AN old community tradition will be brought back again this Good Friday as the Winsford Town Mayor will be giving away multi-coloured balls.

Workers from Winsford Salt Mine used to give away metal balls to children in the town every Good Friday, as a gift to paint and decorate. They were used down the mines to grind the salt.

Winsford mayor Cllr Steve Smith is now in his second mayoral term and since his last stint five years ago, he has gone out of his way to bring back the tradition.

Cllr Smith said: “This was a long-standing tradition and something many of the older members of out community still remember today. It was a present from the salt mine to the kids in the town.

“It’s just something to recognise the heritage of Winsford and get the kids learning about it.”

The mayor will be in the town centre precinct tomorrow, Good Friday, from 10am to 11am giving away the small gifts.