GALLERY: Bamber Bridge Walking Nativity 2018

It was hardly a postcard Christmas setting, but the crowds braving Storm Deirdre's lashing wind and rain certainly made Bamber Bridge feel festive.

Saturday, 15th December 2018, 4:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th December 2018, 5:43 pm
All pictures by Rob Lock. The free event was organised by churches in Bamber Bridge and supported by South Ribble Council, and saw children from several schools act out the traditional Christmas tale complete with donkeys.

People gathered at St Aidan’s Church, in Longworth Street, before the ‘walking nativity’ set off at around 2pm today.

It featured a play that included angels, shepherds, kings, as well as a stable, a star, and, of course, a newborn child.
After setting off, the performance proceeded along Station Road.

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The walk was just over half a mile into the centre of Bamber Bridge, with stops along the way for the nativity scenes to be acted out.
There was also a performance from the childrens choir, while stewards were on hand to guide the way along the wheelchair and buggy-friendly route.
The choir sang as part of this afternoon's performance
Three frozen angels
The event was free, organised by churches in the Bamber Bridge area and supported by the council
And there was a very good turnout
Participants didn't let the bad weather put them off
A similar event was cancelled in Lytham today, but the plucky Bamber Bridge crowd braved wind and rain
Standing room only at the back!
The event had two donkeys too!
Youngsters wrapped up warm