Penwortham Gala 2017 – what is on and when roads are closed

Posted on - 10th June, 2017 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Penwortham, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Penwortham’s Gala returns on Saturday and Sunday with parades, fun fairs and a Rod Stewart tribute act.


Road closures have been announced ahead of the annual event which sees the community come together for two days of celebrations.

A gala procession runs from 12.30pm on Saturday (10 June) and runs along Hill Road South, Marshals Brow, Pope Lane, Cop Lane, Liverpool Road, Chesmere Drive, Newlands Avenue , Moorhey Drive and then back into Cop Lane.

Cop Lane is closed from 12.30pm to around 2.15pm when the procession finishes – while other roads have intermittent closures.

The procession is being led by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service pipe band.

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Here’s what’s on throughout:

Saturday (10 June)

2.15pm – official opening of the Penwortham Gala by the Mayor of Penwortham councillor Jim Patten

2.30pm – Amanda Rogers school of dance and performing arts perform

2.50pm – Cat Morewin performs solo vintage 50s swing style

3.10pm – Performances by the Double ‘R’ arts theatre group

4pm – Dancers from Carol May’s Academy perform

6.30pm – Kate Stokes performs a range of musical theatre songs

7pm – Ska pop party band get the party started with classic ska and reggae hits from the decades

8.30pm – Gerry Trew, one of Britain’s best Rod Stewart tribute acts, performs including hits such as Maggie May and Sailing

10pm – entertainment ends

Sunday (11 June)

11am – Penwortham Churches Together open air church service – a special service by all the churches of Penwortham and open to all

12.30pm – Annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic, including prizes for the best dressed teddy bear

Children’s entertainment runs throughout the afternoon

2.30pm – Lostock Hall memorial band perform as the pace slows down

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