Someone was asking about Easter weekend in London, and my first thought was "go watch the parade!" But I could find no mention of an Easter Parade among the weekend's activities in London (although there is a Horse in Harness parade on Easter Monday in a park a bit outside London).
Yet I distinctly remember being in London at Easter in 1967, joining a crowd lining the streets to watch a parade of horse-drawn coaches, old vehicles, and bands. I feel like the Queen was in one of the coaches but maybe I am imagining that. Or maybe I was imagining the whole thing.
But further googling produced this film clip of a 1979 parade:
And further searching on YouTube found similar clips from 1958 and back to the 1940's.
So there was an Easter parade, but no longer. Does anyone know what happened to the tradition? And would the Queen have been riding in one of the coaches back in 1967?