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