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Old Father Thames leads lantern parade around Southwark streets

London SE1 website team

A giant mechanical puppet of Old Father Thames accompanied a lantern parade of pupils from three local primary schools around the backstreets to the east of Blackfriars Road on Friday evening.

Old Father Thames leads lantern parade around Southwark streets
Old Father Thames leads lantern parade around Southwark streets

The 'Frozen in Time' parade was the latest event in the Blackfriars Stories series commissioned by Southwark Council and local property developers.

Pupils from St George's Cathedral Primary School, Friars Primary School and Charlotte Sharman School took part in Friday's evening.

The parade began in Lancaster Street and made its way to the Peabody Estate on Blackfriars Road before heading to Flat Iron Square, Red Cross Garden and Mint Street Park.

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