Caribbean warmth at Preston's 6th Windrush Festival

Preston turned on the Caribbean weather as the city staged its sixth annual Windrush Festival.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 12:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 1:33 pm
Frances Skerritt who came to Preston in 1957 from Montserrat

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.”

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Frances Skerritt who came to Preston in 1957 from Montserrat

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.