Colne Town Council’s Easter Event last Saturday drew crowds throughout the day in the gorgeous sunny weather. Colne was immersed with delicious smells from all the street food stalls and resounded with live music all day.

Now in its fifth year, there has become a distinctly traditional feel to the day, with a town trail Easter Egg Hunt for children, as well as the display of The Children’s Egg Decorating Competition in the Library.

There were also free donkey rides, crafting, face painting for children, plus fun fair rides on Hartley Square.

Leroy Philbrook, Colne Town Council Chief Executive, said: “We try to have something for everyone in all our events. Easter in Colne has become an annual event in Colne which everyone gets excited about. We’ve had some great feedback and that makes it all worthwhile. We would like to thank Farmhouse biscuits and Colne Co-op for their continued support as they sponsor all the prizes for this event.”

The impressive thousand entries to the Town Council’s egg decorating competition by Colne’s primary school children will remain on display in The Library for a few more days. The 2019 winning School is Lord Street Primary School and the runners up are West Street Primary School and Park Primary School.

Many people took the opportunity to stock up on a wide variety of treats prior to the Easter Bank Holiday at the Festival Market, which filled the Parliament Street Car Park, with the food stalls, arts, and crafts attracting crowds to the town throughout the day.

The entertainment was varied and included Barnoldswick Brass Band, Oakenhoof clog, and Helen Green’s Dance Academy at various locations throughout the town.

The Easter themed window display competition attracted quite a few entries. First prize went to Marie Curie and West Street Primary School for the Glass Box outside the Market Hall, second to Emma Hartley Bridalwear, Third to Manor Properties, and Fourth went to Menzone.



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