Over 1,000 people attend St George’s Day parade through St Albans city centre

PUBLISHED: 19:00 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:45 26 April 2018

Scouts sat on the orchard outside St Albans Abbey. Picture: David Hartnup.

Scouts sat on the orchard outside St Albans Abbey. Picture: David Hartnup.

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Over 1,000 parents, Scouts and volunteer leaders attended a parade through St Albans city centre to celebrate St George’s Day.

Scouts marching down St Peter's Street. Picture: Pete Adkins.Scouts marching down St Peter's Street. Picture: Pete Adkins.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers marched down St Peter’s Street to the cathedral to renew their promises to the movement.

St Albans District Scouts commissioner Annette Payne said: “The renewal of promises is a very important annual event that we do. In St Albans, it is the major event where we connect with people who are not members of Scouting, so we involve the community and businesses.

“We try and get people involved to celebrate Scouting in St Albans and all we do for the community.”

Scouts from Redbourn, Markyate, and all over the district were present for the parade, which took place at 2pm, starting outside St Albans district council offices.

Scouts sat on the orchard outside St Albans Abbey. Picture: David Hartnup.Scouts sat on the orchard outside St Albans Abbey. Picture: David Hartnup.

Throngs of people assembled on the orchard outside the cathedral to watch the ceremony in temperatures well above 20C.

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