Sun shines on Scouts for St George’s Day celebrations

St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.
St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.
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THE sun shone on Bury St Edmunds’ scout groups on Sunday as they marched for St George.

More than 750 boys and girls from across Bury, Thurston, Great Barton, Mildenhall, Lakenheath and beyond brought Angel Hill to a standstill as they paraded from the Abbey Gardens to St Mary’s Church.

St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.

St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.

A brief hail shower threatened to put a dampener on the day but the skies parted just in time.

Keith Barber, district commissioner for Bury St Edmunds, said the day was a chance for the scouts to show the public they were going about their work.

“The St George’s Parade is the one event in the calendar where everybody comes together and there’s a public display of scouting and guiding,” he said.

The parade was backed by marching bands from groups including the Sea Cadets and the Boys Brigade.

St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.

St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.

Christopher Spicer, Mayor of St Edmundsbury, joined the scouts for the parade and the ensuing service.

The service saw the scouts renew their allegiance to the Queen.

St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.

St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.

St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.

St Georges Day scouts parade on Angel Hill in Bury, from the Abbey Gate to St Mary's Church.