Dreams really do come true at town parade

Buckingham Christmas Parade 2011.'111210M-B021
Buckingham Christmas Parade 2011.'111210M-B021
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VISITORS to Buckingham on Saturday could be forgiven for thinking they had walked onto the set of a Disney film when the town held its annual Christmas parade.

More than 40 floats, some sporting Mickey Mouse ears, hit the streets based around this year’s theme of Disney.

The Jungle Book, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, The Little Mermaid and Pirates of the Caribbean were among the Disney films represented on the day.

Organisations from across the Advertiser and Review region took part including the Brackley and District Band and The Sealed Knot.

Although it was cold, the sun came out to warm up the thousands of spectators who lined the streets, which included MP John Bercow.

The event was organised by Steve and Rosemary Heywood with sponsorship from Buckingham Town Council.

Awards were presented to some of the best floats with judges having a tough time picking a winner out of the many floats.

The winners of the various categories were:

Adult float: first (rosette and cup), Inner Wheel; second, Buckingham Library; third, Buckingham Hospital bed push.

Adult walkers: first, Buckingham Community Pantomime; second, St Edmund’s Church; third, Royal British Legion.

Junior float: first (rosette and shield), Field House Day Nursery; second, Royal Latin School; third, Maids Moreton Scouts.

Junior walkers: first, Buckingham 2nd Guides; second, Young Carers; third, Bourton Meadow School.

Highly (specially) commended: yellow rosette best in show, Buckingham 3rd Scouts; white rosette best in show, Dance Academy.

Commended rosettes awarded to Chris Birch, Coxwell Close, Dogs for Disabled, Young Farmers.

Best dressed window: Willen Hospice Furniture Shop.