Crowds expected at annual Richmond Meet celebration

Floats at a previous Richmond Meet parade.

Organisers are hoping for large crowds at this weekend’s Richmond Meet celebrations.

The annual event takes place every Spring Bank Holiday weekend, with events planned across the three days.

The highlight of the event is the traditional Meet parade on Monday.

The parade will leave Nuns Close Car Park at 10am and this year will be led by Newton Aycliffe Pipe Band.

Participants will include floats, cyclists, a penny farthing, unicyclists, youth groups, clubs, businesses and walkers, with the Ovinos samba band bringing up the rear.

Children are also being invited to take part in their World Book Day costumes.

The parade will turn right onto Victoria Road, turn left along Cravengate, Newbiggin, Rosemary Lane, turn right back onto Victoria Road, right around the roundabout, along King Street and finish in the Market Place.

After the parade, the entertainment will continue in the Friary gardens, with live music, games, stalls and refreshments and the grand draw at 4pm.

A fun dog show will also take place in the Friary Gardens at 1pm.

For more details see the below posters:




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  1. please,I haven’t slept since Thursday night and I would like to know when the meet ends all the loud music,I’ve been on nights all weekend and if I can be reassured of a time that I can sleep I would be grateful

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