Hundreds set to party for Royal wedding

BIG EVENT: From the left, Josh Longton, eight, Laura Clements, Josh Clements, nine, Michelle Porter, Kane Porter, 10 and Isabel Clements, six
BIG EVENT: From the left, Josh Longton, eight, Laura Clements, Josh Clements, nine, Michelle Porter, Kane Porter, 10 and Isabel Clements, six

Final preparations are being made in Chorley to mark this Friday’s Royal wedding.

A series of special events are being held across the town as Chorley prepares to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

One of the biggest gathering will be at Chorley Little Theatre, which will be screening the wedding as part of a joint initiative with the Chorley and Leyland Guardian and Age Concern Lancashire.

More than 100 people will be attending but there are still free tickets available from Chorley Little Theatre.

Priority will be given to older residents and the doors open at 9.30am.

Tickets can be obtained from Malcolm’s Musicland in Chapel Street.

Across Chorley residents will be holding street parties to mark the big event.

A total of nine applications have now been submitted to Chorley Council for permission to close roads and organise street parties.

Michelle Porter, of Gleneagles Drive, Euxton, is helping her friend Laura Clements organise a street party for around 35-40 people.

Entertainment will include table football, and they are hoping that the weather will be nice enough to have a BBQ.

Most of their neighbours have said they will attend, and everyone has been chipping in to help cover the cost of the decorations, making it a real community effort.

Michelle said: “Laura came up with the idea, she said it was a history thing, and we might never get to do it again.”

Celebrations will also be taking place in Euxton at Briar Avenue and Gleneagles Drive, on Hampshire Avenue in Buckshaw Village, and Rotherwick Avenue in Chorley.

Over 100 people are expected to attend a party on Harvest Drive, Whittle-le-Woods, with entertainment including a barbecue, egg and spoon races and face painting.

Lots of residents have offered help organising the party, which will be a real community effort.

Samantha Varley, who is helping organise it, said: “There’s a really nice community spirit here, and it’s an excuse for a good party.

“We’re having all the traditional stuff; games, bunting, and goodness only knows what else.

“Both young people and older people seem really excited about it, people are bringing their own friends and family along, and even neighbours who have moved off the estate are coming back for it.”

Chorley Council Director of People and Places Jamie Carson said: “If people still want to have a party with their neighbours or sit outside their house that’s absolutely fine.

“However, they won’t be able to close the road off at this late stage.

“We want everyone to enjoy the occasion and ask that people please clean up after themselves.”

MedicX Pharmacy in Chorley will be open on the day of the Royal wedding, from 7.30am to 10.00pm.

Call the pharmacy for more information on 01257 754754 or email

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