Grimsargh Celebrates Preston Guild 2012 Week

Grimsargh Guild Logo

This was a fantastic project, initiated by the Parish Council, organised by a wide-ranging group and participated in by a large proportion of the Village.

It was all part of the Preston Guild 2012 celebrations with a programme of events in and around Grimsargh, timed earlier in the year to enable people to also fully participate in the City Centre events in September.

There was a marvelous programme of eventswith activities to suit all ages and tastes.

Local children were engaged in designing the fabulous Grimsargh Celebrates Preston Guild Logo.

Colour printed programmes of Grimsargh events were be being delivered to every household in Grimsargh - you can view a copy here.

The programme details are given below:

Date & Time Event   Venue 
Friday 25th May, 8.30-10.30pm Quiz Night Grimsargh Club

Saturday 16th June, 9am – 1pm

Scarecrow Making Workshop

Farmers Market at the Village Hall

Saturday 16th June, 2.30pm


Parish Church of Grimsargh St Michaels Annual Garden Party

Grimsargh St Michaels Primary School

Saturday 16th June, 7.30pm to late!

Live Swing Band Night Featuring "Switched on Swing" Village Hall

Sunday 17th June, 12– 3pm        

Family Picnic on the Village Green

Village Green

Sunday 17th June, 1.30pm

Unveiling of the Children’s Mosaic on the Village Green

Village Green

Monday 18th June, 1– 3.30pm 

Young at Heart Celebration of Preston Guild  Village Hall

Monday  18th June, 6.30 – 9pm

Walking GPS Treasure Hunt

Starts from the Village Hall

Monday 18th June, 7.30 – 8.30pm 

A History of the Preston to Longridge Railway Grimsargh Club

Tuesday 19th June, 10am 

Walk to Brockholes Nature Reserve taking in the Guild Wheel Starts from the Village Hall

Tuesday 19th June, 7.30pm 

"A Light-Hearted Look at Village Life" by Grimsargh Players Village Hall

Wednesday 20th June, 1-3pm, Village Hall

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party hosted by Grimsargh Pre-School

Village Hall

Wednesday 20th June, 7– 8.30pm 

Combined Schools Concert

Village Hall
Wednesday 20thJune, 7pm ‘til late Traditional Pub games

Grimsargh Club 

Thursday 21st June, 7.30 – 9.30pm - A photographic history of Old Preston and Preston Guilds since 1902

A photographic history of Old Preston and Preston Guilds since 1902  Village Hall

Saturday 23rd June, 1pm

Grimsargh Field Day Parade starts from the Village Hall and then the main action is on the Village Green

Sunday 24th June 1pm and 3.30pm

Grimsargh Heritage Walks

Start from the Village Green

Sunday 24th June, 8pm

Cheese and Wine Evening

Grimsargh Village Store & Post Office

Sunday 1st July, 10am – 4pm

Open Gardens

Leaflets with directions being given out at Grimsargh Club

Friday 14th September, 7.30 – 10pm 

‘Purcell to Puccini’ - A Classical Musical Evening

Village Hall



A lot of hard work went into the organisation of the events given in this programme. Each one has had a chief point of contact, who has been part of the Working Group which has been meeting and collaborating for many months now. Our sincere thanks go to these people: Nicky Baylis, Lesley Brooks, Peter Burton, Joyce Chessell, Jean Gornall, Mary Harty, David Hindle, Liz Hindley, Marie Hutson, George Mackin, Siân Middlebrough, Eileen Murray, Pat Tucker and Jayne Woollam.

There are many others who have been “on the sidelines” or will be involved as the events take place – and our gratitude goes out to those people too.

Guild Logo 1

Congratulations to Amelia Small who won the competition to design our special "Grimsargh Celebrates Preston Guild" logo, which is given at the top of this page and adorns the front of the printed programme. It is a beautiful piece of artwork and we are very grateful to her for her talents!

Additional thanks are given to Pat Tucker who, despite stepping down from the Parish Council last year, continued in the role of coordinator and has done a fantastic job of pulling everything together.