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25 April 2016
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Annual St George's Day
Parade - Southport Photographs by Patrick Trollope.
THE Southport District Scouts have held
the Annual St George's Day Parade, on 23 April 2016 (St George's Day) under a
blue sky. With flags flying high, they marched from Waterside Lodge, on Marine
Drive, to Holy Trinity Church, on Manchester Road, with tunes being played by
the Hesketh Bank Silver Band. The annual was helped by volunteers who aided the
parade to safely navigate the route, as again, despite the importance of the
event, Police have been unable to help with traffic control. District
Commissioner for Southport District Scout, Chris Scott commented:- "We
would like to thank all the motorists for helping us to carry out the parade and
letting us safely pass. Without your support and the support of the volunteers,
who helped to marshal the event, it would have been imposable to run it. We have
had fantastic feedback from members of the public who came out to watch, as well
as from the parents. Many of them had come out to watch and lined the roads
along the parade route. This parade is not only a celebration of St George's
Day, but also of the Scouting movement. Events like this help build up character
and show our youth in a good light to the rest of the community. It's an
important way of showing to the discipline and respect that our Beavers, Cubs
and Scouts have for the movement, our country and the local area, in a
non-political manner. Plus we hope it brigs added colour to the Town."
A tourist from Ireland stopped our editor and said:- "This is fantastic to
see. Is it part of the Queens celebrations?" When we told them what it
was they replied:- "Why don't they have it in the Tourism brochure? This
is fantastic to watch and something we are pleased to have stumbled on." After
the event a French couple on holiday, from Nantes, commented:- "It was good to
see young people being patriotic and celebrate a civil day. It is colourful and
we love the tune being played by the band. We thought it was the Queens
At the end of the parade, all those marching then headed into Holy Trinity
Church for the annual service, which also this year celebrated the Queens
Birthday. Inside music was preformed by the Marshside Brass Band and service
lead by the Reverend, Canon, Doctor. Rod Garner. Another part of the service was
set aside to recognise individuals who have contributed over the year to the
Southport area as well as awards given to the district's Packs and Troops.
Fact File:- Did you know that the our
patron saint, George was given the title:- "Great" around 1348.
This was given by King Edward III when he formed the Order of the Garter? It's
now is now England and the United Kingdom's highest order of chivalry and the
3rd most prestigious honour, only inferior to the Victoria Cross and George
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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May
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