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Many Festivities for Tynwald Day 26 April 2004

The Tynwald Setting Enhancement Committee has promised there will be something for everyone on 5th July, Tynwald Day, again this year.

President of Tynwald Noel Cringle said:

"Following the success of recent years, there will be a fun packed programme of entertainment, music, exhibitions and dancing throughout the day for all to enjoy. As in previous years large crowds are anticipated so anyone planning to attend the parliamentary ceremony is advised to arrive at St John's early and some people may even like to organise coach parties to lessen the traffic on roads and save space in parking areas.

"The Committee is keen to increase the celebrations, not only on Tynwald Day at St John's, but across the whole of the Isle of Man during Manx National Week, 5th to 11th July. Anne Craine MHK, organised a fantastic show of events in Ramsey last year, and it would be great if communities all over the Island could join in with their enthusiasm."

Anne Craine MHK, said:

"Our programme of events in Ramsey brought the whole community together and went exceptionally well last year. We had lots of fun and entertainment for young and old alike, with town walks, a best dressed window competition with a heritage theme, a street parade by Ramsey Grammar School, the Purple Helmets show and Ramsey Town Band. The grand finale was a huge street party, with live bands, street performers and entertainment on West Quay and Market Square. It was a great week and we hope to expand on it again this year."

Anyone wishing to perform at St John's on Tynwald Day, who has not been contacted already, is welcome to write to Laurence Skelly, Tynwald Day Enhancements Co-ordinator, c/o Department of Tourism and Leisure, Sea Terminal, Douglas, IM1 2RG or e-mail him skelly@manx.net.

Full details of all the activities, including a new competition, will be distributed prior to 5th July.

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