On a cold and frosty morning, Buckingham was packed with crowds to watch a wonderful succession of more than 30 film-themed floats travel through Buckingham town centre. The town is organised by Buckingham Christmas Parade Committee and heavily supported by the Town Council who fund the event and manages the road closure.
Floats and walking groups included interpretations of the Polar Express, Cinderella, Harry Potter, The Grinch, Alice in Wonderland and Elf. The Mayor of Buckingham, Cllr. Margaret Gateley headed the parade with the Mace Bearer, Terry Bloomfield, in a stagecoach led by the Devil’s Horsemen stunt team.
Best In Parade Prize:
George Granville Academy.
- Field House Nursery.
- Bourton Meadow Academy.
- Buckingham Young Farmers
- St Edmunds Church
- Friends of Buckingham Library
- 1st Maids Moreton Scouts
- Buckingham Community Pantomime
ATC Buckingham, Ian Beckett Ariels, Buckingham RUFC Juniors, Sealed Knott, Paragon Tool Hire, BART bus
Best Dressed Shop Window
1st – Florence Nightingale Hospice
2nd – Pasha
3rd – Meadow Row Flowers
1st – Larder Café
2nd – Prego
3rd – Cornwall’s Place Kitchen
Councillor Robin Stuchbury, chair of the Town Centre & Events Committee said “Firstly, most importantly, I’d like to thank all the marshals, and Buckingham town council, their green spaces team and staff, who oversaw the event from the early hours of the morning ensuring it could take place and bring the community together. I would also like to thank the parade committee for providing such a display of colour and joy for the community. The Town Centre and Events committee fund the parade annually from within the budget of the town council, and without that support, such events couldn’t take place. Finally, it was lovely to see our community in the town centre in a shared activity as we look forward to Christmas and the coming of 2023.”