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Masham makes final preparations for Le Grand Party

Final preparations have been taking place as Masham prepares to welcome thousands of visitors for a celebration surrounding the Tour de France’s Grand Depart. The town’s Le Grand Party festivities are expected to see more than 20,000 Masham residents and visitors lining the route – as well as watch the race on big screens - on the afternoon of Saturday, July 5. Test runs of activities, including the installation of the screens, have been taking place, as the countdown to Le Grand Depart nears its end. The event is historic in more ways than one, as it brings together two of Yorkshire’s best known brewing families in the spirit of “entente cordiale”. Masham’s T&R Theakston Ltd and Black Sheep Brewery are helping the market town celebrations, running joint cask ale bars for the first time ever. A host of activities and entertainments are being staged in and around Masham. There will be three bars, selling beers from both dynasties. The main “Le Grand Bar Un”, is being located on the Avenue, with excellent views of the route, a number of fabulous caterers including Cockburns of Bedale, Tasty Birds, and Truly Scrumptious, bouncy castles and slides it will be a great place to experience this fantastic once in a lifetime event. Masham has about 9000 car parking spaces but get to Masham early as the route closes at 9am ENDS For Further Details, Please contact: Black Sheep Brewery, Helen Allison, Marketing Manager on 01765 689 227 Paul White, Recognition PR, on 01325 363436 T&R Theakston Ltd Executive Director, Simon Theakston, on 01765 680 000 David Simister, Different PR, on 0845 389 26 26 back to Black Sheep Brewery


Organisers reverse loading equipment into the recreation field
Organisers reverse loading equipment into the recreation field
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