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Historical Parade

Fanfare team

The fanfare trumpeters played a specially composed Fanfare for Deal at various stopping points on the route.

Roman soldiers

A small band of Roman soldiers followed behind the fanfare trumpeters.


Behind the Roman soldiers came a group representing the Tudor period.

Roundheads of the Civil War

A bunch of Roundheads from the Civil War follwed behind the Tudor Lords and Ladies.

Napoleonic Wars

In the evening, a recital of poetry and song was held in St. George's Church.  All of the works, including a Fanfare for Deal, were written by local artists for the Deal 300 celebrations.

An anthology consisting of a book and CD of the work is available from the organisers of the event.

At 3pm on Saturday 16th October, as part of the Deal 300 celebrations, a parade of historical characters led by a fanfare team left Deal Castle and paraded through the High Street pedestrian precinct to King Street, returning via the sea front.  Historical re-enactment groups, supported by local schools and youth groups, represented the Roman, Tudor, Civil War, Napoleonic and World War 2 periods.  A taped commentary was played at various points along the route explaining the part played by the people of Deal throughout the centuries in defending our corner of this little island.
Infantry of 1815

Resplendent in their scarlet tunics and white breeches, these Infantrymen of 1815 vintage carried the flag proudly.

Black Watch


Paras (Red Berets) of World War 2

Bringing up the rear in the parade were a troop of paras and a bunch of GIs.