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Avenham Park left empty as Preston Easter Egg rolling goes online

Posted on - 13th April, 2020 - 7:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Broadgate, City Centre, Crime, Moor Park, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston

A tradition dating back more than 150 years in Preston was taken online this year.

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Easter Egg Rolling usually attracts more than 10,000 visitors to Avenham and Miller Park but it was a very different scene on the steep slopes of the city’s grade-II listed park.

Eggs were rolled, but virtually, for this year’s egg rolling with Prestonians sharing clips on social media.

Preston Police thanked the public for heeding the lockdown and not going to Avenham Park.

A spokesman said: “Can we say a massive thank you to the residents of Preston in avoiding the temptation of going to Avenham Park to roll your eggs, a tradition that has gone back 150 years. Despite the good weather you are staying in and saving lives.

“This means your emergency services can focus their resources on helping other people. Your efforts really are appreciated.”

Meanwhile the Big Indoor Egg Roll took place online, organised by the Make Do Drink duo, using the hashtag #bigindooreggroll

Easter eggs went flying down stairs, out of windows and in Broadgate one very ingenious contraption was created.

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Meanwhile another Preston park saw social distancing rules broken.

Preston Police said they attended a report of ‘several males playing cricket on Moor Park’.

On arrival they found 19 men playing cricket because they were ‘bored’. They were spoken to by police and sent home.

Read more: Police deliver Easter eggs to children stuck in during lockdown

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