Caribbean warmth at Preston's 6th Windrush Festival
Preston turned on the Caribbean weather as the city staged its sixth annual Windrush Festival.
Organiser Adrian Murrell admitted: “It was biggest and best yet – it was an absolutely brilliant day.”
The event, which celebrates Preston’s multi-cultural identity, attracted people from all over.
“One visitor from Birmingham told me he had never been in a place with so many black, white, Asian and mixed race people sitting together, laughing and dancing,” added Adrian. “But I told him this is Preston – we’re one big family.”
The festival was held at the Vernons Sports and Social Club. Next year the organisers are hoping to stage the event in Avenham Park.
A big screen was laid on for England’s World Cup game against Panama. And a cricket match, in which the Windrush Warriors narrowly beat a Proud Preston side, also entertained the crowds.