Force was with Star Wars fans at festival

Pictured as Princess Leia is Tilly Craig, 24, and Ben Winstnaley, 25, as Jedi Knght Qui-Gon Jinn
Pictured as Princess Leia is Tilly Craig, 24, and Ben Winstnaley, 25, as Jedi Knght Qui-Gon Jinn

STAR Wars enthusiasts gathered in Wigan for a celebration of events a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Swinley pub Dochertys put on the event dedicated to the popular sci-fi films and fans enjoyed a screening of the original 1970s trilogy in the pub with popcorn and sampled a Star Wars-themed food and drink menu.

Staff also decorated Dochertys with memorabilia from the films and awarded prizes to the customers who turned up in the best fancy dress outfits before ska band RedEyed Jedi rounded off the event with a live set.

The celebration day at the Upper Dicconson Street pub was masterminded by bar manager and huge Star Wars fan Tilly Craig and was hailed afterwards as a massive success.

Co-owner Tracy Branagan said: “It was really fun and we had a great day.”