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Rushcart celebration brings out the crowds

Published on September 6, 2018 at 11:58 am

The sun shone on the crowds at the annual Whitworth rushcart celebration.

The traditional procession led by the rushcart featured numerous morris dance troupes, including the famous Britannia Coconutters and the Whitworth Morris Men.

Whitworth’s rushcart history goes back hundreds of years to when rushes were taken to church on a cart.

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Make a date for Whitworth’s rushcart celebration

Published on June 13, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Whitworth’s traditional rushcart celebration will take place on September 2.

The annual procession – one of only four still held in the UK – starts at Whitworth Museum, North Street, at 1pm.

It will feature traditional morris dance troupes including the famous Britannia Coconutters and the Whitworth Morris Men.

The procession led by the rushcart will travel along Market Street before arriving at The Riverside at approximately 1.20pm.

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Hundreds turn out to New Year’s Day duck race

Published on January 4, 2018 at 11:17 am

Hundreds of people braved the weather to enjoy Whitworth’s annual Duck Race on New Year’s Day.

A popular event in the Whitworth calendar, the ducks took to the water at the overflow of Cowm Reservoir on Tong End in the cold and blustery conditions.  In total over 1,300 ducks were sponsored and around 400 people turned out on the day in this growing event.

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Whitworth takes part in the Great British Spring Clean

Published on March 9, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Over the weekend from 3rd March to 5th March areas all over Great Britain have been meeting to ‘spring clean’ their towns and Whitworth is no exception. 

Thanks to the work of an exceptional group of volunteers ‘Keep Whitworth Tidy’, this weekend another 28 bags of rubbish were removed from local streets and public areas by sixteen volunteers. 

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Whitworth Town Council hosts the 2017 Mayor’s Annual Celebration and Awards!

Published on March 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm

On Saturday 8 April 2017, the Mayor of Whitworth, Councillor Madeline De Souza, will be hosting the first ever annual celebration and awards evening. 

This year, this event will take the place of the Civic Dinner and aim to celebrate all we have to offer in Whitworth culminating in the presentation of some very special awards.

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