CELEBRATIONS took place across Worcester at the weekend to mark St George's Day.

The sun shone - for most of the weekend, anyway - on events held in Gheluvelt Park, Worcester City Centre and at The Commandery.

On Sunday, around 800 members of the Worcester District Scouts took part in the annual St George's Day parade, marching from Angel Place to the Cathedral.

Leading the procession were 5th Worcester Sea Scouts, headed up by Chloe Prince who is the first girl to hold the silver mace at the front of the band.

Mark Strain, district commissioner for Worcester District Scouts said: "Worcester District is one of all the districts in the country who celebrate St George's day - he is the patron saint of scouting.

"We get a very good turnout, the public are very supportive."

Following a service at the Cathedral, the parade marched back to the Guildhall where they saluted the mayor of Worcester, Councillor Roger Knight.

Mr Stain said: "We do ask young people - you think they may not want to parade, but they feel very proud of their movement and they just like to come out and show the city what a great organisation scouting is.

"To me it is just seeing the young people have a great time and enjoying themselves, doing something useful and constructive.

"As district commissioner I would just like to say a big thank you to all of my leaders and young people. I'm really proud of what they do in the city and scouting is still a great movement."

The Malvern Boys and Girls Brigade Band also provided music during the parade, which was attended by all the Beaver Scouts, Cubs, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network groups in Worcester.

On Saturday families turned out to enjoy the annual St George's Day celebration in Gheluvelt Park.

The well-attended event, which was organised by the Friends of Gheluvelt Park, began with a parade by historical reenactment group Discover History.

During the day there was music from the Worcester Ukulele Band and Dampiers Round folk band, while Discover History provided reenactments for youngsters.

Derek Steele, membership secretary with the Friends, said: "It has been good - for some strange reason we have a habit of picking good weather!

"It is a very old fashioned, family entertainment, family fun day for anybody who enjoys the park."

Meanwhile visitors to The Commandery saw St George himself, along with the dragon and the Worcester Militia at their living history camp in the garden.

As part of its St George and the Dragon Weekend, guests were treated to a traditional Mummer's play - folk stories performed by a group of amateur actors.

The event was run in partnership with the Battle of Worcester Society.