Join the fun at 42nd carnival

The parade at last year's Adlington And District Carnival
The parade at last year's Adlington And District Carnival
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The bunting will go up next week as excitement builds ahead of Adlington And District Carnival.

The 42nd carnival will be held on Jubilee playing fields, on Park Road, from Friday, July 11 to Sunday, July 13.

Jennie Snape, the carnival committee’s vice-chairman, said: “We want to encourage people to come along and enjoy the weekend.”

Last year’s carnival raised £6,000 for Help For Heroes and local good causes and organisers hope to raise a good amount this year for North West Air Ambulance.

The fun starts on the Friday with bingo at 7.30pm in a marquee on the fields.

The parade will set off at noon the next day, following an alternative route due to the closure of Railway Road for railway electrification work.

The parade will assemble in the Highfield Road area and go along Railway Road, Chorley Road, Rawlinson Lane and Westhoughton Road.

It will be led by Rivington and Anglezarke Band and feature a vehicle from construction firm Fairclough’s.

The afternoon includes Parklands cheerleaders, Preston Pipe Band, a Captain Jack Sparrow lookalike, the National Festival Circus and crowning of the carnival royalty.

Rock ‘n’ roll collective Lankykats will perform during the day, before leading a world record attempt at 5pm.

They hope to have 2,500 musicians playing Status Quo’s Rockin’ All Over The World and want people to join.

From 7pm, there will be free entertainment with a children’s disco, cabaret, an appearance by Thomas Milner from BBC1’s Waterloo Road, and band Gerry Cullen And The Best Kept Secret.

On Sunday, Emmerdale stars Natalie Robb and Anthony Quinlan will be in the marquee to meet fans.

The baby show starts at 12.30pm, while the dog show begins at 1.30pm and costs £2 per dog.

Carnival programmes cost £3 and give entry for one person on the Saturday and Sunday. They are currently on sale at shops around Adlington.

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