Jubilee Banner Parade in Truro

Members of Madron WI, Sticker WI and Illogan WI pose with their banners, along with WI Adviser Liz Anderson who was representing St Mary’s Isles of Scilly WI and who carried their banner.

The WI was represented so well at today’s Jubilee Banner Parade in Truro! And what an occasion it was – a special chance to celebrate and honour the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.

We all met up at Waterfall Gardens on St George’s Street, along with all sorts of groups including Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Young Farmers, Old Cornwall Society groups and many others.

It was a great chance to catch up with other members, enjoy the sunshine and have a good laugh.

Once the parade started moving, it was all go! Some of us struggled a bit in the heat with our heavy banners, but we all managed the procession which led us down Boscawen Street, round a few detours (!) and finally ending up at High Cross.

At High Cross, we were led in a Jubilee service by the Very Rev’d Roger Bush, Dean of Truro. We also sang Jerusalem and, of course, ended with the National Anthem before heading home.

Bodmin Gaolbirds WI

Crowlas & Ludgvan WI

Federation Chair Helen Kestle with the CFWI banner

Perran-ar-Worthal WI

St Dennis WI

Bodmin WI during the parade

Bodmin Gaolbirds WI having far too much fun!

The CFWI banner leading the WI portion of the parade

Gulval WI

Praze an Beeble WI

Coads Green WI

St Erme WI

Truro WI and Luxulyan & Lanlivery WI

Cusgarne & Frogpool WI

Lanreath WI

Crowlas & Ludgvan WI and Perran-ar-Worthal Wi proudly parading in their patriotic colours

Treviscoe/Trethosa WI during the parade

During the parade

Special thanks to Charlotte from St Dennis WI who stepped in to help carry the very heavy Federation banner in the parade!

Here’s a snippet of the crowd singing Jerusalem at High Cross:

A big thank you goes to all the WI members who turned out to make this day so very special. It’s certainly not something any of us have ever seen in our lifetimes, and never will again. A day to remember.

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