SLIDE SHOW: Scouts parading through Wisbech

Local beavers and scouts parading from Somers rd car park to St Peter's Church as part of St George's day celebrations.
Local beavers and scouts parading from Somers rd car park to St Peter's Church as part of St George's day celebrations.
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Scores of people lined the streets of Wisbech to watch a parade of beavers, cubs and scouts.

Units from across Fenland marched through the town as part of St George’s Day celebrations.

Groups from Wisbech, March, Doddington and Whittlesey paraded from the Somers Road Car Park up to St Peter and St Paul’s Church on Sunday, April 19.

The parade had to make a small diversion after firefighters had been called to the First Choice and Norwich and Peterborough units after smoke was seen billowing.

The church service was conducted by two explorer scouts and included information on how scouting movement started.

Tracey Bright, cub leader with the 14th Wisbech Scouts, said: “The day went really well and we have had some good feedback.”

Leaders and members of the 14th scouts are busy trying to raise £5,000 to improve the District Headquarters in Oldfield Lane.

New toilets and a kitchen have already been installed at the hut but members are now hoping to add new windows and insulation under the second phase.

To raise money for this project a race night will be held in Walton Highway Village Hall on Saturday, May 9.

Doors open at 6.15pm with the first race starting at 7pm.

Free entry , food and refreshments will be available.

For further information please contact Mrs Bright on 07903 255594.