An age-old tradition took place in Preston city centre during Tuesday morning.Advertisement
The Judges Parade sees members of the judiciary make their way through the city centre for a service at Preston Minster.
Negotiating the damp streets they were shadowed by a number of anti-fracking protesters who shouted ‘disgrace, disgrace, you jailed our mate’ in reference to a recent decision to jail a number of anti-fracking demonstrators from the Preston New Road site.
The judges started their walk from the Session House and it takes around half-an-hour to complete the slow walk through the Flag Market to the Minster and then back again.
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The Mayor of Preston councillor Trevor Hart lead the procession.
Judges from across Lancashire join the procession, not just those who sit at Preston courts.
Roads were closed for a short period around Lancaster Road and Church Street during the procession.