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Take a look as hundreds fill Gravesend streets for St George’s Day parade

PUBLISHED: 13:11 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:11 21 April 2017

Gravesend St George's Day

Gravesend St George's Day

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St George’s Day is this Sunday

A parade to honour our patron saint filled the streets of Gravesend on Friday morning.

St George’s flags are flying high in the town’s community square after hundreds of people, took part in a parade from St George’s Church.

A huge puppet-dragon and St George mimicked the legendary story of their battle, while 600 schoolchildren from 12 schools carried their own handcrafted designs as part of the parade.

There were also special performances from Bollywood Brass and Premier Brass bands playing in King Street and the High Street, while the Salvation Army Brass Band performed on the Community Square.

The event was organised by Cohesion Plus in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council and Arts Council England.

CEO of Cohesion Plus Gurvinder Sandher said: “I believe passionately that events like Saint George’s Day are a great way of bringing diverse communities together and celebrating our core values which makes England the country it is. As ever, I am very grateful to all our partners for their ongoing support and their belief in our work.”

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