Freeman Bev Steele writes: What a joy it was to attend this wonderful and traditional extravaganza, With our Hall so close to the route of the procession it was particularly ideal for the approximately 200 of us to meet for mid-morning coffee before going outside to watch the parade.
The weather was kind enough with grey skies, not very cold and mercifully dry. The bands, the horses, the troops, the schools, the City Institutions et al were all there.
With the procession over we returned to the Hall, a sort of orderly retreat really for lunch with us sitting at long sprigs to tuck into lasagne both veggie and standard, fruit crumble and custard and 38 children no less, were entertained by Bert Abel’s son David.
A 12 prize raffle was very successful raising £1150 for the Foundation.