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Crowds flock to celebrate St George’s Day in Pinner

 Published on: 3rd May 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Pinner’s annual festival of family fun and tradition celebrating Saint George’s Day took place in glorious sunshine on Sunday April 22nd.

This colourful event was sponsored by Pinner’s leading estate agent Gibbs Gillespie and organised by Pinner Rotary Club.

With the church bells ringing, the Mayor of Harrow Councillor Margaret Davine led the Scouts’ Parade up the High Street where they renewed their Promise.

Later she presented the prize to the winners of the traditional Village Wheelbarrow Race, Steve and Dan representing the Queen’s Head.

Calling themselves the ‘Tough Mudders’, they were the fastest team to negotiate the route through Pinner via the requisite beer drinking stops, while the team with the most outlandish fancy dress was ‘The Things’, also known as Donna and Amanda. Their prize was presented by champion boxer Matthew Elliott.

The record crowds enjoying a day out in the sun took full advantage of the children’s rides and entertainment including Punch & Judy, folk dancing, an old-time rock and roll band, a petting farm and face painting.

A traditional ice cream van was in demand and stalls, local restaurants and the Queen’s Head catered for everyone’s needs.

Event organiser Steve Morrisby said, “Today has been a great event for the local community and provided an opportunity for local organisations to raise money for their own good causes; I hope people have enjoyed themselves and I’d like to thank everyone who helped make this such a success.”

Thanks to participating stallholders and members of the public Pinner Rotary raised over £600 for ORCHYD, a locally based charity for severely disabled children.

If anyone is interest in finding out more about Pinner Rotary and what else it does, go to www.pinnerrotary.org.uk

Picture courtesy of Peter Dale

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