VIDEO: Read and Simonstone procession

People of all ages paraded through the streets of Read and Simonstone to celebrate the annual whit walks.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 20th May 2013, 8:27 am
Read and Simonstone Procession of Witness makes its way from St Peter's in Simonstone to St John's in Read.
Photo Ben Parsons
Read and Simonstone Procession of Witness makes its way from St Peter's in Simonstone to St John's in Read. Photo Ben Parsons

More than 140 parishioners walked from St Peter’s Church in Simonstone to St John’s in Read led by the Haslingden and Helmshore Marching Band. Among those taking part in the 150-year-old tradition were Guides, Brownies, the choir, and children from the Sunday school, praise group and toddler group.

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Event organiser and church warden Mr John Aizlewood said:”It was absolutely fantastic. We were lucky with the weather and it went off without a hitch. It’s very pleasing to be able to keep the tradition going.”

Read and Simonstone Procession of Witness makes its way from St Peter's in Simonstone to St John's in Read. Photo Ben Parsons