Apr 6 2012
With a tradition going back over a hundred years, every Good Friday (Regardless of the weather) a Fair has been held in close proximity to the high moorland landmark of Rivington Pike, with the Fair itself being set up on the moorland road of Georges Lane (Now an extremely potholed moorland stone track rather than a ‘road’)
This year despite ‘quite terrible weather’ many thousands of visitors flocked to the Rivington area with many making the ascent of the Pike itself, despite the rain and low cloud / mist.
The usual Police presence from Lancashire Constabulary was on duty alongside ourselves and Rangers from United Utilities.
in view of the recent very dry moorland conditions and high fire risk, despite the rain of today dampening down the moors somewhat, a specialist Four Wheel Drive Fire Appliance from GMFRS was also present.
In total we had seventeen Team Call Out list members present in all four of our Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulance Vehicles.
We dealt with two incidents on the day (See Incident Reports 27 / 28) plus a large number of visitors to the area passing on their thanks for our work, and the inevitable lots of children (And some adults) wanting to sit in our vehicles and turn on the blue lights ! (With thanks to those who made impromptu donations)
See also website ‘News’ reports dated this same day.