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Hundreds turn out for Easter Egg Rolling tradition in Avenham Park

Posted on - 1st April, 2013 - 12:08pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, News
Michelle Steele sent in this photo of the egg rolling in action

Michelle Steele sent in this photo of the egg rolling in action

Despite being the coldest Easter on record nothing could stop a tradition dating back to Victorian times taking place in Avenham Park.

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Hundreds of families turned out to roll their Easter Eggs down the slopes of the park towards the Ribble.

There will also be an Easter bonnet parade and coffee and cake from the Avenham Park pavilion.

We’ve put the best tweets and photos into a Storify below to show what happened on the day.

Easter Egg Rolling in Avenham Park

Hundreds turn out in Avenham Park for the Preston tradition of Easter Egg Rolling. It dates back to Victorian times.

Storified by Blog Preston· Mon, Apr 01 2013 04:08:01

The centuries old tradition of egg-rolling in Avenham Park #Easter pic.twitter.com/XTyEv2pxuMEmma Heslewood
The egg rolling has begun ! #Avenhampark #Tradition #preston instagram.com/p/XjwnajkMT3/Melanie Close
The egg rolling has begun @AvenhamPark @prestoncouncil #Easter pic.twitter.com/lcam5SI0tlDisability Equality
All wrapped up for egg rolling at Avenham Park. #coldesteasterever #hat #scarf #dufflecoat #stillcold instagram.com/p/Xjvo6eEEQR/Amy Victoria Harvey
Easter Egg rolling in Avenham Park: Preston tradition dating back to Victorian times to take place on Easter MondayThe annual Easter Egg rolling returns to Preston’s Avenham Park on Easter Monday. For over 100 years the egg rolling has seen families ta…

Image credit to Disability North West. Feel free to send us your photos of the event by tweeting them @blogpreston, emailing [email protected] or posting them on the Preston Flickr group.

Did you go to the Egg Rolling? How did you get on? Let us know in the comments below

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