annual Pill Rag saw families flock to the village green for a day packed with fun activities including a dog show, numerous trade stalls, a bouncy castle, and much more besides.

Organiser Pauline McDade said: "It could not have gone any better, the green was full - there was something for everyone.

Happy ice-cream faces at Pill Rag on The Green.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONHappy ice-cream faces at Pill Rag on The Green. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"It was just super."

Kirsty Lewis was crowned Rag Queen, before the traditional procession wound its way around the village, led by pipers and Bristol Scooter Club, it featured people dressed as jelly fish, a mob of Minions, Pills answer to the hells angels - The Sharks From Hell, and even a pair of dancing dinosaurs.

The Style Room taking part in the parade at Pill Rag.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Style Room taking part in the parade at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pill Ladies Morris as the Sharks from Hell at Pill Rag.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONPill Ladies Morris as the Sharks from Hell at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Red Hot Chillie Pedalers at Pill Rag.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Red Hot Chillie Pedalers at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Ms McDade said: "Rag had a rocky start this year, but everybody rallied round and we had an absolutely fantastic day.

Pill Alloments Association at Pill Rag.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONPill Alloments Association at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"I would like to everyone who helped me, and the rest of the committee made Rag Day a success."

Laura Dexter and friends taking part in the parade at Pill Rag.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONLaura Dexter and friends taking part in the parade at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pill Guides, Brownies and Rainbows at Pill Rag.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONPill Guides, Brownies and Rainbows at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St George Junior Football Club taking part in the parade at Pill Rag.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt George Junior Football Club taking part in the parade at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pauline McDade crowning Rag Queen Kirsty  at Pill Rag.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONPauline McDade crowning Rag Queen Kirsty at Pill Rag. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pill Rag at The Green in Pill.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONPill Rag at The Green in Pill. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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