High Street Parade

I’ve finally got round to sorting out the photographs I took of the medieval parade last Sunday.
With over a hundred to choose from, the atmosphere of the day came across really well.
The support of those in fancy dress of the time, the attention to detail and the kids having a whale of a time all added to the merriment of the moment, including a Knight on a magnificent steed to lead the parade.

I had a good vantage point, and stood my ground despite people with pushchairs trying to muscle in and push in front of an elderly lady (and her pooch) sitting on the sidelines in an invalid chair.
The parade was due to start at 11.15, but there was a delay due to traffic still coming up and down the High Street and it wasn’t until the spectators closed ranks to block the road that it could begin.

We’ve seen a variety of parades here before, but nothing on a scale like this as we have always been away when the medieval weekend festivities have been on.
It was a hot day, and I’m surprised there weren’t casualties as some of the mannequin costumes must have been so heavy and stuffy to be encased in!

A medieval parade wouldn’t have been medieval without a dragon or two

and then we had our dancers and drummers:

Heralds and champions, doing their stuff throwing banners in the air.

Dogs and sorcerers (I think the one on the right was a witchcraft theme, or perhaps it was The Black Death!)

and bringing up the rear, the trusty W.I.
The parade lasted well into an hour, especially as the Champions stopped three times for the duration to entertain the crowd with their banner skills.
Wonderful stuff.
Hope you got a sense of the day from this selection of © pictures.

All pictures are our own.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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1 Response to High Street Parade

  1. Harbans says:

    Thanks sharing. Informative indeed. :))

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