Lancashire Encounter Pageant will go forward in Preston metropolis centre

The procession of sunshine was a part of the Encounter Pic: Benjamin Wareing

The Lancashire Encounter Pageant will happen this weekend following Her Late Majesty’s dying final Thursday.


Preston Metropolis Council has determined to proceed with occasions, together with the Encounter Pageant from Friday, sixteenth September to Sunday, 18th September.

There might be a tribute to Her Late Majesty throughout the Torchlight Procession which is able to happen from Moor Park to Preston Bus Station on Saturday.

The illumaphonium was one of the most popular parts of the Encounter Pic: Paul Melling
The illumaphonium was one of the vital standard components of the Encounter Pic: Paul Melling

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Cupboard Member for Tradition and Arts, Councillor Peter Kelly, stated: “Beneath the present unhappy circumstances, now we have carried out prolonged conversations round what could be becoming on this time of nationwide mourning.

“Nonetheless, the Lancashire Encounter Pageant has been deliberate for months with quite a lot of laborious work behind the scenes to make the three-day occasion a worthy attraction for the individuals of Preston and wider Lancashire.

“The Council additionally feels that the financial profit to the companies in and across the metropolis centre, could be very a lot warranted throughout the restoration interval following the Covid pandemic.

“Now we have additionally ensured that we respect the present interval of mourning by paying our respects to Her Late Majesty throughout the Torchlight Procession and throughout the speeches that may open the occasion on Friday.”

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