Commemorating a Week of National Celebrations

Posted: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:01 by Daventry Town Council

Daventry Town Council is pleased to be adorning the town centre with bunting and flags in time for next week's national celebrations. On Saturday 23rd April local scouts along with Daventry's Mayor Cllr Wendy Randall, will parade through the Town centre to celebrate England's Patron Saint George. The annual St Georges Day Parade will gather at Chaucer Way Car Park at 13:45 and parade to New Street Recreation Ground. The Town Council are also giving out hand held flags to spectators who wish to line the route and, prior to the parade children are invited to make their own crown at a special "Crown Craft" event being held at Daventry Library from 10:00 – 11:30.

St Georges Day 2016 also marks a special anniversary for England's most popular dramatist and author William Shakespeare who died 400 years ago on the 23rd April 1616.

On Thursday 21st April our Monarch, the Queen celebrates a land mark 90th birthday and to commemorate the occasion residents are invited to a special beacon-lighting ceremony on Daventry' s historic Borough Hill. The beacon is one of more than 1,000 being lit across the UK and has been organised by Daventry District Council. Everyone is invited to go along to the ceremony, which starts at 7pm and includes a performance by members of Daventry Brass.

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