Angels, devils, green men, St George , vikings and mythical beasts rub shoulders with Romans,
St Werburgh, a camel, a raven band and fiery monsters to name a few. The solstice celebration is a parade full of sound and colour that dates back to the late 1400’s.
According to Wikipedia – it was under “.. the mayoralty of Richard Goodman who served from November 1498 until November 1499 that the “Watch on Midsummer Eve was first sett out and begonne”.
Today the mid summer tradition is kept alive with the artistic leadership and direction of Russell and hundreds of volunteers who take part.
Come to The Town Hall Square at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday June 20-21st to witness the fantastic display in person.
The parade route this year will start and finish at The Town Hall Square. You can watch all along the route which will follow Northgate Street, St Werburg St, Eastgate St , Upper Bridge St, Pepper St, St John’s St, along Eastgate St and back to the town Hall Square.