Dear Resident,

We are writing to let you know well in advance about arrangements for this year’s Historic Transport Day on Sunday June 28th- The last day of Lymm Festival.

Hopefully you may have been able to come along in 2013 or 2104 and been part of what has been a hugely successful event for the village that has brought in many new visitors.

With big numbers comes the need for good management and crowd control. Last year we had a park and ride at the Rugby Club. This year we are adding a second at The High School and will have four buses bringing people into the village. We will also have clear signage and instructions to our stewards explaining that there is NO event parking up Pepper St and on its surrounding roads.

Pepper St is likely to be busy from 8am as exhibitors and traders arrive to take up their places on the May Queen field. We will have stewards at the bottom of the field approach and at the Cross to guide people in and minimise any disruption.

One very popular feature of the event each year has been the drive in parade.

With growing crowds and on police advice this will necessitate a road closure this year for up to one hour from 10.15am on Sunday June 28th

 ROAD  CLOSED signs will go up at

  • Top of Rectory Lane

  • Corner of New Rd and Dane Bank Rd East

  • Corner of Eagle Brow and Brookfield Rd

  • Corner of Dane Bank Road East and Whitbarrow Road.

  • Corner of Pepper Street and May Queen Field approach

We appreciate that this may cause some temporary inconvenience but we hope that by giving you plenty of advance notice it will minimise the disruption.  There will be stewards on hand to let vehicles out of Pepper St and up Rectory Lane  in case of emergency .

We have made enquiries about temporarily opening gates at the top of Longbutt Lane but have been told this is not possible.

The roads will re-open as soon as the parade is through. Bear in mind that there will be large numbers of pedestrians along Pepper St and in the village centre all day.  Again we will be stewarding but please proceed up and down Pepper Street with extra caution.

Activity is likely to peak one last time from around 4pm – Firstly as large numbers head to the canal for the sail past and then probably until around 6pm as all the vehicles leave the field and merge with other traffic at the Cross.

Thank you for your patience. We hope you are able to come along and enjoy what promises to be a great day.  If you have any queries please call 01925 754080 or email


Alan Williams  Chairman

Deb Willacy -  Project Manager

Lynnette Crossley – Health and Safety Manager

Lymm Historic Transport Day Working Group

Part of Lymm Festival