Freedom of Tiverton Town March by crew of HMS Enterprise – FREE PARKING

Posted on: 21 April 2017

UPDATE:

We are pleased to advise that to accommodate members of the public wishing to view this special event our Multi Storey Car Park will be open FREE OF CHARGE between the hours of 0600 – 2000 hours on Sunday 30 April.

The crew of HMS Enterprise will be marching around Tiverton on Sunday 30 April 2017 to celebrate their Freedom of  the Town and will be accompanied by the Corps of Drums of the Band of the Royal Marines.  As the Freedom of the Town allows, there will be approximately 100 sailors marching with arms etc.  Also part of the parade will be one of the last naval horses who goes by the name of Zabor.

This is a major event for the Town which has not been celebrated since about 2002. It is hoped to attract a good crowd as HMS Enterprise has been serving in various seas around the world dealing with the refugee situation and piracy etc., and in the next few weeks will again be leaving Plymouth where she is currently docked to return  to those far off places.

The naval horse Zabor will be at the Market Place from 1.00 pm to meet the crowds and the parade will muster there at 2.00 pm, when there will be an inspection of the crew by the Mayor of Tiverton and VIP guests followed by the presentation of some medals to various crew members.  The Royal Marines Corps of Drums will then lead the parade onto Newport Street, St Peters Street, Angel Hill, Fore Street, Bampton Street and back onto Newport Street and back into the Market.

The event is mainly being  organised by the Town Council with the District Council giving it’s full support. It is also showing unity between the two Councils for such an event, as the Market was asked to host the beginning and end of the parade.

There will be plenty of opportunities to watch the parade around the Town or to meet the crew members afterwards in the Market. It is hopeful that there will be a good turn out from the residents of Tiverton and surrounding areas.

Please be aware that during this ceremony there will be no parking or waiting by vehicles along the route and the Market car park will be closed.

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