However, we found a few socially distanced rollers who were determined to turn up and fling their eggs responsibly.
The council had urged residents to take extra caution and avoid highly populated areas and large gatherings
Due to current Government restrictions egg rolling could nott take place in Preston this Easter.
The long-standing annual event ordinarily takes place in Avenham and Miller Parks on Easter Monday, but for a second year in a row has had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Adrian Phillips, Preston City Council chief executive, said: “We know cancelling the annual Egg Rolling event will be hugely disappointing to many people.