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photoblog image Don't You Just Love a Parade?

Don't You Just Love a Parade?

 

Especially when it is the Chester Winter Watch Parade, marching to the sound of the Karamba Samba Drums.

 

The Winter Watch is loosely based on ‘Setting the Watch’ a tradition from the 1400’s when the city leaders handed over the keys of Chester to the City Watch (the early police force) after processing around the City to ensure it was secure. There followed a banquet and celebration of Christmas, knowing the City was safe. The participants include the Lord of Misrule, Dragons, Devils, Angels, Unicorn and Stag, knights plus cooks and musicians.

 

parade

 

 knights

Don't You Just Love a Parade?

 

Especially when it is the Chester Winter Watch Parade, marching to the sound of the Karamba Samba Drums.

 

The Winter Watch is loosely based on ‘Setting the Watch’ a tradition from the 1400’s when the city leaders handed over the keys of Chester to the City Watch (the early police force) after processing around the City to ensure it was secure. There followed a banquet and celebration of Christmas, knowing the City was safe. The participants include the Lord of Misrule, Dragons, Devils, Angels, Unicorn and Stag, knights plus cooks and musicians.

 

parade

 

 knights

comments (5)

Brillant captures Les and I enjoy the history narrative behind the photos.
Les Auld: Thanks Frances, appreciate the comment.
  • Richard T
  • back in Leicester UK
  • 28 Nov 2011, 08:32
'Dance Macabre'
Les Auld: Indeed so Richard, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Nov 2011, 09:08
Anything like this appeals to me Les...brilliant!
Les Auld: The same for me Chris, a grand event. Thanks for the comment.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2011, 12:40
You have really captured the mood in this parade, excellent Les smile
Les Auld: Thanks Linda smile
This is a lot more impressive than the switching on of the Christmas lights in Droitwich
Les Auld: Thanks Bill.

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