Victoria Day

I love silly little local events. Last year, I visited the Donkey Derby and the local summer fayre. This weekend, we headed over to a nearby town to join the Victoria Day celebrations. Aldershot is a Victorian military town and holds an annual parade to commemorate its heritage.

As well as the parade, there was a little selection of market stalls and a concert band playing big band classics in the bandstand. 

The parade is led by Queen Victoria herself (kind of!)

Her Majesty was followed by the Military Cadence Marching Band. I have a real thing for marching bands. There's something about the rattling of the snare drums that makes me really excited!

There were classic cars galore. This adorable 1957 Austin A35 was my favourite, driven by a just-as-adorable woman in a matching blouse. I'm not going to lie- I kind of want to be her! (I sound like I really know my classic cars but, in fact, I'm just very good at researching!)

Every time I see this photo, it makes me laugh. Is it wrong that I still harbour a secret desire to be the person inside one of these costumes?

Another marching band! This time, it was The Spitfires (14th Eastleigh Scout and Guide Band).

What a gorgeous, happy little fella! I love him!

In a few weeks, I have the local airshow coming up, and Rich and I have managed to get residents' tickets. I'm very excited about having another local event to share! 


  1. this looks amazing! were not that far from Aldershot so im surprised I haven't been too this.

    o and I know witch airshow your talking about :)

    Catherine x

    beauty is in the eye of the beholder

    1. I'm really excited about it! I worked there when I was 16 and hated it, but I'm looking forward to visiting it as a guest haha!

  2. It looks like so much fun - I love local events like this! :)

    1. Me too! Quirky, local events are the best!

  3. This looks like such a fun little day out!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  4. Aww the little guy at the end is gorgeous!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn


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