War theme a big draw for festival

Union flags were proudly waved as Brinscall Festival marked the centenary of the First World War.

Hundreds of children and adults dressed up to take part in the parade, while others lined the streets to watch.

Withnell Fold School's poppy-inspired display in the parade

Withnell Fold School's poppy-inspired display in the parade

Led by Coppull and Standish Brass Band, the parade included members of schools, play groups and other organisations, plus a samba band.

They stopped at the war memorial, where the Last Post was played.

The parade was followed by an afternoon of entertainment.

There were stalls, games, a display by Lodge Artists, a stand from Wheelton And Rural District Royal British Legion, activities from Brinscall Scouts, a martial arts display and more.

The children’s races returned after a break of several years and the 42nd Brinscall fell race was held.

The festival continued into the evening with games, sandwiches and live music.

Lorraine Pooley, from the festival’s committee, said: “I felt so lucky to be part of this village and proud so many turned out to make it so special and really want to thank everyone who took part.”