Preston in lockdown: Eerie pictures show deserted Avenham Park during Easter weekend

Avenham Park remains quiet this Easter weekend as residents abide by the drastic new measures in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday, 13th April 2020, 4:04 pm
Updated Monday, 13th April 2020, 4:06 pm
Avenham Park remains open for exercise only.

Sat in the heart of Preston's city centre, Avenham Park would usually teeming with hundreds of visitors enjoying the facilities or taking part in the annual egg rolling event, but this year the park remains quiet as residents heed the Government's advice to stay at home.

Delighting families in the area since the 1860s, the annual egg-rolling event has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hundreds of people usually take their eggs along to the park and roll them down the hill, but this year the tourist attraction stands uncannily quiet.

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All children's playgrounds and outdoor gyms across the UK have been closed.
Avenham Park's long open lawns remain unoccupied as residents stay at home.
Lancashire Police said officers will be on high-visibility patrol around the county this Easter and will be quizzing both motorists and those on foot about their activities.
An empty path along the picturesque River Ribble despite the Easter sunshine.
Benches remain empty as locals and visitors heed the Government's advice - "stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives"