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Whitworth Rushcart and Processsions 2011

The Whitworth Rushcart takes place on Sunday 11th September 2011


The procession will leave from North Street carpark at 1pm, processing up Market Street to the Riverside.

From 1.20pm until 4.30pm, there will be performances from a variety of dance troupes from across the region, including the ever-popular Britannia Coconutters, and the Whitworth & Healey Youth Band. There will also be rides for all ages, stalls, entertainments, hot food provided by St Bartholomew’s Church and other food and drink, and the Riverside bar will be open.


This year, the winner of the Whitworth Scarecrow Festival will be announced, and there’ll also be special real ale on tap for £2 a pint, called ‘Grogan’s Delight’ (in memory of the much-missed Jimmy Grogan).


For more information on the 2011 Rushcart, please contact Karen Douglas, Town Clerk, on 01706 852018 / email [email protected].


Associated events:


Whitworth Library: photographic and newspaper article display on the Rushcart from Monday 5 - Tuesday 13 September during Library opening hours. More details from the Library on 01706 853261.

Rushcart Evening Service:, Sunday 11 September, 6.30pm, St Bartholomew’s Church, Whitworth Rake. All welcome. For more information, contact Mrs Schofield on 01706 343370.

Whitworth Band Club: open all day on Rushcart Sunday. After the main event Clive Morton and friends will be retiring to the Club for spontaneous singing and merriment! Whitworth Vale & Healey Brass Quintet concert in the evening. Also photographic display by Whitworth Historical Society on Rushcart Festivals of Yesteryear in the Band Club committee room, open all day. More details from the Band Club on 01706 852484.

Whitworth Museum: North Street: open from 10.30am on Sunday 11 September whilst finishing

touches made to the Rushcart. For more information contact Mr Schofield on 01706 343370.

Red Lion Inn: Whitworth: Hosts a range of music and events on the day

The Rushcart and Lady Sweepers lead the Rushcart through Whitworth towards Whitworth Riverside Photographs 2010 Plotted History: Rushbearing Press Releases Photographs 2009 Local Videos Plotted History: The Rushcart