The Ramsbottom Jigsaw Festival is back in town for the ninth year running.

The four-day event started on Wednesday and runs until Saturday and is hosted at St Paul’s Church on Church Street.

The first day got off to a busy start with a high demand of puzzles and refreshments.

The festival will be open today, Thursday, from 10am to 5pm before reopening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, when community choir the RAMshackle Wailers will be performing.

Tomorrow, Friday, visitors will be able to join in with the fun from 10am to 5pm and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday.

The event is run by St Paul's and Edenfield Parish Church as a joint venture and all proceeds made from the festival are split between both churches.

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The festival raises a significant amount of funds for both churches, much of which helps to run outreach programmes and assist with their calendar of community events.

Ramsbottom Cllr Gareth Staples-Jones said: “A special mention must be given to the entire Jigsaw Festival committee and the team at St Paul's who have made the event a success as well as warmly welcoming myself as a local ward councillor alongside, the Mayor of Bury, Cllr Sandra Walmsley and the Mayor of Rossendale, Cllr Andrew Walmsley.”

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Admission is £2 for adults and children under 16 can go for free and one ticket allows multiple admission on all days.

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