PICTURES: An egg-cellent time had at Colne Easter event

Families flocked to Colne over the weekend to get involved in egg-cellent Easter celebrations.

All town centre car parks were filled as hundreds of residents made the most of the glorious weather by attending the free event.

Chairman of Colne Town Council Events Committee Coun. Sarah Cockburn-Price takes a closer look at the 1,613 decorated Easter eggs in Colne Library.

Chairman of Colne Town Council Events Committee Coun. Sarah Cockburn-Price takes a closer look at the 1,613 decorated Easter eggs in Colne Library.

Organised by Colne Town Council’s Events Committee, the day included everything from an Easter egg hunt, devised by Stevie Monk, children’s crafts in Colne market, donkey rides in the Precinct, and folk music and dance performances.

Colne’s churches contributed with hymn singing and hot cross buns outside The Market, and The Glass House hosted “a journey through Holy Week”.

As part of the event, residents had also been invited to submit entries to a cake baking contest and a children’s egg painting competition attracted more than 1,600 entries. The children’s contest results, as well as the entries, are on display at the library.

Events Committee Chairman Coun. Sarah Cockburn-Price said: “It was really successful and we were helped by the weather - it was gorgeous. There were big queues for the donkey rides, and there was lots of footfall in the library, with children pointing out their eggs. People were writing on Facebook after it saying ‘it kept my children entertained for three hours’ and the market said it had been one of their busiest days ever.

“I walked around with Coun. Joe Cooney and there was music everywhere, and bands were constantly rotating, and he said ‘this gives the town a real buzz’.

“It was lovely to see children and families out, that was really nice, and I was suffused with a warm glow when I went home.”