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A windy Easter Sunday proved to be the perfect conditions for duck races along the canal.

Chorley and Adlington carnival committees joined forces for the first time to hold a fundraising event at Jubilee playing fields in Adlington.

The special guest was Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant, who plays Jacob Gallagher in the ITV1 soap.

More than 100 people cheered on ducks in separate Chorley and Adlington races, as well as a corporate race.

They also had photographs taken with Joe-Warren, visited a fun fair and tried their luck in a tombola.

The event was a joint fundraiser for both carnivals and the money raised is still being counted.

Paul Martin, parade marshal director for Chorley Carnival, said: “It went really well. There was a good turnout from both Chorley and Adlington and everyone had a good time.

“The weather helped us. A bit of a breeze propelled the ducks along the canal.”




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