These days no rent is paid and there is no coffee house in the village; instead a large part of the village gathers to watch the procession and have a beer (or several) at the local hostelries - all five of them.
The weather was wonderful; the bands were stirring and the floats beautifully decorated and the local kids utterly adorable. All in all a good village event.
The band sets off to the church to meet up with the procession.
The procession starts.
The WI and local Brownie/ Cub/ Scout groups with flags and fabulous quilted bannes.
Small children having a great time on horse drawn floats - I have to say the kids all looked amazingly cute and either took it very seriously or waved and grinned like crazy.
A fantastic day for the whole village.