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Whit Walk - Bank Holiday Monday

Mon, 27/05/2019 - 09:45

Chesterfield's famous Whit Walk, a procession of witness through the town, will be led by Carlton Brass - one the country's top brass bands.  The mayor will welcome people taking part at Chesterfield Town Hall at 9.45am on Bank Holiday Monday May 27th.  The procession will set off down Rose Hill into the town, with Holymoorside URC at the front.  The procession will follow a circular route along Knifesmithgate, Cavendish Street, Newbold Road, Queen Street, Tennyson Avenue, Rose Hill East and back to the town hall for further singing and celebrations followed by refreshments at Rose Hill URC.  The procession will include decorated floats, a clown, a juggler and of course the church banners.  St Andrew's has a new banner with the URC's new logo and will bring up the rear.

The first Whit Walk in Chesterfield was held in 1850 with just 4 Sunday Schools. Today some 30 churches will be taking part.  Chesterfield's Whit Walk - Procession of Witness is one of the longest surviving in the country.