Once again our Grand Festival Parade (organised by Rob Skoulding and Stuart & Marie Rayner), on the theme of Flower Power/Summer of Love, will be led by Vivien the Fire Engine and will include a Classic Vehicle Parade (sponsored by Bruce Smith). The latter will set off from City Road Car Park at about 12.15.
This will be followed by the walking parade led by the Gala Princess (winner of the competition sponsored by March Lions and the Fenland Citizen) in a horse-drawn carriage provided by George Sharman, followed shortly after by the Mayor and the floats and walking groups representing numerous local organisations and businesses.
The Parade will leave City Road Car Park to take the usual route along the High Street, Broad Street, Darthill Road, Norwood Avenue and then back to Broad Street and High Street via Station Road.
The latter part of the parade will arrive back in City Road Car Park where they will disperse, The Classic Vehicles will travel along Burrowmoor Road and Gaul Road and onto the far end of the park beyond Oxbow Crescent and Park View, where they will be available for viewing for the afternoon and for people to have a chat with the owners.
The Bruce Smith trophy for the Best Classic Vehicle along with the Skoulding Trophy for Best Group and the Mallett Trophy for Best Individual will be awarded after the opening of the event at 13.45 on the stage in West End Park.