03:48AM, Monday 23 April 2012
The traditional St George's Day march took place in Windsor yesterday (Sunday).
Scouts and guides from Windsor and Eton District held the parade on Sunday (April 22) going to the Parish Church in the High Street. The march has been happening for more than 30 years.
More than 600 young marchers, up on 400 last year, were led by the Maidenhead Salvation Army Band as they passed from Bachelors Acre through Sheet Street and High Street to the church where they attended a dedication service. The march back and salute had to be cancelled because of heavy rainfall.
Ken Cooper, vice-chairman of Windsor and Eton District Scouts, said that was a 'bit of a disappointment' but 'overall it was excellent'. "The children all sung along to the hymns and thoroughly enjoyed themselves," added Ken.
This year's charity collection at the end of the service was for Twyford-based Daisy's Dream, which responds to the needs of children and families affected by life-threatening illness or bereavement, in Berkshire and the surrounding areas.
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