Lancaster Castle marked St George’s Day this year with a classic car rally around the perimeter of the Castle and a raising of the flag of St George by local Lonsdale District Scout Groups.
The St Georges Day Run has been a regular fixture in the Lancashire Automobile Club’s event calendar for the last 15 years. Attracting over 70 of the finest classic cars in the North West, its route changes from year to year. In 2018, the rally started in Blackburn and followed the journey of the Pendle witches as it travelled through Pendle Hill, Clitheroe and the Trough of Bowland, culminating in a short break at Lancaster Castle.
Enthusiasts were able to view and take photographs of the stationary vehicles at the check-in point to the rear of the Castle (Shire Hall entrance) or at any point on the journey through the City.
Earlier in the day Lonsdale District Scouts assembled at the Castle to begin their annual St Georges Day Parade through the city. In addition to being the Patron Saint of England, St George is also the Patron Saint of the Scouts, who now number more than 42 million worldwide.
The Lonsdale District includes some 25 local Scout Groups from the Morecambe and Lancaster area. This year’s Parade included a service of rededication of the Scouting Promise at Dalton Square and the raising of the St George’s flag by Explorer Scout Oliver Patterson with Deputy District Commissioner Mandy Sweet over Lancaster Castle.