Whitworth Town Council

Events' calendar

3 events have been found.
Annual Rushcart Celebrations - 2023 Rushcart stall
Whitworth is one of only four Rushcart celebrations still taking place regularly in the UK, all of them within close proximity: the others are held in Sowerby Bridge, Littleborough and Saddleworth. Whitworth, however, is the only one to use heather, not rushes.
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When: Sunday 3rd September 1pm to 3pm
Where: The Ashcroft (Civic Hall), Market Street, Whitworth, OL12 8DP
Community Carol Service - Whitworth Town Council's Community Carol Service
The service is an opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit and join together to sing carols, accompanied by the Whitworth Vale and Healey Youth Band. The service each year is led by the Mayoral Chaplain.
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When: Monday 11th December 2023
Where: The Ashcroft (Civic Hall)
Annual New Year's Day Duck Race
Ready, steady – quack! A staple in the Whitworth calendar is the Annual New Year’s Day Duck Race. Taking place, every year at 1pm on New Year's Day at Cowm Reservoir. For those unfamiliar with the concept, numbered ducks sponsored for a pound are entered into the Duck Race, and those who have sponsored the numbers of the first three ducks (and the last one) over the line get a cash prize. The sponsor of the first duck over the line will win £150, with second and third prizes of £125 and £100 respectively, and £25 for the last duck to waddle in. The Duck Race is organised by Whitworth Town Council’s Tourism and Leisure Committee and all proceeds are ploughed back into tourism and leisure events for the town. Last year the duck race raised over a thousand pounds to be used for the Whitworth community.
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When: Monday 1st January 2024
Where: Cowm Reservoir overflow , Whitworth, OL12 8BE