IN PICTURES: Wigan township celebrates its owl emblem in unique festival

A Wigan township’s residents celebrated their emblem in what is the only festival in the UK dedicated to owls.The free-to-attend Owlfest included a range of activities from bird-handling to arts and crafts and face-painting.

In a social media post, Friends of Standish Library – who organised the event- said: “Thanks to all our visitors to the Owlfest, it was great to see so many on a lovely day.

"Thanks too to our volunteers, the library staff who went above and beyond to help us, our face painter Jane, Debbie our first aider and her workshop, Abi and her eco crafts and, of course, Nanette from Vale Royal Falconry with the beautiful owls.”

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