The annual St. George’s Day Parade took place under clear blue skies on Sunday 27 April.
Michael Bourne lead a contingency of British Legion veterans and representatives from the Sea Cadets, Scouts, Brownies and Guides past the Town Hall, where The Mayor of Rye, Councillor Paul Osborne took The Salute.
The Parade then proceeded on to St Marys Church. The Mayor and Corporation followed. The service was conducted by the Town Council Padre, Canon Hugh Mosely. It was disappointing to note that there were only nine councillors on parade out of a total of sixteen.
This was the next to last official parade that the present Mayor will undertake. The final one will be at the Town Hall on Monday 5 May, when he will be handing over his red cloak with the ermine trim and his golden chain of office to the incoming Mayor.
Deputy Mayor Sam Souster is the Mayor Elect, and as is the tradition of Rye Town Council he will be taking on roll of the new Mayor. As Deputy Mayor, Sam has stood in for several functions, so knows exactly what the job entails.
Scouts, Guides and Sea Cadets continue the long tradition for young people to be represented on the St. George’s Day Parade
Michael Bourne leads the Parade as he has done so many times in the past
“Rye’s Own” wishes the new Mayor of Rye every success.
“Rye’s Own” May 2008
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