Arrangements for the Diggle Whit Friday Procession 2013
This year’s procession will be led by Diggle Band and will include banners from the Village Churches Together and Kilngreen. The main body of the procession will be local uniformed organisations, villagers and a guest band.
After leaving Kilngreen Church at 9.15, the procession will stop on Sam Road for two hymns then continue on to the Hanging Gate Pub, in the village centre. Where a short service, led by Duncan Rhodes, will take place accompanied by hymns and prayers.
A coach will leave Ward Lane just before the procession and wait close to the Hanging Gate. When the service outside the Hanging Gate has finished. Duncan Rhodes will prompt people going to Uppermill to make their way onto the coach, where a volunteer will be waiting to accompany them.
There may be a pause at the grassy mound just before the mini roundabout before Uppermill, depending on time management of the procession.
Due to a scaling down of police presence, several volunteers will be wearing white jackets clearly marked Diggle Whit Friday. They will be responsible for traffic management and procession safety. Members of the procession will be urged to keep safe by walking on the left hand side of the main road to Uppermill, allowing traffic to pass if necessary.
For safety reasons, could all the walkers stay off the pavements and walk in the road as the procession makes its way through Diggle and Uppermill.
On arrival in Uppermill, the coach will park at the turning circle and wait until the service is over and then make the return journey with the procession back to Diggle.
Looking forward to seeing you on Whit Friday 24th May,
Chairman, Diggle Whit Friday Committee