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Marching for St George ...
SPECTATORS lined the streets of Knutsford on Sunday morning to cheer on Scouts as they proudly took part in the town’s annual St. George’s Day parade.
Around 200 Scouts descended on the town to celebrate the feast day of St George – who is also the patron saint of the organisation.
The parade was led by Alderley Scout band and they were joined by Scout Groups from across Knutsford and Mobberley, as well as Knutsford Guides and Brownies.
District commissioner Martin Relton said: “It was great to see such a good turnout from the Scouts and Guides but also the people of Knutsford lining the streets to support us in continuing the tradition of marking this occasion.”
The chairman’s pennant is awarded each year to the best turned out Scout group and this year’s went to 2nd Knutsford Scouts led by Graham Bale for the second year running.
Service was held at Knutsford Methodist Church, led by Scout chaplain John Lees and minister Rob Cotton.
The Scouts and Guides took part in the youth service, which included a play of David and Goliath and an excerpt from Knutsford Gang Show.
Clr Vivien Davies attended on behalf of the town council, along with Cheshire East Clr Steve Wilkinson.
Pictures: Jonathan Farber
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