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Preston bakes for the annual Easter Egg Rolling in Avenham Park

Posted on - 22nd April, 2019 - 1:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The good weather brought huge crowds out for the egg rolling tradition at Avenham Park Pic: Blog Preston
The good weather brought huge crowds out for the egg rolling tradition at Avenham Park Pic: Blog Preston

Preston basked in temperatures reaching 26 degrees during the annual Easter Egg Rolling.

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Thousands of people flocked to Avenham and Miller Park for the free festival.

The Preston tradition of rolling Easter Eggs, both chocolate and decorated ones, down the steep park slopes was kept alive and well.

Families enjoyed sending their eggs down the side of Avenham Park hill in hour intervals from 11am.

Watch the first egg roll of the day in Avenham Park

With a climbing wall, fun fair and live music and entertainment the egg rolling now has the feel of a free family festival.

CBBC stars from Swashbuckle also appeared on stage.

Read more: A history of egg rolling, or pace egging as it was known

The egg rolling takes place until 4pm on Easter Monday (22 April) and is free to attend.

Getting ready to egg roll on the hill Pic: Blog Preston
Getting ready to egg roll on the hill Pic: Blog Preston

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Did you go along to the egg rolling? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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