The sun shone down and the music played to an appreciative audience last weekend at Clitheroe’s annual Last Night of the Proms event.
Hundreds lined the grassy slopes of Clitheroe Castle and the band stand auditorium was at full capacity for the concert, which concluded a hugely successful day for the town after the thriving food festival pulled in thousands of visitors.
Clitheroe Town Band, led by Musical Director Michael Haydock, kicked off proceedings with the Town March and then performed a series of medleys featuring artists including The Beatles, Four Seasons and Abba.
They concluded with the traditional classics Rule Brittania, Pomp and Circumstance and Land of Hope and Glory and were joined for a couple of numbers by the Ribble Valley Choir.
Clitheroe Town Council clerk Bill Alker said: “The Last Night of the Proms was a brilliant event.
“The Mayor would like to thank the volunteers, band and choir and, of course, all who attended, which we believe to be in the region of 1,500 people, to make the night so successful.
We unfortunately experienced a few problems with the PA system, so this will obviously be addressed for future eventsClitheroe Town Council clerk Bill Alker
“We were very lucky with the weather and over £1,800 was raised, which will go towards the Mayor’s Welfare Fund.
“We unfortunately experienced a few problems with the PA system, so this will obviously be addressed for future events.”