Dagenham “People’s Parade” continues despite no Town Show

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:38 11 July 2013

The parade at the Dagenham Town Show last year.

The parade at the Dagenham Town Show last year.


The Dagenham Town Show might be over but the parade will still go on.

Organisers of the annual carnival parade said they were contacted by Barking and Dagenham Council and asked if they would be happy to put it on again this year.

On Saturday, July 20, the now-renamed People’s Parade will set off from Central Park at around 1.30pm and makes its way down the Heathway to finish up in Old Dagenham Park.

Organiser Lynne Spillett said they would have the usual groups taking part including majorettes, dance schools, the Brownies, Guides and cadets.

They will also be collecting money to give to three local charities: Trinity Special School, the Osborne Partnership, which offers training to people with learning difficulties, and local cancer charity Mark McCarthys’ Magic Moments.

Last year the council announced there would be no Town Show this year due to financial constraints, putting an end to 60 years of the festival.

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