Saturday, 26 March 2016

Jack P Shepherd launches Manchester duck race

The Manchester Evening News has some fabulous pictures of the launch of this year's Manchester duck race.  It's an annual event and was launched this year by Coronation Street's Jack P Shepherd, who plays David Platt.

The Good Friday tradition saw the River Irwell flooded with hundreds of yellow rubber ducks this afternoon as families watched on from the Left Bank.

Families also enjoyed film screenings at at new public space The Garden as part of the event, as well as an urban petting zoo at The Oast House, where little ones got to meet real ducks as well as pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and a pony.

There was also live music, entertainment, face-painting and dance demonstrations as well as a craft workshop from The Lowry around the area, as well as fairground rides over the bridge at New Bailey.

The event, now in its seventh year, is held to raise money for children’s charity Brainwave

Have a look at the pictures here.

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1 comment:

Tee from Canada said...

Wow that looks like such a fun event! Wish I was there!
(Only 1 question - I assume all these ducks are collected from the river afterwards?)

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