THERE wasn’t any sunshine and the ground was water-logged, but it didn’t deter thousands of hardy Prestonians from enjoying the traditional Easter Monday egg rolling event.
Crowds with dogs, pushchairs and picnic baskets flocked to Avenham Park from 11am for the family event which dates back more than 100 years.
Katy Nuttall and Barbara Wright from Fulwood were egg rolling with decorated hard-boiled eggs.
Barbara said: “You can’t smash these because they’ve been boiled for about two hours!”
She added: “My family from Nottingham have come to see us this Easter and they like the novelty of it. It’s a lovely occasion.”
Sheena Gallagher took her children and their chocolate Easter eggs to the event from Belthorn, near Blackburn.
She said: “There’s nothing like this where we live, so we decided to come down and the kids have loved it.
“The muddy ground is just making it more enjoyable for them.”
As well as egg rolling, there were fun fair rides, live musicians, a mad hatter’s tea party, an Indian magic show, snake charming, children’s entertainment from CBeeebies presenter Alex Winter and Mr Yipadee, and a surprise ‘flash mob’ performed by Leyland dance studio Dance Talent.