This afternoon a parade marking St Davids Day made its way in a loop through the town centre. Due to start at 1:30pm the parade left Lambpit street around five minutes late, heading down Chester Street, through High Street then up through town turning right at Egerton Street making its way to the Guildhall on Llwyn Isaf.
Several schools joined in the parade, with local Councillors, the local MP Ian Lucas and the Mayor all taking part.
At the library field the Mayor said a few words, and led the singing of the National Anthem.
Tomorrow sees a craft and produce market in Queen’s Square. The St David’s Market will take place on Queen’s Square from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 2 March, with stalls selling a range of crafts and all sorts of food. As well as olives, cold pressed Greek oils, fruit, nuts and Middle Eastern sweetmeats, there will be plenty of local produce including cakes, cheese, hand made pies, cider, artisan bread and freshly cooked Welsh cakes.
The prestigious ‘Wrexham Champion Sausage Competition’ will take place during tomorrow morning. The competition has become a firm favorite in the town’s calendar since 2008 and sees butchers from across the borough competing for the title of Wrexham’s champion sausage-maker! The results of the competition will be announced at around 1.30pm.
Entertainment will be provided by Ruth Moore Williams, a local musician, singer and storyteller, who proved extremely popular at the town’s Christmas market.
There will be a series of cookery demonstrations during the day, where visitors can pick up some tasty tips from Robert Didier, of Orchard Pigs, and Lynda Wright, Wrexham’s School Catering Manager.
The Rugby League World Cup trophy will also be in Wrexham for the St David’s Day celebrations. Fans will be able to have their photo taken with the famous trophy on Llwyn Isaf ahead of the town hosting two games at the tournament this autumn.