Everything you need to know about Armed Forces Day in Preston

Posted on - 21st June, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Flag Market, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
A colourful spectacle for Armed Forces Day in Preston
A colourful spectacle for Armed Forces Day in Preston

Armed Forces Day will be returning to Preston on Saturday (24 June).


Here at Blog Preston, we have listed everything you need to know about what is happening on the day and when.

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Armed Forces Day will be taking place in Preston City Centre from 10.30am until 4pm, and it will be located at the Flag Market.

At 11am, the Service of Remembrance will be held to remember those who have fought in the Services.

This will be followed by the Army Cadets Corps of Drums, who will deliver a thrilling performance at 11.30am to mark the special day.

From 12pm until 4pm, various performers will be taking centre stage.

You an expect to be entertained from stars such as Hattie Bee, Danni Wallace, Roxanne Elouise, Dapper Dan and many more.

You can come and enjoy free entertainment for both the Armed Forces and Civilians, and enjoy catering for all tastes and ages.

There will also be a 1940’s themed set up including re-enactments, military vehicles, educational stalls, Armed Forces stalls, funfair, food and a variety of 1940s style stage acts.

A VIP lunchtime reception will be taking place in the Harris Museum and this will later be followed by an evening show in the Guild Hall, with Preston City Wrestling providing the entertainment.

There will be a number of Armed Forces charities in attendance on the day to help raised donations for the worthy cause.

Some charities who will be attending include Armed Forces Group Preston, Help 4 Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

The event will also be supported by UCLan, Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council, Preston Guild Hall, Preston’s College and many more organisations.

Which roads are closed?

Birley Street from the junction with Earl Street to the junction with Harris Street is closed from 10am to 5pm.

Cheapside is shut off and a diversion is in place into Glover’s Court, Avenham Lane, Queen Street, London Road, Stanley Street, Ring Way, North Road, Tithebarn Street, Old Vicarage in that direction only.

The closure is necessary to maintain public safety at a time of public celebration.

Will you be attending Armed Forces Day? Have you been before? Let us know in the comments below

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