Celebrating St George in Pinner

St Georgina

The traditional parade of the mounted St George was enjoyed by a vast crowd in fortunately good weather until late afternoon. The Mayor of Harrow attended the proceedings her car being escorted up the High Street by the mounted St George and an escort of scouts who subsequently renewed their Promises in front of the Mayor.  Entertainment was provided by the Merrydowners, who are a ‘must’ at any local event, a Punch and Judy show, popular songs by Gemma Turner, and rounded off by the annual wheelbarrow race which was well contested.


                                                                     The Mayor of Harrow in attendance


IMG_1973IMG_1958         Local Charities were represented and also sponsored by entrants to the Wheelbarrow Race

After a struggle the Dragon was banished ignomiously to an alley off the High Street.





Association AGM and PITA presentation

On April 16 the Pinner Association held its AGM, which followed its usual course and was followed by a “Save our Shops ” presentation by Kara lines and Amina Sadiq of the Pinner Independent Traders’ Association (PITA) who presented their Pinner Pledge which  all were urged to follow.

IMG_1321Tim Owen (Hon Treasurer), Keith Schofield(President), Bruce Watson (Chairman) and Ruth Boff (Hon Sec)
IMG_1323                                            Amina Sadiq and Kara Lines of PITA presenting the Pinner Pledge

For more information about PITA and the Pledge etc see www.visitpinner.co.uk or if you twitter go to @visitpinner.

In the Open Forum there was yet more discussion about ‘Turning Right’ (No political implicatioms!) at the Pinner Green cross-roads, when it emerged that the confusion was due to the one time arrows on the road having been initially wrongly located – hence not following the safer method  recommended in the Highway Code. See March  2014 edition of the ‘Villager’ magazine (p33)