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Councillor Urges Support As Parade Nears

Friday June 21 2013

Cllr Hayward Cllr Hayward

COUNCILLOR Joe Hayward has urged residents and businesses to support the parading troops in Barnsley town centre next month.

A parade of 120 troops from the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment will march through Barnsley town centre on the morning of Thursday July 18.

Accompanied by a military band and a colour party, the parade will start at 10.45am at Churchfield and form up outside the Town Hall for inspection.

"At the freedom parade the mayor will perform a speech and the council will provide a meal in the Town Hall after the troops have been welcomed by townsfolk," said Cllr Hayward.

"Events like freedom parades are integral to morale for our regiments. It’s important we celebrate our troops and that they see thousands of people who have come along to thank them for their work."

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Reply Posted by Claire poulson on Friday June 21 2013 at 13:47
I will b there and get as many as possible xxxx

Reply Posted by Angela on Sunday June 23 2013 at 19:42
Would be nice if schools took kids to see it

Reply Posted by hazel devonport on Monday June 24 2013 at 17:43
Bless them all, the last time l saw them it fetch a lump too my throat

Reply Posted by Michelle on Thursday June 27 2013 at 22:17
As though we need asking :/ I kno someone who will be doing the march this time :)