DOWNHAM MARKET: Celebrating town’s horsey history
Civic dignitaries from across the region will take part in Downham’s annual St Winnold’s parade next month, to celebrate the town’s horse trading history.
The parade, which is also a celebration of the continued success of the town’s markets, will be led by Bernard the Shire horse from Church Farm, Stow Bardolph, along with a medieval musician.
The procession will start from Downham Town Council offices on March 15 at 9am and work its way through the Hollies car park where primary school pupils will be gathered with a horse-related art piece they have made.
It will then go on to the Town Hall where the Town Crier will proclaim the historic Charter followed by a prayer and blessing for the markets and town.
The town’s guests will then move on to the Town Hall for a celebratory breakfast provided by local market traders.
Residents lined the streets for last year’s parade, which saw children from Downham’s Hillcrest and Clackclose primary schools at the parade with their hand-made horse rosettes, designed especially for the occasion.
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