Hundreds celebrate St. David’s Day in Wrexham
Wrexham St. David’s Day Parade
A fantastic day was had at Wrexham on March 1st to celebrate Wales’ patron saints day. Over a thosuand people from across Wrexham community came together to celebrate and take pride in their Welsh identity and took part in the parade through the streets of Wrexham. The yearly parade is now a highly anticipated event in the calendar of North Wales’ biggest town, organised by Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam in partnership and with the support of Wrexham County Borough Council.
The town was a sea of red, white and green with Welsh flags, balloons and daffodils as families and people of all ages came out in force to take part in the parade led by the inspired Cambria Band. Also this year, Ifton Colliery Band joined the parade. There were also some familiar faces present such as Magi Ann, Ffi Ffi the sheepdog and Chrys the dragon!
The parade was followed by celebrations at Tŷ Pawb presented by Michael Ruggiero (‘Mic ar y Meic’). The crowd joined in singing the National Anthem and joined local musician Andy Hickie to sing Calon Lân. The crowd were then entertained by Côr DAW and Andy Hickie.
Gill Stephen, Chief Officer of Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam said:
We would like to thank Wrexham County Borough Council for their all their support. It was great to have the Mayor of Wrexham, Cll. Rob Walsh and WCBC Chief Executive, Ian Bancroft marching with us. Thanks also to the Police and St. John’s Ambulance Service for their assistance and support.
The St David’s Day parade has grown every year and is now established as a prominent event in Wrexham’s calendar.
We look forward to seeing the parade continue to grow and continue to bring the community together in years ahead.”