On Sunday 24th of June 2012, Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival took place through the streets of Bacup, traveling approximatley 1.8 miles to Stubbylee and Moorlands park where the fair was held.
With the carnival procession, we had four Olympic Torch bearers from Rossendale. Above is Barbara Horne who was nominated for her 40 years service as a Cub Scout Leader in Bacup, along with her charitable work for local charities including Rossendale Mencap, Rossendale Hospice and Gateway Club.
Gill Knowles and Barbara Horne ‘kissing’ the Olympic Torches for pictures at Futures Business Park in Stacksteads before the procession commenced. Gill works very hard within her local community fundraising for various causes, helping out in the community where there are no funds to improve her local area. She also has been heavily involved with Heywood Cricket Club where she current treasurer.
The Rossendale Shotokan Karate Club carryed Ian Garside’s Olympic Torch during Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival as Ian was wearing his Town Crier uniform, and leading the parade through the streets of Bacup. Ian is a Karate Sensei with Rossendale Shotokan Karate Club and let students carry his Torch through the procession.
Alf Love of Alf’s Blackbelt Academy in Stacksteads, carrying his Olympic Torch in Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival 2012. At the academy he trains children from the as young as four through to adults, some who have gone on to become world champions and last year was awarded he regional Pride of Britain Award for his dedication to the community, especially with help with children with behavioral disabilities in the local area.
Gill Knowles and Barbara Horne with their Olympic Torches in Bacup Town Centre, followed by the Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival procession.