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.
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