Mythical and giant creatures walk the streets of Chester

Last night was the first time I caught Chester’s Winter Watch Parade. Dating from the 1400’s the Winter Watch Parade was originally held at Christmas. The City leaders would hand over the keys to the City to the City Watch (early police force) after processing around the City to ensure it was secure. There followed a banquet and celebration of Christmas, knowing the City was safe. The Winter Watch Parade was re-created in the 1990’s and has been turned into an evening fun parade, including a fire breather, in the lead up to Christmas. (Sorry, these are just iPhone pics, so the quality isn’t brilliant)

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3 thoughts on “Mythical and giant creatures walk the streets of Chester

  1. Pingback: Roman soldiers and ghostly creatures in Chester | design and dragons

    • I’m a fan of all these festivals too. They have a mid summer parade in Chester as well but I personally prefer the winter one. The atmosphere is just better in the dark and with all the Christmas lights.

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