St George's Day

The annual celebration in Pinner High Street, featuring the famous Wheelbarrow Race

Folk dancing outside the Queen's Head
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The annual St. George's Day celebrations are held in Pinner Village High Street on a Sunday in April close to St George's Day. The picturesque High Street is closed to traffic for the day and transformed into a family friendly venue for celebrating the patron saint of England, St George.

This year our St George's Celebrations will take place on
Sunday 22nd April 2018, from 12 noon to 5pm

St George

Please note: the High Street will be closed to traffic between 9am and 6pm. There will be no parking in the High Street.

Breaking news: Sadly St George is not well so he and his trusty steed are unable to join in our celebrations!

The High Street will be filled with entertainment for everyone with performers, stalls and activities. Full Entertainment Programme

There will be bellringing in the Parish Church with an opportunity to watch the campanologists perform, children's rides and games, a petting farm, face painting, balloon modelling, food stalls and much more! Radio Harrow will be broadcasting live with commentary and interviews.

At 1pm the Scouts, led by the Mayor of Harrow and St George on Gusar the horse, will parade up the High Street to the War Memorial and renew their Promise. 

This will be followed by folk dancing from English Miscellany, Punch & Judy, and live music from local band Simply Gray. 

The Wheelbarrow Race

The highlight of the celebrations is always Ye Olde Wheelbarrow Race, a unique Pinner event in which teams of two take it in turns to push their partner in a wheelbarrow, drink beer and race round the streets of Pinner. This will take place at 3pm.

Are you interested in taking part? Sign up online or download an application form.

Don’t feel up to pushing a wheelbarrow? Why not volunteer to be a Steward instead.

Steward

We are looking for able bodied persons who can assist us in keeping the public and participants safe during the race. You’ll also get a grandstand view and be part of Pinner's favourite annual race. 

Contact jez.foster@pinnerrotary.org.uk or steve.morrisby@pinnerrotary.org.uk for more details.


Watch the 2015 Wheelbarrow Race courtesy of Harrow Radio