Bury St Edmunds District Scouts holds St George’s Day parade in Bury St Edmunds

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Scouts, Guides and Brownies from across West Suffolk took part in a traditional St George’s Day parade today in Bury St Edmunds.

Led by bands, the groups marched from the Abbey Gardens to Angel Hill and on to St Mary’s Church, passing crowds of spectators along the route.

Teresa Garrick’s six-year-old son Louis was among those who took part. He is a Beaver with the 1st Horringer Scout Group.

She said: “I am very proud of him. Everyone looked so proud.”

Louis’s grandmother Heather Blackwell, an ex-Guide from Bury, said: “I was proud to see him and he was pleased to see everybody here to watch.”

Sara Muzira, from Bury, watched the parade from outside the Cathedral Edmund Gallery, where she is currently exhibiting work.

She said: “I thought it was really lovely to see all those children taking part and it was quite an exciting parade actually. It was lovely to see so many different age groups.”

The event was brought to an end with a salute by County, District and Guide Commissioners and the Deputy Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Cllr Christopher Spicer.