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Fulwood close shares how their street’s bond has grown stronger during lockdown

Posted on - 27th May, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Fulwood, Greyfriars, Preston News
Raising a glass on VE Day in Marston Moor Pic: Penny Whittaker/Blog Preston
Raising a glass on VE Day in Marston Moor Pic: Blog Preston

Line dancing, scarecrow festivals and social distancing BBQs are just some of the ways this Fulwood street has been making it through the lockdown.

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Marston Moor, off Lansdown Hill, is a tight-knit community and residents have been finding ways to keep spirits up during the last two months.

Penny who has lived in Marston Moor since 1980 says they dub themselves the ‘Marstonians’.

She told Blog Preston: “If you ask any one of us if we had to be anywhere else in these times we can’t think of a better place to be.

“The community spirit has built up over the years. This difficult time has brought everyone even closer together.

“It probably goes back to when we won the best dressed street competition at the 1992 Preston Guild.”

One of the scarecrow's put out by residents in Marston Moor Pic: Penny Whittaker/Blog Preston
One of the scarecrow’s put out by residents in Marston Moor Pic: Blog Preston

The 70-year-old shared pictures of the VE Day social distanced street party, the scarecrow festival being set up and the whole street doing some line dancing to Back To The Start by Michael Schulte.

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Penny said: “We started a Marstonians WhatsApp group a couple of years ago and it’s really come into its own.

“Not a day goes by that someone is going shopping and will shop for anyone who needs everything.

“Some of the ladies on the street have been sewing masks and laundry bags for the NHS as well.

“We will all have different things going on in our lives that sometimes overcome us but there is always someone willing to listen.

“We will take away from this lockdown from long lasting friendships.”

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