This is the day of the BIG parade and anybody who is in Victorian costume is invited to join in. 

Assembly started at 1.00 pm at the western end of the High Street and many of the local organisations were there to promote both the Festival and their own particular interests. In addition there was ladies and gentlemen from all over the UK, the author met people from Llandrindod Wells (central Wales), London and Leeds and I'm sure that was only the tip of the iceberg.

Some of the participants collecting at the start of the parade.
More entries arrive at the start.

1.45 pm and the parade is off to a start.

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Sir Roy Goodwin, The Town Crier leads the parade
Followed by Ilfracombe's Queen Victoria and Entourage
The Blazing Sounds Youth Band who provided the music to make feet tap (or march).
A visiting Town Crier from Witheridge (Mid Devon) joins in the parade.
The Ladies (Heather, Mary and Stella) enjoying the weather and the experience of taking part in the parade.
A group of strollers
The Band of North Devon Pipes and Drums
Members of Bristol Horse Driving Club
Our London Visitors
Chucklefoot one man band.
More horse drawn carriages of the Bristol Horse Driving Club.
The reproduction 1900 bus

The parade terminated in the Vicarage Gardens in St. Brannocks Road where Cream Teas, Sideshows, Swing Boats, Stalls and a variety of other amusements were available.

Of necessity only a few scenes from both these events is shown. Far, far more than you see takes place during, and after the Saturday parade.

In the evening, still at the Vicarage Gardens the local 'American Line Dancers' entertained the revellers with a demonstration of their art. In addition, so that the visitors wouldn't go hungry sausages, faggots, mushy peas and punch was made available.

All photographs are copyright of Janice Peters