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.

The celebrations begin with the Mayor of Harrow leading a parade of District Scouts to the War Memorial where the Scouts renew their Promise in the presence of the District Commissioner.

The High Street is filled with entertainment for everyone with performers, stalls and activities. Local organisations raise funds for projects and charities while the local restaurants offer a wide variety of food and drink.

Entertainment usually includes bellringing in the Parish Church, folk dancing, live music, Punch & Judy, children's rides and games, a petting farm, face painting, balloon modelling, food stalls and much more! Radio Harrow lend there support, broadcasting live with commentary and interviews.

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 starts at Little Common (just past the Police Station) and ends at Church Farm Green (opposite the Parish Church).

Watch the 2015 Wheelbarrow Race courtesy of Radio Harrow