Glorious gifts, festive food and Christmas craftwork – now is the time to support your local shops and businesses in Longridge – a town where the community spirit is thriving

In these unprecedented times it’s essential that the local community supports all the wonderful independent businesses in Longridge. Many of them have shown a great deal of agility in adapting their businesses, either going online where necessary and making them super-safe for shoppers and visitors when restrictions are lifted.

Restaurants and pubs have offered takeaways, while online business is booming for many who have moved swiftly to enhance their web presence.

With a planned easing of lockdown restrictions, it will soon be time to get out and about shopping on the high street once again and there’s no better place than Longridge!

With new places to eat and new businesses opening their doors, the town will once again be flourishing and it will be great to see shoppers enjoying all that Longridge has to offer.


Ribchester & District WI has an online Facebook craft pop-up ahead of opening a pop-up craft shop at 75 Berry Lane, Longridge, on 2nd December, Monday to Saturday up until Christmas Eve.

For all luxury, unique, hand-made gifts, this is your chance to support local crafters and businesses both virtually and on the high street. Items are priced at a few pounds to around £100.

The WI has devised the project so that when the pop-up shop opens it will complement the offering on the high street so that increased footfall benefits other local traders.

Meanwhile you can find the crafters and makers shop on Facebook where you can reserve any items.



Tedd Walmsley

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