Hundreds line streets for St George’s Day parade

Patriotic pride was in full swing as hundreds of Scouts, Beavers, Girl Guides and Cubs marched through Belper town centre to mark St George’s Day on Sunday.

Two marching bands accompanied the procession from Belper Central Methodist Church, along Bridge Street to pick up the younger children who had attended a service at St Peter’s Church down King Street – which was lined with onlookers.

St Georges day parade King Street Belpler.

St Georges day parade King Street Belpler.

Youngsters from Horsley and Kilburn Scouts, 1st Duffield Scout Group, 1st Alton Manor, 1st Openwoodgate were among the many groups taking part in the event.

Amber Valley Mayor John Nelson, said: “I’m sure there were more people than ever - the church was absolutely full to capacity – it was very well attended. I think the weather really helped.

“The event was first class. One of the cub packs did a play in the church which was really well rehearsed - absolutely brilliant.”