Mayor’s pride as hundreds line the streets

Kirkham's Civic Sunday procession
Kirkham's Civic Sunday procession

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Kirkham as the new Mayor of Fylde took part in Civic Sunday celebrations.

Coun Peter Hardy was made Mayor last month, and he was taking part in his first official church service.

Kirkham's Civic Sunday procession

Kirkham's Civic Sunday procession

The service was preceded by a civic procession through the streets of the town, with the Mayor joined by other civic dignitaries from across Lancashire, members of the public and voluntary organisations in Fylde.

After setting off from Orders Lane, the procession ended at St Michael’s CE Church, where Rev Richard Bunday lead the service.

Coun Hardy was delighted with how the day went.

He said: “I thought it went very well, and it was nice that the weather was kind to us.

Kirkham's Civic Sunday procession

Kirkham's Civic Sunday procession

“The day was well attended and superbly organised – all in all it was a very busy, but enjoyable day.

“I felt rather proud taking my place in church as the Mayor of Fylde.

“It’s been a hectic start in my role as mayor, but one that I am finding very rewarding.”

Kirkham's Civic Sunday procession

Kirkham's Civic Sunday procession