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Road closures in place for Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival

Posted on - 30th May, 2024 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, History, Longridge, Preston Council, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The parade in Goosnargh

There will be road closures for the Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide FestivalĀ this weekend (Saturday 1 June).

The village tradition has been going for over a 100 years and will see a great parade line up with brass bands, floats, fancy dress, dance troupes, visiting festival queens from the local area and much more. 

The procession will start at 1pm to 4:45pm on Saturday.

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Only vehicles forming part of or otherwise used in connection with the festival or emergency service vehicles will be allowed to travel along the above roads at the time of the public procession.

Closures include:

  • Goosnargh Lane from its junction with Mill Lane for 300 metres west
  • Mill Lane from its junction with Goosnargh Lane for 100 metres east
  • Church Lane from its junction with Mill Lane to its junction with Whittingham Lane
  • Whittingham Lane from its junction with Church Lane to its junction with Cumeragh Lane
  • Cumeragh Lane from its junction with Whittingham Lane for 350 metres south
  • Bleasdale Road. Its full length.
  • All lengths of The Square.
  • Back Cumeragh Lane (Numbers 63 to 93) from its junction with Cumeragh Lane.

The diversion route for the road closures will be via Goosnargh Lane, Langley Lane, Inglewhite Road, Halfpenny Lane and Cumeragh Lane in both directions.

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There is no diversion route for the road closures on Bleasdale Road, The Square and Back Cumeragh Lane (Numbers 63 to 93).

The procession will stop by The Stags pub for performances by the Maypole Team and dancers from the Carol May Academy.

Then go onto Goosnargh Village Green, where the Festival Queen is crowned and ending at Goosnargh Village Hall with the renowned Celebration Tea.

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This year the festival Queen, Miss Holly Davies, will be crowned by Miss Betty Lindsay who is the retiring queen. 

Miss Davies said: ā€œIā€™m very honored to have been given this role and I look forward to future events I will be involved with.

“I love the community feel of Goosnargh and the festival day has always been one of my favourite days of the year.ā€

To find out more about the road closures and festival, you can visit Preston City Council’s website or Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival’s website.

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