1,500 attend free ‘Love Clitheroe’ barbecue

A magician entertains during the long queues at the free barbecue held on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)

A magician entertains during the long queues at the free barbecue held on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)

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More than 1,500 people from as far away as Bacup and Rawtenstall attended the Love Clitheroe barbecue.

For three hours the queue of people were entertained by a magician as they waited patiently for their free burger.

A magician entertains during the long queues at the free barbecue held on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)

A magician entertains during the long queues at the free barbecue held on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)

A football cage, gladiator apparatus, bouncy castle and a gyroscope proved popular with the energetic, while craft making and face painting were on offer for the more creative.

Every 20 minutes children and adults took part in stage games and folk also received prayer for healing and words of encouragement and hope from the Healing Rooms and Stardream Teams.

The event was staged by the churches in Clitheroe.

The Rev. Mark Pickett, rector of St James’ in Clitheroe, said: “This has been a fantastic event put on by volunteers from across the churches in the town for the whole town. In serving our town in this way, for free, we are in some way modelling the love that God has for each of us.”

A magician entertains during the long queues at the free barbecue held on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)

A magician entertains during the long queues at the free barbecue held on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)

A magician entertains during the long queues at the free barbecue held on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)

A magician entertains during the long queues at the free barbecue held on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)