Despite the closure of the Railway Road bridge this summer Adlington and district carnival will go ahead over the weekend July 11 to 13.

On Easter Sunday, April 20 Adlington and Chorley Carnival committees will be holding a duck race on the canal at Jubilee Playing Fields, Park Road, Adlington from noon till 5pm.

There will be a fun fair, stalls, refreshments, a bar and an easter egg hunt.

On Sunday, April 27 at 2pm, St Paul’s church club, Railway Road, Adlington will host the selection for the 2014 royalty.

Carnival royals, including a queen, princess, rosebud and page boy will be chosen to represent Adlington.