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St Matthews Day Parade

Post by fbannabel » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:14 pm

As the whole school are going to be in London for the St Matthew's Day parade this year I am planning to take the day off to watch them. Can anyone suggest where would be a good place to go to see them etc?
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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by J.R. » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:37 pm

The WHOLE school ?

Times HAVE changed !
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Post by CHDad » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:53 pm

JR It is because they are all atending a service at St Pauls afterwards to commemorate 460 years of CH. Unfortunately there are no spare tickets for the service for Parents, however I shall go up to see the whole school marching.

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by YadaYada » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:03 pm

I'd love to go but can't but other family members who work in the City may be able to.

So, as and when, anyone gets details of the route and timing PLEASE DO post here!!

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Post by DavidRawlins » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:47 pm

J.R. wrote:The WHOLE school ?

Times HAVE changed !
The whole school went in 1953.
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Post by Vièr Bliu » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:26 pm

A request: the Wikipedia article on CH would benefit from a St M's day photo - would some kind spectator be willing to take some photos and make them available under a suitably free licence? ...so that a quality photo (or photos) could be incorporated into the Wikipedia article (and frankly any decent photos available on Wikimedia would be good publicity for the Foundation and informative for prospective parents and students etc....)
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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by CHDad » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:44 pm

I will try and get a decent photo!

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Post by sejintenej » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:30 am

J.R. wrote:The WHOLE school ?

Times HAVE changed !
The whole of Horsham and Hertford went in 1953 (though I don't think the girls were in the initial march to St Sepulchures).
Absolute so-and-so because we had three bands and heard the beat at different times because of being at different distances from the bands. Also we had to break step going over London Bridge and then get back into step when we got to dry land
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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by J.R. » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:14 am

Before my time !!
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Post by DavidRawlins » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:07 pm

sejintenej wrote:
J.R. wrote:The WHOLE school ?

Times HAVE changed !
The whole of Horsham and Hertford went in 1953 (though I don't think the girls were in the initial march to St Sepulchures).
Absolute so-and-so because we had three bands and heard the beat at different times because of being at different distances from the bands. Also we had to break step going over London Bridge and then get back into step when we got to dry land
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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by fbannabel » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:48 pm

Great to read all of your comments but can anyone actually tell me where would be a good spot to place myself? Thanks :D

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by Vièr Bliu » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:57 am

CHDad wrote:I will try and get a decent photo!
Thanks.

And to compare, here's the 1930 parade from Pathé: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/blue- ... city-again
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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by jhopgood » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:42 pm

Vièr Bliu wrote:Thanks.

And to compare, here's the 1930 parade from Pathé: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/blue- ... city-again
Not greatly different from the photos I had of Paddie Drake leading the parade after the war.
Except, where was the band in the movie?
And did we have drummers half way down the parade in the '60's?
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Post by anniexf » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:25 pm

fbannabel wrote:Great to read all of your comments but can anyone actually tell me where would be a good spot to place myself? Thanks :D

I think you'd be better off checking with the School about the route - no-one seems able to offer any help here. Sorry! Anyway, I hope you get a good spot & enjoy the spectacle.

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by Barnes Mum » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:51 pm

Outside St Pauls to watch them arrive will be a good place, then watching them arrive at Mansion House is always a proud moment too! :D

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