Shout-out for carnival success

Adlington Carnival committee members, from left, Hazel Baxendale, Alan Snape, Tracy Gent, Alan Birtwistle, Pat Kay, John Bird and Jennie Snape
Adlington Carnival committee members, from left, Hazel Baxendale, Alan Snape, Tracy Gent, Alan Birtwistle, Pat Kay, John Bird and Jennie Snape

Organisers behind one of Chorley’s longest-running carnivals are looking for former Rose Queens and page boys to get involved.

This year the Adlington Carnival will celebrate it’s 40th anniversary.

Bosses behind the event, which will be held over the weekend of July 13,14 and 15, are hoping it will be a real family affair.

Jennie Snape, who is one of the organisers, said: “This year we are concentrating on a family theme, and are hoping our local schools will get involved and join in the fun.

“We feel it is important to try to bring back people who were involved in the previous ceremonies to join in on the fun.

“People may have forgotten that we existed and we want to hear from them about their memories and if they want to have a float on the parade well and good.

“These people will only be in their 20s or 30s and they are still prety young and if they can give us some ideas on how of improve it.”

Last month, the Guardian reported that organisers of the Carnival had been surprised by the response of local people on Twitter who were coming to their hour of need amid fears it may not go ahead because of lack of people wanting to organise it.

Now, they are still appealing for any local businesses to come on board.

Jennie said: “The Twitter thing helped us a lot and we are now working on our website.

“The parade is open for anyone to join in you don’t need to have a big wagon, a medium or small flatbed truck or a pick up, or a car/van towing a trailer,.

“You could just decorate it with balloons, ribbons, paper flowers , colourful sheets, and dress up as clowns/panto characters/ Olympic sports men/women ect, your favourite football team, (get the whole street involved) you can even have a walking float.

“One thing we definitely need is people who want to run a craft stall on the fields on Saturday or Sunday to call Sara on 01257 481099.”

If you were a carnival queen or Page Boy then contact Alan on 01257 480370 or Jennie on 01257 480807.