S.J.A.B. Cadets Parade of 800 at Denaby

June 1956

South Yorkshire Times, June 23rd, 1956

S.J.A.B. Cadets Parade of 800 at Denaby

The Area Cadet Day parade on Sunday, held for the first time at Denaby, was attended by 800 St. John Ambulance cadets from 16 districts.

The cadets led by the Denaby Band, marched through the streets of Denaby Main, down Welfare Drive, Tickhill Street, Doncaster Road and Wadworth Street, and the salute, was taken at Tickhill Square.

In Tickhill Square, where crowds of onlookers had gathered, the salute and march past were taken by Miss P. Morrison, Chief Cadet Officer from London. Lord Saville, Mrs. Cumming-Bell and Dr. E. Lodge.

After the march past, the Denaby Band, followed by cadets from Denaby, Edlington, Bentley, Rossington, Brodsworth and Woodlands, Doncaster, Hatfiled and Stainforth, Maltby, Mexborough, Thorne, Firbeck, Dunscroft, Goldthorpe and Dinnington, marched on to the Denaby United football ground, where the Rev. A. V. Roebuck, Vicar of Denaby, conducted a service.

At the beginning of the service, the drums and flags were taken to the altar.

Mr. Roebuck said it was 900 years since the great St. John movement was started by the pilgrims was started by the pilgrims in Jerusalem, and it was then when the first hospital was built.

Mr. Roebuck said many present had worked long and hard for the St. John movement and it was nice to see that the work would be carried on by such cadets as were present that day.

A collection was taken in aid of the Countess of Sarbrough’s St. John Appeal Fund.

Dr. Lodge, Miss Morrison and Lord Saville spoke to the cadets.

The parade was organised by Mr. W. Hargreavea, Mr. H. Lambert, Mr. H. L. Donald and Mr. J. Howard.