The day kicks off with a vibrant and colourful Parade through New Romney High Street at 10.15 am finishing at St Martin’s Field where trophies will be presented.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ROADS IN THE AREA WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10.15 AM TO ALLOW THE PARADE TO TAKE PLACE. THEY WILL REOPEN AS THE PARADE PASSES
The Parade Assembly Point will the Car Park at the entrance to the Marsh Academy Leisure Centre in Station Road. (TN28 8BB).
Every year, we have a different theme for the parade. For 2022, we'll announce it here and on our Facebook page!
Over 300 people usually take part, both groups and individuals, anyone can be involved and entrants normally include:
- Marching Bands
- Samba Band
- Local Organisations in Fancy Dress
- Vintage Vehicles
- Support from Littlestone Inshore Rescue Boat, Coastguard Rescue Service and New Romney Fire and Rescue Service
The theme for 2019 was “English Country Garden”
Best Overall Parade Entry
Winner - New Romney Am Dram
Runner Up - New Romney Children’s Centre
Best Large Group
Winner - New Romney Cubs and Beavers
Runner Up - Seashells Nursery
Best Small Group
Winner - Middlemarsh WI
Runner Up - New Romney Day Care Centre
Best Musical/Dance Group
Winner - Townsend Dance
Runner Up - Emma-Lou’s Dance Troupe
Best Individual Fancy Dress - Adult
Michael of Romney Marsh Day Care Centre
Best Individual Fancy Dress - Child
jointly awarded to the children of the Ashdown Family as gnomes
The Children’s Races are for all ages and will be held again in 2022 with Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals to be won in each of the 8 races. Sign up on the day at the Marshals Tent on the Recreation Ground.
If you would like any further information about how to take part, please get in touch. If you'd like to help us on the day, become a sponsor or advertise in our programme, check out our support us page.