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Penwortham Gala 2024 parade route, timings and road closures

Posted on - 7th June, 2024 - 9:27am | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport, What's On in Preston
A Harry Potter themed float Pic: Lancashire Journal
A Harry Potter themed float at a previous year’s Penwortham Gala Pic: Lancashire Journal

Penwortham is gearing up for the return of the annual Gala through the town.

Running through the weekend of Saturday (8 June) and Sunday (9 June) there’s the procession on the Saturday with the fun fair on Sunday.

The Gala procession will dance its way through Penwortham’s streets to Hurst Grange Park.

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The route begins at 12noon in Hill Road South, going into Marshalls Brow, Cop Lane, Liverpool Road, Chesmere Drive, Moorhey Drive and back into Cop Lane and ends at the entrance to Hurst Grange Park.

The procession is expected to finish between 1.30pm and 2pm with road closures in place from around 11.30am-1.30pm for the procession.

The Sunday activities start off at 11am with a joint open-air service from the Penwortham churches, followed by the teddy bears picnic at 12.30pm. Penwortham Paws will start an hour later at 1.30pm. Circus skills and bubble fun will take up the rest of the afternoon from 2:30pm – 4pm, when the Gala ends. The fairground will of course be there as well as donkey rides and miniature steam train rides.

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