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Video: Wrexham braves the cold to celebrate St David’s Day

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 1st, 2018.

The wintery conditions failed to dampen anyone’s spirits this afternoon as hundreds turned out in the town centre to take part in the annual St David’s Day Parade.

Now in its tenth year, the celebrations were once again organised in partnership between Wrexham County Borough Council and Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam.

Unsurprisingly with the bitterly cold weather conditions turnout was lower than previous years, however spirts were high among the hundreds of school children, councillors and residents descending on the town centre to take part in the parade.

Fronting the parade through the town was the Cambria Band, who led the crowd of hundreds through the town.

A number of local schools also took part in parade, with children involved proudly showcasing their Welsh flags, inflatable daffodils, balloons and custom made banners with their school names on.

A shorter route than usual saw the crowds march from Queens Square to Lord Street, down High Street and along Queens Street and back to Queens Square to continue the celebrations.

Once there the Mayor of Wrexham, Cllr John Pritchard offered a “warm welcome to a chilly Wrexham” and spoke of the importance of the town leading the way in Welsh heritage.

The winners of the town’s St David’s Day window dressing competition were also announced, with the Wales Air Ambulance charity shop bagging first place for their impressive art work.

As the snow started to fall, the crowds took part in a fantastic rendition of Calon Lân and the National Anthem.

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