Smiling through the rain at park picnic

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It was hardly the weather for a picnic but that didn’t stop around 1,000 people descending on Astley Park on Sunday.

They were attending the annual Chorley Smile Picnic in the Park and although the rain kept a lot of people away, there was still no shortage of thrills and spills.

The event was organised by Chorley Council in conjunction with The Royal British Legion, who were celebrating their 90th anniversary.

The entertainment included theatre acts, archery, rock climbing and performances from the Band of the King’s Division, the Accrington Pipe and Drum Band and the Chorley Chrystalliers dance troupe.