Cohen's Chemist in Stacksteads carried on the good work started at Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival with Stacksteads Countryside Park Group by holding a competition to guess the number of sweets in the jar.

Their target for the event was 400 pounds, and the poor weather at the start of the day meant the takings fell a little short of this amount - so Cohen's decided to accept the challenge and raise the difference in their shop. Bob Hoey won the jar by correctly guessing 383 sweets, and declared he'd share the prize with his grandchildren

Pictured (l-r) Tom Daniels (Vice Chair SCPG), Imran Zaman, Emma Coyle, Carol Bulmer, Clare Blakeley, Sarah Croisdale, Katie Lord (all Cohen's Chemist) and
Bob Hoey (winner !)



On Wednesday 7th December we will be supporting the Bacup Christmas Market with a chocolate tombola stall on the market

There'll be a prize for every pound spent, and top prizes for special numbers !

The event is held to highlight the switchon of the Christmas lights in Bacup - Woodcocks Solicitors will decorate their tree, children from local schools will sing carols accompanied by Stacksteads Band, and the Mayor will oversee the countdown to the lights

The Christmas action takes place from 4pm-7pm with the lights switched in at 430pm. But the market will take place all day as is usual on Wednesdays

The 2016 Lantern Parade involved over 400 people, of all ages, from our community who took part in this memorable event. Who can forget seeing the parade of colourful creative pieces of art winding along the River Irwell? The river itself sparkling with little lights.  A little girl said "It's like being in a fairy story"
Lots of pics on our Facebook page.lantern-parade