PADIHAM on Parade is set to take place in the town at the weekend.

The festival will take the town back to the 1940s with entertainment from that period, as well as a variety of military vehicles on display, period re-enacotrs, live music, stalls, and a fashion show and more.

The free event will take place in and around the town hall.

One of the organisers, Ida Carmichael, said: "Last year we estimated we had around 15,000 people here and we hope that this weekend will be just as popular.

"There’s something for everyone of all ages and I’d invite people to come along and join in the fun.

“It’s a real community effort and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported the event."

It will run from 10am to 8pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

A number of roads will temporarily be closed for public safety and to allow the events to go ahead as follows:

Riley Street (town hall car park) - 6am Friday 28, to 6pm Sunday 30th

Burnley Road (from Waddington Street to Sowerby Street) - 6am to 8pm Saturday, and 8am to 6pm Sunday

Morley Street (from Burnley Road to Ribble Street) - 6am to 6pm Saturday, and 6am to 6pm Sunday

Blackburn Road (from Arbories Avenue to Church Street), Church Street (for its entire length) and Burnley Road (from Church Street to Waddington Street) - 9.30am to 12.30pm Sunday.