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Lancashire Weekend

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    Lancashire Weekend

    Wave the flag for the home county

    Celebrate the day Lancashire sent its first representatives to parliament, join us for a feast of folksy Lancastrian favourites including the Lancashire Day proclamation which will be read out by a traditional town crier!

    For every two adult passengers who wear a red rose, one passenger travels free on an adult full line ticket ( cannot be used with any other offer or promotion)

    Once again we have a packed programme of events over the two days as a prelude to the official Lancashire day on 27th November at 9.00pm.


    • John Crook Town crier of Westhoughton will read the Lancashire day proclamation at midday on platform 3
    • Performing after the proclamation on Platform 3 at Bolton street will be:
    • Wrigley Head Morris men
    • Royal Preston Morris men


    • At 12 noon on platform 3 The Deputy Lieutenant Mrs Sharman Rona Birtles JP will read the Lancashire day proclamation supported by John Crook town crier.
    • Performing after the proclamation will be:
    • Okenhoof folk dancers
    • Horwich prize medal morris men
    • Brittania Coconutters (performing at Rawtenstall in the morning prior to Bolton street)
    • Sid Calderbank and Mark Dowling will also be traveling on the service trains singing and reciting Lancashire songs and dialect.
    • Southport Swords New for 2017!


    Businesses who produce home made crafts and Lancashire home made food products are very welcome, £25 per day standard table (covered on the footbridge at Bolton street station). Please contact Stephen Holt or 07958 614558.

    During the event the buffet on platform 3 will be serving Hot pots, Hot and cold beverages and snacks.

    If you require a red rose then please visit our retail shop at Bury.

    Many thanks to the Friends of Real Lancashire for supporting the event.

    All performers are subject to change or cancellation.

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