I often tell people at dinner that Mahatma Gandhi has walked down my street.
Join local historian and author Nick Burton for a walk and tales as we recall Gandhi's visit to Darwen and the Ribble Valley in 1931. Gandhi was invited to Lancashire by mill owner Percy Davies, we will follow in the great Indian leader's footsteps around Spring Vale Garden Village linking the places he visited and stayed in nearly a century ago.
The walk lasts 1 hour and is along pavements and surfaced paths. Easy pace.
A wide selection of traditional sandwiches and some sexy bruschetta - there will be familiar flavours, smoked salmon and cream cheese, roast ham, beef with Fortnum and Mason's Beer mustard, Brindle double egg yolkers and cress, but then there will be some new ones too - goats cheese and caramelised red onion, roast chicken with Parmesan and basil, blue cheese and fig, guacamole and feta, mushroom with a hint of roasted black garlic and parsley - is your mouth watering yet?
Warm, straight out of the oven, soft, fluffy homemade scones with jam. oooohhh not just your ordinary raspberry and strawberry (yes you can have these if you want) but we will also have apricot, lemon curd, Giuseppe damson, golden raspberry, rose petal jelly, blackcurrant and vanilla, apricot and passion fruit, raspberry and Morello cherry to name but a few.
There will of course also be a variety of cakes and meringues.
Soft drinks, coffee and a wide selection of tea also available.