Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Chorley Carnival 2014 - Saturday 7th June

Hello everybody

Last weekend was the Chorley Carnival.
It was the second one after a break of around 20 years.

However, last year the weather was brilliant and the sun shone all the time, but this year the rains came for the procession day.

The weather was grim to wake up to to say the least.  Grey skies and rain - lots of it.  I really felt sorry for those in the procession having to walk about 2 mile or so in their finery and all the time and work it took to make all the decorations on the floats.  We hoped and prayed that the weather would clear ready for the start of the procession - 12 o'clock.

The weather did settle and was dry for a couple of hours and then just before the procession started the very heavens opened and it carried on until mid-afternoon when the sun came out.  And again, on the Sunday the weather was glorious.

We took shelter in the Old Vintage Tea Rooms beforehand and had a lovely cream tea before joining to watch the procession as it hit Market Street on its way to Astley Park where all the fun continued with rides and amusements and the crowning of the Queen.  We didn't make our way onto the park this year as the rain put us off a little and other jobs had to be done.

We were however proud to support our town and those that took part in the procession.  It was a shame to see the sea of umbrellas but it was great to see so many people turning out to support their loved ones and the town.  I felt very proud to be part of it.

Bye for now
Take care
Tanya x 

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