The Midsummer watch

After a dismal week which saw parts of the city flooded, the sun came out for the traditional Midsummer parade. Starting at the town hall, the colourful procession worked its way down St Werburgh street …

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Headed up by the hardworking community band Karamba Samba, as usual crowds lined up in the streets and rows to enjoy the spectacle. Over 500 people took part in the event.

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Parade director  Russell Kirk

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Trees
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Deputy Lord Mayor Razia Daniels on parade

 

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Pirates
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Ravens
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Civil War Selfie

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Devils and fiery monsters from Boughton Heath Primary

The parade dates back to 1498 making it one of the country’s oldest and most colourful street parades.  Originally staged by the City Guilds at Midsummer; it was disbanded in the 1670’s before being revived in 1989.

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Green men, trees and suns
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Pirate ship heads towards the Eastgate

 

 

 

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Huge crowds enjoying the sights of the parade
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Vikings

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For another chance to see the parade it takes place on Sunday the 19th at 2pm from the town hall.

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