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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by HowardH » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:02 pm

The "march" to the cathedral is indeed very brief (no more than 5 minutes) and is happening VERY early. In my opinion it would not be worth watching. The march from St Paul's will commence at approx. 11.45 and will last for 15 minutes or so.
That is the opportunity that I would choose were I still a parent with a child at the school. This will be the only opportunity as the children will have to remain in the Guildhall at all times before heading back for Sussex.

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by SAS » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:40 pm

So do they march from St Paul's to the Guildhall? And where do they march FROM in the first place? Have relatives planning to be there so have to pass on the info.

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by HowardH » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:53 pm

Yes to the first question, but the pre-Cathedral march and the drop-off are both closely guarded at the request of the police. Sorry.

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by SAS » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:52 pm

That's fine - thanks!

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by HowardH » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:00 pm

Look at the message on the School website.

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by ailurophile » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:33 pm

The message on the school website suggests that people will want to 'follow' the parade; but for anyone wanting to get a few decent photos, and indeed for anyone less mobile, it would probably be far better to find a good vantage point somewhere along the route rather than follow from behind. Howard, are you able to give any detail of the planned route?

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by kerrensimmonds » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:39 pm

St Paul's to the Guildhall???
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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by ailurophile » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:44 pm

St Paul's to the Guildhall???
OK, I realise this is blindingly obvious to any OBs, but as someone who doesn't know London at all well I don't have any idea where the Guildhall actually is! I guess I'll just have to join the throng following the parade from St. Paul's on Friday (even I can find that, it's got a dirty great dome on it!) and find out...

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by kerrensimmonds » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:05 pm

Try Google street view?
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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by loringa » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:09 am

HowardH wrote:Yes to the first question, but the pre-Cathedral march and the drop-off are both closely guarded at the request of the police. Sorry.
What sort of world are we living in when the location of a school trip is such a closely guarded secret; another example methinks of a ridiculously over-egged risk assessment on somebody's behalf? Is this really what the police are dictating?

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by HowardH » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:50 am

Methinks you have misinterpreted my drift.
Disembarking from 20+ coaches is not going to be the easiest of exercises. Perhaps the police were keen that there should not be hundreds of "wellwishers" in addition clogging up the pavements,

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by loringa » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:16 am

HowardH wrote:Methinks you have misinterpreted my drift.
Yup - definitely misinterpreted, thank you.

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by ailurophile » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:49 pm

Kerren suggested:
Try Google street view?
I've just looked on Google maps, so now at least I've found out where the Guildhall is... However, several alternative walking routes are suggested - which one will the CH parade be taking?

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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by kerrensimmonds » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:40 pm

I would suggest the most obvious ...a phalanx of pupils 6 or 8 deep will not be skittering down side streets - and don't forget the size of the band!
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Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Post by A S Crossman » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:55 pm

I have never attended the St Matthews Day Parade but look forward to attending tomorrow. The school suggest outside the Cathedral at midday.

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