All processions should merge in the County Square between 8:25pm and 8:35pm, and proceed together into Ford Park (8:45 onwards) to join the Finale from 9.15pm. All timings are approximate and may vary by a few minutes.
(i) Please assemble in good time as stewards need time to organise everything for a prompt start. All children under 12 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
(ii) Stewards will be ready with carrying canes for lanterns; they will have kits for lighting lanterns – adults (not children!) may help.
(iii) The Head Steward of your group is in charge of safety and will be in radio contact with other processions. Processions will have Police escorts with radio contact around town and first-aiders provided by St Johns Ambulance
(iv) Stewards will ask you to slow down /wait/ speed up… this is because their job is to keep the processions moving together and bring them to County Square at the correct time.
(v) Stewards are present in case of the lanterns blowing out / catching fire/ accidents and other problems. They will have fire extinguishers, spare candles etc. Every steward will be wearing a bright yellow hi-vis waistcoat – please tell them as soon as any problem arises.
(vi) PLEASE CARRY YOUR LANTERNS VERTICALLY AND WELL UP IN THE AIR. This is important for your own safety and that of everyone else. It also ensures that they will be clearly seen by all the spectators
(vii) If anyone gets lost on the field, please arrange to meet up at the Control Point near the gate.
(viii) It is a good idea to wear warm, natural fibre clothing, sensible shoes and a hat, and please bring a sense of humour.
PLEASE HAND YOUR CANE TO A STEWARD OR LEAVE IT IN ONE OF THE TUBS NEAR FORD PARK GATE, SO WE CAN USE THEM NEXT YEAR.
Ulverston Lantern Festival is organised by the ULF Group A not-for-profit community group.