Video: Hundreds of young people parade through York for the St George’s Day Procession

The procession passes Clifford's Tower. Photographs: YorkMix
17 Apr 2016 @ 8.16 pm
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Brownies, guides, cubs, scouts and cadets processed through York on Sunday (April 17) for the annual St George’s Day Procession.

As many as 2,000 young people took part in what is regarded as the largest event of its kind in the country.

It was a parade with a difference this year. Normally the procession goes from the Eye of York to the Minster.

But York Minster is unavailable as it prepares for the Mystery Plays next month. So the parade began in and finished in the Eye of York by way of Museum Gardens.

In St Helen’s Square the Lord Mayor of York Sonja Crisp and the scouting and guiding commissioners took the salute.

The event took place just under a week before St George’s Day itself, April 23.

Young people from across the city joined in
Young people from across the city joined in
Each group was preceded by the flag bearer
Each group was preceded by the flag bearer