MORE than 400 children from Haverfordwest and beyond took to the streets of the county town for a parade to celebrate St David’s Day.

The parade returned to the streets of Haverfordwest for a second year on Tuesday, March 5 this year, with estimates of between 400 and 600 pupils joining in from schools across the town and others being bussed in from other parts of the county.

The parade, organised by the Pembrokeshire Language Forum, started at the carpark behind the former county library building on Dew Street, before heading down High Street, through Bridge Street and across the Old Bridge, back through Quay Street, then finishing at County Hall.

Among the marchers were pupils, parents and teachers from Gelliswick School, who had created a dragon costume for the parade over eight hours of activity classes led by a county council programme called Springboard.

Samba Doc led the marchers through the streets of town with their drumming.

Last year, the inaugural St Davids Day parade was going to be held on March 1, but the Beast from the East scuppered the plan, as Pembrokeshire was hit by heavy snowfall.

The parade was then

rescheduled for April 19

, following a similar route to this year’s march.

For more photographs of St David’s Day celebrations from Pembrokeshire, including our pull-out featuring school pupils across the county, please see next week’s Western Telegraph.