GALLERY: Visitors turn out in force for Freedom of the Town and Armed Forces Day in St Neots

11:04 09 July 2014

St Neots granting Freedom of the Town.

St Neots granting Freedom of the Town.

Archant

Hundreds of visitors lined the streets of St Neots to see servicemen and women honoured with the Freedom of the Town at the weekend.

On Saturday, the Royal Anglian Regiment and 423rd Air Base Group of the United States Air Force were given the scrolls during a ­presentation ceremony, followed by a freedom parade and salute.

Afterwards, at Regatta Meadow, there was entertainment including a military flypast, parade and a display from pilot Mark Jefferies.

There was also a funfair, music, dog display team, a charity petanque match as well as military vehicles on show, stalls, performances from dance groups, a balloon race, archery and exhibitions.

The mayor, Councillor Andrew Hansard, said: “The whole day was absolutely fabulous. The Freedom of the Town ceremony brought people out and I haven’t seen that many people in town for a long time.

“I have had nothing but ­compliments. Many, many charity stalls raised quite a lot of money.

“Our American friends enjoyed the day. Last weekend was their Independence Day but every one of them volunteered to be there, which was great.

“The veterans enjoyed the day and we have a lot of good ideas for next year.”

More pictures are available to view online at www.huntspost.co.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Pictured are (from left) Ian Weller, Kath Harry, Alison Edwards, Trish Rowland and Heidi Constable.

More volunteers are needed to help people settle in at home after leaving hospital.

St Annes Primary School, Godmanchester, TV Club pupils filming interview with Head Teacher Adrian, Shepherd,

Pupils at St Anne’s School, Godmanchester put their headmaster on the spot - by asking him personal questions for a television show.

08:00
Pupils, from left, Alfie, Mya, Lucy and Hayden at Holywell School learnt all about being tree surgeons, with arboriculturalists at Huntingdonshire District Council Adrian Sargeant (left) and George Allen.

Children from Holywell C of E Primary School got a taste of being a tree surgeon on Wednesday.

Yesterday, 16:00
St Neots Passion Play

An outdoor performance depicting the last week in the life of Jesus Christ will take place in St Neots on Easter Sunday (April 5).

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition