Mayor’s thanks for Walking Day success
THE Mayor of Warrington has thanked everyone involved for making Warrington Walking Day a success.
Thousands of people came together for the annual event today, Friday, as schools, churches and brass bands brought the Town Hall lawn and streets of Warrington to life.
In the glorious sunshine, crowds lined the streets to see the huge procession walking by.
Mayor, Cllr Karen Mundry, said: “It has been an absolutely fantastic Walking Day. It was lovely to see so many families, children and people of different faiths and cultures coming together for this wonderful occasion.
“I felt very emotional, waving to everyone as they walked by. It brought lots of memories flooding back of when I was a child, taking part in the procession.
“I’d like to thank everyone who played their part in making the event such a success, including all of the emergency services and the people who worked behind the scenes to ensure the event ran smoothly – especially on such a hot day.”
Walking Day has been traditionally held in Warrington for more than 100 years, as a celebration of faith and community and once again, people of all ages, including faith groups, school children, musicians, scouts and brownies took part in the event.
Always one of the most vibrant and exciting days in Warrington’s calendar, Walking Day was established as a step towards the erasure of historical differences between the various churches and their ecumenical aims.