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Bridgetown alive with colourful parade

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Bridgetown alive with colourful parade

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BRIDGETOWN truly came alive today with a parade through the streets in celebration of the 375th anniversary of Parliament.
Led by the Barbados Coast Guard, the procession, which included the Barbados Defence Force, marched from Constitution Road and travelled along the Wharf Road before passing through Broad Street, which already featured a town crier and live mannequins as part of the Bridgetown Alive! project.
Locals and visitors found the best vantage points to view the parade and cameras, tablets and other mobile devices could be seen in use to capture the moment.
The highlight of the event was when the procession ended at Parliament, along with the Defence Force Band and the Royal Barbados Police Force mounted unit.
After the National Anthem was played, the procession marched the Commonwealth flags past two members of the Yeomen of the Guard – the oldest British military corps still in existence who are the bodyguards of the British Monarchy.
This was followed by the changing of the guard by the Barbados Legion in their colourful Zouave uniforms. (CA)