Residents flock to Romford Market for St George’s Day celebrations

St George's Day celebrations Romford Market.
Tony Appleton, with Cllr Michael White.

St George's Day celebrations Romford Market. Tony Appleton, with Cllr Michael White. - Credit: Archant

The sun shone for Havering’s St George’s Day celebrations.

St George's Day celebrations Romford Market.
Tony Appleton, with Cllr Michael White.

St George's Day celebrations Romford Market. Tony Appleton, with Cllr Michael White. - Credit: Archant

Thousands took advantage of the nice weather and flocked to the historic market in honour of England’s patron Saint on Saturday April 20.

St George's Day celebrations Romford Market.
Tony Appleton, with Cllr Michael White.

St George's Day celebrations Romford Market. Tony Appleton, with Cllr Michael White. - Credit: Archant

Visitors were treated to a host of entertainment including performances from the Romford branch of The Royal British Legion Band & Corps of Drums and The Hornchurch Drum & Trumpet Corps.

Romford’s Town Crier was also around and in full voice encouraging everyone to get in the spirit.

Other highlights included entertainment from a number of performers such as stilt walkers, balloon modelers, magicians and jugglers was enjoyed by all, while children took advantage of free face painting and a large inflatable slide.


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Leader of the Council, Michael White said: “Seeing the sun shine and the market clad in red and white bunting provided the perfect ingredients for a great day of celebration, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

“Events like this really do bring the community together and I for one felt truly proud to be a part of it.”

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