Gloucester Day celebrates the end of the Civil War siege in 1643.

For centuries afterwards, the lifting of the siege was marked by an annual Gloucester Day. This died out in the nineteenth century but was reinstated in 2009.

The modern Gloucester Day has recently also included a parade by the Mock Mayor of Barton, an office created after Barton was moved outside of the limits of the city following the restoration of Charles II.[2]

View a video of this year’s Gloucester Day procession through the City on 3rd September 2016 here.