Thousands of Harrow residents gathered in Pinner today to take part in the annual St George’s Day festival.
The festival has been a tradition in the area for many years and is organized by the Pinner Rotary Club, which always put on an impressive event.
The festival started early in the day with the high street closed off to traffic, allowing for the placement of various stalls, including food vendors and a mini-market. People could be seen sampling different foods and drinks, including homemade jams, honey, and chutneys, as well as traditional festival favourites such as hot dogs and burgers.
As the day progressed, the atmosphere became increasingly lively, and children were seen queuing up to ride on the merry-go-round and the trampolines. The petting zoo was another popular attraction, where children could interact with a range of animals, including sheep, goats, and rabbits.
The Punch and Judy show provided further entertainment for the young ones and the Morris dancing was a joy to watch.
The London Fire Brigade also had a presence at the festival, allowing children to sit in their fire engine and learn about fire safety.
The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Janet Mote, and the Mayoress of Harrow, Anne Moore, were also in attendance and took part in the prize-giving ceremony for the famous wheelbarrow race.
The festival had a great community feel to it, with many locals coming out to enjoy the festivities. The high street was buzzing with energy, and it was clear that everyone was having a great time.
The National Security Alert test at 3 pm briefly interrupted the festivities, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the mood.
The #Pinner wheelbarrow race today at the #StGeorgesDay festival 😍🏴. pic.twitter.com/w1GnVGF5DW
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The Pinner Rotary Club did an good job in organizing the festival, ensuring that there was something for everyone to enjoy. The event was a huge success, and the organizers can be proud of the effort they put in to make it a memorable day for all who attended.
The event in Pinner was an excellent experience, really a great day out in Harrow and perfect for families – it was clear that everyone had a great time, and the rain held out!.
The festival provided a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate, with plenty of entertainment for all ages. We look forward to seeing what the Pinner Rotary Club has in store for next year’s St George’s Day festival.