Music lovers gathered to celebrate with a Prom in the Park.
Around 300 people packed into Memorial Park in Great Harwood to enjoy picnics and were entertained by the famous ‘Besses O’Th’ Barn Band’ – one of the oldest brass bands in the world. The event, on Sunday, June 14 was organised by the Friends of Memorial Park.
Chairman Ian Wilkinson said: “It went very well but unfortunately the weather was not as kind as it could’ve been. It was quite cold on the day but at least it stayed dry.
“We had a good turnout, about 300 people, but not as many as we had last year as that was a wonderful sunny day. Everybody who came though really enjoyed it and wrapped up warm.
“We had the same band as last year and they were really good. It was a very entertaining prom and we all had a sing-a-long at the end to Land of Hope and Glory.”
Mr Wilkinson said they were ‘very grateful’ to a local members’ grant from councillor Gareth Molineux to fund the band and to Tesco for providing refreshments.
There was also help from police cadets, Royal British Legion members and the council’s parks department.