GIANTS, dragons and unicorns mixed with shoppers and tourists in the city centre streets of Chester at the weekend.
The annual Midsummer Watch Parade - part of the MBNA Chestival - brought colourful spectacle to Chester, not to mention some welcome rays of sunshine.
The parade is one of Britain’s oldest and most colourful street parades dating back to 1498 when the City Guilds would put on the event for all in the city to enjoy.
The parade was led by the Summer Watch drummer and the City Guilds plus a pirate ship, a huge elephant and castle, a cupid shooting arrows, dragons, angels, the Chester ravens, unicorn, stag, hobby horses, St Werburgh, green men, camel, devil band and dancers plus many more strange and wonderful characters.
Bringing the Amphitheatre alive with the mystical sounds of music was the Chester Mystery Plays in Miniature, which performed Noah’s Flood on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This year’s use of the cinema screen brought a new dimension to this popular play.