St George's Day

2021: sadly we have to cancel our St George's Celebrations again this year due to the ongoing uncertainty with Covid19 regulations.

Merrydowners Morris Men perform 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.

We will not be holding a St George's Day Celebration
in April 2021

Sadly we will have to wait another year before we can consider planning our usual April event celebrating St George. We are still hoping to hold a Pinner Village Show in the Memorial Park in September, but it is too soon to confirm this.

When we are able to hold a St George's Day event, 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, food stalls and much more!

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