Protesters from Morecambe and Lancaster joined the 50,000 who took to the streets of Manchester on Sunday for the Save Our NHS march and rally.
The event - sponsored by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) - was timed to pre-empt the start of the Conservative Party conference in the city.
Two coaches from this district of trade unionists, party members from the Greens, Labour and Socialist Worker, pensioner campaigners and others concerned about the future direction of the NHS and austerity cuts joined in the largest demonstration seen in Greater Manchester in many years.
The national TUC organised the march and rally.
Apart from the issue of the NHS, protestors on many issues were out in force, including those campaigning against fracking, the badger cull, the West’s military intentions over Syria and the Government’s education policy.