Sittingbourne celebrates St George's day in style
The Sittingbourne Retail Association’s annual St George’s Day event on Saturday once again managed to pull in the crowds with fun packed roster of entertainment, stalls and fun fair rides.
The star attraction of the day was the fabulous 'Dead Horse Morris' group who enchanted the crowds with their St Gorge’s themed performance and a number of traditional dances and shanties.
I am so glad that this colourful ensemble of witty and amusing entertainers were available to come once again to our town.
I also enjoyed the performance by Swift Gymnastics who come along every year and provide a very entertaining demonstration of their talents.
There were also the usual range of fun fair rides and a good number of stalls lining the top half of the high street. Further along the high street there were a number of vintage cars and motorbikes.
And if that lot wasn’t enough to keep you busy, there was also the Tug-of-war competition, the Punch and Judy Show in Number 34 and you could even get knighted in the Forum Shopping Centre.
The Sea Cadets who turn up at nearly every town centre event also provided some impromptu performances much to the delight of the spectators.
Most amusing were the numerous collective dance routines that took place, where members of the public, the carnival court, some of the sea cadets and anyone who fancied it took to the central area of the high street and danced along with the host of SFM DJ’s who put on a good show.
Maybe not quite as big an event as it was a couple of years ago, but a great day all the same and I for one applaud the Sittingbourne Retail Association for maintaining these annual events in our High Street.