Making a splash!
ABOUT 2,000 people joined in the annual Burscough Heritage Weekend, which was held at Burscough Wharf for the seventh year.
Visitors enjoyed canal history walks, and entertainment in the form of the ukulele band Ukes at the Wharf and morris dancers Stone the Crows.
Displays at the event featured vintage vehicles, motorbikes and a miniature steam engine.
There was also a range of stalls selling local produce, including plants from Burscough Allotment Society.
In the Arts Centre, a photograph exhibition by Mike Dawson featured old pictures of Burscough and surrounding areas. Burscough Heritage Group also had a variety of local artefacts on display.
Guests were given the opportunity to dress up in traditional clothes worn by the barge families, and have old-fashioned photographs taken by the resident photographer, Fat Badger.
The event was held on June 24 and 25, from 10am until 4pm.
The popular and fiercely contested Charity Raft Race began at 2pm on Sunday, running from The Slipway to The Wharf.
Ray Eckersley, site manager of Burscough Wharf, said: “The raft race has now become quite a tradition in Burscough.”
Colin Waring, communications officer at Burscough Heritage Group, who arranged the event, said: “The weekend went very well, the highlight of the event was definitely the Charity Rafe Race.
“We had a lot more entries than usual.
“We usually get around six or seven but this time 15 competed - it was a record.”