St George’s parade a colourful stage for all

St. George's Day parade and celebrations in Lytham.'St. George joins his parade. PIC BY ROB LOCK'23-4-2011
St. George's Day parade and celebrations in Lytham.'St. George joins his parade. PIC BY ROB LOCK'23-4-2011
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LYTHAM is set to burst into a blaze of colour as folk take to the streets for the Lytham St Annes fourth St George’s Day Festival parade on Sunday – with more than £4,000 of prizes to be won.

The culmination of the celebrations, which began yesterday, the parade is the public stage for the likes of communities, churches, schools, organisations and individuals to don their outfits, take to their floats and feet and get out into town for a truly family occasion.

The parade starts at 10.30am with the official flag raising ceremony at Charlie’s Mast, Lytham Green.

It will then set off from Lowther Pavilion and be joined at various points by performing bands and artists. It will proceed down Lytham Green before turning on to Station Road and on to Clifton Street, finishing on Lowther Terrace.

A spokesperson said: “It’s still open to enter. I suppose we can go up to Saturday lunchtime. We have numerous walking groups, classic vehicles, schools and individuals.

“The mix of people and response has been very good and we’ve got a lot of inquires from people who want to watch it and we expect a good turn out on the day.”

There will be many different classes this year including: Best Antique British Built Car: Best Turned Out Local Church or Primary School; Best Individual Fancy Dress; Best Group (Walking); Best Themed Float.

After the parade the bands will perform in Lytham Square for an hour.

To take part in the parade register on the website at www.april23.co.uk, or ring either 01253 667431 or 07525 071593.