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Saint George’s Parade – 2010

The Chinese Dragon a the start of the parade
The parade – comprising many young uniformed groups – started in the Old Cattle Market Car Park.

First to leave was the Chinese Dragon. It took a short cut…
Scottish Bagpipes lead the St George Day Parade
The Oxford Caledonian Pipe Band then led the rest of the parade round and along Abbey Close. Unlike last year it did not go to St Helen’s Church.
Dignataries welcome parade to Abbey Gardens
Instead they saluted the dignitaries at the entrance to the Abbey Gardens. Dignatories included… the Mayor, the Chair AND Vice Chair of the Vale District Council, and some senior scout and guide leaders.
Young Uniformed groups stand in large circle in Abbey Gardens
The uniformed groups then gathered in a large circle, at the spot where the Abbey once stood – for the religious part of the proceedings…
Revd Richard Bittleston blesses a new scout flag
Revd. Richard from Trinity Church blessed a new scout district flag.

I do not know what came next as I had to leave. Perhaps somebody out there knows…