Following months of discussion, negotiation and planning, the annual Whitworth Rushcart celebrations will take place in the town on the afternoon of Sunday 11 September 2011. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome.
The Tourism and Leisure Committee of Whitworth Town Council has been working closely with the Police and with the multi-agency Events Safety Group on this year’s festivities.
The procession will leave from North Street car park, off Market Street, Whitworth, at 1.00pm. Featuring numerous traditional morris dance troupes (including the famous Britannia Coconutters and the Whitworth Morris Men), the Rushcart procession will travel north up the main road (Market Street), arriving at Whitworth Civic Hall (also known as The Riverside) at approximately 1.20pm.
From 1.30pm until 4.30pm, the car park of the Civic Hall will be cordoned off for stalls, entertainments, and performances from the various morris dancing troupes, plus the Whitworth Vale and Healey Youth Band. St Bartholomew’s Church will be providing traditional hot food, and the Riverside bar will be open for liquid refreshments.
The winners of the inaugural Whitworth Scarecrow Festival, running from 5 – 11 September 2011, will also be announced at the Rushcart.
Additionally, a number of other events will be taking place on or around the Rushcart weekend, to be confirmed nearer the time.
For further information, please contact Karen Douglas, Whitworth Town Clerk on 01706 852018 / email: email@example.com (Monday to Thursday, 9am - 4pm).
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