Duke of Lancaster's Regiment veterans to march through Barrow in honour of St George
PATRIOTISM is set to sweep across Barrow this weekend for St George's Day.
The Duke of Lancaster's Regimental Association will be hosting its annual march in Barrow on Sunday to honour the day for England's patron saint.
Celebrations will begin outside Barrow Town Hall at 12.40pm with a presentation of roses, representing the red rose of Lancashire, given to standard bearers by the mayor of Barrow, councillor Anita Husband.
At 1pm, standard bearers will take post, before the parade marches to St George's Church.
After a service at the church, the regiment will move to the Royal British Legion on Holker Street for entertainment, food and refreshment.
Albert Brennan, secretary of the regiment, said: "We're celebrating because he's our patron saint and it's important to honour that.
"It's becoming more and more difficult every year because so many organisations that support us are folding and dying down.
"We're hoping this year's march is another success. If we can get everyone together it shows we have supporters from all over Cumbria and Lancashire."