By George! It's a cracking bash for patron saint day

There were red and white flags flying as a St George's parade was staged at Fleetwood for the first time.

Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 4:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:46 pm
Supporters of Fleetwood's St George's Day celebration. From left, Karen Plummer, Lois Thompson, Nicola Thompson and organiser Gary Smith.

Fleetwood Old Boys Band led the parade down Lord Street, along with local veterans, while Fleetwood MP Cat Smith was in town to attend the event.

Then the parade was followed by a fun-packed pram push, with seven teams involved.

The bash was organised by Gary Smith, a member of Fleetwood King’s Own Old Comrades Club.

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Veterans join in the St George's Day parade

It now hoped the parade can become an annual event and will involve even more people next year.

Gary, 51, of Rossall Gate, said; “We decided to have two elements to it, a parade with the veterans and then a fun side to things - we may make it an annual event and call it Pram Sunday!

“We had great support on the day, the main things is that it’s a community event that everyone can take part in.”

Cat Smith said: “It was a pleasure to be able to take part in the parade and chat with so many people about what St George’s Day means to us.”

One of the pram crew members in Fleetwood's St George's Day special. Picture: Julie Dalton

The event one was of several St George’s events taking place across the Fylde coast and all over England.

Veterans join in the St George's Day parade
One of the pram crew members in Fleetwood's St George's Day special. Picture: Julie Dalton