Spot yourself at Preston Asian Mela on the Flag Market

Posted on - 14th July, 2018 - 7:33pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Dancers wore traditional South Asian costumes
Dancers wore traditional South Asian costumes

Hundreds of people sweltered on the Flag Market as South Asian culture took over proceedings.


Shoppers saw bangra beats laid down, tasty dishes served up and some seriously colourful dance displays.

Preston’s Asian community marked its annual Mela with a superb celebration of its faith, dances and more.

There were some guest turns from political and civic leaders, with the Mayor of Preston councillor Trevor Hart leading the way with some Bollywood moves – flanked by culture chief councillor Peter Kelly and county councillor Paul Rigby.

Cllr Kelly, Cllr Hart and Cllr Borrow
Cllr Kelly, Cllr Hart and County Cllr Rigby

Chief Inspector of Preston Police Jon Clegg also joined in with the entertainment.

Read more: Here’s what’s on the Flag Market during the summer

Paul Melling was there to see the event, part of the Summer Saturdays sponsored by Blog Preston, in action.

See if you can spot yourself below!

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