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Parade to celebrate Preston Bus Station date announced

Posted on - 5th October, 2013 - 3:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Events, Friargate, News, Preston Bus Station

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More information about the parade to celebrate Preston Bus Station has been released by the Save The Bus Station Campaign.

The proposed march will be on Saturday 2nd November, meeting at 11.00 am at the bottom of Lune Street outside the Corn Exchange. At 12.00 the plan is to walk up Friargate to the Flag Market.

The campaign aims to attract at least 2,000 people involving local group and maybe even a brass band.

Preston Bus Station was recently awarded Grade II listed status after the third attempt but Preston City Council still need convincing that that people in the city would like to see the iconic building refurbished. The parade is a very visible way to do that.

The campaign aims to provide further updates through Twitter and their Facebook page as well as in the press. They ask anyone planning to attend the parade register on the eventbrite site so they can have an idea of how many people are interested and plan accordingly. They are also asking for volunteer marshals and first aiders.

John Wilson, who leads the Save The Bus Station Campaign, discussed road closures with Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council. He also unveiled a banner with the slogan ‘Heritage Not Demolition’, made by artist Ed Hall, outside the Bus Station last month.

He said: “We are really keen to get the people of Preston to back the campaign. Many people have written to the Evening Post in support of saving the station and we want these people to come down on the day.

“It will be a celebration of the bus station. We’re looking to get brass bands, boys brigades, scout groups, guides, all local groups involved.”

Are you going to attend the parade? Let us know in the comments below

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