Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ST WILFRID'S DAY RIPON - 5TH AUGUST 2017

This procession around the city of Ripon is in honour of Ripons' Patron Saint: St Wilfrid.

In 1108 King Henry 1 granted permission to the city to hold a fair to mark the birth of the Saint on 30th July and Ripon has held on to this tradition.

The parade is led by an actor playing the saint on his horse and is followed by floats travelling around Ripon city passing the market place between 2pm and 4pm. There are fairground rides on the square, Morris Dancers and more.