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Blackburn Coffin Parade 2012 (the one which used to be held in Bamber Bridge)

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The coffin parade held in Bamber Bridge whenever Blackburn Rovers or Preston North End are relegated or promoted did not take place this year.

Problems in Bamber Bridge to do with disorderly conduct last year led to police objections to this year’s Rovers relegation party.

But some die hard Blackburn fans made a big effort to carry on the tradition. You can read more about that here.

These images document the result, a short march between two pubs near Ewood Park.

The parade in Bamber Bridge involved a huge part of the community and includes several dozen floats and an hour-long procession. It was a trvesty that the tradition was unable to continue.

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NOTE: Images of previous parades can be seen in the features section of www.gazcook.com

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This entry was posted on August 19, 2012 by in blackburn, blackburn rovers, brfc, coffin parade.
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