By a County Press reporter
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
St George's Day parade, Ryde. Kim James, with (from left) Mike Nicholls, Matty Newell, Mark Sayers, Kurt Curtin, Colin Evans, Micky Canning and Ryde Town Crier Steve King
A PARADE in Ryde was among the St George’s Day celebrations around the Isle of Wight today (Wednesday).
Organised by Mike Nicholls, landlord of the Star Inn, the event brought together patriotic residents who toured around the town decked out in St George inspired oufits.
Mr Nicholls, who held similar parades on the mainland before taking over the Star seven months ago, said: "People loved it. It’s going to be even bigger and better next year."
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by Dennis Firth
26th April 2014, at 13:46:46
Actually lets have it again in this years carnival, but on a larger scale.
26th April 2014, at 13:43:28
I say well done to all the lads who were involved in the 3 vehicle convoy, and the landlord Mike Nicholls from the Star who put it together. And as to the people who made derogatory remarks about people celebrating there own country "TRAITORS" you should be ashamed of yourselves.
by Neil King
24th April 2014, at 08:18:33
Maaaark your quads Japanese.
by James McAdder
24th April 2014, at 08:07:49
We are British and English, actually. Unfortunately, Barry Lewis, the cross of St George has been hijacked by racist groups. Which is kind of ironical considering St George was born in Palestine of a Greek father and Palestinian mother, and is patron saint of many foreign towns, cities and countries, and the tale of St George and the dragon originates in Libya.
by Barry Lewis
23rd April 2014, at 21:07:32
They just look like a load of chavs. That's what the flag has become.
by Jack Woodford
23rd April 2014, at 16:04:37
@Mike. Actually, they are celebrating being English.
23rd April 2014, at 15:49:49
I hope everyone had a good time.Personally, I have sufficient confidence in my own nationality I don't feel a personal need to flaunt it.Each to their own though.
by Mike Powell
23rd April 2014, at 15:48:09
About time we was proud to be British and show it.
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