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Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival road closures and procession times

Posted on - 2nd June, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Grimsargh, Longridge, Preston News, Roads, Transport, What's On in Preston
Whittingham Lane will be amongst the roads closed in Goosnargh Pic: Google

The main road through Goosnargh and Whittingham will be closed this weekend as the annual Whitsuntide Festival returns.

And the full programme for what’s on during the day has also been confirmed.

Taking place on Saturday (3 June) from 12.45pm to 5pm here’s what’s takling place

12.45pm – Paul Rigby Jazz and Eclipse Parade Band at The Square, and Western Valley Wing at The Stags Head

1pm – All floats lined up around the square

1.10pm – Fancy dress registration opens, next to park on The Square

1.15pm – Queens, Retinue members, maypole dancers, flower children and Carol May dancers, next to park on The Square

1.20pm – Judging of fancy dress and children hoin floats ready for judging

1.30pm – Longridge Band and dancing, Maypole and Carol May’s Academy, centre of Square

1.30pm-1.50pm – Judging of floats

2pm – Festival procession sets off

2.45pm – Arena events at Goosnargh Village Green including crowning of Miss Bethany Lindsay, plus dancing and presentation of trophies

4pm – Celebration tea

Details below of the road closures that will be in place between 1pm and 4.45pm on Saturday

Goosnargh Lane – from junction with Mill Lane for 300m in westerly direction

Mill Lane – from junction with Goosnargh Lane for 100m in easterly direction

Church Lane – from junction with Mill Lane to junction with Whittingham Lane

Whittingham Lane – from junction with Church Lane to junction with Cumeragh Lane

Cumeragh Lane – from junction with Whittingham Lane for 350m in southerly direction

Diversion routes in place during road closures – red is section of road closed, purple is diversion

Diversions are via Goosnargh Lane, Langley Lane, Inglewhite Road, Halfpenny Lane and Cumeragh Lane in both directions.

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