Freckleton Club Day

The Freckleton Club Day is thought to have originated with the friendly societies in the early nineteenth century. The earliest documented mention appears in the proposals passed at a township meeting in May 1879 although it is thought festivities had already been going on for some twenty years.

The modern day Club Day should really be called Club Weekend as it covers both Saturday and Sunday. It consists of a parade around the village on the Saturday morning by the various church oganisations, bands, schools, scouting association and May Queens. This is followed by a short service and presentation in the C of E School playground. A fair is also held on the fields on Bush Lane. Various sporting activities are undertaken, both serious and for fun.

The half marathon is held on the Sunday as well as other fun sporting events. 2005 saw the first Fun Run, a 2 mile run around the village, which starts after the Half Marathon starts. The start time for the Half Marathon changed in 2023 from 14:00 to 10:30.

Colin Robb has very kindly supplied some pictures from 1969 and 1972. You can find them in our Club Day Picture Gallery


Our Club Day pictures can be viewed in our <CLUB DAY PICTURE GALLERY>