VIDEO: A Lytham Club Day to remember

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Crowds lined the streets to cheer as a procession of colourful floats made its way through Lytham for the town’s annual club day.

Horse-drawn landaus, brass bands, Lytham lifeboat crew and morris dancers were among the brightly decorated participants taking part in the traditional parade on Saturday.

Lytham Club Day.

Lytham Club Day.

The prize for the best float went to St Cuthbert’s Parish Church which had chosen the theme of Jonah and the Whale. Rev Philip Biggs, vicar of St Cuthbert’s, said: “It is linked to the holiday club and the youngsters have taken months painting and creating it.

“Today is very special and it will be part of their childhood memory that lives on.”

Also among the winners was St Annes Carnival Queen Elizabeth Drinkwater, 14, who along with her entourage, had taken first prize in the Queens Walking Class.

The girls had donned see-through waterproofs to protect their dresses from the rain.

Lytham Club Day. Crowning ceremony for the incoming Rose Queen Anna Jackson, at Lowther Gardens.

Lytham Club Day. Crowning ceremony for the incoming Rose Queen Anna Jackson, at Lowther Gardens.

Elizabeth said: “It’s usually a bit sunnier, but we have been singing to keep ourselves warm!”

Also singing and dancing were 32 children aboard the St Peter’s Church Liturgy Group float, who had chosen a Building Our Faith theme for their float.

Organiser Nickie Thackwray said: “The children have been dancing to ‘I’m Working My Way Back To You’ and have had great fun.”