WINSFORD residents were treated to a spectacular evening of entertainment during the town mayor’s variety show over the weekend.

The Winsford Town Mayor’s Charity Variety Show took place on Saturday at Winsford Academy Theatre.

Audiences were treated to various performances from some of Winsford’s most well-established acts, including Dave Egerton Band, Winsford singer-songwriter Sam Lyon, satirical singer-songwriter Chris Tavener, street dance group Dope Male Performance Co, ukulele orchestra Ageless Ukes, Will Skerratt and Chris Atherton.

All of the profits will go to the mayor’s charities, St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice and Winsford Youth and Community Forum.

Mike Kennedy, mayor of Winsford, said: “What a wonderful evening of family entertainment, variety is indeed alive and well.

“I have spoken to many on the night and since and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

The show was largely put together by Sam Lyon and Tim Ashcroft, director of Innovas and the managing director of Dave Egerton Band.

Tim was compere for the evening.

Sam helped to find some of the key acts, many of whom waived their appearance fees, as well as performing and helping behind stage throughout the evening.

Cllr Kennedy said: “Many thanks to Tim Ashcroft and staff at Innovas, Sam Lyon who sang wonderfully and all the performers young and not so young who took part.

“My wife Hilary assisted the magician and we were all left amazed at the amazing card trick.

"Many thanks to all, a stupendous advert for what can be done in Winsford."

Tim added: “The evening had taken six months of planning and went absolutely superbly.

"It was a real taste of old fashion variety mixing amateur and professional performers.

“The children loved it and the adults cheered at all the right moments.

"It was certainly a great night and I am proud to have this opportunity to put the show on and support our local charities.

“It was a real community event.”