Nottingham Miscellany

St George's Day Parade

Saturday 25th April 2009
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This year the City of Nottingham marked England's National Day with three days of festivities and special events, but the photographs below were all taken on just the final day of celebrations which featured a parade led by 'St. George' and his squires from Nottingham Castle down to the Old Market Square. The parade was marshalled by three Grenadier Guards and police officers from the Nottinghamshire Constabulary Mounted Section in their full parade dress uniforms. The parade included clowns, stilt walkers, various scouts groups, cubs, beaver scouts, and the Police Pipe Band, not of course forgetting the Dragon himself. 

Whilst all the preceding week had been sunny, the sun refused to shine on the parade.  The morning did however escape with just a few spots of rain and it was well attended.  I very much hope that this will become an established annual event that will grow in size and support in future years.

The role of St. George was played by Tom Arris and those of his squires by Adam Mant and Keith Ledger.  All are from 'The Knights of Nottingham' which was formerly known as The Nottingham Jousting Association. St. George's trusty steed was 'Trooper'.  The Knights of Nottingham will be staging a jousting tournament at Nottingham Castle on Sunday 3rd May 2009.  To visit their web site for more information on events, click below:

Knights of Nottingham

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