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Littleborough Rushbearing,
20 th – 23 rd July 2017
Information for volunteers, guests and performers.
We are pleased to welcome to Littleborough Rushbearing 2017, organised by Littleborough Events
and Associations Forum and Littleborough Oakenhoof.
Summary of the fun:
Thursday 20 th July: Evening Cart Dressing at Warland Farm
Friday 21 st July: Evening Rushbearing Ceilidh for volunteers, guests and performers at Littleborough
Cricket Club
Saturday 22 nd July: Rushbearing parade from the King Bill to St Barnabus, into LIttleborough and the
Festival in Hare Hill Park. Informal session in the evening at the Cricket Club
Sunday 23 rd July: Rushbearing Parade from the Wine Press and the festival in the Square,
Paul Woodhead (Squire of Oakenhoof): / 07791385151 (he’s the best person for
up to date info about the event)
Helen Chicot: / 07951159586 (she’s the best bet if you need anything: first
aid, access, spare socks, whatever)
Dave Broome: or 07985332495 (he’s the best contact for food and
drink, if you need some milk or want to know where the best chippy is)
You will be able to park for the weekend at the Cricket Club. This applies whatever day or time you
arrive. Please park your car and come into the main bar and ask for a permit for the weekend. This
goes for campers, vans and caravans too. Getting from the Cricket Club to the parade starts: We
usually walk up the hill on the Saturday to the King Bill and organise taxis to the Wine press on the
Sunday. But there’ll happen be a couple of cars going on the Saturday so do let us know if you need
to cadge a lift up.
If you’re coming for the whole weekend, we have free camping facilities available at Littleborough
Cricket Club. Oakenhoof will be on site from 3pm ready to welcome campers and help you find a
pitch. The Cricket Club have kindly offered space on the cricket field itself, and will keep the
changing rooms open for you with access to showers and toilets. Breakfasts will be available in the
Cricket Club on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Your camping contact is Helen. Please let her know if you have any special requirements on / 07951159586
- Friday night: Hot food will be available at the Rushbearing Ceilidh, free for all volunteers
(festival volunteers and foodbank volunteers), performers and guests.
- Saturday and Sunday morning: Subsidised hot breakfasts available at the Cricket Club
- Saturday: Snacks and water available in the “kit dump” at Hare Hill House
- Sunday: Lunch at the Con Club following the Rushcart parade. Followed by beer (or soft
drinks) tokens!!
We’ll have veggie options. Your hospitality contact is Dave. Please let him know if you have any
other dietary requirements on or 07985332495
This year, we are using the Rushcart to store foodbank donations, which we’ll gather along the
routes, which means there’s no secret kit dump inside the cart. There’s a kit dump at Hare Hill
House for the end of the parade on the Saturday and at the Con Club for the end of the parade at
the Sunday, so if you need to plonk anything there in advance, please let us know. Otherwise,
please bring a trolley or a pushchair to carry your dancing kit on the parade route.LITTLEBOROUGH RUSHBEARING: 20 th – 23 rd JULY 2017:
Thursday 20 th July
Festival Team
Rushcart Team
17:00 – 18:00
Cart collected on low loader from Birks
Mill and brought to Warland for dressing
18:00 – 22:00
Rushcart dressing event hosted at
Warland Farm (Bring food, drink and
insect repellent!!)
Cart taken to Littleborough Cricket Club
for storage
Friday 21 st July
Festival Team
Rushcart Team
Camping at Littleborough Cricket Club
Ceilidh at Littleborough Cricket Club –
includes hot supper (free for all
volunteers, performers and guests)Saturday 22 nd July
Festival Team
9.00 –
Festival Get In at
12.30 –
13.30 Littleborough Band
on Bandstand
13.30 –
14.30 Cart arrival in Park.
Turn and turn about
at Band stand
U3A Ukulele band on
Mummers at Band
Youth Folk Groups at
Band Stand
14.30 –
15.00 –
15.15 –
15.45 –
17.00 –
Turn and Turn about
at Band Stand
Final dancing and
cart parade leaves
Rushcart Team
8.30 – 10.00
Cart dressing breakfast at Cricket Club
Cart collected on low loader and taken to
King Bill pub
10.00 – 11.00
Dancers to King Bill pub
11.00 – 11.30
Dancing at King Bill pub
11.00 – 11.30
Cart parade from King Bill pub to St
Barnabus Church
11.30 – 12.00
Blessing and dancing at St Barnabus
12.00 – 12.30
Parade from St Barnabus Church to
Littleborough Square
12.30 – 13.15
Dancing and Mumming outside
Wheatsheaf Pub
13.15 – 13.30
Parade from Square to Hare Hill Park
13.30 – 14.30
Cart and procession arrive in Park:
Dance turn and turn about at bandstand
14.30 – 15.45
15.45 – 17.00 Snacks available at Hare Hill House
Informal dancing at:
- Hare Hill House
- Outside Littleborough Heritage
- In local pubs / beer gardens
Turn and Turn About at Band Stand
17.00 – 17.30 Final dancing and cart parade to Cricket
17.30 – 20.00
20.00 Rest
Singaround / music Session at
Littleborough Con ClubSunday 22 nd July
9.00 –
12.00 Festival Get In at
Square 9.00
10.00 – 10.30
10.30 – 11.15
11.15 - 12.00
11.50 – 12.00
12.00 –
13.00 Cart arrives in
Littleborough Band
Turn and Turn about
in Littleborough
Square (schedule on
blackboard by Cart) 12.00 – 13.00
13.00 –
16.00 –
Dancers return for
final dances / joiny in
dance at Square
Close: Festival Get
Out at Square; retire
to Con for beer
Breakfast at Cricket
Cart and dancers to wine press
Dancing at Wine Press
Parade from Wine Press to Canal carpark
Meet Band and dignitaries at Canal side;
continue parade to Littleborough square
Snacks and beer in Con Club
13.00 – 15.00 Turn and turn about in Littleborough
15.00 Parade mini cart to Holy Trinity Church:
blessing, music and song at Church
Joiny inny dance in the square
Remove cart to Con Car Park - undress
16.30 – 18.00
18.00 –
closing time
Cart returns to Birks Mill
Final session at Con ClubMAPS
Festival site:
(for us to include in the programme) We will include images from the internet in the programme - but if you have images you’d particularly like us to use, please email to
If so, please let us know (ish) how many people so we can buy enough grub:
For example, minimum size of space or particular performance surface required:
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