St Georges Day Parade

Happy St George’s Day

Emsworth is a long time champion of St George’s Day and 2014 was no exception. On the 23rd April, troops from 47 Regiment Royal Artillery were greeted by hearty cheers and flag waving from the hundreds gathered to watch the parade. This year’s parade was something of a farewell with 47 Regiment leaving their Thorney Island base for Larkhill in Wiltshire.


St George’s Day Parade

The parade marched from The Lord Raglan pub to St Peter’s Square and the troops were accompanied by the Band of the Rifles on their march. George’s Regis Jazz Band were on hand to infuse the occasion with their popular blend of lively upbeat Jazz. George’s Regis Jazz Band feature in a video report by the Portsmouth News.


St George’s Day Strolling Band

We’re grateful to Makaela Papworth of Shutters Photography  for permission to use a selection of her great photos from the day. Makaela has a wide selection of photos featuring the parade on her website. You can also find Shutters Photography on Facebook.

The band line up for St George’s Day was: George Paterson, cornet – Steve Davies, reeds – Edwin ‘Boots’ Baker, trombone – Jim Heath, banjo – Trevor Britton, sousaphone and George Bennett, snare drum.

Strolling Band on St Georges Day

Strolling Band walking in the street

George Bennett on drums

Steve Davies on reeds

Edwin 'Boots' Baker on trombone

George Paterson on cornet