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Rhyl’s March Day hits the right note

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WAYWARD sea fearers, a band direct from the streets of Bollywood and a wandering pilot were snapped by the paparazzi in this year’s first free major event in Rhyl.

Residents and visitors got together for a day of fun and games on the high street to mark the Mayor’s March Day.

Typically held in May, Rhyl Town Council’s annual event is an opportunity for the mayor to thank local people for their support.

This year’s special day had been brought forward due to the local May elections. For current Rhyl mayor Cllr Diane King, the fun-filled day had been a long wait. Due to be mayor in 2020, the pandemic meant she had to wait a year longer than usual to take office.

“There have been moments,” said Cllr King, “when it felt the mayor’s day might not happen.

“But despite being a little chillier than usual, we have managed an action-packed day. The town council was joined by the fantastic Bombay Baja brass band, playing classical music with Indian flair and panache.

“Our two lost seafarers brought their terrible gags, and a boat – HMS Punafore. We had games and crafts galore, all caught for posterity by our living statue paparazzi. The town council’s free community events always offer something different and quirky, and this year is set to be no different.”

Next up is Rhyl’s Royal Day, a free event to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It will be held on Saturday, June 4 on Rhyl High Street and includes a travelling 4m high Queen complete with a built-in stage.

“There will be something for everyone over the next few months, and we look forward to putting on another year of free entertaining and inspiring activities for all ages,” said Cllr King.