Lytham Club Day picture special0

Months of work for youngsters from St Cuthbert’s Parish Church paid off when they won the prize for best float at Lytham Club Day.

The children had chosen the theme of Jonah and the Whale and 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.

Lytham Club Day.'Helena Clarke and Max Brown on the Giggles Nursery float.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'22-6-2013

Lytham Club Day.'Helena Clarke and Max Brown on the Giggles Nursery float. PIC BY ROB LOCK'22-6-2013

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

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.

Among the winners was St Annes Carnival Queen Elizabeth Drinkwater, 14, who along with her entourage, took first prize in the Queens’ Walking Class.

The girls had donned see-through waterproofs to protect their dresses from the rain. Elizabeth said: “It’s usually a bit sunnier, but we have been singing to keep ourselves warm!”

Lytham Rose Queen Anna Jackson was officially crowned at a ceremony in Lowther Gardens following the procession.

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.”