Padiham turns out for traditional Whit Walks

Photo Eddie Bobrowski
Photo Eddie Bobrowski

The sun shone down and hundreds of Padiham churchgoers and residents turned out for the annual Whit Walks.

The walks have taken place in the town for more than 100 years and involves all Padiham churches and St Margaret’s in Hapton.

Photo: Eddie Bobrowski

Photo: Eddie Bobrowski

In recent years the future of the Whit Walks has been threatened by cuts to policing budgets but the popularity of the event was very much evident on Sunday.

A spokesman said: “The Walks came under threat in 2014, but the strength of support among Padihamers means that the event remains a very important one in the Padiham church and social calendar.

Photo: Eddie Bobrowski

Photo: Eddie Bobrowski

Photo: Eddie Bobrowski

Photo: Eddie Bobrowski