Festival proves to be a hit with everybody

Leyland Play Scheme at Leyland Festival
Leyland Play Scheme at Leyland Festival

Thousands packed out a picturesque Worden Park to celebrating this year’s Leyland Festival.

Families and visitors enjoyed the glorious sunshine in what was described as a “brilliant” day.

Freya Fire Sprite was one of the main attractions performing her spectacular fire dance and R-Leisure’s inflatable pirate assault course proved to be a big hit with all spectators too.

The Farthingales performed on the main stage and a group spokesmansaid: “What a day – it was absolutely excellent.

“We just wanted to say a big thank you for the opportunity and we really appreciate it and hope to hear from you soon.

“We’d be happy to help out in any way in future events.”

The Stone the Crows Morris dancers added: “What a fantastic day it was on Saturday and it was great to see so many people enjoying themselves both in the park and the town centre. Thanks and congratulations to everyone involved with the organisation, all your hard work paid off.”

Rosa Bowe, who is a pupil at Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, was crowned Leyland Festival Queen 2014.

Committee member Joanne Worsfold, said: “I have to say it was truly the best year yet.

“There were about 15,000 people who came to Worden Park, which is amazing.

“It has to be said Saturday would not of been the success that it was that without the sponsors, community groups, local businesses, stall holders, drivers in the parade, volunteers, entertainers, dance groups, announcers, the general public, South Ribble Council, the festival committee and not forgetting the weather.”

Plans are already underway for the 2015 Festival.

Joanne added: “We have not announced the date for next year but we already have bookings and planning has started.

“Again thank you to everyone who supported Leyland Festival and please keep an eye on the website, www.leylandfestival.co.uk and Facebook page for details of 2015.”