ST David’s Day was celebrated by hundreds of people in Wrexham who descended upon the town centre for the annual patron saint's day parade.

Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam organised the event alongside Wrexham Council.

The parade began at 1pm, leaving from the Guildhall, with those taking part as well as a score of spectators gathering from 12.45pm onwards.

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The Cambria Band led the hordes through the streets before heading to Queen's Square, down High Street and Chester Road before concluding in a mass gathering inside Ty Pawb, where Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Andy Williams, gave a speech thanking the crowd for their attendance and enthusiasm throughout the parade.

There, school pupils performed for the gathered crowds and the public joined in as a rendition of Calon Lan was bellowed out, accompanied by the Wrexham County Senior Brass Band.

Cllr Williams praised the Wrexham public who had turned out for the event.

He said: “You can feel a very strong sense of patriotism on full display here today in the town.

“Welsh pride is very strong across all of North Wales, but here today it was particularly on show.

“It’s been a fantastic day overall and greatly attended by so many.

“In particular, it’s great to see so many children out here today with their faces painted with the Welsh flag and dressed up in fantastic outfits as well.

“I’m glad the weather was much better than it was last year as well, I think it’s about 20 degrees warmer today than last year when we did the parade, which I’m sure has helped even more with the turnout. It’s just been a great day in the end.”

Councillor Marc Jones said: “It’s good to see so many people showing their faces and turning up to such a great occasion on a great day.

“The people of Wrexham have done themselves proud today.”

Adam Phillips, leader of The Cambria Band as well as one of the organisers of the parade, said: “It’s very fitting to be here in Ty Pawb, which of course, translates to ‘Everyone’s House’.

“It’s great to see this wonderfully historic market town continue with a new lease of life.

“To me, we need to remember that Wrexham is a historic market town, not a wannabe city.

“I hope one day that, not only St David, but St George and St Andrew as well, are recognised and celebrated as bank holidays in Wales, England, and Scotland in their own right, so we can all enjoy a day off.

“Lastly, that feeling of Welsh pride that we feel elevated today, should continue throughout the rest of the year.

“I think that being Welsh and feeling Welsh is for all year, not just one day.”