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Days out reviews

Nick Burton’s walk goes from Wheelton to a landmark site beside the canal

Nick Burton’s walk goes from Wheelton to a landmark site beside the canal

Amy Leach working on a script

Darwen born Amy Leach tells Diane Cooke about her life in the theatre

Review: Hot Ice Show @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Review: Hot Ice Show @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach

TUCKING IN Harry Waterworth, from Whalley, and Avis Carter, from Accrington, help feed the crowds on the Blackburn Lions stall food at Whalley Pickwick Night

Report: Whalley Pickwick Festival 2011

SWITCH-ON: From left, Jonjo, Ryan Thomas and Mayor Coun Pat Case with Santa Claus

Report: Chorley Christmas lights switch-on 2011

Review: Manchester Christmas Markets

Review: Manchester Christmas Markets

Report: Burnley Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

Report: Burnley Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

SPECTACULAR Colin Hendry,  holding granddaughter River

Report: Darwen Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

Report: Accrington Christmas Lights Switch-on 2011

Report: Accrington Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

CHEERS Festival organisers, from left, Jim Fletcher and Gerry Moore and his son Matthew Moore, sample one of the many beers on offer

Report: Edgworth Beer Festival 2011

LUNCH LADY Edwina Currie

Report: Edwina Currie @ Stanley House, Mellor

CELEB CHEFS Hairy Bikers David Myers and Simon King watch black pudding throwers,

Report: World Black Pudding Throwing Championships 2011

DELIGHT Alex Cooper with his vegetable dinosaurs and Lois Oldham with her potato pig from the children's vegetable animal class

Report: Darwen Flower & Vegetable Show 2011

PRIZE BID Claughton-on-Brock’s Billy Barber prepares to take his cow for showing.

Report: Hodder Valley Show 2011

SMILES Entertainer DJ Bazza with Kiera Emsley-Jones, Rebecca Duffy, Lily Kelly-Rosser and Amberleigh Mills

Report: Padiham Party in the Park 2011

FORCES’ SWEETHEART Linda Dee as Vera Lynn serenades the crowd in Darwen’s Market Square

Report: Darwen 1940s Day 2011

VILLAGE ALIVE! Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson, one of the judges, with the cobbler scarecrow at Four Alls Inn.

Report: Higham Scarecrow Festival 2011

GRAVY STRAIN Competitors make a meal of the gravy championships

Report: World Gravy Wrestling Championships 2011

HIGH FIVE Wesley Fox, 19, from Haslingden

Report: Urban Culture Jam Festival 2011

HOT STUFF Stuntman Mark Stannage's fiery leap from a tower

Report: Barrowford Show 2011

tasty treats  Emily Taylor and Megan Townsend, from Whiteside Bakers, in Clitheroe, offer samples at the food fair.

Report: Clitheroe Food Festival 2011

COUNTDOWN BEGINS Highlights of the Big Game at Rhyddings Park, Accrington.

Report: The Big Game 2011

FAB Action from the grand prix

Report: Darwen Pedal Car Grand Prix 2011

SUMMER TRADITION: Welly throwing champion James Barlow, 14, tosses his final boot during the competition

Report: Tockholes Gala 2011

PRIDE AND JOY Stephen Byrne, of Clitheroe, looks across the bonnet of his 1972 Lancia Fulvia

Report: Towneley Classic Car Show 2011

WINNER Tash Gardner

Report: Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail 2011

FESTIVITIES Charity fundraisers the Christie Grafters dressed as pirates

Report: Rishton Festival 2011

HOWDY Squaw Rebecca Upton and cowgirl Andrea Harwood

Report: Bacup & Stacksteads Carnival 2011

PROCESSION Rose Queen India Sidhu in the parad

Report: Padiham Walking Day 2011

FUN Accrington Sea Cadets float.

Report: Accrington Carnival 2011

STEAMING IN: 'Old Ernie’, a vintage steam roller

Report: Slaidburn Steam & Vintage Vehicle Display 2011

Seven-year-old John Halstead tried his best to hold onto a moving bull in a bucking bronco competition

Report: Darwen Market Fun Day 2011

CHARGE The Vikings were in fine fettle and ready for battle when they laded at Thornton Hall Farm Country Park in Thornton-in-Craven ready to take on their rivals, the Saxons

Report: Thornton Hall Farm Country Park's Viking and Early Medieval Festival

BROLLY GOOD May Queen Heather Newman with her retinue, from the left, Holly Newman, Alice Ryder, Jessica Holden, Ember Sawford and Libby Roberts, at the Turton Fair, at Turton Tower.

Report: Turton Fair 2011

FLASHBACK Waiting for the train are Steph Pearce, left, and Hayley Kershal.

Report: East Lancashire Railway War Weekend 2011

PULLING POWER Paul Heathcote pulls a pint.

Report: Clitheroe Beer Festival 2011

EWE TURN Aidan Walton, 11, examines a sheep

Report: Ribble Valley SheepFest 2011

HIGH SPIRITS The May Day procession,

Report: Burnley May Day Festival 2011

HEROES AND VILLAINS Cody Love with stormtroopers

Report: Star Wars Fan Fun Day

FESTIVAL TREAT Six-year-old Tyler Costello, from Bury, shows off a massive Easter egg his dad created for the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Report: Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival 2011

CELEB CHEF James Martin signs autographs

Report: Lancashire Food Festival 2011

Bekca Rose, centre right, gets tips from the Tarkheena Dancers, from left, Samantha Norse, Greera Norse, Marina Shkurenko and Janian Rewaj

Report: Accrington Alive

CHEERS Rumer Morley and Shirley Anderson show off wares at Rawtenstall’s Mr Fitzpatrick’s Premium Cordials stall

Report: Dunkenhalgh Hotel Food And Drink Festival

TAKE YOUR PARTNERS GI Jive gets set to play the best in swing music at the event

Report: Annual Blitz Ball @ Civic Hall, Whitworth

Report: Pendle Beer Festival 2011

Report: Pendle Beer Festival 2011

READY SET GO: The ducks start the race

Report: Whitworth Duck Race 2011

SPECTACULAR: The dramatic firework display lights up the sky around the cathedral spire.

Report: Lancashire Telegraph Christmas Carol Service 2010

IMPRESSIVE: Blackburn's big wheel

What's on: Blackburn big wheel

STEPPING BACK IN TIME: Marion Renaghan-Stenson and four-year-old Monica Westland, from Blackburn, listen to The Seraphims

Report: Whalley Pickwick Festival

HIGHLIGHTS: The crowds in St James’s Street and Parker Lane

Report: Burnley Christmas lights switch-on


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