Youngsters from Whetley, St. Philips and Girlington Primary Schools, along with St. Edmunds Nursery and Children’s centre (Close to 2,000 children in all) and a number of community groups from Girlington, took to the streets of Girlington to take part in a Jubilee parade on Weds May 28th which went from West Park and through the heart of the community to Durham Rd – about 3/4 of a mile in length. The parade was headed up by the world’s oldest married couple, Karam & Kartari Chand, who are also Girlington Residents. The New Lord Mayor Cllr. Dale Smith and the Ward Councillors also took part in the parade along with Police Horses, Police Cheifs and Faith leaders.
The event was organised by a number of organisations that work in the area and included reps from the 3 Primary Schools, St. Edmunds Nursery and Children’s Centre, CNet, the Girlington Centre, St. Philips Church, the Police, the fire service and Bradford Council’s neighbourhood services.
Before the parade started dignitaries were treated to refreshments at the Girlington Centre, were exihibits of projects and schemes working in the area were shown.
After the parade players of Bradford City football club and Bradford Bulls Rugby teams met the children in the grounds of Whetly Primary school.
It was certainly a day that hundreds will remember well into the future.