Parade to take place through Lincoln for St George’s Day

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Over 1,500 Scouts, Brownies and Guides will parade through uphill Lincoln to celebrate St George’s Day.

The annual parade will take place on Sunday, April 23 and will see Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, Leaders, Brownies and Guides make their way through the city.

Over 1,500 members will assemble in the Lawns, Union Road, at 1pm and parade to the castle where it will leave at 1.30pm.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The parade will then leave the castle and enter the cathedral at 2pm.

The parade will then move off at 3.15pm from the cathedral on a route from Bailgate to the castle and then to the Lawns for dismissal at around 4pm.

Some roads in the Bailgate area will be closed from 12pm – 4pm while the St George’s Day parade takes place.

A spokesperson from the Lincoln District Scouts group said: “The story of St George focuses on an individual taking positive action for the good of the whole community.

“Being visible and proud and enacting the values in the community is central to Scouting’s aims and values.

“This is one day in the year when we come together to celebrate what is the fastest growing youth organisation in the country!”

As part of St George’s Day there will also be an event at Lincoln Castle over the weekend. For more details visit the website.